FIRST GAMING COMP BUILD: Will these parts go together?

Hi, I am new to building computers and I am currently about to make my first computer build.
Here is a list of components I wish to use in the computer:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Processor 3.3 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Case: NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Case

RAM: Kingston HyperX 12GB Kit (3x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3 DIMM Desktop Memory

HDD: 1 TB


So will these components work well together without overheating or problems like that? And is the i5 cpu good enough for the gtx 560? or is it bottlenecked? Please give opinions/answers to these questions so I can make the right build without screwing it up LOL.

The computer is for gaming. My budget for the build is around 900-1100 range (I've already roughly calculated it to be around 1020 dollars or something around that price range)
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  1. Hard to say without a budget and intended usage.
  2. azeem40 said:
    Hard to say without a budget and intended usage.


    I'm gonna game with it lol and my budget is really around 1000 or less, but I want to play alot of the modern games without having to upgrade the graphics for at least a while.
  3. Anything you don't need? Like KB/Mouse/OS/Monitor?
  4. azeem40 said:
    Anything you don't need? Like KB/Mouse/OS/Monitor?



    Oh yeah lol, I didn't think that part would be too important LOL.

    KB: Standard dell kb lol nothing special.

    Mouse: Don't need one :p

    OS: Windows 7

    Monitor: Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) Widescreen LED Monitor with Full HD 1080p and Speakers - Black


    I'm just a tad bit iffy on the monitor; will it be good enough for those modern games? My guess is yes most likely but I'm not sure because it has kind of a cheap price...
  5. I don't mean to be rude or anything lol, but will the cpu gpu and whatnot go well together with the motherboard I selected? that is my biggest concern. Also, will any of those parts have a chance of overheating or screwing up with the other parts? Basically what I'm trying to say that is it a jigsaw puzzle that fits all together or no?
  6. I don't see how that is rude, but no, it shouldn't.
  7. Yes, those parts should work but I have a lot of suggestions.

    The 750Watt power supply is way overkill for a GTX560. You could save some money by going with a 600 to 650Watt model. Trust me, 600 to 650 is way more than enough power for that set up.

    The chipset on the motherboard is outdated. I would recommend a Z77 motherboard. With that you can accomplish several things:
    1. Save yourself a bunch of money by going to dual channel ram dropping from 12GB to 8GB.
    2. You can go with the current Ivy Bridge processor technology
    3. You can take advantage of PCI Express 3.0 instead of 2.0.

    With the savings I think you could get a stronger and more power efficient video card from the current generation.

    I would aim for an HD7850 which is significantly stronger than a GTX560 and is a PCI Express 3.0 card.

    Questions:
    How soon are you looking to build?
    What resolution of monitor(s) are you planning to use?
  8. rwayne said:
    Yes, those parts should work but I have a lot of suggestions.

    The 750Watt power supply is way overkill for a GTX560. You could save some money by going with a 600 to 650Watt model. Trust me, 600 to 650 is way more than enough power for that set up.

    The chipset on the motherboard is outdated. I would recommend a Z77 motherboard. With that you can accomplish several things:
    1. Save yourself a bunch of money by going to dual channel ram dropping from 12GB to 8GB.
    2. You can go with the current Ivy Bridge processor technology
    3. You can take advantage of PCI Express 3.0 instead of 2.0.

    With the savings I think you could get a stronger and more power efficient video card from the current generation.

    I would aim for an HD7850 which is significantly stronger than a GTX560 and is a PCI Express 3.0 card.

    Questions:
    How soon are you looking to build?
    What resolution of monitor(s) are you planning to use?


    Is the HD7850 cheaper or same price as the gtx 560? I mainly went with the Nvidia because I am more familiar with their product levels and which ones are more powerful or less powerful, but I am totally willing to go with the HD7850 as long as it will be ok with the cpu, as I have heard from my friend that he has problems with his really nice amd gpu because he uses it with an intel i5 cpu. But then again its a laptop he's using XD
  9. The HD7850 is around $220 mark. Yes, it is more than the GTX560 but I am sure you can make up for it in cost savings. Right now Nvidia does not have any competitive products in the midrange market. This will soon be filled with the introduction of the GTX660 and GTX660ti which will most likely come in August and September.

    The current generation of AMD cards are known as the HD7000 series.

    The H7900 series being the enthusiast line, the 7800 being the midrange line, and the 7700 being a step below that.
  10. Try this:


    LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106333
    Item #: N82E16827106333
    -$3.00 Instant
    $22.99
    $19.99


    IN WIN MANA134 Black SEEC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108407
    Item #: N82E16811108407
    -$20.00 Instant
    $74.99
    $54.99


    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
    Item #: N82E16822236339
    -$10.00 Instant
    $109.99
    $99.99


    XFX Core Edition FX-785A-ZNFC Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150617
    Item #: N82E16814150617
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $234.99


    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
    Item #: N82E16817139028
    -$10.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $79.99
    $69.99


    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426
    Item #: N82E16820231426
    $43.99


    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    Item #: N82E16819116504
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $229.99


    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $29.99


    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
    Item #: N82E16813157293
    $124.99

    Total before rebates: $908.91
    $40 of rebates available.

    If you wanted to max out the gaming performance of this rig you probably have enough room in your budget to go for a Nvidia GTX 670 which is significantly faster than the 7850.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787

    But anyhow this just gives you an example.
  11. i like rwayne's build

    but would add on an ssd.
    Anyone spending the cash to make a new custom build should be considering ssd as a no-brainer. You could also then switch to a 1.5 or 2TB "green" slower speed HDD so bigger for the same price.

    also, "if" you were set to buy an aftermarket cooler such as the 212-plus, just get the 212-evo for $10 more. New and improved is always good. $10 shouldn't destroy your budget
  12. i am surprised no one pointed out you had a dual channel motherboard originally and yet 3 sticks of ram
  13. skaggy said:
    i am surprised no one pointed out you had a dual channel motherboard originally and yet 3 sticks of ram


    Sorry to be a newbie, but what does that exactly mean?

    Oh and another thing. Will the standard CPU heat sink keep the cpu cool or do I need to invest in another heatsink?
  14. Some motherboards (not many) require triple channel ram which means they must be installed in threes. The most common configuration is 6GB of ram in a 3 x 2GB set up

    Dual channel these days tends to be more popular. As you can imagine they are installed in pairs and the most common config is 8GB of ram. 2 x 4GB

    I did not catch this originally as there was no hyperlink back to the motherboard's retailer / manufacturer

    A standard CPU cooler should be good if you don't overclock. Personally I don't like fooling with them as they:
    1.) at times are harder to install.
    2.) Don't look very good
    3.) Don't cool as well
  15. rwayne said:
    Some motherboards (not many) require triple channel ram which means they must be installed in threes. The most common configuration is 6GB of ram in a 3 x 2GB set up

    Dual channel these days tends to be more popular. As you can imagine they are installed in pairs and the most common config is 8GB of ram. 2 x 4GB

    I did not catch this originally as there was no hyperlink back to the motherboard's retailer / manufacturer

    A standard CPU cooler should be good if you don't overclock. Personally I don't like fooling with them as they:
    1.) at times are harder to install.
    2.) Don't look very good
    3.) Don't cool as well


    Ah, thanks for the clarification with the dual channel and triple channel; really helped.

    Wait, and what don't you like fooling with? The standard cooler or a different one?
  16. The standard cooler. Don't get me wrong there are some bad aftermarket ones too but you can read the reviews to determine that.

    Cooler Master, Zalman, and Arctic Cooling typically make good ones.

    I use nothing but after market coolers.
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