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I Need Some Advices on my PC Gamer Build.

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August 9, 2012 6:54:56 AM

Hello, everyone i am going to finally upgrade after so many years with this old as hell pc; Pentium 4, GeForce 6200 (yeah its really old).

I have a Ivy Bridge build on my mind right now, and i would love to get some advices from you guys, hopefully to identify any issue that, you know... may or may not end in a catastrophic fail xD, so, here is the build:

Motherboard:
MSI B75MA-E33 LGA1155/ Intel B75/ DDR3
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/B75MA-E33.html

CPU:
Intel i5-3550 Ivy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:
GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GTX 560
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
Cooler Master eXtreme Power 500W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 1600 (x2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 16MB SATA 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
Sentey BlackBox BX1-4284 V2.1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor (right now i still have a big heavy RCT monitor lol):
LG Monitor LED 21.5" E2251VR
http://www.lg.com/in/led-monitors/lg-E2251VR

And that's pretty much it, the thing that i am worried about is the video card (the newegg owners siad that their card died after 8 months or even less),i live on the north of Chile (i dont intent getting the parts listed here on newegg obviously), near the atacama desert, right now is winter, and summer here, tends to get really, really hot so it might not be the best card to have on this kind of climate.
I might decide to grab a Twin Frozr II.

The other thing that worries me is the Motherboard itself, i think that is new on the market right now, is not even on newegg (that or i am a complete moron and i haven't found it on newegg).
Also it's looks like the PCI-E 3.0 slot it's too close to the CPU, and i have no clue if the videocard is going to fit there.

So yeah those are my concerns so far, that build equals to US 1200$ on my currency, i have about US 85$ extra that i can spend on the build in case of having to replace any part.

Well hopefully this build is good enough, but if it's not please let me know, i would really appreciate any advice from you guys.

Thanks for your time, and also i apologize for every single grammar mistake that i've committed thus far.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that i have no plans of doing OC, the parts are quite good already, considering that i am upgrading from a Pentium 4 and a GeForce 6200 xD.

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August 9, 2012 12:59:38 PM

are you going to crossfire in the future? it changes the build that i am going to recommend
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August 9, 2012 5:21:14 PM

Don't look for a specific motherboard. Look for lga 1155 if you want ivy bridge. And if you ever want to sli get a board that supports it. Make sure the board supports sli though as many boards support amd crossfire but NOT nVidia sli. Also heat should not be an issue. Most parts will run hotter than what it is outside and I assume it is colder inside your house. Also that GPU has a high rating. Don't worry if one guy said his died in 8 months, every part you will ever find will have at least one review like that and if you only read negative reviews you will never feel comfortable with any part you get. I wouldn't worry about the GPU being blocked by the CPU, motherboards are meant to have big GPUs put on them and the CPU will never block it. The manufacturers aren't that stupid.
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August 9, 2012 6:16:43 PM

when you look at mb and cpu combo deals...you can get the older sb chips or the ib chips...depending on what falls into your price range and what on hand there. the sb are only a little slower then ib. look to bronse rated power supply's there a few dollars more but there built better. a cheap power supply can take out your whole rig or cause weired errors. a good buy if you dont have ac is a after market cpu cooler. the cheap 212 or ones that look like it will handle more heat then the stock intel heat sink. also with computer cases now you dont want the fans on the door blowing in. you want a push-pull airflow. you want the cool air from the bottom of the case to be pulled in an blown up and you want a top fan to be blowing the hot air out. the other fan you want is a front case fan to pull cool air over your drives. the larger the fans the slower they can run to pull in the same about of air as two smaller fans. slower fans...less sound. also with case fans check the mb fans and the case fans..cheap case fans will have a 4 pin large molex connector and plug into your power supply. these fans will only run at one speed. the good fans are 4 pin pmw fans..ones that the mb or a fan controller can stop or slow down on light loads and then spin up as needed.
having 120mm fans running at full speed can make your gaming rig loud.
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August 9, 2012 8:13:06 PM

No, i do not plan to get SLI, i was going to but, i decided not to, simple because as lt_dan_zsu said, most card only support crossfire, also i'm checking the current stock on my country online stores, and most of the ones that support SLI are high-end expensive motherboards, so that's why i discard it

Also yes, i am going to buy the Coolermaster hyper 212 EVO, as my cpu cooler, i didin't ad it to my list here for some reason.

I'm aware of how the airflow behave in a pc, hot air goes up, cooler air makes it's way from below.
So that's why i choose that case, the fans on the side of the case are optional, so i am planning not to use the upper left side fan of the case, and let the bottom left side fan do it's job.
Hopefully that will give it a decent airflow.

I'm glad you guys mention the PSU, i had my worries about it too, so that's definitely is going to change, now, i have these in mind:

PSU:
Thermaltake Purepower RX 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

Sentey 14cm 600W BRP600 (didin't find it on newegg)
http://www.sentey.com/en_productos_details.php?tipo=Fue...

I know the first two of these support SLI, despite i choose not going SLI, but hopefully, those are good quality ones, if not, please let me know.

Thanks for the replies!
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