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My First Build and I Have A Few Questions

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July 23, 2012 3:01:33 AM

So I am currently using a lenovo w510 which does well on most games where I can play games on either medium or high detail, with a few on ultra. I do have trouble playing some games with decent FPS or at all. The witcher 2 and Just Cause 2 are just a few that I can only play with 20 FPS with all the settings turned down to low and resolution turned down as well. After some thought, I decided to go ahead and build my own gaming pc. I have been doing some research for awhile now and I think I came up with a good build but some parts may be a bit overkill. I am also unsure of what ram to get and I think the case I have chosen has enough fans but I am unsure. I also chose a 5.1 soundcard because of the turtlebeach Earforce Z6A headset.

Case-

Name:

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

Price:

$70.00

Website:

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

Processor-

Name:

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

Price:

$229.00

Website:

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

Power Supply-

Name:

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750

Price:

144.99 - 134.99 rebate

Website:

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

Ram- ?

Name:


Price:


Motherboard-

Name:

BIOSTAR T5 XE LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Price:

$134.99

Website:

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

Fan- ?

Name:


Price:


Graphics Card-

Name:

GTX 570

Price:

$269.99 - 20 rebate

Website:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-Mini-HDMI-Lifet...

Harddrive-

Name:

Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Price:

$99.99

Website:

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

Soundcard-

Name:

PPA 1431v 6 Channels 16-bit PCI Interface Sound Card

Price:

$12.99

Website:

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

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July 23, 2012 3:20:42 AM

Skip the sound card. Why are you getting a P55 board? there are comparable Z68 and Z77 motherboards that would much better suit this build. Look at one of the Asrock boards like this one:

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

That hard drive is for enterprise use. Take a look at the Samsung 1TB F3, or the 2TB Samsung. Or some of the 1TB drivess from Seagate.


You won't need 750W unless you are buying a second video card.
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July 23, 2012 4:09:19 AM

Thank you so much for the quick feedback. What would be the best power supply option if I stuck with just one video card?

Also would it matter if I purchased for Newegg or Amazon? I am thinking of using amazon since I have Amazon Prime and I get free shipping as well as some deals.
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