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

-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&vpn=BX80623I72600K&manfuacture=INTEL

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

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&nm_mc=AFC-C8junctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-CPU+Cooling-_-Cooler+Master-_-35103099&AID=10592396&PID=3938566

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

http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_722&item_id=041377

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&vpn=ST1000DM003&manfuacture=SEAGATE

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

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD4704&vpn=012-P3-2068-KR&manfuacture=EVGA

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

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154094&nm_mc=AFC-C8junctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-Cases+(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=N82E16817339024&nm_mc=AFC-C8junctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-Power+Supplies-_-Compucase-_-17339024&AID=10592396&PID=3938566

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

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151250&nm_mc=AFC-C8junctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-CD/DVD+ROM+Drives-_-SAMSUNG-_-27151250&AID=10592396&PID=3938566

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

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823107120&nm_mc=AFC-C8junctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-Keyboards-_-Lite-On-_-23107120&AID=10592396&PID=3938566

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!
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. i would downgrade your cpu and psu, 2500k +550w/600w. and upgrade your gpu to a 7950. otherwise everything else looks fine.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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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