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My first gaming pc build

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Hello guys
This is my first time building gaming PC.
How do you think about this build. I'm trying to run all the latest games on MAX setting as well as not worry about upgrading for next 2,3 yrs or so.

Cpu: I7-2600k
Motherboard: ASROCK Extreme 4
Graphics: GTX 560 Ti maximum graphics edition
PSU: Corsair enthusiast series 750W. Would 650 W be enough?
Ram: Corsair vengeance 4GB 1600 (I will mostly be doing gaming so 4 gb should be enough)
CPU cooler: coolermaster 212 plus
DVD driver: Samsung SH-222AB/BEBE Internal DVD Writer OEM
HDD: Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs
Case: still deciding

I'm taking suggestions on the case.
Also, am I not wasting any money? If I am please let me know.
Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 11
Looks good, enjoy.
    
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Hello Heart,

I would love to give you my opinion on your build. Overall, It looks good. For your PSU, 650 would be more than enough for your system. You'd probably will never have to worry about it. In addition, you can save some money as well. For the case, I'd probably recommend the cooler master scout, cooler master enforcer, or any midtower that has good cooling and at a good price. Good luck with the build!
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Case = Antec 300, and eitehr mod it or get teh Antec 900
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post #5 of 11
You could save some money and get the 2500K CPU , a mid range MSI MB and some 1333 RAM instead of 1600. Those savings should be able to get you a nice SSD.

If you like the looks of the Corsair 650D, I would grab one of those for a case. They are really nice. Though if you are tight on space, they are a bit wider and longer than a typical mid tower.

Also yes, 650 Watts is enough. Main reason to get a bigger one is the ability to SLI later on.
post #6 of 11
Fractal Designs makes really, really nice cases. Check those out.
    
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post #7 of 11

ncix is having a warehouse sale ..


might want to check that for case deals .. if your in canada
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post #8 of 11
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If I change that GPU to GTX 570 or 570 superclocked from EVGA is it an overkill?
Will I get a significant performance improvement or would it be slightly different
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post #9 of 11
There is no such thing as an overkill when you are on overclock.
The bigger the better.
Also make sure that you get a case big enough to sport a card that big.

The 560 is 9" while the 570 is 10.5".
Edited by RileyD - 5/22/11 at 5:47pm
    
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hey im also building my first pc, but im in the research stage since i am in afghanistan for another month or 2. anyways a good response i got about the i7 and i5 i figured i could share:

"Starting off with the processor since you are building this for gaming, the Intel® Core™ I5-2500K is really about the best you are going to get. Right now very few games can take advantage of more than 3 threads. The extra 4 threads that the Intel Core I7-2600K with its Intel Hyper-Threading will not have much value in gaming. So the battle between the Intel Core I5-2500K and the Intel Core I7-2600K comes down to 100 MHz in speed for $100.

As a number of people have found out the Intel Core I7-2600K and Intel Core I5-2500K are very easy to overclock get great results from. Most people are finding they can easily reach 4.5 GHz on air without a problem. So looking for a good solid HSF is the way to go.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team"

just something to think about as i had heard useing an i5 was just as well but unsure why until this guy helped me out.

i was thinking of using that same hard drive but 2 in raid 0, but i may change things up and go for an OCZ vertex 3 120gb plus one one of those WD HDD as storage
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