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$1300 Gaming Rig, will it work?

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March 3, 2012 1:41:20 AM

I wanted to know from the community if what I put together was going to work or not. Based off of what I have researched, all of these parts should work together in happy harmony. Please do not tell me not to buy that monitor, keyboard, etc. I am just looking for help on the actual parts of the computer. Anyways, I have compiled a list of all my parts (including mouse, keyboard, and monitor) for anyone to view. If this setup will work with no issues and the PSU will safely power all the components then Woo-Hoo :pt1cable:  . However, I'm sure there will have to be something wrong since this is intact my first custom built PC. Let me know what you think. Peace.

Monitor- ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor

RAM- Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model

Case- COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HDD- Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Mouse- Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse

Keyboard- i-Rocks KR-6820E-WH White 104 Key USB Wired Backlit Gaming Keyboard (Blue LED)

Graphics Card- GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

DVD/CD Drive- LITE-ON Internal 24x DVD-Writer Black SATA Model iHAS324-99

Motherboard- ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Processor- Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000

Power Supply- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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March 3, 2012 2:47:22 AM

Many people would pay the extra for a 2500k so they could overclock it if they wanted

Your RAM should be 1.5 volt [ or less] or you void your cpu warranty
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March 3, 2012 2:49:04 AM

I agree with Outlander. If you want to overclock, get the 2500k and an aftermarket cooler. If not, get the i5 2400. It is basically the same gaming performance for cheaper.
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March 3, 2012 3:54:19 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Many people would pay the extra for a 2500k so they could overclock it if they wanted

Your RAM should be 1.5 volt [ or less] or you void your cpu warranty

I do not plan on overclocking at all so should I stick with the 2500? I want to be able to run programs while gaming, but do not want to pay for an i7. Also I think the RAM I got was 1.5 volt. Is it not? That's why I listed it.
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March 3, 2012 4:01:47 PM

looks GOOD , If you are not overclocking then i5 2500 is great. With this board you can always get Ivy Bridge after its prices go down in 2-3 years anyway.
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March 3, 2012 7:47:43 PM

thomthoms3 said:
I do not plan on overclocking at all so should I stick with the 2500? I want to be able to run programs while gaming, but do not want to pay for an i7. Also I think the RAM I got was 1.5 volt. Is it not? That's why I listed it.

Go with the 2400 if you don't want to overclock. The difference between the 2400 and 2500 is negligible performance wise and the 2400 is cheaper.
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