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June 4, 2012 10:54:53 PM

Here are my specs I was wondering if there were any issues such as compatibility, enough power, or anything else?

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Case: Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Data HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (this is just to boot up windows on is it big enough?)
GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Motherboard: ASUS P8H77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit OEM

This is a mid-range build for my budget which is $1400. All these items + tax come to a total of $1,255.34 I'm not sure if this is with all the rebates or not though. Again if I have any issues or you have any suggestions please comment, thanks!
June 4, 2012 11:01:56 PM

1: get a antec 302 case or antec one. they have better build quality
2:im prety sure that the seagate drive is faster. it depends on the price though
3: personally i think 60gb is a bit tight in space. get a 120gb drive such as the crucial or mushkin chronos
4: h77 will not allow for overclocking. if you are to overclock, get z77 boards
5: no point of getting sandy bridge when ivy bridge chips are faster. get the i5 3550 if you are not to overclock and get i5 3570k if you do. if you are to overclock, get a aftermarket heatsink such as the hyper 212 evo
June 4, 2012 11:20:27 PM

Okay but no compatibility issues that you see?
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June 4, 2012 11:24:33 PM

Jordannn15 said:
Okay but no compatibility issues that you see?

Is this a US build? Because if that's US dollars and your purchasing in the US then something is very wrong with that total price. Also you went over kill on your psu. A 520w - 550w psu will easily push that build. If want the option to add another card later on then you want a 750w psu and a board meant for dual cards.
June 4, 2012 11:29:56 PM

Jordannn15 said:
Okay but no compatibility issues that you see?


nope not at all. read why_me's comment first
June 5, 2012 4:52:28 AM

Yes this is a US build, I'm buying all the components from newegg.com. If you don't mind will you build me a rig from parts from newegg or amazon? Only preferences are i5-2500k sandy bridge, GeForce 560 Ti, 1920x1080 res monitor, and 8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM. Thanks!

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June 5, 2012 5:08:07 AM
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Jordannn15 said:
Yes this is a US build, I'm buying all the components from newegg.com. If you don't mind will you build me a rig from parts from newegg or amazon? Only preferences are i5-2500k sandy bridge, GeForce 560 Ti, 1920x1080 res monitor, and 8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM. Thanks!

This is a copy & paste from a previous build I posted today. Just switch out that RAM for the Corsair if that's what you prefer. The Corsair RAM is linked down below this build.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006I2H0YS/ref=ox_sc_a... $76.81 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99
ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z75%20Pro3/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios.

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3570K-Processor-BX8063... $237.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $35.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $46.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

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.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... $400 - $430
GTX 670 2GB

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6... <----- gtx 670 review w/benchmarks

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

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: $1,314.71 *not including shipping / rebates


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-PC3-128... $27.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 4 GB PC3-12800 1600mhz 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit SDRAM CML4GX3M2A1600C9


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <---- Look for the Corsair Vengeance LOW PROFILE RAM on there. It comes in either black or blue.
June 5, 2012 5:19:32 AM

Okay sorry I'm kind of stupid what do I take out if I don't want to add a second card later?
June 5, 2012 5:44:35 AM

jk i see it now lol thanks
June 5, 2012 5:48:01 AM

Jordannn15 said:
jk i see it now lol thanks

I just edited that post (build) again to bring the price down even more. Most states don't charge for tax when you use amazon so that may help also.
June 5, 2012 6:00:17 AM

wait so which CPU should i use if i'm not going to OC or add a video card later?
June 5, 2012 6:10:00 AM

Jordannn15 said:
wait so which CPU should i use if i'm not going to OC or add a video card later?

It would be this right down here. Good call btw seeing how over clocking any 1155 cpu doesn't net you much at all in regards to gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B75%20Pro3/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637... $197.74 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450
June 5, 2012 6:40:45 AM

I don't need the 212 evo heatsink if i get the i5-3550 cpu right? And is 4gb of ram enough?
June 5, 2012 7:01:47 AM

Jordannn15 said:
I don't need the 212 evo heatsink if i get the i5-3550 cpu right? And is 4gb of ram enough?

