My first gaming build, is it good?

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=N82E16811119233
CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014
RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
MOBO: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
CPU COOLER: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
CASE FANS (3): http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200049

im wanting to play games like skyrim, cod4, GTA 4
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  1. 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.
  2. 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:
  3. 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
  4. The point is Josh - this thread isn't about you.;-)
    Try to focus. It looks like a strong build. i like your choices.
    -Bruce
  5. 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.
  6. ok thanks
  7. would i be able to overclock with a 550w power supply
  8. 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.
  9. No, it is not. Silverstone doesn't really make good PSUs. I recommend Antec, Corsair, or XFX, or Seasonic.
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