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Just checking to see if this is a decent gaming build

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February 6, 2012 1:43:43 AM

This will be my 2nd custom build. I will be getting this within the next month.

I will list each part and give a reason why I chose it. Please add any advice or criticism. I welcome it. I would rather be pleased with my build than suffer any downfalls due to poor judgment on my part.

CPU - i5 2500k. Pretty self explanatory I think.

GPU - MSI Radeon Twin Frozr III 6950 1 gb - chose this because I don't plan to go Crossfire and it was recommended by multiple people on here.

Mobo - Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 Socket 1155 - Got great reviews as a budget board, and it has a good set of features.

Case - Rosewill Challenger - $50, great reviews. Tool-less Doesn't have anything I don't need and has everything I do

RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory - Great reviews and cheap

PSU - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS - Decent Reviews and enough power for what I need
Aftermarket cooler - CM Hyper 212+ - One of the best rated budget coolers.

Keyboard - Microsoft Sidewinder X4 - I'm on my PC at night mostly, so illuminated keys are great. Recommended by multiple people

Mouse - Razer Naga Molten Special Edition - I play a ton of games with hot keys. Plus it looks pretty sweet.

Total on PCPartPicker.com is $860. This is basically what my budget is.

Any advice? I already have a monitor and Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
February 6, 2012 3:11:38 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nzxt-gamma-rosewill...
Tomshardware review shows that case with a GTX 285 installed and there wasn't much space left.
The GTX 285 is (AFAIK) 10.5" long/26.7cm.

According to the MSI website the Twin Frozr III 1GB is 27cm long.
So it will be a tight fit.

Agree about getting a better PSU. But my recommendation is this:
Rosewill Capstone 550W 80Plus Gold $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Review of the 750W version:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

The 450W version is based on this:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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