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Gaming Rig - 1st build

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July 29, 2012 4:10:24 AM

Greetings:

I plan on building my first machine soon. Below are the planned components. Feedback, both positive and critical, is appreciated.

CASE: Corsair White Graphite Series 600T

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k

CPU COOLER: Zalman 92mm 2 Ball Cooler w/LED
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: MSI Twin Frozr Radeon HD 7050

PSU: Diablotek 775W (more power than I'll need now, but good value and gives me room to grow, I think)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: Asus P8P67 WS Revolution

MEMORY: G. Skills Ripjaw X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

STORAGE:
1) OCZ 90GB SSD SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2) Samsung Ecogreen 2TB SATA II
3) Samsung Spinpoint 1TB SATA II
(I've noted that some think more than 1TB is overkill for a gaming system, but I won nearly 300 games - my Steam folder alone is closing in on 1.5TB

KEYBOARD: Microsoft Sidewinder X4

MONITOR: Asus Black 24" LED monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 29, 2012 5:42:12 AM

What's your budget? Diablotek makes some of the absolute worst power supplies in the industry, and don't get a P67 when Z77 is far newer and will support newer hardware. Also ditch that primary SSD since OCZ has horrendous reliability in that area.
July 29, 2012 5:49:56 AM

I second not needing a huge HDD - one of the primary points of steam is there is no reason to keep everything installed since you can download when needed and delete when done. Your rig tho so knock yourself out :) 
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July 29, 2012 5:52:53 AM

J_E_D_70 said:
I second not needing a huge HDD - one of the primary points of steam is there is no reason to keep everything installed since you can download when needed and delete when done. Your rig tho so knock yourself out :) 



I agree with this but you can always add more drives as you need them - most cases - including the Graphite 600T make it really easy to do so.
July 29, 2012 2:15:17 PM

g-unit1111 said:
What's your budget? Diablotek makes some of the absolute worst power supplies in the industry, and don't get a P67 when Z77 is far newer and will support newer hardware. Also ditch that primary SSD since OCZ has horrendous reliability in that area.


Point taken. I had chosen this Diablotek because it seemed a good value and got good reviews, but maybe I should reconsider.

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

My original choice was this Corsair. You think I should reinstate this PSU into the build?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 29, 2012 2:17:05 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
I second not needing a huge HDD - one of the primary points of steam is there is no reason to keep everything installed since you can download when needed and delete when done. Your rig tho so knock yourself out :) 


You're right about Steam...but while I'm open to chaining the _kinds_ of drives, the amount of storage is not up for amendment. I'm one of _those_ kinds of geeks: I need to have all the games I own a button press away as part of the collection. I'm aware that no one can play 300 games at once, etc., but we each have our thing :pt1cable: 
July 29, 2012 2:18:39 PM

g-unit1111 said:
What's your budget? Diablotek makes some of the absolute worst power supplies in the industry, and don't get a P67 when Z77 is far newer and will support newer hardware. Also ditch that primary SSD since OCZ has horrendous reliability in that area.


I'll revisit the SSD. thanks
July 29, 2012 5:32:05 PM

claptrap22 said:
Point taken. I had chosen this Diablotek because it seemed a good value and got good reviews, but maybe I should reconsider.

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

My original choice was this Corsair. You think I should reinstate this PSU into the build?

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


Corsair makes good PSUs - but the GS series is not a good choice. Go with the TX750 V2 or the PC Power & Cooling Silencer. Both are made by Seasonic.

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

The power supply is one area where you do not want to cheap out or buy the wrong one. And if it's not certified or rated - don't buy it. It will end badly.
July 30, 2012 12:46:57 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Corsair makes good PSUs - but the GS series is not a good choice. Go with the TX750 V2 or the PC Power & Cooling Silencer. Both are made by Seasonic.

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

The power supply is one area where you do not want to cheap out or buy the wrong one. And if it's not certified or rated - don't buy it. It will end badly.


Thanks for the insight. I've settled on the TX750.
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