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May 25, 2012 9:01:51 PM

This is my first attempt at building a gaming computer, I want everything to work and run well together and was needing some feedback on my choices. I have everything but a motherboard and was needing some feed on those as well! Thanks!

CPU: Intel i7-2600

Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 550TI

Memory: Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB

Optical Drive: Samsung blu ray combo

Case: Nzxt Technologies Phantom

Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

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May 26, 2012 3:24:29 AM

I think you should wait a bit and try to find a Ivy Bridge CPU and a 600-series GPU. I would recommend a Asus P8Z77 Deluxe and a NZXT Phantom 410 (an updated version of the phantom) .
May 26, 2012 3:48:05 AM

Nothing wrong with your selections. However, the GTX 550ti is only a marginal gaming card at anything over 1440x900 resolution. If gaming is your main interest, and your gaming is 1680x1050 or above, I highly recommend moving up at least a tier in your card selection.
May 26, 2012 10:44:53 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey