Help with my first build

Hello, I have made a gaming computer build and I would like to get some other people's opinions before ordering the parts. I think they all are compatible but I may have messed up somewhere.


Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

Wireless: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 PCI Express x1 Wireless N Dual Band Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704133

Graphics: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

Power: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Motherboard: ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131793

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

Cooling Fans: COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103052
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  1. Looks good to me. What will the computer be used for ?
  2. Budget?
  3. Well, if it's more budget oriented, there's a few things you might want to change.

    Case: Good case, a backup you could use is the HAF 912. Great case for the price.

    Hard Drive: Good choice..

    Wireless: Hard to go wrong there.

    Graphics: If you're describing this as a 'budget' computer, the graphics are a little overkill..

    Power: No advice here.

    RAM: You'd be just as good off with 4GB in most cases, or with 8GB DDR3 @1333..1600 DDR3 offers an undetectable, minuscule performance boost, typically not worth the price jump.

    Motherboard: As long as everything's compatible, no problem..

    Processor: I'd recommend an i5 2500k, incredible performance and overclocking ability for the price.

    Fan: Nothing to do here.

    Hope this helps.
  4. Whoops, I plan to use it for playing newer games. My preferred budget is around $900-$1000.
  5. Get a ATI 6850, one of the best budget graphics cards there are..and an i5 2500k. There's really no better processor for custom drivers and overclocking. And it's just plain old fast.
  6. Cool, thanks for the responses. So the i5 2500 is worth the $20 increase compared to the i5 2400?
  7. No.
    xx, the 560ti is a lot better..
  8. If you go with 2500K you need a board that overclocks and a cpu cooler.
    -Bruce
  9. The 560 Ti is a lot better, didn't think of that card..
  10. Well, if your budget is that high, go for a Z77 board with a K series CPU.
  11. Yes the 2500K isnt a lot better than the 2400 at stock.But once overclocked it can be as much as 50% faster!Thats more than enough if you ask me!

    In my opinion you should change the graphics card to this one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150617
    Its provides better performance while consuming less power.It can also be overclocked a LOT.

    Get a 2500K!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&Tpk=2500k

    Switch the motherboard to this one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188081
    Its the cheapest motherboard that can be used to overclock the CPU.

    Finally with all those extra fans a bigger case isnt a bad idea.For that kind if money i cant find a case better than the HAF 912.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912
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