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June 19, 2012 8:07:21 AM

Hi I've taken a long time of deciding on whether to get a gaming laptop or building a gaming PC straight from ground. I've decided I'd rather build one straight from the ground. I feel that doing that would give me far more than a gaming laptop. I'm very new to computers but I'm eagerly willing to learn as much as I can to build my machine and understand how it works. I understand that I had to find parts to make a machine so i scoured around the net and local pc stores to find some:

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail

ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - 1600MHz, 2x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered

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

ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

Western Digital WD10EALX Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 1TB, 3.5", SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 32MB

Crucial CT128M4SSD2 m4 2.5" Solid State Drive - 128GB, SATA III 6Gb/s

NZXT PHAN-001WT Phantom Full-Tower Case - E-ATX, ATX, MicroATX, 5 x 5.25" Bays, 7 x 3.5"Bays, 200mm LED Fan, White


As for the Graphics Card, A local dealer of mine can supply me with a Gigabyte Gtx680 for 500. What I would really like is some feedback on my new build so far, and what I can do to save money, gain performance, and especially the " why ". I'm pretty newbie at this stuff, but again I do want to learn :ange:  .

Edit 1: Darn, I should have put this in but my Budget for the tower alone is $1800 (after taxes). As for other hardware I feel that I should take it one step at a time.

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June 19, 2012 7:11:37 PM

Thanks for the response!! and why is it better, if you dont mind telling :) 
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June 19, 2012 9:54:19 PM

goose1 said:
Thanks for the response!! and why is it better, if you dont mind telling :) 

That build uses the newer Z77 motherboard and Ivy Bridge CPU - but knowing your budget would help to suggest a system, that one looks like it goes a bit out of the budget.
June 19, 2012 10:50:27 PM

goose1 said:
Thanks for the response!! and why is it better, if you dont mind telling :) 

it uses a z77 chipset and a newer ivy bridge chip as g-unit1111 stated. it has a power supply that is about the same quality but cheaper, a great ssd (i use the mushkin chronos deluxe myself), and the 670 is almost the same as the 680 but for cheaper. if you dont need that much capacity for the SSD, you can get the crucial 128gb

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June 20, 2012 2:22:12 AM

I will be happy to comment but I ask you to give all the data we need first. It just makes it all quicker:
June 27, 2012 5:13:27 PM

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June 27, 2012 7:46:27 PM

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