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Someone please verify my parts and give me their opinion! Music/gaming

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February 8, 2012 8:28:36 PM

-hopefully someone responds... last 3 threads i didn't even get one reply :( -

This is my first build and I would love some feedback! I'm pretty sure it's all compatible because thats what PCPartPicker says (lol). Here are the specs:

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core | $299.99:

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD9917&v...

CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing | $36.99:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Motherboard - ASRock Z68M/USB3 Micro ATX LGA1155 | $89.99:

http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_72...

Memory - Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 | $33.38:

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B004GUT330/?tag=pcp0f-20

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM | $99.99:

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR5445&v...

Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores 1.25GB | $302.82

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD4704&v...

Case - Apex TX-381-C MicroATX Mid Tower | $32.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...(Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form)-_-APEX+(SUPERCASE/ALLIED)-_-11154094&AID=10592396&PID=3938566

Power Supply - Antec 650W ATX12V / EPS12V | $77.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Optical Drive - Samsung TS-H353C DVD/CD Drive | $16.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Keyboard - Lite-On SK-1788/BS | $9.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Mouse - Logitech B100 Wired Optical | $9.99

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B003L62T7W/?tag=pcp0f-20

Total (before tax and some shipping etc.): $993.11

Do you think this is a good deal for the price? I just want to know whether or not I should change some of the parts for others. Thanks a lot!
February 8, 2012 8:46:21 PM

An i7 gives almost no benefit over an i5 for gaming, I'd swap the i7-2600k for the i5-2500k.

I'd put that saved cash toward a nicer case or an HD 7950 instead of the GTX 560Ti 448.
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February 8, 2012 8:46:55 PM

Get rid of the Apex case. Your case is too important to trust your computer to Apex. Go for HAF 912 instead.

Lose the 2600k and get a 2500k instead.

Trade out the Antec 650w for an xFX 650w.

Other stuff, whatever.

Doesn't sound too bad for 1k.

You can maybe squeeze in a low end SSD with some of the savings and a little extra.
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February 8, 2012 8:48:50 PM

i would downgrade your cpu and psu, 2500k +550w/600w. and upgrade your gpu to a 7950. otherwise everything else looks fine.
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February 8, 2012 8:55:20 PM

get a 7950 or maybe a 7970 definitley get a i5 2500k over a i7 2600k for gaming
650w is good enough but look for a 80 plus bronze or silver at least and change ur case 2 a cooler master get a storm trooper haf x or a 912
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February 8, 2012 9:25:33 PM

drunkducki said:
i would downgrade your cpu and psu, 2500k +550w/600w. and upgrade your gpu to a 7950. otherwise everything else looks fine.


A 7950 brings the total out of my price range. I had thought that the 560ti 448 was really good O_O. Thanks for the responses everyone, but any more advice on the GPU? I also downgraded to the 2500k, I really don't need the little benefits that the 2600k has.
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February 8, 2012 9:59:20 PM

Updated Specs:

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core $209.69
CPU Cooler Cooler Master RR-H101-22FK-RI 30.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing $12.99
Motherboard ASRock Z68 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 $109.88
Memory Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $33.38
Hard Drives Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $99.99
Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB 2.5" SSD $99.95
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores 1.25GB $302.82
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $59.98
Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V $68.99
Optical Drive Samsung TS-H353C DVD/CD Drive $16.99
Keyboard Logitech MK120 w/Optical Mouse $21.99

So I downgraded to the 2500k, added the case, added a 64gb SSD, and lowered the PSU by 100. Do you think its good to go?

Total with tax and shipping: $1,246.44
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February 9, 2012 2:58:58 AM

Looks fine to me, except that the Hyper 212 is cheap and generally about as low as you want to go for "real" cooling.
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