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First computer build. Plz help!

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February 6, 2012 8:33:28 PM

First time building a computer so I'm learning a lot but wanted some feedback from the pros. I'm wanting to play any game w/ the graphics all the way up. My budget is 1,500-2,000. I don't really want to waste money on things I won't get use out of. Seems like my mother board and power supply may be to nice but I really have no idea what I'm doing! Also I have a hard drive from a different computer that I will be reusing/dvd drive. Please critique away! Thank you so much in advance!

This is what I am considering to purchase


Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers

Graphics card: EVGA DS SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Power supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

MotherBoard: ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K


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February 6, 2012 9:08:37 PM

The PSU is definitely larger than you need for a 560ti OCd.

You could get by just fine with an XFX Pro 650w Core instead, or an XFX XXX 650w if you really want to have modular.

I would get this brand instead of Corsair which has some spotty PSUs in its line up. None of the XFX PSUs are anything but the highest quality.

I would also get a 7970 instead of the OCd 560TI. You should have no problems fitting that in a budget of max 2000 and it performs a lot better than a 560TI does. So much that they aren't really comparable.

Otherwise, everything should be fine.

For $200 I wouldn't take anything less than a Lian Li case if it was me, though. They are like the Porsche of cases and Corsair is more like Ford. The Ford GT can beat a lot of Porsches in a race, but its still a Ford.
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February 6, 2012 9:42:34 PM

Very helpful and thank you for the fast reply!
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February 6, 2012 9:43:05 PM

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February 6, 2012 9:50:46 PM

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