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June 11, 2012 4:53:40 AM

Hey guys, this is my first time building a computer and dont know much about it. So if you guys dont mind please rate my build or give some suggestions. The parts listed have not been bought yet other then the computer case. I'll mostly be playing Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2. Games I'd like to start playing are Call of duty games, Crysis, WoW and other popular FPS games.

Thermaltake Chaser MK-I
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model 1260i
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RFBIUU/ref=ox_sc_a...

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Galaxy 56NPH6HS4IXX GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.

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June 11, 2012 4:58:17 AM

That MOBO is not compatible with the CPU. The Rosewil BRONZE isn't very good, and 1000W is overkill.
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June 11, 2012 6:38:48 AM

Anything over 8GB of memory is overkill for gaming, if you want to knock the price down some. A 750W PSU is also massive overkill a decent 450-500 Watt would be plenty as it sits now.

What is your monitor resolution? Thinking take some money saved from above and get a HD7850 if you can. The 560 is last Gen and not very good for 1080p, especially if you want to play crysis
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June 11, 2012 6:59:50 AM

RAM:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: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...
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June 11, 2012 7:47:50 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99 - $74.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $259.99
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $234.98 save: $20.00 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $17.99
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
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June 11, 2012 8:03:23 AM

Why_Me said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99 - $74.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $259.99
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $234.98 save: $20.00 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $17.99
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

+1 OP this is solid advice. ;) 
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June 11, 2012 8:10:14 AM

550watt psu is enough 8 gig of ram is heaps for any game the rest was ok
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June 11, 2012 8:50:44 AM

Might as well get an Ivy Bridge CPU, since they are the same price as Sandy Bridges atm.

This would also mean you would need to get a z77 or h77 motherboard. If you don't plan to Overclock, SLI, or run multiple monitors you can save money going H77, otherwise Z77 is fine.

8 GB ram, like everyone said - Personally I like Kingston and Crucial for RAM brands, but I guess that's a personal thing.

I'd get a Haf 912 for the case, they just have more room for video cards compared to other budget cases, thanks to removable HD tray.
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June 12, 2012 4:22:16 PM

Best answer selected by demonkiller0144.
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June 12, 2012 4:28:17 PM

Thanks for all the help guys. I like why_me advice and will most likely go that route.
Also if i wanted to use 2 or 3 monitors later on would that graphics card be able to handle it?
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June 12, 2012 4:58:08 PM

demonkiller0144 said:
Thanks for all the help guys. I like why_me advice and will most likely go that route.
Also if i wanted to use 2 or 3 monitors later on would that graphics card be able to handle it?

Yep

http://us.msi.com/product/vga/R7850-Twin-Frozr-2GD5-OC....

Video Output Function
Dual-link DVI x 1
Mini DisplayPort x 2
HDMI x 1
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June 14, 2012 2:37:25 PM

My build changed a little so hope this one is better?

LITE-ON DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hec ZEPHYR ZEPHY580MX 580W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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