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Hi all, new the the forum. First post. First ever build. Hoping to learn a lot.

I was hoping someone could tell me if the components I've picked out are all compatible and work well together for my goals because I really am new to this.

I want to build a computer foremost for gaming. I don't plan on overclocking just yet. I need to learn more about it.

One of the major considerations in picking parts is for future upgrades down the road. I've picked these parts by copying pre-build systems on gaming sites.

My goal is around $1000 - $1500. I prefer quality reputable components over saving money.

Anyways here what I have so far:

NZXT H2 H2-001-BK Black Steel / Plastic Classic Silent ATX Mid Tower C
$99.99

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
$59.99

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
$249.99

Thermaltake TR-800P TR2 BRONZE 800W ATX 12V V2.3 / EPS 12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active ...
$129.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
$104.99

ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
$229.99

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
$299.99

Subtotal:$1,174.93

Any insight or suggestions is welcome, Thanks. -Mike
post #2 of 23
i know you mentioned not caring musch about saving money vs quality, but i think a 2500k cpu would be better for you if this computer is only built for gaming.

the features on the 2600k will not benifit you for the difference in price.
post #3 of 23
OK

Sorry to start off with since i'm pretty much going to take this apart....

Seagate barracuda aren't great anymore, go with the samsung F3 1Tb drive. Best bang for buck.

Great GPU, I would however go with a cheaper model, something like MSI, PNY or Point of View. Don't get pre overclocked since you can do that yourself later.

Thermaltake aren't great PSU's and you're going overkill on that anyway. You'd be better off with the corsair TX650V2

I'd personally go with some Gskill Ripjaws because of the better timings

If you're new to intel I wouldn't go with the deluxe motherboard, the P8P67 will be fine (not the pro)

What are you using your machine for? If you're only gaming go with the i5 2500k only, games don't use the hyperthreading that the i7 offers.

Comps
post #4 of 23
+1 for getting a 2500k CPU instead of the 2600.
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yeah pretty much as comps said, nice try with the parts you've chosen and welcome to the forum, ill go newegg and show you what i'd use smile.gif
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I would go with a full tower, just so you can't put pretty much anything you want in it down the line.

CM HAF series are nice (i say that because I have the 932).
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Originally Posted by $ilent;13637394 
yeah pretty much as comps said, nice try with the parts you've chosen and welcome to the forum, ill go newegg and show you what i'd use smile.gif

Oh yeah, 100% made a good effort on the parts you've chosen, most people just cruise in here and say make me a machine and i'll go buy it. That really gets on my Moobs. But i'm just saying, you can spend your money on more performance.

TBH with the money i've saved you, you can go with something like a GTX570 if you really wanted and still have money left over.

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Originally Posted by Techprimus;13637420 
I would go with a full tower, just so you can't put pretty much anything you want in it down the line.

CM HAF series are nice (i say that because I have the 932).

The HAF is fugly. At least go buy something that is sleek and stylish, not something that looks like it's been magnetised and driven through an army barracks.

A nice Lian Li case or the Corsair 600T
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Agreed on the Lian Li. Never knew what a "good" case was until I got mine. Couldn't be happier with it.
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Samsung SSD 830 128GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1.5TB SATA 6Gb/s 7,200 RPM LG BH12LS35 Blu-ray Writer Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
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post #9 of 23
Here you go noboy in particular:

2600k.png

Now you can change between the quad core, 8 thread 2600k for a quad core 4 thread 2500k, I suggest buying the K version as it allows for overclocking via unlocked multiplier in the future if you want to go for it, and its not much more expensive than normal 25/600.

As for the parts, there pretty much good setup, if you went for a 2600k, personally i would change the 4gb ram kit for 8gb one, but thats just because ram is so cheap.
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post #10 of 23
$ilent,

I think you've overspec'ed quite a bit, I wouldn't go with the i7 2600k and the sabertooth is still more than he's going to use. Also whilst the antec was the better choice over the TX series, since the V2 came out it's outperforming it.

Also, if he's going for the H70 he might as well go with the XSPC Rasa kit... that's like $50 more and much better...

and the 2x4gb kit 100%

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