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Old 05-21-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

Im looking forward to building a gaming computer over the summer and I would like some feedback/comments on the build I have in place (Also let me know if everything is compatible with each other with no bottle-necking going on). I have a budget of $1500 (Including monitor,speakers,keyboard/mouse). If you guys have any other product suggestions make sure they're from newegg, as that will be the main place of purchase.

Case:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Graphics Card:
Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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

Ram:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Hard Drive:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive:
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

Power Supply:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

CPU Cooler:
Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

Monitor:
Newegg.com - ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 w/Speakers & HDMI

Accessories (Keyboard/Mouse/Speakers): $91 (No need with help here)

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A very solid build! Only thing I would say is that it would be better to get an ivy bridge, perhaps an 3570k?
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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That's a thought...Its only 20$ more. But I heard when overclocking, sandy bridge out performs ivy bridge.
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Not necessarily, ivy bridge still OCs but gets a lot hotter when doing so. You won't be able to get an IB to the same level as an SB without water-cooling, but you should be able to get it (the 3570k) to about 4.5GHz (as opposed to 4.8GHz with the 2500k). IBs also use newer technology so it is future-proofing in a way.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:31 AM   #5
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I think soon we might need cooling systems like car radiators for these new CPU's.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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Seems a nice build, I was thinking about building a PC that was pretty much this exact spec, except he had the GTX 560 Ti with less cores and a Corsair 600 instead :3
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:59 PM   #7
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So in terms of compatibility and all its fine? That's whats really important here... Will i have all the necessary ports,slots,etc to make this build a success? Thanks in advance.

PS: Thinking of downgrading CPU Cooler to a CM 212+ EVO since im not doing any hardcore overclocking...maybe 4.0 Ghz, with that extra money i plan on getting a EVGA GTX 570 HD (Great Reviews) What you guys think?
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