4GB is fine for a gaming build, and no you don't need that heat sink if your not over clocking. I would go with the 3450 as it won't make any noticeable difference, and size up to 8GB of RAM.
June 5, 2012 7:12:53 AM

Okay I'm pretty sure this is what I'm going with:

CPU: i5-3450 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0ECE/ref=ox_sc_a...
RAM: Corsair Dominator 4 GB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BYRLDQ/ref=ox_sc_a...
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 PRO3 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007P709YI/ref=ox_sc_a...
PSU: XFX ATX 550w http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RJ8EKI/ref=ox_sc_a...
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit OEM http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q0PT3I/ref=ox_sc_a...
Case: Antec One Computer Case http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006TVQU6C/ref=ox_sc_a...
GPU: GeForce GTX 670 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Z3HZIA/ref=ox_sc_a...
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057FRTPW/ref=ox_sc_a...
HDD: Seagate Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200RPM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SATA III SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor: ASUS VS228H-P 21.5" Full-HD LED Monitor (black) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BZNDOO/ref=ox_sc_a...

Price totaling at: $1304.62!!!!
June 5, 2012 7:23:36 AM

Jordannn15 said:
Okay I'm pretty sure this is what I'm going with:

CPU: i5-3450 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0ECE/ref=ox_sc_a...
RAM: Corsair Dominator 4 GB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BYRLDQ/ref=ox_sc_a...
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 PRO3 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007P709YI/ref=ox_sc_a...
PSU: XFX ATX 550w http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RJ8EKI/ref=ox_sc_a...
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit OEM http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q0PT3I/ref=ox_sc_a...
Case: Antec One Computer Case http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006TVQU6C/ref=ox_sc_a...
GPU: GeForce GTX 670 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Z3HZIA/ref=ox_sc_a...
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057FRTPW/ref=ox_sc_a...
HDD: Seagate Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200RPM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SATA III SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor: ASUS VS228H-P 21.5" Full-HD LED Monitor (black) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BZNDOO/ref=ox_sc_a...

Price totaling at: $1304.62!!!!

Go back to that 4GB set I linked you to. That old school Corsair Dominator is 1.65v RAM and it will mess up the memory controllers on these 1155 boards. You want 1.5v RAM like that 4GB set I linked. Otherwise that build you have up there looks good. :) 
June 5, 2012 7:34:18 AM

CPU: i5-3450 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 4 GB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056J1GTO/ref=ox_sc_a...
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 PRO3 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
PSU: XFX ATX 550w http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] 7S5IENCRFA
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit OEM http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
Case: Antec One Computer Case http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PHGHAXLHDG
GPU: GeForce GTX 670 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
HDD: Seagate Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200RPM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152181
SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SATA III SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226236
Monitor: ASUS VS228H-P 21.5" Full-HD LED Monitor (black) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER

Okay I'm pretty sure I picked that RAM you told me too so here's the price now - $1,289.05
June 5, 2012 7:39:33 AM

Thanks you were soooooo much help!!!!
June 5, 2012 7:39:53 AM

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June 5, 2012 7:40:41 AM

Jordannn15 said:
CPU: i5-3450 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 4 GB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056J1GTO/ref=ox_sc_a...
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 PRO3 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
PSU: XFX ATX 550w http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] 7S5IENCRFA
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit OEM http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
Case: Antec One Computer Case http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PHGHAXLHDG
GPU: GeForce GTX 670 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER
HDD: Seagate Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200RPM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152181
SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SATA III SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226236
Monitor: ASUS VS228H-P 21.5" Full-HD LED Monitor (black) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] PDKIKX0DER

Okay I'm pretty sure I picked that RAM you told me too so here's the price now - $1,289.05

That build of yours is killer. A gtx 670 and a 120GB SATA 3 SSD along with a killer monitor. NICE!
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