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My First Gaming Computer Build!

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July 7, 2012 10:42:08 PM

Hello fellow forum members. I wanted to see if the parts that I chosen would be compatible with each other. Would you people please be kind to help see if the parts are compatible with each other. Feel free to add suggestions and reccommendation as to because this is my first build and any kind of advice would be very helpful.


Approximate Purchase Date: Possibly this week or next.

Budget Range: 1,300 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, editting (just small ones), homework, recording videos and rendering, uploading

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, and OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com or others that are trusty and well known

Country: U.S

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia GTX, Asrock, ASUS, or Gigabyte Motherboard

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: SLI, etc..

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Full HD 1080p

Additional Comments: I would like a very good audio for music and gaming and something that does not make so much noise as in computer parts. I would also like the parts to be cheap and efficient.


Here are the parts that I choose (Feel free to make suggestions)

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $117.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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 $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $269.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Any opinions and suggestions are welcomed. I will take in consideration of your suggestion.
Thanks a bunch! -unRaveled
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July 7, 2012 11:08:36 PM

EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$279.99 and a $30 rebate makes the final price $249.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anytime that you can get a SeaSonic psu for less and have the same watts I would get it every time. In this case with shipping and rebate on the Corsair it works out to the same price. But you can't dispute the brand quality. The Evga 570 for the same price as the 560Ti is another case of a higher level card for the same price.
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July 7, 2012 11:46:35 PM

If I were you I'd consider getting an AMD graphics card. You can get a MSI Radeon HD 7950 for $320 after rebates with 3 free games. But if you want to go with nvidia I'd ditch the 560ti and go with either the 570 a guy above me linked to, or a gtx 670, if you're willing to spend a bit more, but the Radeon HD 7950 still seems like a better choice.

Also, if you live close to Microcenter, you should consider getting a Core i5 3570K from them. They have it for $190, which is cheaper than the 2500k for a newer processor. You can put the difference towards a z77 mobo.

The rest of the parts seem compatible, but you should wait for someone else to confirm, since I am fairly new to this.
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July 8, 2012 12:01:13 AM

TheBigTroll said:
i blew the budget by 88 dollars. managed to stuff a 670 in it though

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bAw5

Technically you didn't blow the budget. OP said an OS is not required. Good choices, btw.
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July 8, 2012 12:04:16 AM

well then, just take out the OS. if you want to replace that saved chunk of money, id suggest getting a SSD such as the crucial m4 128gb so that you can enjoy fast boot and loading times
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July 8, 2012 12:29:31 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. Can anyone confirm that the parts that I listed are compatible?
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July 8, 2012 12:33:20 AM

my build? yep it all works.
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July 8, 2012 12:35:12 AM

if you care about colors, its gonna be red, black, blue, and grey
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July 8, 2012 12:46:07 AM

Hey TheBigTroll, is my build compatible?
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July 8, 2012 12:46:41 AM

it works but mine is better
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July 8, 2012 12:48:03 AM

Umm troll I really wouldn't need the GTX 670 because I'm not going to game extreme hardcore. Do you know of any other cheaper graphics cards that work?
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July 8, 2012 12:56:20 AM

ok then

by saving the cash spent on the video card, i managed to get you a SSD. you will have to put the os in the SSD and remember to set the drive to be running in AHCI mode in the bios. the hard drive is for other items that dont need speedy load times such as documents or movies

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bAJd

if you dont want the SSd, just drop it completely. this build should still provide you 50+ fps in most games on ultra
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July 8, 2012 1:11:05 AM

Thanks TheBigTroll, anybody else want to give me more suggestions?
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July 8, 2012 3:22:31 AM

There's not much more to suggest Thebigtroll covered the builds that you can get and I would go with the first one with the GTX670 , you don't have to be a hardcore gamer to have a nice video card and there are a few cards above that one. The $1000 GTX 690 and the $500 GTX 680 and 7970 , so the 670 is a couple notches down and a very nice card. You would have nice fluid gameplay with no video problems.
The only other build suggestions that I can think of are more expensive.
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