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$1200ish New Build. HELP ME!

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May 21, 2012 2:43:02 AM

Really new to homebuilds and have been recommended a build, so feedback/improvements/anything else i would need is really appreciated, so if im missing anything major please tell me or suggest parts :)  all feedback is appreciated.

Processor
i5 2500K

Cooling
Corsair H60

Motherboard
MSI P67A-GD53 (B3)

Memory
Kingston HyperX (2x4gb)

Graphics Card
Gigabyte GTX 560 OC Edition

Hard drive
WD 1TB Caviar Green SATA-III 3.5" Hard Drive

Optical Drive
LiteOn BluRay Drive

Case
Corsair Carbide 400R

Power Supply
OCZ Fatal1ty Series 550W Modular PSU

Will be running Windows 7 any feedback/suggestions much appreciated
Thanks for your feedback!

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May 21, 2012 3:13:26 AM

how did you get up to $1200 with those parts?? for a $1200 rig I would definately try to fit in a gtx 670
Anonymous
May 21, 2012 4:09:23 AM

I'd get ivy bridge i5-3570k and z77 board. ditch the corsair h60 and get an antec kuhler 620 its cheaper and performs better and has better quality components. do NOT use a caviar green for a boot drive, get a blue or black, green is too slow (I know from experience). I'd get an SSD boot drive if you can.


images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html?name=Power-Supply-Wattage-Calculator

check to make sure you PSU has enough wattage. I too would get a gtx 670 if budget alloys otherwise a 560 ti. blu ray isn't necessary, I have never found myself needing or wanting it. get a $20 high rated dvd-rw and put more into your graphics card
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Anonymous
May 21, 2012 4:13:34 AM

most people recommend getting a noctua or hyper 212 for the heat sink but they just won't give the antec kuhler 620 a try, it performs quite well for $50
May 21, 2012 4:16:17 AM

i5-3570k
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Gen3
Hyper 212 EVO
PC Power and Cooling 650W PSU
GTX 670
Crucial Ballistix sport 2x4GB RAM
Carbide 500R Corsair Case (great cable management and thermals)
Lite-On 24X DVD Burner

The above will be under your budget and will run MUCH better.
May 21, 2012 7:20:01 AM

mistercage said:
Really new to homebuilds and have been recommended a build, so feedback/improvements/anything else i would need is really appreciated, so if im missing anything major please tell me or suggest parts :)  all feedback is appreciated.

Processor
i5 2500K

Cooling
Corsair H60

Motherboard
MSI P67A-GD53 (B3)

Memory
Kingston HyperX (2x4gb)

Graphics Card
Gigabyte GTX 560 OC Edition

Hard drive
WD 1TB Caviar Green SATA-III 3.5" Hard Drive

Optical Drive
LiteOn BluRay Drive

Case
Corsair Carbide 400R

Power Supply
OCZ Fatal1ty Series 550W Modular PSU

Will be running Windows 7 any feedback/suggestions much appreciated
Thanks for your feedback!

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- please copy & paste this on here
May 21, 2012 5:22:05 PM

Anonymous said:
I'd get ivy bridge i5-3570k and z77 board. ditch the corsair h60 and get an antec kuhler 620 its cheaper and performs better and has better quality components. do NOT use a caviar green for a boot drive, get a blue or black, green is too slow (I know from experience). I'd get an SSD boot drive if you can.


images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html?name=Power-Supply-Wattage-Calculator

check to make sure you PSU has enough wattage. I too would get a gtx 670 if budget alloys otherwise a 560 ti. blu ray isn't necessary, I have never found myself needing or wanting it. get a $20 high rated dvd-rw and put more into your graphics card



The 550W power supply is about 100W more than necessary so thats perfectly fine, i don't mean to be an idiot but am i missing anything? Or have I got all the parts necessary?
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