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G6350

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Hey everyone,

I'm new to this website, and computer building :)

I am planning on building a great gaming computer, and I think I have all my parts picked out.

If someone could just clarify if these parts will all work together, that would be great.

Also, I would love all suggestions for improvements in the hardware, as money is not really a problem at the moment, but I don't want to go overkill :)

Power Supply:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750TXV2

http://www.amazon.co...36521252&sr=1-2

Processor:
Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I72600

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115071

Graphics Card:
PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 DVI-I+DVI-I+HDMI mini Graphics Card VCGGTX580XPB

http://www.amazon.co...m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Motherboard:
BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138296

Memory/RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233246

Hard Drive (Looking to use a SSD along with this, just don't know which one):
HITACHI Deskstar H3IK20003272SP (0S02861) 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822145369

[EDIT]
Oops! Forgot a case :)

Case:
Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.co...ht-_-11-133-191



Thank you for reading this far, I apologize for the length of the post :)

Any suggestions will be well appreciated, especially a good SSD.

Also would like to know a good heatsink fan, or if I will even need a different one from the stock.

Thank you very much! :)

-G6

Edited by G6350, 08 May 2012 - 06:35 PM.

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phillpower2

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:welcome: G6350
Your MB will be a limiting factor in the future should you wish to upgrade, choose a MB that is PCI-E 3.0 and Ivy Bridge ready which will allow for future upgrades.

If you provide us with your maximum budget we can put a list of parts together for you to consider.
Couple of pointers for you, choose your MB first and then use the MBs QVL**(see below) to get a CPU and Ram that has been tested and confirmed as being compatible with the MB, then choose your video card/s, HDD, SSD, optical drive, a case - this will make sure you get a case large enough and with enough bays for all your drives and finally the PSU as this will allow you to choose a PSU with sufficient output to give you a bit of headroom should you wish to upgrade in the future - use a PSU calculator such as the example @ http://www2.corsair.com/psufinder/ to help you choose.

Do you have any items to bring to the build such as a DVD/CD drive, screen, keyboard, mouse etc, also I do not see an OS such as Windows 7 listed, what will you be using?

** For the best and most stable performance you should where possible purchase a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the motherboard manufacturer, this is referred to as the QVL ( qualified vendors list ) understand though that there are too many products released for them all to be tested so other hardware will be compatible but not proven to be.
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I'd say my maximum budget is around 2500-3000. I have not found an optical drive yet, and I will be using windows 7, my apologies. I may be looking to run dual 580's, because I would like to do the Nvidia Surround, will I need two, or just one? I have monitors, mouse, keyboard, headset etc.

-Thank you very much!

-G6
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Does this seem like a better MB? http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131830

And for the CD/DVD reader, I'm just looking for something really cheap that will let me install windows, and a few games. Probably wont get much use after that.

[EDIT]
With this new motherboard I selected, could I order the RAM I chose twice to have 32 gb?

Because it says its four slots, and having 32 gigs of RAM just sounds like a blast :)

Edited by G6350, 09 May 2012 - 04:46 PM.

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My apologies for the late reply :upset:

That is an excellent choice of MB Ivy Bridge, PCI-E 3.0 etc :thumbsup:
8GB of Ram is the sweet spot for Windows 7 64-bit so unless you will be having multiple windows open at any one time you will not utilise any more than 8GB, use the funds saved and go for a 128GB SSD for your OS and other important programs as this will not only speed up your boot up times but also give you plenty of storage space for many years of software updates http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148442
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Have a look at this site for selecting parts, register so you can edit and save your list, keep tabs on the cost and post a link for us.
> http://pcpartpicker.com/
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