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June 30, 2012 4:32:45 AM

Hi, I am new to tom's hardware but i often read your discussions and threads.Sorry if an identical thread already exists. I am planning a new mid to hi-end gaming rig and has decided on these components. Any final thoughts?

1)MONITOR:
Dell 23 inch LCD - AW2310 Monitor

2)KEYBOARD:
Razer Dragon Age II BlackWidow Ultimate

3)MOUSE:
Logitech Gaming Mouse G500

4)MOUSE PAD:
Razer Dragon Age II Goliathus Speed Edition

5)GAMEPAD CONTROLLER:
Microsoft Wired Controller

6)PEN DRIVE:
Transcend Jet Flash 700 USB 3.0 8GB

7)CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500 Processor

8)MOTHERBOARD:
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Motherboard

9)GPU:
Asus NVIDIA GTX 670 DC2T 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

10)RAM:
G.Skill RipjawsX 16 GB RAM (F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL)

11)HDD:
WD 1 TB HDD Internal Hard Drive (WD1002FAEX)

12)SSD:
OCZ Vertex 4 128 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive (VTX4-25SAT3-128G)

13)OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32/64 Bit (Full Pack)

14)OPTICAL DRIVE:
Asus DRW-24B3ST Internal Optical Drive

15)SOUNDCARD:
Steelseries Siberia USB Soundcard

16)SPEAKER:
Logitech Z506 Multimedia Speakers

17)HEADSET:
Steelseries Siberia Headset 5H V2 Black

18)PSU:
Corsair CMPSU-800GUK PSU

19)COOLER:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Cooler

20)CABINET:
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced (USB 3.0 version)

21)UPS:
Suitable APC UPS

TOTAL PRICE: INR 175000(ESTIMATED)

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June 30, 2012 6:13:21 AM

Please ...anyone? Won't you help a newcomer? Please post your comments and I will be immensely obliged and helped.
June 30, 2012 6:17:17 AM

Hello & Welcome
Of course we will help you :p 
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June 30, 2012 6:23:53 AM

1- Make sure that your CPU is the "K" version, the non "K" i5 2500 has a locked multiplier so you won't be able to overclock.
2- You may want a more reliable SSD such as Samsung 830
3- Don't grab a reference GTX 670, latest roundup of GTX 670s tested by Toms showed that the Gigabyte GTX 670 with the Windfroce 3X cooler is the best, and it's factory OCed and costs $400.
4- A 800W PSU is overkill for your system, all you need is a true Quality 600W PSU, though this corsair modular one is great in case you planned on SLI.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
5- Everything else seem to be okay, Case is your own choice.
June 30, 2012 6:40:42 AM

yes, i do plan on adding a sli later. I won't overclock, so won't need the K. is the ram(1600 Mhz) compatible with 2500? also is a 3d 23" better or a non-3d 27" in terms of gaming,i,e,which is more enjoyable?
June 30, 2012 6:42:43 AM

for ssd, is an intel 520 better in terms of reliability than a samsung 830 or should i go for a crucial m4?
June 30, 2012 8:28:37 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
June 30, 2012 9:46:00 AM

You need to read about 3D to understand how it works and to know your limitations.
Yup Intel 520 is more reliable. The 1600 MHz RAM is compatible just be sure that you get a 1.5V RAM.
You'll need the K model if you're going to SLI later to get the most out of the GPU to eliminate Bottleneck.
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