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Hello guys, here goes my first post.

I've always wanted a decent gaming computer but never had enough money. Now that I've got a decent income I've decided to build my own, as I've heard it's a pretty neat learning experience. My goal is to make a moderate build price wise, able to play any game out today, although not necessarily at max settings. I want to be able to play at moderate to high settings but still get nice FPS, meaning even under a heavy load the FPS doesn't drop below playable levels (30+), as anything above that is unnoticeable and just icing on the cake. I want to overclock the system, and was wondering if anyone had input on items I had picked out.

Please keep in mind I've never done this before, so any information you may think I should know would be very helpful. I'm willing to expand my system in the future, as this is just my immediate budget.

My budget is right around $1500, and will become larger after it's build. The total cost for all of this is 1713.92, but I'm only taking into account core computer components for the budget and not OS's or DVD-ROMS, but I do consider items like that necessary and part of the build, they just don't remove funds from the build budget.

My build:

Case: CoolerMaster HAF X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131730

Ram: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231459

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130595

HDD: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136322

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139009

DVD-ROM: HP 16x DVD-RW Optical Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827140059

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116992

Please give me any advice you can, as I plan to start ordering very soon, and if you can find cheaper prices please say so.

If I were to have all these parts sitting in my living room, and wanted to put everything together and boot the computer up but you notice I'm missing a necessary item please say so, as I don't want to forget to order a DVD-ROM and next thing you know I can't install my OS. Even if it's just ordering wires, please say so.
Edited by InfamousLegend - 7/22/11 at 3:53am
post #2 of 78
Looks like a pretty solid build! Although if you are big on storage I would suggest throwing another 500GB WD Green drive on top of that 300GB. Good luck dude!
post #3 of 78
save on that i7-2600k and turn it into a i5-2500k. Then change the Gpu for a 580 and the PSU for a 900W.

then right there, your build will be win
    
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I'm not huge on storage TBH, don't have the need to store millions of pictures or videos.

As for the processor, is the 2600k really to much?
post #5 of 78
You dont need such overkill psu there. 550w~650w is enough for a GTX 580, & save your money for another thing.

as for gaming i5 2500k has similiar performance compared to i7 2600k
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post #6 of 78
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Originally Posted by Mirjalovic View Post
You dont need such overkill psu there. 550w~650w is enough for a GTX 580, & save your money for another thing.

as for gaming i5 2500k has similiar performance compared to i7 2600k
I only went that high because I didn't know it was so overkill, thank you for saving me some money. As for the GTX 570, is it really worth that extra $100 for the 580, what kind of gains could I expect?

After changing CPU's and PSU's, I'm considering the GTX 580.
Edited by InfamousLegend - 7/22/11 at 4:26am
post #7 of 78
Pretty solid build

IMO, I think your better off not going for a WD V.Raptor, they aint a huge amount quicker than a fast 7200RPM drive like a WD Black or Samsung F3. What I would actually do is pick up a 1TB F3 ($60) and a small SSD (the 60GB Agilty II is on sale right now, for $99). This setup is the best of both worlds really

As for the 570 vs 580, I'd say go with the 570, I'm an AMD guy but I know its a pretty powerful card, that being said, if your saving on going with a 2500K and a smaller PSU then the 580 is the way to go
    
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post #8 of 78
Some components would be better off bought used.

Anything you don't see like the cpu,hdd,video card, etc.
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post #9 of 78
Ok a few suggestions:

1. If you ONLY plan on gaming go for the 2500K, BUT if you ever want to fold, or do anything like that get the 2600K

2. Get two of these and put them in RAID 0 (plenty of guides if you need help with that!) You'll get better performance out of these in RAID 0 than that raptor and you'll have more storage!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

3. Get two 6870's and put them in crossfire. I did this on my last build for a buddy and the results outperformed a single GTX580 and cost less!

Also you're missing a good CPU cooler, go with this:
Corsair H80
or
Noctua
NH-D14

or
Cooler Master Hyper N520
    
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post #10 of 78
Nice build man,

Hit us with some pic's once you get going.

I am with Deano on the SSD though, the lowest cost preformance gaining parts availible todat are SSD's

The whole desktop experience just is boosted to another level

best of luck
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