Finalized my build, need opinions! Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: March 12, 2012 5:27 PM in Systems Share Leeche March 12, 2012 4:39:19 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Next week, 3/15 approx. Budget Range: Approx $1000 - $1200 System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming. Parts Not Required: ONLY NEED TOWER. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: most likely going with Newegg.com for free shipping Country: America Parts Preferences: mm Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: No Additional Comments: Games I will be playing - BF3 Tera D3 LoL Skyrim Crysis 2 Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply Motherboard: ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K GPU: XFX FX-795A-TNFC Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B HDD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) I have 2 WD 200gb drives, just gonna use those for storage. Cooling: CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Drives: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM I've managed to budget this to 1200$, thats the best possible GPU i can get. I need opinions, improvements, etc. I've spent quite a bit of time putting this together, so just wondering if theres anything missing. More about : finalized build opinions sosofm March 12, 2012 4:47:22 PM You did a mistake or what ? 2500 non K ? Because if you want to overclock you need the 2500k. The build looks great. Leeche March 12, 2012 4:51:48 PM Yes! thank you so much ;P CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K Related resources Finalized Build , well sorta, opinions please! - Forum Gaming PC build - Need final opinions - Forum First build final steps! Need opinions ! - Forum Need opinions on this $1500 build - Forum Finalized new build - comments/ opinions /questions welcome. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cdiscoll2012 March 12, 2012 4:55:40 PM okay next question how far do you plan on OCing your cpu? kcsmacker March 12, 2012 4:59:15 PM The h60 is really not that great of a cooler for liquid cooling. A good Air cooler will give you good if not better temps then the H60. For a bit more you can get a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This outcools everything but good custom loops. If you want something more budget friendly you can get a Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but if you can get that noctua, you will love the overclocking headroom with it. Only thing with that cooler is that you need a low profile ram set but they are the same price as yours. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thats my two cents, hope it gives you more options ^_^ wasupmike March 12, 2012 5:00:27 PM ya, first - you said 'Yes' to overclocking - so you need to get the 'K' unlocked version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz: $225 second - the Corsair Carbide 400R has 2 x USB3.0 front ports with a direct motherboard connector... and that ASRock lacks it.. so have a look at this ASRock: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $170 or this Gigabyte: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $150 rest of the system looks good cdiscoll2012 March 12, 2012 5:27:21 PM yes i was going to say go with the hyper evo 212 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum[First Build ] Established Components List - Opinions and Advice Desire ForumNeed opinions on finalizing my build ForumFINALLY!!! need opinions on my new build ForumMy Build ( need Opinions and suggestions!) ForumOK, i finalized this build will my builder and i need to know if his ForumOK, i finalized this build will my builder and i need to know if his ForumFinal ~$600 gaming build ! need opinions ! ForumFinalizing a Build - Need Opinions ForumFirst gaming PC build (~$2000): Opinions and parts help ForumFirst build . final list of components. need last min opinions !! please ForumPower Supply good for cheap price More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !