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  1. CPU-GPU combo-awesome

    Ram-terrible

    Case-awesome

    PSU-Awesome

    Get some corsair vengeance or g.skill sniper or kingston hyper x and you have a solid gaming monstrosity
  2. Do you think the 850w psu is overkill? I might end up going SLI in the future but would it be safe to drop down to a 750W or even a 650w? I also saw these two motherboards and want to know if they would work well too:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128550

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502
  3. 850W is a bit much. Just stick with 750W. The Corsair TX750 would work well.

    You're links for the MoBo's are broken by the way. For your CPU, I would recommend Asrock z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 however.

    If you could sneak in 70 more dollars, you can get a 60 Gb SSD. Its not a requirement but I imagine you would be happy with the speed of boot times. Mushkin Chronos 60 Gb.

    If you're overclocking, you need an aftermarket CPU cooler. Cooler Mastere Hyper 212 Evo is what I would recommend.
  4. l0v3rboi said:
    850W is a bit much. Just stick with 750W. The Corsair TX750 would work well.

    You're links for the MoBo's are broken by the way. For your CPU, I would recommend Asrock z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 however.

    If you could sneak in 70 more dollars, you can get a 60 Gb SSD. Its not a requirement but I imagine you would be happy with the speed of boot times. Mushkin Chronos 60 Gb.

    If you're overclocking, you need an aftermarket CPU cooler. Cooler Mastere Hyper 212 Evo is what I would recommend.


    Alright. So I'll go with the 750W. As for the MoBo, it looks like you're talking about something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

    is there a reason why? It is also a fair amount cheaper than the one I had selected already. What makes this one better? If I do get that MoBo, I could use the savings to look at getting an SSD. I was thinking about getting an aftermarket CPU cooler and it seems the one you posted is pretty popular so I think I'll get one of those too.
  5. Get the vengeance, 650 watt psu and it is a good looking build!
  6. You won't be able to use that RAM anyway, its a DDR3 SODIMM meant for laptops.
  7. The Asus z68 MoBo you chose is fairly expensive for the features you are getting. The Asrock one will provide you the best features and performance for a significantly lower price.

    If you are getting an aftermarket CPU cooler, I would not get the Corsair Vengeance. The tall heat spreaders may interfere with installation. I would get either one of these models:
    G-Skill Ripjaws, G-Skill Ares or Mushkin Blackline

    Also, get the following specs: DDR3, 1600, 1.5V. They would provide you with the best bang for your buck in terms of performance.
  8. Corsair does sell a Vengeance Low Profile for the same price, so that's also an option if you like Corsair.
  9. Ok so here is my new build with some revisions:

    NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel Chassis
    http://www.amazon.com/Crafted-Series-Tower-Steel-Chassis/dp/B003WE9WQO/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1340667441&sr=1-4

    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=N82E16813157271

    Corsair Enthusiast Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms (I'm going to keep the 850W just because it's only $20 more than the 750W)
    http://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Enthusiast-Series-Certified-Performance/dp/B004MYFODI/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

    Intel Core i5-2500K processor
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500K-Processor/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1340668622&sr=1-4

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=pd_sim_e_3

    Corsair 8 GB Vengeance Blue Low Profile 1600mhz PC3-12800 240-pin Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit 8 Dual Channel Kit
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-1600mhz-PC3-12800/dp/B0058J1Q7O/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340731381&sr=1-2&keywords=corsair+vengeance+8gb+low+profile

    Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1340667627&sr=1-7

    SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (I've chosen this Samsung SSD because it does have good reviews but if you guys are insistent on not getting this I'll consider other recommendations)
    http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC128B-WW/dp/B0077CR60Q/ref=sr_1_18?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1340718954&sr=1-18

    Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST
    http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DRW-24B1ST/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b

    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked 2048 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card (and depending on my funds, if I do have some extra money, what is a graphics card I could upgrade to? Personally I prefer Nvidia/EVGA but I will consider other cards. And I may possibly do SLI with this card)
    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-02G-P3-1469-KR/dp/B0050I1PI8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    What do you guys think?
  10. CPU: Good.
    Motherboard: Good.
    CPU Cooler: Get the Hyper 212 EVO. It performs better.
    RAM: Good.
    HDD: Good.
    SSD: You don't want to sacrifice performance in games for faster loading and boot times. Save the SSD as an upgrade.

    DVD: Good.
    GPU: Underpowered at that budget. Get the Radeon 7850 for $100 more.
  11. azeem40 said:
    CPU: Good.
    Motherboard: Good.
    CPU Cooler: Get the Hyper 212 EVO. It performs better.
    RAM: Good.
    HDD: Good.
    SSD: You don't want to sacrifice performance in games for faster loading and boot times. Save the SSD as an upgrade.

    DVD: Good.
    GPU: Underpowered at that budget. Get the Radeon 7850 for $100 more.


    Is this the 7850 you're talking about?
    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11200-01-20G/dp/B007JCNOZA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1340734384&sr=8-2&keywords=radeon+7850

    It is only $40 more expensive, or would it be worth it do go up to the 7870?
    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11199-03-20G/dp/B007JCNOY6/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1340734384&sr=8-15&keywords=radeon+7850

    And I'll get the Hyper 212 EVO instead.
  12. The 7850 is better price/performance because it OCs to the levels of the GTX 580.
  13. azeem40 said:
    The 7850 is better price/performance because it OCs to the levels of the GTX 580.


    Alright cool. I really want to do CF. Is this a good card for that that will also last me for a couple years?
  14. It should last you a while. But predicting how long is a complicated thing. If you xFire, it should last you for 2 years though. :)
  15. AznInvazn said:


    Nope, not dumb at all. Their naming systems cab be confusing.

    That being said, they are not the same MoBo. The 2nd one from Amazon is the Pro 3 Gen 3. I will not suggest you to get that one since it is built for single GPU computer builds.

    The 1st one is what you want. The Extreme 3 Gen 3.
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