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April 14, 2012 6:42:23 PM

Hi,
I am building my first gaming rig from ground up and would like to hear your opinions about my selection,
any advice or comments will help :) 
details below

Approximate Purchase Date: approximately next month

Budget Range: about 1800 $

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.skytech.lt

Country: Lithuania

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K, 3.30GHz, 6MB, LGA1155, 32nm, 95W, BOX
http://www.skytech.lt/intel-core-i52500k-330ghz-6mb-lga...

VGA
nvidia gtx 680 2GB
http://www.skytech.lt/vga-pcie16-gtx680-2gb-gddr5gvn680...
if gtx 680 not in stock
HD7970 3GB GDDR5/11197-06-40G SAPPHIRE
http://www.skytech.lt/vga-pcie16-hd7970-3gb-gddr5111970...

motherboard
ASROCK S1155 Z68 DDR3 USB3 SATA6 ATX
http://www.skytech.lt/asrock-s1155-z68-ddr3-usb3-sata6-...

RAM
DDR3 Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz CL7 1.5V
http://www.skytech.lt/ddr3-corsair-vengeance-red-8gb-2x...

HDD
WD CAVIAR BLACK 1.5TB 3.5" SATA3 7.2K 64
http://www.skytech.lt/caviar-black-15tb-sata3-72k-p-599...

case
Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus
http://www.skytech.lt/korpusas-psu-cooler-master-haf-91...

PSU
PSU Corsair TX750 V2 80 PLUS Bronze, ATX 750W, EU version
http://www.skytech.lt/psu-corsair-tx750-plus-bronze-atx...

mouse
Cyborg R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse, 4000 dpi, 1000Hz report rate, 7 buttons, 3 modes, USB
http://www.skytech.lt/cyborg-rat-gaming-mouse-4000-dpi-...

keyboard
MS SIDEWINDER X4 KEYBOARD USB
http://www.skytech.lt/sidewinder-keyboard-usb-nordic-p-...

monitor
LG Flatron LCD E2441V-BN 24''
http://www.skytech.lt/monitorius-flatron-lcd-e2441vbn-w...

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April 14, 2012 7:17:56 PM

RAM - I'd drop the toothy, tall heat sinks and get low profile versions.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|20-233-196^20-233-196-TS%2C20-233-186^20-233-186-TS%2C20-233-199^20-233-199-TS

GFX - 7970 can't cut it against the 680 ....costs more / performs less

Case - No front USB 3 port is unforgivable in this day and age.

MoBo - MoBo has a chinsy 2 year warranty which is a deal breaker for me....

PSU - I'd get a HX650 (only 550 needed but no real cost savings dropping further) if ya sure never gonna SLI. I would advise against it though, especially since ya buying a SLI capable board.

I'd get a Corsair 500R w/ HX850 if overclocking GFX and CPU.

I'd also be getting a 120Hz monitor.



April 14, 2012 7:23:05 PM

first off, I like the 7970, it's single card performance is awesome!!! Consider a decent aftermarket cooler, Corsair H-80 or H100 (if the HAF will allow the H-100 to mount) Your RAM choice looks good, but, I like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .

Your Harddrive pick is nice, I would consider OCZ or Corsairs caching options to enhance them:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.corsair.com/ssd/accelerator-series-ssd-cache...
!