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Help with my first build

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July 22, 2012 9:47:03 PM

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

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Wireless: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 PCI Express x1 Wireless N Dual Band Adapter

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

Power: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Motherboard: ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

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

Cooling Fans: COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack

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July 22, 2012 9:56:30 PM

Looks good to me. What will the computer be used for ?
July 22, 2012 9:56:55 PM

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July 22, 2012 10:16:36 PM

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.
July 22, 2012 10:16:59 PM

Whoops, I plan to use it for playing newer games. My preferred budget is around $900-$1000.
July 22, 2012 10:26:29 PM

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.
July 22, 2012 10:29:31 PM

Cool, thanks for the responses. So the i5 2500 is worth the $20 increase compared to the i5 2400?
July 22, 2012 10:37:33 PM

xx, the 560ti is a lot better..
July 22, 2012 10:37:44 PM

If you go with 2500K you need a board that overclocks and a cpu cooler.
July 22, 2012 10:40:16 PM

The 560 Ti is a lot better, didn't think of that card..
July 22, 2012 10:54:17 PM

Well, if your budget is that high, go for a Z77 board with a K series CPU.
July 22, 2012 11:45:31 PM

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.
Its provides better performance while consuming less power.It can also be overclocked a LOT.

Get a 2500K!

Switch the motherboard to this one.
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.