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First Build. Please give me some feedback!

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May 26, 2012 12:47:36 AM

My First build let me know what you think and if you have any recommendations. My budget is around 1000$.

- CPU & Mobo: Intel core i5 2500 & Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

- GPU: Gigabyte HD 7870 Ghz edition 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- RAM: CORSAIR Vengence 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- PSU & HDD: Cooler Master GX 650 watt 80 plus & Seagate barracuda 1tb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

- DVD drive: Sony
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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May 26, 2012 12:52:32 AM

I would suggest Corsair, Seasonic, Antec PSU instead of CM PSU.
May 26, 2012 12:55:20 AM

Any chance u live near a microcenter? They have way better deal on 3570k and z77 extreme4 Mobo - $290

Still, good build.
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May 26, 2012 12:57:39 AM

J_E_D_70 said:
Any chance u live near a microcenter? They have way better deal on 3570k and z77 extreme4 Mobo - $290

Still, good build.

No, there's no computer parts stores in my area, but thanks for the heads up!
May 26, 2012 1:21:04 AM

Good build, i actually recommend Cooler Master PSU's.

Th tech support is great, and is open in Pacific hours. So if you live in an eastern time zone the tech support stays open till like 9PM. It's very convenient.

all in all good build.

However, i would recommend an AMD CPU, perhaps the quad core bulldozer (FX-4100?)

The performance is good, the price is even better, and the installation is even easier. Amd CPU's are easier to install than intel ones, trust me i have a 2500k and a Athlon dual core
May 26, 2012 1:21:07 AM

You know you need a 64-bit OS (not 32-bit) to utilize your 8 GBs RAM.
May 26, 2012 1:48:33 AM

Ubrales said:
You know you need a 64-bit OS (not 32-bit) to utilize your 8 GBs RAM.

yeah, I already have a copy, but thanks anyways.
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