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April 28, 2012 6:35:49 AM

First time getting a custom system and just wanted to know if this build was any good.


BLUETOOTH: None
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CARE2: Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
CARE3: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
CAS: SilverStone SG-07B Mini-ITX Gaming High-End Case w/ Specialized PSU Powered up to NVIDIA GTX580 or ATI HD5970
CD: 8X Super Slim DVD Rewritable Drive
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2550K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
FAN: World's Smallest Liquid Cooling System
FREEBIE_CU: None
GLASSES: None
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
KEYBOARD: Corsair Vengeance K60 Performance FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard w/ wrist rest [+110]
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory [+26] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MONITOR: None
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E Intel Z68 mITX Mainboard w/ Onboard Intel HD Graphics, 7.1 HD Audio, Dual GbLAN, WiFi, Dual HDMI, USB 3.0, SATA-III RAID, 1 Gen2 PCIe X16
MOUSE: Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI High Precision 3.5G Infrared Gaming Mouse [+52]
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]
RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TUNING: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+421] (EVGA Superclocked)
XWNC1: Edimax EW-7811Un IEEE Nano 802.11n USB Wireless Adapter [+0]




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April 28, 2012 11:34:18 AM

I wouldn't trust the PSU listed in that build. "Specialized PSU Powered up to NVIDIA GTX580 or ATI HD5970" sounds a bit too fishy to me. Choose a good name brand one like Corsair or Antec. Skip the thermal compound. They should put a good quality compound without you having to pay extra. Get the i5 2500k. its just as good as the 2550k. For the RAM, I would get DDR3/1600 MHz. Lastly, if possible, get the 7870 or 7950. Performance should be similar but with less power draw.

Oh... and one more thing. You do know that this case is going to be small right. Just making sure cause its going to limit your expandability.
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April 28, 2012 4:06:00 PM

Hey thanks for the answer, I made most of the changes you said. HOwever, after doing some research i have gotten a little scared of cyberpower. They don't seem to be a great company. I have decided to build myself, so any kind of help i can get in that area would be much appreciated.
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April 28, 2012 7:53:46 PM

Hey
If that's what you decided, create a new sticky with that in mind. :)  Remember to follow the sticky under the thread "how to ask for new build advice" as a guide. I don't know your budget so I can't recommend parts just yet. Since you're buying pre-built, I would assume 1000+. I'll start you of then with this:

i5 2500k
Gigabyte z77-ud3h
G-skill Ripjaws 8Gb (4Gb x 2) DDR3 1600 Cl9 1.5 V RAM
WD Caviar Black 500 Gb (depends on how much you want)
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 64 Gb or 128 Gb (note that its more expensive as you go higher)
Sapphire Radeon 7870
Seasonic S12II 520 W

That should be about 1000.
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May 6, 2012 2:36:56 PM

Best answer selected by eddieshoucs.
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