Solved I've put together a gaming system...SUGGESTIONS?

October 22, 2012 at 18:52:19
Specs: Windows 7
I've put together a lists of new parts for a gaming system i want to build(First person shooters, High quality graphics, etc.) I'm asking for any suggestions, concerns, questions are all welcomed. BTW I'm new at this.

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Processor- Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 211.99
Motherboard-Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA1155 ATX Motherboard GA-Z77-D3H 109.99
Graphics Card-EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked 169.99
Memory(RAM)-Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz 40.99
Storage Drive-Western Digital 1 TB WD Green SATA II Intellipower 64 MB Cache 83.99
Power Supply-Corsair Builder Series CX V2 430-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply 57.79
Case-Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower (RC-430-KWN1) 44.99
Optical Drive-Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA 54.99
Total 774.72


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#1
October 22, 2012 at 19:16:48
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Two thoughts...

1. Avoid the WD Green hdd's. Go for the Blue series or, preferably, theBlack series.
2. You're paying too much for the Corsair 430W psu; look at this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Edit: Looks like the Video card you want uses a bunch of power. You need to rethink the video card or go after a power supply with something like 50 amps on the +12v rail.

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#2
October 22, 2012 at 19:26:18
thanx, anymore tips? did i make anymore rookie mistakes? and overheating/compatibility problems?

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#3
October 22, 2012 at 19:30:33
Look at my edited post. I have concerns about the amount of power the video card will require. Give us a link to the exact 560 you're looking at.

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#4
October 22, 2012 at 19:44:01
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclo...

thats it would a good solution be a higher wattage PSU


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#5
October 22, 2012 at 20:09:24
You'll need a different psu with...

"Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply.

(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amps.)

Two available 6-pin PCI-E power dongles"

The psu you have listed has only one pci-e dongle and 28a on the +12v rail is cutting it too close. You still have to power that other stuff. I'd consider this one with 46a on the +12v rail and it has 2 6pin connectors...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#6
October 22, 2012 at 20:36:20
Got it, anything else, sorry if im being a pain in the ass. No cooling system needed?

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#7
October 22, 2012 at 20:43:28
Start with the hsf Intel provides. If you need better stuff later on, there will be plenty of choices.

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#8
October 22, 2012 at 20:50:06
I agree, the only thing that I would change would be the hard drive to the Black series WD and the power supply. The power supply Skip lists would be a better choice.
Personally I shop NewEgg primarily and have seen a good price on your processor at MicroCenter if you have one in your area.

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#9
October 23, 2012 at 11:12:21
Get the GTX 560 at newegg & save a few bucks, plus you'll get a free magazine & crappy video game to go with it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Or you can save a few more bucks if you get a standard GTX 560 & just overlcock it yourself (& you'll still get the free magazine & crappy video game to go with it). The "superclocked" overclock is very minor anyway & not worth the extra cost.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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