1. Post #1
    xESxKhaotik's Avatar
    October 2008
    359 Posts
    Hey guys, I'm trying to build a gaming desktop and I've got these items and wondering if you guys have any advice. Here's the list.

    Case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160

    HDD:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148321

    Graphics Card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130610

    Sound Card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829271001

    Power Supply:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139021

    Memory:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233246

    Motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131773

    CPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115211

    Cooling:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835209049

    Is there anything drastic Im missing? I'm getting Windows 7 Premium with it. This would be my first 'official' build, so any advice will be welcome.Thanks a lot in advance guys.

  2. Post #2
    Snausages's Avatar
    July 2010
    424 Posts
    That CPU is a generation behind (two generations if you count Ivy Bridge), also mobo incompatibility
    get a 2500k
    replace that HDD with a spinpoint f3, and use that promo code to save $20
    use the money saved to upgrade to a GTX 570
    another mobo to consider

    do you really need a sound card and 16GB of RAM?
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  3. Post #3
    xESxKhaotik's Avatar
    October 2008
    359 Posts
    I could honestly ditch the soundcard, if you dont think it's necessary.

  4. Post #4
    Snausages's Avatar
    July 2010
    424 Posts
    yeah, onboard audio is good enough for most people
    you could ditch that sound card, get some cheaper RAM (you could also go down to 8gb and still be fine), and get an SSD with the money saved
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    xESxKhaotik's Avatar
    October 2008
    359 Posts
    Should I use the SSD for the operating system? I heard that's always a good use for it, faster boot up and whatnot.

  6. Post #6
    Snausages's Avatar
    July 2010
    424 Posts
    yeah, definitely, as well as applications that usually take a while to load if you have any and there's enough room on the ssd
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  7. Post #7
    xESxKhaotik's Avatar
    October 2008
    359 Posts
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220558

    How about this for RAM?

    Edited:

    Also is the cooling good for it? Im not sure if it's overkill or not.

  8. Post #8
    Snausages's Avatar
    July 2010
    424 Posts
    slightly cheaper RAM (or these, which is what I have)
    no idea about that specific cooler, but generally you would want to get an aftermarket cooler for when you overclock your cpu. If you wanna spend less on the cooler, I'd go for the CM Hyper 212 Evo

  9. Post #9
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    Kaabii's Avatar
    February 2009
    7,266 Posts
    You might want to update the OP with what you currently have chosen, which like Snausages said should not be a Bloomfield.

  10. Post #10
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    AugustBurnsRed's Avatar
    May 2009
    5,371 Posts
    slightly cheaper RAM (or these, which is what I have)
    no idea about that specific cooler, but generally you would want to get an aftermarket cooler for when you overclock your cpu. If you wanna spend less on the cooler, I'd go for the CM Hyper 212 Evo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231424 Cheaper RAM, heatspreaders are silly

    Get the 212+, not the evo, unless the minimal improvements are worth $5 to you.