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Old 07-24-2011, 02:44 AM   #1
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This is my first time building a PC. I had a friend give me some pointers in my selection for a gaming PC. I'd love to know if there are any compatibility issues that I missed or if there are better/cheaper alternatives to the parts I've chosen (or if there is anything missing for that matter). Also, should I buy a separate cooler and replace the stock one? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan ($49.99)
Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel ($159.99)
Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K ($314.99)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($149.99)
Memory: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR ($64.99)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom ($74.99)
Video Card: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($189.99)
CD/DVD Burner: LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEM ($18.99)

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Old 07-24-2011, 07:56 AM   #2
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Default Re: Check my build, please :D

Looks like you got everything. I would get a different motherboard...one I found while planning a machine for myself, and asus of which the model number escapes me. Ghats preference though. As long as it supports the CPU and has the ports you need, go for it.

As for replacing the stock cooler, if you're going to overclock (and I assume you are since you're getting the K i7) then yes...if not, it's not necessary.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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Default Re: Check my build, please :D

Ah, thanks for the reply. I was struggling to choose between the ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS, and the one listed above. After reading the reviews, I've noticed that the ASRock seemed to be more positively regarded whereas the Asus had a lot more mixed reviews which makes it rather difficult to make a decision.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: Check my build, please :D

Which is funny considering they're essentially the same company...
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Haha. Wow, that's interesting. I ended up choosing the Asus anyway x) hope I don't encounter the issues many of them listed
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I'm using an Asus board at work, no complaints. I've owned them in the past as well, should be fine. They're well known.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:34 PM   #7
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I'll take your word for it. Thanks for the reassurance
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