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

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=N82E168...

Wireless: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 PCI Express x1 Wireless N Dual Band Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Power: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Cooling Fans: COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 22, 2012 9:56:30 PM

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

Budget?
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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.
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July 22, 2012 10:16:59 PM

Whoops, I plan to use it for playing newer games. My preferred budget is around $900-$1000.
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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.
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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?
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July 22, 2012 10:37:33 PM

No.
xx, the 560ti is a lot better..
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July 22, 2012 10:37:44 PM

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

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

Well, if your budget is that high, go for a Z77 board with a K series CPU.
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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.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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=N82E168...

Switch the motherboard to this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
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