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Rate my $1500 FIRST gaming build

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May 27, 2012 10:10:57 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: I will be ordering Wednesday 31st May

Budget Range: £1000/$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly for gaming, but with some home media centre use. But gaming is the key idea behind build.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers etc. Just need feedback on parts listed.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.ebuyer.com

Country: England

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia, Corsair

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, 1280x1024 (Im going to want to be able to happily run HD)

Additional Comments: My first build so not fussed on dual gpus etc as im going to struggle sorting it all out. Simplicity to a reasonable degree.

Parts:
Intel i5 2500k
http://www.ebuyer.com/251596-intel-core-i5-2500k-3-3ghz...
MSI P67A-GD53
http://www.ebuyer.com/261288-msi-p67a-gd53-b3-p67-socke...
Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce 3X
http://www.ebuyer.com/368520-gigabyte-gv-n670oc-2gd-gv-...
Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
http://www.ebuyer.com/272176-kingston-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-16...
WD 1TB Caviar Green SATA-III 3.5" Hard Drive
http://www.ebuyer.com/321341-wd-1tb-caviar-green-sata-i...
Corsair Carbide 400R
http://www.ebuyer.com/276069-corsair-carbide-400r-case-...
LiteOn IHOS104 SATA Blu-Ray
http://www.ebuyer.com/339402-liteon-ihos104-sata-blu-ra...
Akasa Venom Voodoo
http://www.ebuyer.com/290959-akasa-venom-voodoo-intel-7...
Corsair TX 650W
http://www.ebuyer.com/257232-corsair-tx-650w-v2-psu-80p...


Will be running Windows 7. Thank you for your feedback

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May 27, 2012 10:30:32 PM

mistercage said:
Approximate Purchase Date: I will be ordering Wednesday 31st May

Budget Range: £1000/$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly for gaming, but with some home media centre use. But gaming is the key idea behind build.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers etc. Just need feedback on parts listed.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.ebuyer.com

Country: England

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia, Corsair

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, 1280x1024 (Im going to want to be able to happily run HD)

Additional Comments: My first build so not fussed on dual gpus etc as im going to struggle sorting it all out. Simplicity to a reasonable degree.

Parts:
Intel i5 2500k
http://www.ebuyer.com/251596-intel-core-i5-2500k-3-3ghz...
MSI P67A-GD53
http://www.ebuyer.com/261288-msi-p67a-gd53-b3-p67-socke...
Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce 3X
http://www.ebuyer.com/368520-gigabyte-gv-n670oc-2gd-gv-...
Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
http://www.ebuyer.com/272176-kingston-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-16...
WD 1TB Caviar Green SATA-III 3.5" Hard Drive
http://www.ebuyer.com/321341-wd-1tb-caviar-green-sata-i...
Corsair Carbide 400R
http://www.ebuyer.com/276069-corsair-carbide-400r-case-...
LiteOn IHOS104 SATA Blu-Ray
http://www.ebuyer.com/339402-liteon-ihos104-sata-blu-ra...
Akasa Venom Voodoo
http://www.ebuyer.com/290959-akasa-venom-voodoo-intel-7...
Corsair TX 650W
http://www.ebuyer.com/257232-corsair-tx-650w-v2-psu-80p...


Will be running Windows 7. Thank you for your feedback



Even if you find no real fault with this build please tell me so I know I'm good to go ahead and buy
a b 4 Gaming
May 27, 2012 11:20:26 PM

get the Z77 ASRock Extreme4 board. P67 is outdated.
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May 28, 2012 6:15:51 AM

azeem40 said:
get the Z77 ASRock Extreme4 board. P67 is outdated.


Would you still reccomend the z68 version?
a b 4 Gaming
May 28, 2012 6:17:46 AM

Not with IB. You are essentially wasting its potential.
May 28, 2012 6:21:45 AM

Looks like a solid build. a couple suggestions though.

-I would get the new i5 Ivy Bridge instead of old sany bridges. then you would go with the z77 cause it's build for the IB. And your case fits for it perfect cause of the front USB ports

-I would switch the cooler to 212 EVO, it's great deal for the money. Can OC up to 4.5Ghz

-the 650W PSU is good, but if you want to SLI in the future I would upgrade to a 750W.

-You also want to make sure your RAM is low profile so your heat sink fits properly
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