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About to purchase, can someone double check this for me?

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April 12, 2012 6:10:37 PM

Hey, buying a new computer for the first time, just want someone to look it over really quick to make sure I am not overlooking anything.

I already have a dvd drive, and I will purchase a monitor later. I also plan to get Windows 7 once the stuff gets here.

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for the help!

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April 12, 2012 6:22:48 PM

CPU - Good choice (Even though I'm a AMD fan :o )
GPU - A Nvidia based chip will have better performance with a Intel chip, a GTX 480 would be better performance at the same cost.
Mobo - I'm not a fan of ASRock but it seams people are flocking to them these days. Asus / EVGA / Gigabite are my choices.
Power Supply - That will work fine.
Memory - Deffiantly replace with name brand. 1x4gb of Corsair Vengance 1600mhz is awesome stuff.
Case - all preference, cool master makes good cases.

You do not have any HDD's or SSD's selected or an OS. I'm assuming you have that covered.
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April 12, 2012 6:54:06 PM

killermoats said:

GPU - A Nvidia based chip will have better performance with a Intel chip, a GTX 480 would be better performance at the same cost.
Memory - 1x4gb of Corsair Vengance 1600mhz is awesome stuff.

There is NO proof that an Nvidia based graphics card will perform better with an Intel Chip than a compariable AMD graphics chip, just as there is NO evidence that an AMD Graphics card will perform better on an AMD CPU than a comparable Nvidia based card. :non: 

According to this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

the 7850 is 1 tier above the GTX480 in performance, So not much difference overall, except that the 7850 probably uses less power at full load than the GTX480. :??: 

What IS true is that some games perform better with an Nvidia card and other games with an AMD card. If we knew what games you played, we could make a better recommendation.

1x4gb of corsair ram may be awesome, but I would recommend getting a 2x4gb kit, so that you would be running in dual channel mode.
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April 12, 2012 7:28:33 PM

killermoats said:
CPU - Good choice (Even though I'm a AMD fan :o )
GPU - A Nvidia based chip will have better performance with a Intel chip, a GTX 480 would be better performance at the same cost..


Actually it isn't - with the 2550K you forfeit use of the onboard video which is a diagnostic tool in case something happens to your GPU. Go with the 2500K.

As for the GPU - that is actually BS in saying that NVIDIA will work better with Intel - GPUs are *NOT*, nor ever will be CPU specific. You can use either card on either CPU and be fine. I'd go for the Radeon 7850 myself - it's far newer than the GTX 480 and is actually beating the 570TI in some tests.
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