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Hi guys, this will be the first computer I've ever built and any feedback/tips would be much appreciated. Its for my brother, his birthday is coming up and he likes to play WOW. he wont be doing any OC or anything too extreme, just wow and other similar games. He already has monitor, mouse keyboard, and i already have a GPU i will be installing (GTS450).

here it is:


Link if pic doesnt show :http://www.flickr.com/photos/62419377@N06/5682562028/

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131701
cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070
PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010
RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148252
Hard Drive : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136795
CPU COOLER: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106123
CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112320
OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116754
CD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827140042

Let me know your thoughts and if i should change anything! Thanks!
post #2 of 10
sata 6 mechanical drive is a waste of $$

For about the same price you can get a faster Samsung F3 1TB
post #3 of 10
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he wont be doing any OC or anything too extreme, just wow and other similar games.
I see all kinds of things you should change. Based on your above statement, the 2600K is way overkill for what you are doing. At most, you should get the 2500K and since you said he won't be doing any OCing, the 2500 will probably be all you need. The K means its unlocked and its basically for OCing. You said you don't need that.

The Deluxe Mobo is completely overkill for what you are doing. You don't need that high end of a board for a rig that won't see any OCing. You're just going with one GPU, so why do you need a board with three slots? You can save money here as there are plenty of others boards that will fit your needs easily and be a lot less expensive.

750W PSU is overkill as well. Unless you are going to SLI in the future, you don't need this.

The Ram you picked is for a triple channel setup. The 2600K (and all SB CPUs) use dual channel. So you want a kit with 2 sticks or 4. 4GB is probably all you need, but 8GB can be had for right around $100 if you want it. Look at these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428

Rethink your CPU, Mobo, PSU and Ram. Making better choices in these areas will save you a good bit. Take that savings and add an SSD to your build. You will appreciate that way more than you will the other items.
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thanks for the feedback

wasn't aware about the dual channel memory for the p67, I'll take your advice and fix that.

I probably should have been a bit more clear in my description - he doesn't do any extreme gaming now because his current setup won't allow him, but i was hoping a higher end system would open the doors to more possibilities (and future upgrades). this was my reason for going with the deluxe (for possible SLI) and 2600K. Who knows what type of games he move onto now that he will have a higher powered system, and since I'm not sure, better safe then sorry?

I don't mind spending a few extra bucks for more upgradability. But if you guys think the i-5 will be sufficient i will go with that. PSU was chosen with possible SLI in future.

I probably shoulda mentioned this in my initial post, my bad
post #5 of 10
I would just go for the PSU that you need right now. If you or your brother decide to SLI, you can buy the bigger PSU then and sell your current one here and get a good deal for it.

I'll second the F3 HDD. They are quality and reasonably priced.
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thanks! wasnt sure about the HDD i chose and will look into F3
post #7 of 10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-185-_-Product


Much faster and double the storage. If you don't believe me check the stickied HD benchmarks thread at the top of the HD forum
post #8 of 10
only dual channel are available for the p67, go for the 2500k and the p8p67 pro and I would also recommend 4GB of ripjawsX 1600 and you might want to invest in a better coooler, ie. noctua dh14 ro the 212+.

As for the psu, 750w is complete overkill for that card even for sli 450.Unless your planning on getting another card for SLI or choosing a much more powerful card then a good 500w psu will be enough. I'm not familiar with psu's that much but head over to the psu section and im sure they could help you out on that one or check out the 'power supply reccomended thread'.
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I would have to agree with the guys above. I would drop to the i5-2500k. This is all you need for gaming, even very cpu dependent gaming. Go with a cheaper board that still supports SLI, with the p67 boards the only difference is the options. The really all have the same proformance. The only thing to look out for is the phase. With all the money that you have saved you can purchase a nice SSD and you will see more gain there then you would from the i5 to the i7. The only reason for the i7 is he is using programs that us HT and there really are not that many for the everyday computer user. Unless he is a bench junky, lol...
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thanks for the feedback

wasn't aware about the dual channel memory for the p67, I'll take your advice and fix that.

I probably should have been a bit more clear in my description - he doesn't do any extreme gaming now because his current setup won't allow him, but i was hoping a higher end system would open the doors to more possibilities (and future upgrades). this was my reason for going with the deluxe (for possible SLI) and 2600K. Who knows what type of games he move onto now that he will have a higher powered system, and since I'm not sure, better safe then sorry?

I don't mind spending a few extra bucks for more upgradability. But if you guys think the i-5 will be sufficient i will go with that. PSU was chosen with possible SLI in future.

I probably shoulda mentioned this in my initial post, my bad
Ok, so you want to play better games in the future? Think you will need the hyperthreading? Most likely you won't, so the 2500K is perfect. I have the 2600K and love it. I have a very clear need for it though. Otherwise, the 2500K is what I would have bought and not looked back. Except for a minor difference in cache, the only significant difference between the 2500K and the 2600K is HT. Both are quad cores, but the HT gives the 2600K 8 threads. Plan on video editing or folding? If not, then stick to the 2500K.

You still don't mention whether or not you want to OC in the future. Chances are, if you get a K processor, you will end up OCing it. You're posting here, so of course you will . If you're serious about never OCing it, then save the money and don't get the K version.

As to the board, I am an owner of a Deluxe and I love it. However, in your situation, you should check out the Asus P8P67, maybe the Pro version of that board? Also the Asrock Extreme 6, MSI, Biostar, the Gigabyte UD3 and UD4. All of those boards will give what you need and then some while saving you some cash, IMO.
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