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Thought & improvements for my First Gaming PC build

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March 12, 2012 1:10:18 AM

Hey, I going for my first gaming PC build. Here's what I've put together. Is this a good build for the budget? Is there anywhere where the build could improve?

MSI GeForce GTX 570 OC Twin FrozR III Power Edition
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-129-MS
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-360-IN
Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-054-AK
G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-060-GS
OCZ ZX Series 850W '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-052-OC
Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-252-SE
LG CH10LS28 BD-ROM 10x BluRay ROM / DVDRW SATA-II Optical Drive
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-114-LG
Corsair Carbide 300R Mid Tower Case
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-063-CS

Approximate Purchase Date: April

Budget Range: €1200

System Usage: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.overclockers.co.uk

Country: Ireland

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: SLI

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I intend to upgrade the PC in the future with adding another graphics card in SLI, adding more RAM, adding an SSD and another Hard drive.
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March 12, 2012 1:36:04 AM

Didn't know Corsair had a 300R. Must have just came out.

As for your build, looks good. I would go with a Corsair or Seasonic PSU, just for better reliability. They have the TX850W for the same price, only its not modular. The part modular HX850W is a bit more but honestly I haven't been a fan of OCZ for a while.

Other than that the build looks pretty solid.
March 12, 2012 1:52:44 AM

corsair 300R is an absolute awesome case, i love mine! like Jimmy change up your PSU to a quality one and you'll be set!
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