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Building first gaming pc; is this an acceptable build?

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March 23, 2012 3:04:29 AM

Hello,

This is my first post on these forums and my first time building a pc

I have decided to use these components...

Case:Coolermaster HAF RC-912 ADVANCED
CPU: Intel i5-2500K Core i5 Processor
Mother board: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 MB
Video card: EVGA PCIe GTX560 1GB
Power Supply: 600W "Corsair" CX-600v2 ATX Power Supply
Ram: Corsair 8GB CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 (2x4GB)
HDD:WD10EARX WD Western Digital 1TB 3.5"
Disc Drive: Lite-On IHES212
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio

I am a total noob so any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.

a c 136 B Homebuilt system
March 23, 2012 3:08:07 AM

The mb has a sound system built in so there is little point adding a sound card

The RAM should be 1.5 volt [ or less]

It looks a little unbalanced for a gaming PC . You have a top end cpu and a mid range graphics card . This works , but not as well as a cheaper cpu and a better graphics card ..when you have a high def monitor
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March 23, 2012 3:13:23 AM

Outlander_04 said:
The mb has a sound system built in so there is little point adding a sound card

The RAM should be 1.5 volt [ or less]

It looks a little unbalanced for a gaming PC . You have a top end cpu and a mid range graphics card . This works , but not as well as a cheaper cpu and a better graphics card ..when you have a high def monitor


Could you recomend a graphics card that would be able to take full advantage of the CPU (as cheaply as possible)?
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March 23, 2012 3:14:48 AM

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March 23, 2012 3:21:23 AM

John_A_Citizen said:
Could you recomend a graphics card that would be able to take full advantage of the CPU (as cheaply as possible)?



Not without knowing the resolution of your monitor .

Higher resolution screens have more pixels ..........each pixel has to be calculated and rendered ........... higher resolution = more money/power for the graphics card to get good gaming performance
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March 23, 2012 3:24:01 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $900-$1100 AU

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching movies, Web browsing.

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:p ccasegear.com

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: I would like an intel CPU, apart from that i am not fussed.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: ?

Additional Comments: Would like a case with some led.
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March 23, 2012 3:28:37 AM

Buying Soon, haven't got monitor yet but i was going ot keep an eye on sales and try and get one in the near future. Any reccomendations on a monitor for gaming?
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March 23, 2012 3:48:49 AM

Probably going to get a 1920x1080 monitor.
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March 23, 2012 4:02:03 AM

Probabaly this

ASUS VE247H 23.6" Widescreen LED Monitor
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March 23, 2012 4:03:56 AM

These are prices in USD so the shipping and rebates won't apply. A 22" to 24" 1920x1080 monitor can be had for under $200USD. I have an ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers which I got for $170USD and it's great! NO, I don't use the speakers...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K $219.99 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $121.99+7.87 shipping = $129.87 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $46.99 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $84.99 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $224.99 $209.99 w/ MIR free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $69.99 $49.99 after $20 MIR free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - Bulk - 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM $19.99 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $39.99+4.99 shipping $44.98
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 $$29.99-$10 MIR= $19.99 free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$871.78 Less rebates $45
$826.78 incl. shipping
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March 23, 2012 4:09:41 AM

John, that's an excellent monitor choice, I have had one for 7 months and it's great!
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March 23, 2012 4:29:20 AM

Sweet, thanks so much for your advice!
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