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[Home Built] Need to make sure its all good for gaming

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June 18, 2012 9:19:02 PM

Hey guys, I have been looking and reviewing parts for a new gaming computer that I want to build. I am trying to build it so that in the future I can upgrade it by just adding another graphics card and some more ram and another hard drive etc. Here are the parts im pretty sure are what will be best from asking some friends that helped me out so far in just finding cheaper parts that are the same thing just different brands. I am planning to use this computer for around five years so that's why i'm planning ahead.

Cpu: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD

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

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Im like this one because it has space for an extra graphics card and for my sound card.

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

Ram: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

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

Heat sink: ZALMAN 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

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

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold 850W

Computer Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Orange Trim Computer Case
I only want a Mid Tower because I like the size also this is an amazing case in that it's my favorite color combination.

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

This graphics card, sound card, cd drive and hard drive im pulling out of my old computer, because I recently bought them:

Graphics card: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

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

Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB cache

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


Sound Card: A sound card

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

That's about all i''ve got, if anyone has any recommendations for case fans on bearing type of brands that would be cool, I know they're not really that important but I like good quality, but not to expensive.

Im looking for 2 120mm and a 140mm fan.

thanks for your help guys!
June 18, 2012 9:55:17 PM

If you planning on upgrading ram later, maybe get a single 8GB stick although it doesn't really matter. You could get away with a little less wattage psu (even with two 560 ti's). For fast boot/load times get an SSD.
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