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Gaming computer build, any suggestions?

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May 8, 2012 3:28:02 AM

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


May 8, 2012 3:43:05 AM

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
May 8, 2012 4:00:48 AM

Thanks man ill look into it
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May 8, 2012 4:03:56 AM

cpu doesnt fit mobo. mobo is socket 2011, cpu is socket 1155
May 8, 2012 4:10:18 AM

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
May 8, 2012 4:28:04 AM

dudewitbow said:
cpu doesnt fit mobo. mobo is socket 2011, cpu is socket 1155


Thanks dude wouldnt have noticed that
May 8, 2012 4:38:00 AM

Draakon said:
Im thinking this for a z77:

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

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
May 8, 2012 4:43:59 AM

are you sure you want the micro atx sized one?
May 8, 2012 4:48:44 AM

dudewitbow said:
are you sure you want the micro atx sized one?

Yes that Mobo will be good enough for his needs I guess
May 8, 2012 4:51:03 AM

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
May 8, 2012 5:00:40 AM

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
May 8, 2012 5:09:00 AM

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
May 8, 2012 5:11:36 AM

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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