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August 3, 2012 11:32:32 PM

Hello,
I bought the following set up off Newegg for $500...I have a monitor/mouse/keyboard/2TB HD and an old vid card what I will be upgrading next. Looking at the build, what would you think will be the next thing I nee to upgrade Thank you ahead of time and all input is appreciated. If anyone had installation issues with any of these components let me know, this is my first build.

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single 12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

UBISOFT TrackMania 2: Canyon (Coupon Code Cards)

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August 3, 2012 11:39:52 PM

assuming you bought the shellshocker deal a few days ago. all of it will work together(why would newegg combo stuff that wouldn't work together). the main things you want to look into first is.

1. Get a GPU
2. Get a storage hardrive. 60gb ssd is essentially bootdrive + few games
3. after above has been prioritize, its more optional stuff, the next step would be cpu cooler so you can actually overclock the


as for gpu choices, you have the choice of either going for one strong gpu(as the hive 650w should be more than enough power to power it) or 2 single sata connector gpus(i.e 6850/7850) by getting one now and another in some future date. I would recommend getting one gpu though.
August 4, 2012 12:15:44 AM

Yes, it was the shell shocker a few days ago....I am looking to get the GeForce 56o TI with 448 cores for a GPU....thank you for your input
August 4, 2012 12:33:07 AM

Nice buy for $500. Your choice of the 560 is a good one. Good luck
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