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grifenfox

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Hey,
I am trying to build a generally lower priced moderate end gaming pc. I have a laptop for my music and other everyday tasks and such but wanted to try to build a higher end desktop. I was wondering if someone could look at the parts i was thinking and give me some advice because this is my first time trying to build my own rig. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me. The list of hardware is:

CPU/Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
Motherboard: BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Graphics Card:EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Hard Drive:Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
CD/DVD drive:ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA
Power Supply: XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Thanks again
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iammykyl

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Hi grifenfox, Posted Image

If your budget will allow? a few tweaks would give you a much better rig.

CPU, Excellent.

Case. Good.

RAM. OK for 32bit OS, for a 64bit OS the sweet spot is 8GB, this is compatible, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231416

CD/DVD, Good.

HDD. OK, consider this drive, double the capacity, better performance, 64MB cache, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148840

GPU, OK, for about the same price, this card will give better performance, quieter and much cooler, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127566


Motherboard. Good. See option beside it gets you a little more + eSATA >http://www.newegg.co...^13-157-293-TS

PSU. Very good but leaves you very little wiggle room should you decide addition or more power hungry componentsare needed. This would be a better option. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182132

Have a look at this site, select your country,m top right corner, register so you can save you parts searches, edit and link to others. > http://pcpartpicker.com/

You have not listed as OS.





Edited by iammykyl, 27 April 2012 - 03:00 AM.

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grifenfox

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Thank you! I will deffinintly look into these other parts you mentioned. I can go as high as about $1000 USD. I will most likely be using windows 7.
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Just my two cents while iammykyl is offline;
Go for the suggested AsRock MB, improve the GPU to http://www.tigerdire...2863&CatId=7387 and a PSU suggestion http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020
To help you decide on what PSU see http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php and http://forum.pcmech....ide-inside.html
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will i be able to run most games on a high setting with the graphics card?
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If you mean the card suggested by colleague iammyky then to help you I suggest that you read the Newwgg feedback as there are many that discuss FPS in WOW, SWTOR and the likes http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127566
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In regards to the Sspphire, http://www.tigerdire...2863&CatId=7387
It will depend on the resolution of you monitor. You may not be able to play all games on maxed out settings but at high settings I don't think you will get a better card for the Money.
This is a very popular card so there are heaps of reviews, like this, > http://www.eteknix.c...cs-card-review/

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Edited by iammykyl, 01 May 2012 - 05:09 PM.

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Hi,

How is the selection going?
An update would be welcome.
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