First Time Build 800-1200

Hi this is my first build, I know little bit about computer and help my dad built his 8 years ago. The computer will be used for to play games like Diablo 3, Starcraft, and Civ. But also would be using my computer to render video that i capture on my xbox 360. Ive been looking around on newegg and Frys. This is what i came up with.

CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and F
our Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

MotherBoard: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I72600

Video Card: ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2X1600C7R

Aftermarket Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

HardDrive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Card Reader: SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTALITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X

CD Drive: DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM


The Grand Total with this setup was $1,267.73. Price was from NewEgg.com

I think im over doing it but this is the max of my budget. What do u guys think i dont really need? what i need to change? Thank your for your time. anything will help thank you!!!!
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  2. do you think my build is a over kill when im just going to used it for. to play games like diablon 3 and civ, surf the web, watch netflix, maybe render video. i dont want to over do it!!!
  3. ^ On certain parts I don't think it's overkill, but I think it's a bad choice. Changes for money savings could be made all over. The PSU is overpriced, good but still not worth the cost. The Motherboard is also overpriced for questionable performance gain. You don't need an i7 for sure, the i5 2500K is fine, even for video rendering. Despite the assumption that you need HT and an i7, the i5 2500K performs close to the i7 in nearly all benches. Slight overclocking to the i5 2500K would bridge the gaps.

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  4. riceeater702 said:
    do you think my build is a over kill when im just going to used it for. to play games like diablon 3 and civ, surf the web, watch netflix, maybe render video. i dont want to over do it!!!


    I think the mix you;ve chosen needs tweaks. First question: Will you OC the cpu or leave it stock?

    CAse: 932 is overkill and you can save money with the 922 or 912
    Mobo: z68 not the z67 and no reason to spend over $130 and can go as low as ~$90
    Cpu: If gaming is the core then the i7 is a waste of money. i5-2500k if you OC and if not then the i5-2400
    Video: With the money you are saving with the above changes a 6870 would be better than the 6850
    Ram: Pc 1333 is perfectly fine, 1.5v low profile 2x4gb sticks of a good brand for less than $50
    Cpu Cooler: CM 212 is good
    Psu: Corsiar or Seasonic or one of the other quality units is good but you don't need for than 650w and 550w would be plenty
    Hdd: In your build having one storage the Black is a good choice. If you go with the SSD for the boot drive you could go with a WD Blue 500gb

    The other two items are fine. What I would point out that in the build I shared the mix of components will fit your gaming needs but also gives you the SSD (and OS) so I think would make you happier.
  5. I just did my first build with a similar budget, here are some things I recommend:

    CPU - i5 2500k
    cpu cooler - CM 212+
    Mobo - asrock or gigabyte z68
    Ram - gskill or corsair 1600 2x4gb
    GPU - look at this article and pick a price range your happy with after you get the other parts http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106.html
    PSU - corsair or antec 600ish watt one, if you want to sli or crossfire in the future get a bit more power up to 750ish, i used a antec high current gamer 750W and am very happy with it
    HDD - get a 500gb WD cavier blue
    SSD- get a 90-120gb one that meets your performance wants and price range (I have a 120gb corsair force GT and love it) I don't recommend OCZ because of the many issues
    Case - HAF 912 or HAF 922 (I have the 912 and its just what I wanted out of a budget case, has all the good things including cooling and look and function without a high price tag)
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