Gaming computer build, any suggestions?

I've never built a computer before. Any changes?

CPU: Intelcore i5-2500k
= $230

Motherboard: Gigabyte Ga- X79- UD3 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6GB/s USB 3.0 ATX
= $230

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDRS PCI Express
= $300

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3
= $100

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA 3 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache
= $120

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Towee ATX
= $60

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast
= $100

SSD: Crucial 64 GB
= $70

Total= $1, 210
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  1. Draakon said:
    I've never built a computer before. Any changes?

    CPU: Intelcore i5-2500k
    = $230

    Motherboard: Gigabyte Ga- X79- UD3 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6GB/s USB 3.0 ATX
    = $230

    GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDRS PCI Express
    = $300

    RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3
    = $100

    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA 3 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache
    = $120

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Towee ATX
    = $60

    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast
    = $100

    SSD: Crucial 64 GB
    = $70

    Total= $1, 210

    You change your gpu to the new 7850 MSI twin frozr OC which comes around 260 $ and yes 16 gb would be too high for gaming go for 8 gb and yes with the cash u saved u could get the ivy bridge i5 3570k but that's ur wish and yes you could go with Z77mobo
  2. Thanks man ill look into it
  3. cpu doesnt fit mobo. mobo is socket 2011, cpu is socket 1155
  4. Yes that's right and go for a good z77 Mobo and yes will you OC your CPU and GPU then go for the GPU I said more future proof and you can save your cash
  5. dudewitbow said:
    cpu doesnt fit mobo. mobo is socket 2011, cpu is socket 1155


    Thanks dude wouldnt have noticed that
  6. akash123able said:
    Yes that's right and go for a good z77 Mobo and yes will you OC your CPU and GPU then go for the GPU I said more future proof and you can save your cash


    Im thinking this for a z77:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830
  7. Draakon said:

    That is a good choice and is a beast in overclocking I would say go for it

    And yes will you go for 7850 or stay with an 6950 I recommend you to upgrade that and 8 Gb is good enough for an ivy or sandy i5 processor
  8. are you sure you want the micro atx sized one?
  9. dudewitbow said:
    are you sure you want the micro atx sized one?

    Yes that Mobo will be good enough for his needs I guess
  10. akash123able said:
    That is a good choice and is a beast in overclocking I would say go for it

    And yes will you go for 7850 or stay with an 6950 I recommend you to upgrade that and 8 Gb is good enough for an ivy or sandy i5 processor


    Yea ill upgrade the CPU and GPU
  11. Draakon said:
    Yea ill upgrade the CPU and GPU


    That's great I think you will have a very good performance because your build is very good and is also future proof. For 1-2 years CPU and 1 year gpu because the nvidia 7 series and ati 8xxx series will be there
  12. akash123able said:
    That's great I think you will have a very good performance because your build is very good and is also future proof. For 1-2 years CPU and 1 year gpu because the nvidia 7 series and ati 8xxx series will be there


    Sounds good thanks for the tips
  13. Draakon said:
    Sounds good thanks for the tips

    Your Welcome !
    And yes I donot live in the US or EU I live in Asia and have heard that micro centre is a good place for shopping and you could save some bucks
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