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May 27, 2012 5:40:44 PM
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May 27, 2012 7:23:37 PM

That's a very nice build for your first time out and I would like to make a few suggestions to help you get a better gaming rig put together.
I would get a less expensive motherboard , cpu and half of the ram and put that money saved from those choices into a better video card. In a gaming rig it's all about the video card and the better card the better the gaming experience. I'm not sure of your budget and don't know if you have one but a GTX 560Ti or 570 or 670 would be a tremendous improvement over the 550Ti.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $239.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... @129.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99

This is a savings of $140 and by adding that to the cost of the 550Ti you can get ;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$280 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$270 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$280 after rebate

If you have a lot of room in your budget then you can go for this card;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $419.99
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a b 4 Gaming
May 27, 2012 7:38:10 PM

Try this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $151.98 save: $8.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $144.98 save: $15.00
OCZ ZT Series 550W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637... $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $43.99 FREE SHIPPING
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MSI-56TIOC $218.99 - $198.99 after rebate Free Shipping
MSI nVidia GeForce GTX560 Ti OC 1GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card - N560GTX-TI M2D1GD5 OC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

Total: $997.89 *not including shipping, mail in rebates, and promo codes


alternate vid card...

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=GA-785OC2G $259.99 Free Shipping
GIGABYTE AMD Radeon HD7850 2GB DDR5 DVI/HDMI/2x Mini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card - GV-R785OC-2GD

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/gigabyte_hd7850_oc... <----- review of that card w/benchmarks

or...

http://www.amazon.com/HD7870-DC2-2GD5-DisplayPort-Utili... $349.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon 2GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card HD7870-DC2-2GD5

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7870_Direct_... ,----- review of that card w/benchmarks

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphi... $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I x 2 / Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N560OC-1GI
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May 27, 2012 10:09:16 PM

inzone said:
That's a very nice build for your first time out and I would like to make a few suggestions to help you get a better gaming rig put together.
I would get a less expensive motherboard , cpu and half of the ram and put that money saved from those choices into a better video card. In a gaming rig it's all about the video card and the better card the better the gaming experience. I'm not sure of your budget and don't know if you have one but a GTX 560Ti or 570 or 670 would be a tremendous improvement over the 550Ti.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $239.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... @129.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99

This is a savings of $140 and by adding that to the cost of the 550Ti you can get ;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$280 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$270 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$280 after rebate

If you have a lot of room in your budget then you can go for this card;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $419.99


a Question, u think i can use that processor the i5 3570k with my motherboard (already bought) ??

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May 27, 2012 10:18:52 PM

inzone said:
That's a very nice build for your first time out and I would like to make a few suggestions to help you get a better gaming rig put together.
I would get a less expensive motherboard , cpu and half of the ram and put that money saved from those choices into a better video card. In a gaming rig it's all about the video card and the better card the better the gaming experience. I'm not sure of your budget and don't know if you have one but a GTX 560Ti or 570 or 670 would be a tremendous improvement over the 550Ti.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $239.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... @129.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99

This is a savings of $140 and by adding that to the cost of the 550Ti you can get ;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$280 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$270 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$280 after rebate

If you have a lot of room in your budget then you can go for this card;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $419.99


do you think this

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Series-Supply-RS650...

will support a EVGA 570 And the i5 3570k?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 27, 2012 11:33:33 PM

The motherboard that you already have will support the 3570 because it's the same socket type and you may need a bios update for that cpu. The psu (CoolerMaster) is not a good brand choice but the size (650w) will support the 570 and 3570 , I would like to see a better brand quality wise, it's to your benefit. I don't think that the 560 is a good choice but if it's what you can aford then you should go for it , since it's a better card then the 550Ti.
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