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Wanting Advice on First Time Build-700-900 Gaming/ Watch Video

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July 28, 2012 4:22:59 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Around August 20th or so

Budget Range: $700-900 After Rebates, but only around $950 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching HD video, and web browsing

Parts Not Required: I don't need speakers, but might not need a monitor since I could use my small HD tv, but have looked into monitors and would like some input.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere that's cheap and reliable like newegg or anywhere you would recommend. Also I plan on going to microcenter at some point.

Country: US

Parts Preferences: No preference as long as it would wells

Overclocking: Maybe, leaning more to yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, but not right now

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I really really would like reliability and lack of DOA parts. Also I would like to add another hard drive, a SSD, and a blu-ray drive later down the road.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23.0" Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


July 28, 2012 5:56:07 AM

Lack of DOA is not possible as every item has a chance to not work.
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July 28, 2012 5:56:27 AM

Also, change the PSU in the build emerald suggested. CM is a horrible PSU brand, minus the Silent Pro.
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July 29, 2012 3:51:52 PM

Can I have some criticism for my build. Tell me where it needs to be changed and why or where it's strong.
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