First Time New Build

Hey all, I'm looking to build my own computer to replace a Gateway that is on it's last leg.

Approximate Purchase Date: May 2012

Budget Range: 1000 (maybe a bit more) including OS

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet surfing, movies, online blogging, photo editing.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or tigerdirect

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference really.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This is my first time building a PC. I have installed parts, but never done the whole thing myself.

LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - Retail - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240

APEVIA X-DREAMER3-GN Black / Green metal ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144250

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341049

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115230

Do I need extra fans on this system?
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  1. No extra fans needed as long as the case has 2 120mm fans - one in the front and one in the back.

    Drop down to the i5-2500k. You will not notice any difference once OCed.
  2. Does everything else look good?
  3. Yes, everything else but my two tidbits on the fans and the CPU looks good.
  4. I think you are spending way too much.
    You can achieve what you want to do, spending much less. I'll be back with a few recommendations, just for thought.

    P.S.
    Most here are performance/enthusiast ( high end gamers ). Most the time they look at builds with a lot of bias towards gaming performance. You don't need that, hence you don't need to spend as much.
  5. That is a bit of an exaggeration, ismaeljrp. On a 1000 dollar budget, that is the best he can get.
  6. azeem40 said:
    That is a bit of an exaggeration, ismaeljrp. On a 1000 dollar budget, that is the best he can get.



    That is true. I'm not doubting that is the best he can get for 1000.

    But at the same time I don't see harm in recommending parts that will allow him to get performance where he needs it. At a lower cost. I know he is willing to spend the $1000, I just figure there is no harm in recommending possible savings, without sacrificing the performance needed.

    Example : Do you really need a GTX 560ti for "System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet surfing, movies, online blogging, photo editing. " ?

    Also, Why overclock? I just don't see the use of it.

    Regardless, I only want to show an alternative. Ultimately the OP is going with whatever he likes, he can't go wrong really.
  7. At 4.5 GHz, there is a noticeable gain in performance.
  8. azeem40 said:
    At 4.5 GHz, there is a noticeable gain in performance.



    Where would he need 4.5ghz?

    maybe photo editing? ( and that is a huge maybe ) even then, he listed it as the least important.

    I don't wanna turn this into a pissing contest. I'll just post the recommendation. It's just a part of the ethics of giving a solid consult.
  9. Metabor 89 : If you are not trying to do high end gaming. I think you should take a look at this.

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=19178172

    Under $1000. And increased performance thanx to that SSD I included.

    If you absolutely want to Overclock. then there is more than enough room in the budget to go with a 2500k and third party cooler.
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