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Need as much advice as possible about compatibility and maybe better parts or downgrade some? Primary use is for gaming
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  1. All is compatible for sure, but I would not recommend the 965 on any build right now - I'd go with an i5-2400, Asrock motherboard, and then put a little bit more into upgrading your GPU.

    Try this:

    Case: NZXT Phantom - $129.99
    PSU: Seasonic M12II 620W - $79.99
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $129.99
    CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1333Mhz - $42.99
    HD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black - $139.99
    Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 560TI - $249.99 ($15.00 MIR)
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

    Total: $1080.91 - $15.00 MIR = $1065.91

    A little bit more but this build will completely waste any AMD 965 build right now - and I'm not a 100% Intel fan either. Drop the case to a Corsair Carbide 400R and that difference will come out to about $1,040.91
  2. Do you think its necessary for me to spend this much on a gaming computer when I am mostly going to be playing mmos?
  3. case: cooler master haf 912
    mobo: asrock z68 extreme3
    cpu: intel i5 2500k
    cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212 evo
    video card: nvidia gtx 560 ti
    ram: g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb ddr3-1600
    hhd: western digital caviar black 1tb
    psu: corsair ax650
    optical drive sony 24x multi
  4. Best answer
    IMO You can do a lot better for the money.

    Check out my $850 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    OS here:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    Total: $936
    You get the i5 2500K, 560 Ti, a SLI capable board and a 750w.

    One suggestion though, tomorrow AMD is releasing the 7850's which should cost around $250. With that said I'd go for that instead as the performance is GREATLY better for the money.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148.html
  5. skindawg11 said:
    Do you think its necessary for me to spend this much on a gaming computer when I am mostly going to be playing mmos?


    Try this for about $200 less - same GPU and CPU, but I cut down on the case and primary HD:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 - $89.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $129.99
    CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1333Mhz 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $42.99
    HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $84.99
    Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 560TI - $249.99 ($15.00 MIR)

    Total: $870.92 - $35.00 MIR = $835.92
  6. should i wait until tomorrow for the amd7850 or go ahead and purchase what's recommended now?
  7. Wait till the 7850 comes out. I'd go for my build mainly because you get the 2500K and a 750w so you can SLI/CF in the future. After buying the OS, G-unit's solid suggestion is the price of my suggested build for a non-OC capable CPU and a 650w, though do-able to SLI with.
  8. Will everything still fit in this case? Id like to spend a little more on the case to get a better looking one. Thanks for all your help guys! You're awesome!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087
  9. also if i don't plan on over clocking do i need to get COOLER MASTER Hyper 212?
  10. skindawg11 said:
    also if i don't plan on over clocking do i need to get COOLER MASTER Hyper 212?


    No you don't, the i5-2400 can't be overclocked, not by much anyways.
  11. 2500k?
  12. skindawg11 said:
    2500k?


    If your not overclocking you don't need it. You could always get a aftermarket cpu cooler later if you change your mind.
  13. So it is tomorrow when the 7850 is released? I will finally be buying the parts on Friday if that is the case! :) CF here I come!
  14. https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=16610131


    final order before i buy...any last advice or do i need to buy anything else?
  15. skindawg11 said:
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=16610131


    final order before i buy...any last advice or do i need to buy anything else?


    the link doesn't work. It needs to a public wishlist.
  16. As stated you don't need to get the Hyper 212+ unless your overclocking the Stock fan will be fine. You can always buy it now just to have it if you do decide to do it later.

    Doesn't look like the 78xx are released yet. Seems like the selling volume has reached retailers yet so... Probably in the next week or so is when we'll see it.
  17. skindawg11 said:


    Yeah it looks good don't get artic silver 5 get mx-2 instead it's much better and cheaper as well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020
  18. EHhh....

    You can still do better. Corsairs are good but for the price... Not quite.
    Get this OCZ 750w, more watts for for only $80 @ the moment with the promo code if you buy today
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341049

    I'd wait out for the 7850 with launch coming so soon. If you purchase the 560 Ti now @ $225 you'll regret it when the 7850 comes out specially with the benchmarks I posted of it beating out the GTX 570 for $70 less.
  19. Best answer selected by skindawg11.
  20. Thank you!! you are so awesome!! Any cables i need to buy separate or anything? this is my first build so i have no idea if i need to buy any extras
  21. You'll get everything you need with the motherboard and case.
  22. Nopes you're good to go. Good luck!
  23. Thanks you guys are awesome! I know where to come if I have questions during build!
  24. This video might be helpful good luck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls .
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