PC check

I just want to make sure all these components will work really great together. This is my first PC build so I've been just checking other peoples builds online and figuring out what seems to work out. Please give it a quick look over and see if it all looks good.


Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor
Gigabyte Intel Z68 Micro ATX LGA 1155 Motherboard (GA-Z68MA-D2H-B​3)
Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2
NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Case 921RB-BL
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
Logitech S120 2.0 Multimedia Speakers
Cooler Master V8 Nickel Plated Copper Base Aluminum Fins 8 Heatpipes Core i7 1366 CPU Cooler - (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP​)
Patriot Memory Torqx 2 Series 64 GB SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) PT264GS25SSDR
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1556-KR
Asus VW193DR 19-Inch LCD Monitor
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

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  1. Everything looks compatible. Just make sure that cooler also fits Socket 1155 boards (I'm fairly sure it does though).

    Also fairly sure you could build something a little better at gaming from your budget (if gaming was your primary concern).

    Less RAM, cheaper cooler, few tweaks here and there and I'm fairly certain a GTX 560Ti could be squeezed into budget.
  2. Yes I am planning on building a gaming pc too.

    Should I use Arctic Silver?

    Also if I use the v8 do I need more fans? Or if I use the Freezer 13?
    I'll have the stock fan with the cpu too of which I can add to the most logical location.

    Is this the same product as you stated: ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155 Motherboards P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3

    What about this GPU? GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD6850 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card GV-R685OC-1GD

    Do I have everything to make a gaming pc? I just checked this Diablo 3 benchmark PC and here is what they had to say: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/diablo-iii-performance-benchmark,review-32439-3.html

    Do I need a On-Board Gigabit LAN controller? That site just has it listed and I don't know what it does.
  3. Looks compatible but I question why your not going with the newer Z77 and Ivy Bridge??

    19" monitor? You can get a nice 24" for $130 shipped.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261020841486
  4. As soon as I move that monitor sounds really enticing. I'll see if it is still there this weekend when I plan on ordering everything.
  5. the ram not on the mb qal list. i would print it out so that when you order the ram you oner one that on the list.
  6. JudgeWest said:
    Yes I am planning on building a gaming pc too.

    Should I use Arctic Silver?

    Also if I use the v8 do I need more fans? Or if I use the Freezer 13?
    I'll have the stock fan with the cpu too of which I can add to the most logical location.

    Is this the same product as you stated: ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155 Motherboards P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3

    What about this GPU? GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD6850 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card GV-R685OC-1GD

    Do I have everything to make a gaming pc? I just checked this Diablo 3 benchmark PC and here is what they had to say: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/diablo-iii-performance-benchmark,review-32439-3.html

    Do I need a On-Board Gigabit LAN controller? That site just has it listed and I don't know what it does.


    Lol i think you were looking at the bottom of my post which displays my signature. Those aren't build components i was suggesting, thats my own personal build. Only pay attention to stuff written above the ----------- line :)
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