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CyberPower $1000ish gaming build(first time)

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May 11, 2012 10:59:59 PM

Hello, this is my first build and I would like your opinions of it.
I'll be using this computer for gaming.
I'm not looking to run any specific game really.
I plan to use this build for quite a few years to come so I'm looking for
good quality parts that will last.

p.s I heard I should drop the liquid cooling but I want something thats quiet but still keeps my cpu cool so if someone's got a better alternative I'm all ears.


Plan to purchase within 2 days(by May 13)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.

Monitor resolution is 1024x768 but I plan to upgrade to a better monitor later.

---Build parts---
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)

Cooling: Asetek 550LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull)

Motherboard: [CrossFireX] Asus P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Intel

Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

Power Supply: 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
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OverClocking: No (Don't Have any knowledge in this area)

Crossfire: No (Don't Have any knowledge in this area)

Cost: $1000 (after 5% off coupon) I'm willing to go up a little in price maybe 50 bucks if needed.

Any and all help will be appreciated.
If any more information is needed please ask.

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June 9, 2012 9:58:59 PM
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It looks great I have the i5 2500k that should last 8-10 years before you need to upgrade 3.3 ghz is to die for and you can overclock and add 2-3 years to how long it will last for gaming I would get hyperx ram though.
June 10, 2012 8:15:41 PM

Best answer selected by Ominousforces.
June 11, 2012 3:42:00 PM

I would also change the RAM to 4gb x 2 config.

I'm no fan of liquid cooling. but if i did, i would get a good one, not the crappy one that comes free. Corsair H60 or better... push-pull config.
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