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post #1 of 10
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Hello guys, building this overdue gaming rig.

This is the monitor I currently own ( I think i made a mistake buying it)
http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-VX [...] B000S5XEVY
I will be playing at 1920 X 1200 Resolution

This computer is mostly for gaming



Following are my parts:
1)
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

2)
Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835185142

3)
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119160

4) MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-229-_-Product

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-231-_-Product

or whatever you think is better


5)
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106289

6)
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

[...] ZZL30AH7DI

7)
OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD22VTXE60G
[...] PDKIKX0DER

8)
G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800 240-Pin Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
[...] K8U7QV5H1E

9)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1-Pack - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

10) GPU EVGA gtx 580 superclocked
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-590-_-Product



I will be doing some light overclocking, and perhaps SLI in the future


Pls let me know what you would change for the better or is this good enough.

Thanks a ton
post #2 of 10
Looks pretty good to me, stick with the Extreme4 instead of the 6 in my opinion, not worth the extra money, if you are willing to pay that price for the Extreme6 though, just get an Asus P67 Pro, or Asus Sabertooth if you want sweet looks.
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post #3 of 10
Take a look into this Mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-705-_-Product

or if you got the extra money P67 sabertooth
post #4 of 10
I would maybe just buy a nh-d14 CPU cooler instead that Scythe, but that's just me

Everything else seems OK to me
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post #5 of 10
Regarding the case, if it's the same one I looked at on Newegg, it's $155 plus $20 for shipping, I'd definitely recommend (like I always do) to go for the NZXT Phantom (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-067-_-Product). Costs $140, looks sweet, and free shipping.
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post #6 of 10
I'd change the SSD from a SATA II to a SATA III, there is a performance difference.

Case is entirely up to the OP most of the time it's aesthetics. If your basing the Case on performance then it's a different story, for Air cooled systems Silverstone Cases are hard to beat, Fortress 2, Raven Series or TJ11 are probably the best air cooled cases on the market.
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post #7 of 10
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I decided to go with this case as recommended by some of you

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-229-_-Product

I am a little bit skeptic about ASUS, I don't know how true user feedbacks are but many complained with hard reboot and problems with sleep mode.
To be honest, I don't know much about ASRock, but I think I'll give them a shot.


I also decided on the PSU, here it is
CORSAIR Professional Series AX750 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

It might be a bit too much as far as power goes but should be fine.

I took a look at the cases you guys recommended and decided to go with the one I have, I just like the way it looks I guess.

Is there really a bit performance difference from SATA II to SATA III?
post #8 of 10
Yes, there is a performance difference between sata 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s in bandwith, and consecutively, on file transfers speeds.

As far as ASUS goes, i never had issues with them, except for some older boards, 4-5 years, from some customers that reset BIOS settings from time to time. Support is top-notch around here too. AsRock isn't as famous, but they have pretty solid boards too. You are fine withany of those boards mate
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Phenom II X6 1090T Foxconn A79A-S PNY GTS450 XLR8 KVR800D2N6/2G 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD2500AAKS WD3200AAKS WD10EARS WD3200JB 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DRW-1608P2 Asus DRW-1608P2 Corsair H70 Ubuntu Server 10.10 x64 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ASUS VW193S Logitech EX100 LC-Power 650W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Coolermaster Stacker 830 SE Logitech EX100 Creative Audigy 2 ZS Creative i-Trigue L3450 
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Phenom II X6 1090T Foxconn A79A-S PNY GTS450 XLR8 KVR800D2N6/2G 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD2500AAKS WD3200AAKS WD10EARS WD3200JB 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DRW-1608P2 Asus DRW-1608P2 Corsair H70 Ubuntu Server 10.10 x64 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ASUS VW193S Logitech EX100 LC-Power 650W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Coolermaster Stacker 830 SE Logitech EX100 Creative Audigy 2 ZS Creative i-Trigue L3450 
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post #9 of 10
You could look for the Crucual M4 64GB SSD perhaps.
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zelot View Post
I decided to go with this case as recommended by some of you

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-229-_-Product

I am a little bit skeptic about ASUS, I don't know how true user feedbacks are but many complained with hard reboot and problems with sleep mode.
To be honest, I don't know much about ASRock, but I think I'll give them a shot.


I also decided on the PSU, here it is
CORSAIR Professional Series AX750 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

It might be a bit too much as far as power goes but should be fine.

I took a look at the cases you guys recommended and decided to go with the one I have, I just like the way it looks I guess.

Is there really a bit performance difference from SATA II to SATA III?

ASRock is owned by Asus lol. Only problem I've had with the Asus boards I've own has been ram issues. Though, so far with MSI I haven't had any.

For SSD's, some SSD's run faster in SATA III vs SATA II. SSD's are the only things out there that can take advantage of SATA III.

Corsair makes good power supplies, but I personally like SeaSonics X750:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151087
Its a great power supply. Stable, excellent quality, runs very cool and quiet.
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