How does my first build look?

LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM

HIS IceQ X H687QN1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

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

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000)

Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Rosewill Thor V2 (bought from friend so I already own it)


If anyone has any good suggestions, feel free to add.

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  1. 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.
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    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.
  3. would you recommend getting the 560ti 448 now or wait for keplar?
  4. 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...
  5. Get it from Microcenter and you'll $30 on the CPU and get $50 off the mobo.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. thanks for the tip...ill have to look into microcenter
  9. Trust me, my build would be $600 from Newegg or $500 from MicroCenter. Especially good if you live near one(I do).
  10. 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.
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