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My first gaming build, is it good?

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February 25, 2012 6:42:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: soon

Budget Range: $850 Before shipping and taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS,hard drive and cd rom

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca

Country: canada

Overclocking: ya

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution:1440x900

im reusing my 500gb hard drive from the computer im using now and i have a 1tb external hard drive.

Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU COOLER: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
CASE FANS (3): http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

im wanting to play games like skyrim, cod4, GTA 4

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February 25, 2012 6:59:12 PM

Good build, If it were me i'd personally pay up the extra bucks for the 2600k, but hey, gaming doesn't focus on that hardly at all. That graphics card should cut through skyrim, cod4, and gta 4 like butter.
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February 25, 2012 10:24:37 PM

joshernater9 said:
Good build, If it were me i'd personally pay up the extra bucks for the 2600k, but hey, gaming doesn't focus on the hardly at all. That graphics card should cut through skyrim, cod4, and gta 4 like butter.


2600K isn't needed for a gaming system. If you're running CS5 or 3-D rendering programs then it is.

That's an excellent build - I would have probably suggested the exact same system. :lol: 
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February 25, 2012 10:59:05 PM

g-unit1111 said:
2600K isn't needed for a gaming system. If you're running CS5 or 3-D rendering programs then it is.

That's an excellent build - I would have probably suggested the exact same system. :lol: 

Yeah i know, thats why i said if it was me, and its not needed for gaming :p 
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February 25, 2012 11:27:06 PM

The point is Josh - this thread isn't about you.;-)
Try to focus. It looks like a strong build. i like your choices.
-Bruce
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February 26, 2012 12:18:13 AM

The other thing I'd suggest is to drop the extra case fans - I have the HAF 912 and it's an extremely well ventilated case for the price (which is why I will recommend it on every sub-$1K build). I try not to include accessories or expensive peripherals in my builds - I like to get a balanced system across everything and if you include things that can throw off your budget like that, it makes what you're able to buy way different.
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February 26, 2012 4:46:15 AM

ok thanks
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February 26, 2012 1:28:54 PM

would i be able to overclock with a 550w power supply
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February 26, 2012 5:34:52 PM

bubba16 said:
would i be able to overclock with a 550w power supply


You might want to go 600 just to be on the safe side but 550 should be plenty.
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February 26, 2012 6:47:42 PM

No, it is not. Silverstone doesn't really make good PSUs. I recommend Antec, Corsair, or XFX, or Seasonic.
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