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My First Gaming Build

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so until now I've just been sticking videocards into computer's I've gotten from futureshop. Recently I won a CM Storm Sniper Black edition at a LAN party, and since it's silly to have my low-tier computer in such a nice case I've decided to get some good parts to stick into it. I just wanted to post my build here to get some second opinions.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
Only $11 more than the non-unlocked version so why not get it.

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
Since the 2500K is apparently easy to overclock I decided to get this after market cooler. Alot of people use it and it's pretty cheap so why not.

MOBO: ASUS P8P67 PRO

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Should I get 2 of these or will 4GB be enough?

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
I don't really need a 10,000RPM HDD cause I've been able to live with the not super fast HDD that's currently in my computer. And don't want to go SSD cause they're WAAAAY to expensive right now. Should I stick with this HDD or should i go up to 1TB?

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W
I'm getting the 750W PSU cause I think I might go Crossfire X later on. Are there any other quality blue modular 750W PSUs out there that I can get for cheaper?

So for all of this after taxes and shipping it comes out to $1,073.01. I'm willing to spend maybe $200-$300 more if I need to.

I mostly play Team Fortress 2, CounterStrike Source and StarCraft 2 but I also want to be able to play newer games that come out. If you suggest a part, could you suggest parts that are blue in color, black is good too. It's just that I want the parts to match the case.
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Hello Marv,

I would love to give you my input on the build. Personally, I like the board and the CPU that you went with. No complains there. For your ram, 4gb should be enough for gaming, surfing, etc. You can also upgrade if you feel you need more. That means, you do a lot of multitasking and have lots of programs running. The graphic card is in my opinion, your personal choice. It'll run games mostly at MAX graphics. no worries for future games there. The 2gb in the graphics will give better tessellations so no worries for LAG.

The PSU, is good for the quality because its corsair but I'm sure you can always find a 750 w for a better price, I'd personally recommend coolermaster silent pro or OCZ PSUs.

For the HDD, you can find 1tb for around 50. Look for the Samsung Spinpoint F3...same specs, more storage, better price.

And then the cpu cooler. Since you are going to spend a little bit more for the MOBO, CPU, and GPU. Why not spend more to cool your CPU? I don't recommend the cheap coolers cause it'll eventually overheat when you overclock. No one wants that. I'd recommend getting the H50. You love it for the great price, and it keeps your CPU ice cold. The cooler, the longer it'll last you.

Good luck with the build my friend. Dont take these opinions too seriously, its just my personal preferences.
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I'll definitely get one of those Corsair CPU coolers. Hopefully by the time I purchase my parts, newegg will have the H60 in stock. They look really nice too.
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+1 For the samsung spinpoint f3 drive.

Apart from that nice build smile.gif
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Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
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Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
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Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
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Am I losing any performance going from 64MB cache and 6.0Gb/s SATA on the Western Digital to 32MB cache and 3.0Gb/s SATA on the Samsung?

EDIT: NVM. Nust did some research. SATA 3 gives almost no performance increase. I'll probably get 2 or 3 Samsung drives and run them in RAID 0
Edited by marvkip - 5/20/11 at 12:36am
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