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December 15, 2012 4:12:10 PM

Hey everyone. This will be my first build and I am still a little worried about compatibility.

i5 3750k

ASRock P67 Pro3 SE ATX

Crucial BallistiX Sport 8GB

OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 128GB 2.5in.

Sapphire Vapor X 6850

Antec Three Hundred Two

Corsair Builder Series CX600

HP Wireless Elite V2 Keyboard

BenQ GW2250 22in

Is that a good GPU for gaming at 1920x1080 while playing NFS Most Wanted, Minecraft with GLSL shaders mod, Left 4 Dead 2, and some newer games at slightly lower settings? Is that PSU good enough and does it have enough cables for everything? Is that a good motherboard for overclocking a little bit? Is that GPU going to take up more than one PCI-E slot? Is the case big enough for my parts and will airflow be a problem? Is that SSD reliable enough to use as my main drive with storage on an external drive? Does that case need a 2.5in mounting bracket?

Sorry for all my questions as this is my 1st build but thank you in advance.
December 15, 2012 4:20:03 PM

Why the 2500K?
December 15, 2012 4:21:06 PM

amdfangirl said:
Why the 2500K?


Its on sale at Microcenter for 159.99 and I want the overclocking capability without jumping to the 3750(k)
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December 15, 2012 4:38:02 PM

SuperclockedAwesomeness said:
Is that a good GPU for gaming at 1920x1080 while playing NFS Most Wanted, Minecraft with GLSL shaders mod, Left 4 Dead 2, and some newer games at slightly lower settings? Is that PSU good enough and does it have enough cables for everything? Is that a good motherboard for overclocking a little bit? Is that GPU going to take up more than one PCI-E slot? Is the case big enough for my parts and will airflow be a problem? Is that SSD reliable enough to use as my main drive with storage on an external drive? Does that case need a 2.5in mounting bracket?

The links aren't working. But to answer your questions:
-That GPU is bare minimum for 1080p gaming. I would get something more robust like a 7850, but I realize you probably have a budget. Post a budget and we can offer better suggestions.
-You can OC with that motherboard, but it isn't a good motherboard for OCing. The minimum board I suggest for OCing is the ASRock Z77 Extreme3 (but at that point just get the Extreme4 it's worth the extra $10). Again, I realize you are on a budget.
-The PSU is fine, it has enough cables for one powerful GPU.
-The GPU only plugs into one actual slot, but takes up two slots space.
-The case is adequate for most configurations - it specifies how big a CPU cooler you can put in and how long a graphics card you can put in on the amazon page.
-The OCZ Vertex 4 is a fine SSD for a main system drive.
-Don't forget a CPU cooler. CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ (or EVO) are good value coolers.
December 15, 2012 4:41:17 PM

larkspur said:
The links aren't working. But to answer your questions:
-That GPU is bare minimum for 1080p gaming. I would get something more robust like a 7850, but I realize you probably have a budget. Post a budget and we can offer better suggestions.
-You can OC with that motherboard, but it isn't a good motherboard for OCing. The minimum board I suggest for OCing is the ASRock Z77 Extreme3 (but at that point just get the Extreme4 it's worth the extra $10). Again, I realize you are on a budget.
-The PSU is fine, it has enough cables for one powerful GPU.
-The GPU only plugs into one actual slot, but takes up two slots space.
-The case is adequate for most configurations - it specifies how big a CPU cooler you can put in and how long a graphics card you can put in on the amazon page.
-The OCZ Vertex 4 is a fine SSD for a main system drive.
-Don't forget a CPU cooler. CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ (or EVO) are good value coolers.


Thank you for the recommendations. I will probably start from square one again. I will get the Extreme 4 and probably bump up my gfx card. Thanks a bunch!
December 15, 2012 4:46:15 PM

that corsair builder doesnt have solid capacitators tbh, if you can choose a higher end model would be good to u :) 

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