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June 16, 2012 3:06:27 PM


I'm planning to build my first gaming pc. I would just like some input for the parts i'm using:

Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 S.1155 Intel Z68 ATX Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Blu 8 GB PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit

EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX480 1536MB GDDR5 Dual DVI, HDMI, SLI Graphics Cards

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC064B/WW 64GB 2.5 SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Corsair Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX

Thank you !

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June 16, 2012 4:36:10 PM

That looks like a great build .... for a year ago. I'd upgrade to current generation components, tho might wanna keep the 2500k if ya big into over clocking....otherwise.....

$385 ASUS P8Z77-V w/ i5-3570k

$55 2 x 4Gb Corsair DDR3-1600 CAS 9 white

$430 Asus 670 DCII Cu TOP

$115 Mushkin Chronos Deluxe twice the size, much faster, longer life for just $30 more

$125 Corsair 500R + $120 Corsair TX850

$50 Hyper 612 PWM

$50 Asus BR Player / DVD Writer
June 16, 2012 5:56:43 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
June 16, 2012 6:37:50 PM

Could you please fill this out:
Blind recommendations without a budget are just dumb.

Jack, how do you know OP wants to spend that much? The GTX 480 is only $220/$210 now and the Z68AP is a fairly cheap board. I'm pretty sure you're way above his amount he's willing to spend.

Check out my $850 build or $650 build here:
I'm assuming in between there is the amount you want to spend.