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February 7, 2012 10:05:46 PM

Going to be ordering this build tomorrow. really looking to see if everything looks good.
its just a very budget gaming rig. Parts come in at 632.00-587.00 with rebates.

Case: DiabloTek Evo CPA-6170
CPU: i5-2320
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB-1600mhz
Mobo: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3)
Vid Card: MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC GeForce GTX 550 Ti
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply

not really looking to spend more for the i5-2500k. can always get an upgraded cpu down the line. going to be using HDD from previous build.

everything look good?

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February 7, 2012 10:29:42 PM

Hi there! Welcome to the forums.
Good build! Needs some tweaking, however.
-First, I'd grab the i5-2400 instead of the 2320. Free speed bump!
-Second, don't skimp so hard on the case. It's the most visible part of your computer, after all. For $3 more (shipped) you can get the VASTLY superior HAF 912: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... No contest, really.
-Might look into some other mobo's. Since you won't be able to overclock your CPU, might grab an H67 board for cheaper. Here's a similar board to what you have now but cheaper with better features: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Grab this PSU instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-That all lets you get this GPU, which is much better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $170 with promo, $150 with rebate. Good deal.

Well, hope that helps!
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February 7, 2012 10:48:06 PM

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February 7, 2012 11:52:45 PM

striker410 said:
Hi there! Welcome to the forums.
Good build! Needs some tweaking, however.
-First, I'd grab the i5-2400 instead of the 2320. Free speed bump!
-Second, don't skimp so hard on the case. It's the most visible part of your computer, after all. For $3 more (shipped) you can get the VASTLY superior HAF 912: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... No contest, really.
-Might look into some other mobo's. Since you won't be able to overclock your CPU, might grab an H67 board for cheaper. Here's a similar board to what you have now but cheaper with better features: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Grab this PSU instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-That all lets you get this GPU, which is much better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $170 with promo, $150 with rebate. Good deal.

Well, hope that helps!



Wow! striker that was a really good reply to his request. You even gave me some insight on my own build. If you wouldn't mind I would really appreciate your advice and expertise on my perspective build. I'm not new to building a computer but I am new to posting in forums so I hope this isn't a type of hi-jacking this guys post. lol
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February 8, 2012 12:23:56 AM

kywildcats said:
Wow! striker that was a really good reply to his request. You even gave me some insight on my own build. If you wouldn't mind I would really appreciate your advice and expertise on my perspective build. I'm not new to building a computer but I am new to posting in forums so I hope this isn't a type of hi-jacking this guys post. lol

Yeah, we should leave this thread as is. If you want, go ahead and make a new post using the template: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... Shoot me a PM with a link to the thread and I'll take a look!
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