First build, suggestions??

Ok so these are the components that i picked, please if you have any suggestions or an add or something i am missing ... please tell me


Cooler Master Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window (RC-430-KWN1)FOR


$48.89

Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 LGA 1155 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s DDR3 2133 ATX Motherboard For $109.00

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 For $49.99


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2x DVI-I / mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N550OC-1GI for $139.99

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX for $139.99

Intel Core i7-2600K Processor For $315.00
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 for $25.38


Cooler Master RS550-PCARE3-US eXtreme Power Plus Series 550W ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC Power Supply (Black) FOR $56.71


Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) FOR $25.99

D-Link DFE-530TX+ 10/100 Fast Ethernet Desktop Adapter $12.20


and thank you for your help in advance
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  1. Storm_05 said:
    Ok so these are the components that i picked, please if you have any suggestions or an add or something i am missing ... please tell me


    Cooler Master Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window (RC-430-KWN1)FOR


    $48.89

    Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 LGA 1155 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s DDR3 2133 ATX Motherboard For $109.00

    Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 For $49.99


    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2x DVI-I / mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N550OC-1GI for $139.99

    Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX for $139.99

    Intel Core i7-2600K Processor For $315.00
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 for $25.38


    Cooler Master RS550-PCARE3-US eXtreme Power Plus Series 550W ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC Power Supply (Black) FOR $56.71


    Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) FOR $25.99

    D-Link DFE-530TX+ 10/100 Fast Ethernet Desktop Adapter $12.20


    and thank you for your help in advance

    First - good luck with your new build.
    Everything will work together of course, but you might do better in a couple of areas.
    I'd swap the i7 for the i5-2500k. You aren't really gaining anything at this point with the i7 (and the i5 cost a lot less).
    I'd look for a PSU with a bit more wattage - like a 600-700 watt model (a good name brand of course).
    You could buy your ram a bit cheaper also (again you want a "name" brand).
    And you don't really need the nic card - your mobo has one built in.
  2. Quote:
    D-Link DFE-530TX+ 10/100 Fast Ethernet Desktop Adapter $12.20

    Why are you buying the 10/100 NIC? Your motherboard has a faster 10/100/1000 (gigabit) network port built in.

    I agree with Chaz21 on the CPU tip. You could save yourself ~$100 and pump that money into a better graphics card or add on a solid state drive. The SSD would improve gaming results in terms of FPS, but it should speed up your system startup and program load times. You can probably find a decent 1TB HDD for $100-110 and save yourself another ~$30 as well. Compare these HDDs. I would say the $115 Seagate with 64 MB cache and a $15 off promo code is the best buy if you are able to order from Newegg.

    That should save you enough money to add something like one of these (Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 120GB for $130 or Corsair Force 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 120GB for $150 ($30 MIR) or Patriot Pyro PP120GS25SSDR 120GB for $160 ($40 MIR)) as a system drive or upgrade to a Radeon HD 7850 or nVidia GTX 560 Ti. Shoot, if you can afford it I would recommend dropping to the 2500K and grabbing both the GPU and SSD upgrades.
  3. so you think i should get the i5? here is what i use my pc for
    50% bluray movies (1080p)
    30% gaming
    20% other stuff
    do you still think i should get the i5??
    and about the ssd... i realy don't see my self buying it, its expensive and doesn't give much space, can you tell my why i should buy it? and why should i buy this gpu as well.
  4. Get the i5 2500K and use the money to get a 560Ti which is a LOT better than the 550Ti.
  5. Blurays just need a good GPU. You can play BluRays with an i3. The i5 is a beast at gaming. If you don't overclock, get the i5 2400 instead of the i5 2500K. The i7 is an i5 with Hyperthreading, which is not that useful. Like I said, just pump the money into a good GPU.
  6. What about the SSD why should i get it??
  7. SSD's are much faster than their HDD counterparts, as the SSD's have no moving parts. It would seriously make everything faster, especially the boot times.
  8. Storm_05 said:
    What about the SSD why should i get it??

    Boot times like you've never seen. If you get one with a larger than minimum capacity you could load some games on it and they would load much quicker also. This is the future of storage.
  9. Depends on your needs. Storage vs. Speed. If you need storage get a hard drive. If you need speed, get an SSD.
  10. Unless your pockets are real deep you should get both. The SSD for speed and the HDD for storage.
  11. Get a 120GB SSD for OS, games, and apps, and a HDD for files, movies, and non-apps.
  12. I think i will get a HDD and upgrade to SSD in the future when its more commen and cheaper, about the core i5... i usually leave my pc on for 24+ without shutting it down, does that mean i should get the core i7...?? or it doesn't make a difference? one last thing i need a good wirless card, can you suggest a good brand or model???
    Thank you
  13. Storm_05 said:
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    Try this for your card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124342&cm_re=wireless_dual_band_adapter-_-33-124-342-_-Product
    Waiting on the SSD is not a bad move. You know prices will come down. Get the i5. I can't remember the last time I turned my pc off. Good luck with your build.
  14. The Intel Core i7 will make a minor difference in overall performance, but by far you will get a better price/performance ratio from a Core i5. Whether the computer is turned on 24/7, shut down every night, or only turned on a couple times a month will not affect the performance of either processor.
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