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Doing my First ever build, how does this sound

post #1 of 13
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So for my first build this is what I'm looking at

Case: AZZA Hurrican (already have)

Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV extreme-Z Rev 3.0 ROG (ordered already, being shipped)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k (still considering the 2600k though)

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (plan to add more later)

Vid card: HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 (and adding a 2nd one soon after I'm done with the build w/ CF, vid card is still undecided though, might go with just a better single card)

SSD: Crucial 64gb ssd

HDD: Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA (already have, plan on getting more/bigger drives later)

Optical drive: Asus dvd burner (not worried about this too much, as long as it works, will get a blueray drive as a 2nd drive at a later date)

CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212+ (ordered - had a few other people recommend this one and the price was very good)

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I'm working on my first build, Trying to build a decent higher end gaming rig and music studio computer. Been getting advice from a friend of mine who has built a few. Not looking to overclock right away, but plan too once I get my build done and am comfy working with it (been a apple guy all my life... sense my first apple IIgs back in the 80's, work in the music field and allot of the programs I used for doing audio in college were mac based only back then, so don't bash me for using macs, not your average mac guy, I actually know how to use the terminal on macs to get the most out of it unlike the average newer mac iGroupie). I have been wanting to build a gaming PC for a long time, just have now finally gotten the ability (time and $ wise) to spend on a good gaming rig.

EDIT: Updated list with sugested changes, thx so far guys! still look at other changes, just heading home from work now
Edited by djdisturbed - 10/17/11 at 5:13pm
post #2 of 13
Mobo is way to pricy i suggest u shoot for a asrock gen 3 mobo for only 120-150 and its just as good
post #3 of 13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271

Will do just as good and u can save the money and get the 2nd Gpu
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by daman246 View Post
Mobo is way to pricy i suggest u shoot for a asrock gen 3 mobo for only 120-150 and its just as good
thx for the advice, forgot to put that the mobo was already on it's way, ordered it friday.

EDIT, Checked with where I ordered from, not shipped yet, so I'll check that board out and maybe cancel the order THX again

EDIT2: Just checked again, Can't cancel the mobo, but no biggie
Edited by djdisturbed - 10/16/11 at 10:25pm
post #5 of 13

then
for the ssd for the same price u can get a m4 64gb and its 2 times faster than the intel

too bad u miss newegg.com deal 2 days ago they were on sale for 75bucks
post #6 of 13
Um, Will you be doing any heavy graphical editing, or Auto cad programs, If not and you just plan on gaming the 2500k is the core you you.

That MOBO is way to overkill, I advise a ASUS Z68 Pro, ASROCK Z68 Gene3, ASUS P67 Deluxe

PSU - Again Way to overkill, A 750w can handle 2 GTX's in SLI So bring it down to a 750w or 850w

GPU - I advise a Single powerful GPU over SLI/CF, but if you have your heart set then i wont stop you, but i told you so

SSD - get either 2 64GB and RAID 0, or 128gb

HDD - do not raid a HDD, you dont see that big of a gain( 5-10%).like you do with a SSD, And with a HDD going SATA III is a moron move, HDD do not have the potential to use all their capabilities even in SATA II so SATA III with HDD is just a gimmick. So Get a Single Samsung F3 or a Hitachi 7k

CPU cooler, I would personally get a DH 14 i love em, its big but sexy. And keeps things Arctic cool
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2500K 4.4Ghz Asus P8p67 Deluxe Gigabyte G1 GTX 970 4GB G.Skill 8GB 2133 
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Crucial M4 64GB, Samsung F3 1 TB Asus Burner Noctua DH-14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
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Crucial M4 64GB, Samsung F3 1 TB Asus Burner Noctua DH-14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
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Qnix II 27" @ 96Hz, Hanns-G 28", Dell 19" Corsair K70  Corsair 750W TXv2 NZXT Phantom 
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post #7 of 13
Get the HX850, HX1050 is just overkill. Spend the balance on a M4. If you want better cooling, H80. If you dont mind not being able to see the nice looking heatsinks on your mobo for a few degrees less, D14/Silver Arrow (cheaper as well). Get Ripjaws 8Gb 1600 (should be cheaper). Get a single 1Tb drive WD, should be cheaper than 2 seperate drives. Try and get the 6970 after these cost savings, if ya want.
    
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i5 6500 @ stock MSI H110i Pro AC Asus GTX 1070 Gaming Strix OC 16Gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1Tb Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD Intel 540s 240Gb SSD Noctua L9i Windows 10 Home Premium 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1Tb Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD Intel 540s 240Gb SSD Noctua L9i Windows 10 Home Premium 
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PX2370 Filco Ninja Brown Switches Silverstone 500W SFX-L Gold Silverstone RVZ02 (Non-Windowed) 
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post #8 of 13
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Um, Will you be doing any heavy graphical editing, or Auto cad programs, If not and you just plan on gaming the 2500k is the core you you.

That MOBO is way to overkill, I advise a ASUS Z68 Pro, ASROCK Z68 Gene3, ASUS P67 Deluxe

PSU - Again Way to overkill, A 750w can handle 2 GTX's in SLI So bring it down to a 750w or 850w

GPU - I advise a Single powerful GPU over SLI/CF, but if you have your heart set then i wont stop you, but i told you so

SSD - get either 2 64GB and RAID 0, or 128gb

HDD - do not raid a HDD, you dont see that big of a gain( 5-10%).like you do with a SSD, And with a HDD going SATA III is a moron move, HDD do not have the potential to use all their capabilities even in SATA II so SATA III with HDD is just a gimmick. So Get a Single Samsung F3 or a Hitachi 7k

CPU cooler, I would personally get a DH 14 i love em, its big but sexy. And keeps things Arctic cool
no gfx edditing, or autocad, but will also be using this in my home music studio for recording and music production. I want to stick with HDD's as my main drives b/c i have had several friends tell me that they have had alot of ssd failures on them from many diff brands. I already have 1 WD RE HDD.

The video card(s) is one main part I was trying to figure out, and so I will check into a higher end single card. as for the powersuppy, will deff look at the 850

thx for the advice so far, checking more things out
Edited by djdisturbed - 10/16/11 at 10:36pm
post #9 of 13
Most people who buy a gaming rig only need a i5-2500k.
If you want a good high end motherboard, then get a
ASUS Z68 V-Pro.
You should get a different Power supply as well because that one is
unnecessary.
You should also find a different CPU Cooler.
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post #10 of 13
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forgot to add, i want the main part of the system to be overkill (just the way I am, makes me feel like i have future proofed my system for a little while... even if it is just in my mind, lol)
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