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August 2, 2012 4:16:05 AM

These are the parts I chose for my gaming PC, last time I made a lot of mistakes. Whats wrong with this? someone please help!

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August 2, 2012 4:51:54 AM

Other than putting a 300 dollar CPU into a 50 dollar biostar mobo....not much.

I'd spend a few more bucks on the mobo, z77.
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August 2, 2012 4:58:32 AM

Please don't bump, it's against forum rules.

Anyways you made a few critical mistakes.

1) You chose the GTX680 over the GTX670, they're so close in performance, I can't justify the $100 price difference of the 680. 670 is the way to go.

2) The PSU you chose is higly overkill for your build. There is absolutely NO NEED for 750w with a system like yours, 550w or 650w is more than enough.

3) RAM should be 1600Mhz CL9, this isn't a big mistake, though. Just a minor thing I would personally change.

4) You chose an H61 motherboard with an Intel Core i7 2600k. You won't be able to overclock your CPU at all, which makes the 'K' on the CPU sku useless.

5) You chose a horrible CPU cooler which is no better than the stock cooler that comes with your CPU. If you want a budget cooler that performs absolutely well, I would get the Hyper 212+.

This is what I would've done -

Core i5 3570k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA GTX670 FTW Edition - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair TX650 V2 PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then with the money you save from getting the 670+i5 over the 680+i7, you can get this -

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

Samsung 830 128GB SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 3, 2012 2:42:27 AM

mocchan said:
Please don't bump, it's against forum rules.

Anyways you made a few critical mistakes.

1) You chose the GTX680 over the GTX670, they're so close in performance, I can't justify the $100 price difference of the 680. 670 is the way to go.

2) The PSU you chose is higly overkill for your build. There is absolutely NO NEED for 750w with a system like yours, 550w or 650w is more than enough.

3) RAM should be 1600Mhz CL9, this isn't a big mistake, though. Just a minor thing I would personally change.

4) You chose an H61 motherboard with an Intel Core i7 2600k. You won't be able to overclock your CPU at all, which makes the 'K' on the CPU sku useless.

5) You chose a horrible CPU cooler which is no better than the stock cooler that comes with your CPU. If you want a budget cooler that performs absolutely well, I would get the Hyper 212+.

This is what I would've done -

Core i5 3570k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA GTX670 FTW Edition - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair TX650 V2 PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then with the money you save from getting the 670+i5 over the 680+i7, you can get this -

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

Samsung 830 128GB SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I changed the motherboard and psu and cpu cooler, The psu is overkill because I may upgrade to gtx860 SLI in the future. Any better? and I will most likey change the RAM
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August 3, 2012 2:52:57 AM

brendanflynn said:
I forgot to add this http://picgoes.in/v/7UPB.jpg


Get the Hyper 212+, invest in an i7 3770k and a Z77 motherboard.

Those are the changes I would make...However my opinion still stays the same on my rig, I feel it's better oriented for gaming and all around computing over your parts list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($207.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($88.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $1366.59
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 00:27 EDT-0400)
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