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April 14, 2012 6:44:57 PM

Hello, i have recently built a computer and was just wondering what everyone thinks of it. And also, i need recommendations on a video card because i have not purchased it yet.

CPU: i5 2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: 8GB Kingston http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: None, need recommendations, preferably ones that are under $250, i have a 1920x1080 monitor

I got all of these parts at my local Microcenter and the final bill was just under $600

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April 14, 2012 9:01:59 PM

The thermaltake psu is a weak point .

It has a small red voltage switch on the rear which is a sure sign its not 80+ compliant , and wont be able to deliver stable voltage and current .
Expect problems if you load it

You can get a Radeon 7850 for $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
so no point considering the gtx 560 ti
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April 14, 2012 10:33:04 PM

flamenader said:
Hello, i have recently built a computer and was just wondering what everyone thinks of it. And also, i need recommendations on a video card because i have not purchased it yet.

CPU: i5 2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: 8GB Kingston http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: None, need recommendations, preferably ones that are under $250, i have a 1920x1080 monitor

I got all of these parts at my local Microcenter and the final bill was just under $600

That Thermaltake PSU is not good quality. Try this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is $5 cheaper, 80+ Bronze, has more wattage, and more amps on the 12v rail, plus it is much better quality.
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