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Feedback on my first computer build

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December 14, 2012 7:51:37 PM

I'm going to order all the components for my pc build soon. I thought I would post it here and see if I can get any feedback.

Case: CM Storm Stryker
CPU: i5-3750k (going to overclock)
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT (Either 180 or 240, whatever has the best gb to price ratio)
HDD: WD Black 2tb
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77
PSU: Corsair AX 850 or HX 850 (only 10 dollar price difference so probably going with the AX)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8gb (2x4gb) DDR3 1333
GPU (Already Have): GTX 560 ti 2gb

The thing I'm not too sure about is the motherboard. I would appreciate any feedback.
December 14, 2012 9:29:51 PM

Motherboard is solid, everything looks good.

The only things I would say:

- You don't need 850W to run that system or to SLI. 750W is plenty for overclocking, SLI, and all your needs.
- The 560 ti is not a fantastic card. You can get better cards for the money. What's your budget look like?
December 14, 2012 10:11:07 PM

And get low profile ram to avoid blocking the Evo unless you know for sure there's clearance.
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December 15, 2012 1:43:38 AM

JMer806 said:
Motherboard is solid, everything looks good.

The only things I would say:

- You don't need 850W to run that system or to SLI. 750W is plenty for overclocking, SLI, and all your needs.
- The 560 ti is not a fantastic card. You can get better cards for the money. What's your budget look like?


Bought the gpu a year ago when it was on sale and was a decent card, not ready to upgrade yet, most likely in the summer, but it's def fine for now. The only reason I went overkill on the PSU is because I want to not upgrade psus for a while. Plus, it's only like 40 more so I don't mind paying that little extra.

Thanks for your feedback.
December 15, 2012 2:38:17 AM

GTA4rox09 said:
Bought the gpu a year ago when it was on sale and was a decent card, not ready to upgrade yet, most likely in the summer, but it's def fine for now. The only reason I went overkill on the PSU is because I want to not upgrade psus for a while. Plus, it's only like 40 more so I don't mind paying that little extra.

Thanks for your feedback.


No worries. I actually have the same card, bought earlier this year. It still handles well but chugs at highest settings.
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