Solved How does my first build look? Tags: New Build Systems Last response: March 22, 2012 4:58 PM in Systems Share mad2 March 20, 2012 8:06:41 PM LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM $15.99 HIS IceQ X H687QN1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $179.99 Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS $59.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $46.99 ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $132.99 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000) $219.99 Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $159.99 Rosewill Thor V2 (bought from friend so I already own it) Total $815.93 If anyone has any good suggestions, feel free to add. thanks More about : build willard March 20, 2012 8:11:28 PM Get a Hyper212 for your 2500k. Works way better than the stock fan, and will let you overclock much more while keeping the chip cooler. m 0 l Best solution xxyougotownedzz March 20, 2012 8:13:42 PM This build sounds pretty good except that i would probably put a little higher end graphics card in it. I would recommend you a GTX 560 TI 448 core or if you want to stay with AMD the 6950. Share Related resources First time PC build...how does it look? - Forum First PC Build how does it look? - Forum How does my first gaming desktop build look? - Forum First gaming+ build. How does it look? - Forum Looking to build a great computer. How does this look? (first build). - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mad2 March 20, 2012 8:22:53 PM would you recommend getting the 560ti 448 now or wait for keplar? m 0 l xxyougotownedzz March 20, 2012 8:26:55 PM mad2 said:would you recommend getting the 560ti 448 now or wait for keplar? It depends on if you want to wait Kelper is not officially announced... m 0 l obsama1 March 20, 2012 9:00:17 PM Get it from Microcenter and you'll $30 on the CPU and get $50 off the mobo. Here: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx... m 0 l obsama1 March 20, 2012 9:01:39 PM It's $720 before rebate, but if you do all the rebates and various promo codes listed on the product pages, it should be ~$660-$690. m 0 l obsama1 March 20, 2012 9:04:41 PM OK, just added an aftermarket cooler(Hyper 212), so now it's $750, the wishlist doesn't factor in rebates, so it'll be cheaper. m 0 l mad2 March 20, 2012 9:22:25 PM thanks for the tip...ill have to look into microcenter m 0 l obsama1 March 20, 2012 9:26:43 PM Trust me, my build would be $600 from Newegg or $500 from MicroCenter. Especially good if you live near one(I do). m 0 l jgr_bgpc March 20, 2012 10:48:53 PM Just a comment on power supplies - it's far too easy to overlook the critical nature of the power supply. One bad experience with a power supply can spell the death of every component in your system. Because of that, I personally only recommend purchasing the best possible power supply you can get - and that does mean spending a little bit more. I would go with either a Seasonic or a Corsair. Seasonic 620 Bronze should do the trick - you can pick it up for $90 on newegg right now. m 0 l mad2 March 22, 2012 4:58:57 PM Best answer selected by mad2. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow Does My First Build Look? Forum SolvedFirst build - How does it look? Forum SolvedHow does my first PC build look? Forum SolvedMy first gaming pc build. How does it look? Forum SolvedHow does this build look? (First build) Forum SolvedFirst Build... How does it look? Forum First PC Build: How does this look? Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Desktop build, how does it look? Forum Going for my first PC build, how does this look and do I need to add anything? Forum first time build how does it look? Forum SolvedComplete Newbie, first time building, how does my set up look? Forum SolvedMy First Build. How does it look? Forum How does this build look for a first timer? Forum SolvedFirst Time build, how does this look? Forum SolvedMy First Build - How does it look? $300 Budget. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !