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    Question NEW build after 6 years

    I have decided to build another PC, however, my last build was in 2005 and i have been out of the market for 6 years now. As you know when it comes to knowledge am a caveman by now because i didn't keep up. This is my new build, please comment on if its good enough to last me another 5 years and what you would add, subtract, and/or what i need. I AM A GAMER :-) Thanks.

    MOTHERBOARD:
    Newegg.com - MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    CPU:
    Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

    GPU:
    Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    RAM:
    Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

    POWER:
    Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    CASE:

    MONITOR:
    Newegg.com - SAMSUNG S24A350H ToC Rose Black 24" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1)

    HDD:
    Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


    CASE:

    Newegg.com - RAIDMAX AEOLUS ATX-818WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    OTHERS:
    Newegg.com - Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
    Newegg.com - CyberPower 850 6 Feet 8 Outlets 2400 Joules Home/Office Surge Protection
    Newegg.com - Saitek Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard
    Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - CD / DVD Drives
    Newegg.com - SAMSUNG CLP Series CLP-325W Workgroup Up to 17 ppm 2400 x 600 dpi Color Print Quality Color Wireless Laser Printer



    TOTAL: $1,559.21


    P.S. I AM TRYING TO GO WIRELESS. SO PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND.
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    I agree on the Z68 board, but you can get one for cheaper.


    2GB GTX 560 Ti... 1GB is more than enough, 2GB would be if your planning on gaming higher than 1080p, either a single monitor or 2 or more spanned.

    i5-2400? Might as well spring for the i5 2500K while your at it.

    The Hard drive, though prices are higher, I'd be looking at a Black Series instead.

    Or, the Blue Series but paired with a 60GB Range SSD for the OS.


    The Monitor, there's little difference between the Samsung and Asus Displays, their Contrast ratio's are different, but A million to one, or 50 Million to One, its all marketing BS.

    As it is, Monitor Manufacturers have all started develop their own Measurement systems for Contrast Ratio's, to artificially inflate numbers and market the products Better.

    If it were me, I'd trust Samsung over Asus any day.

    The only thing the Asus really has going for it, is the extra Input, VGA, DVI and HDMI, where as the Samung only has VGA and HDMI input.



    Changes I'd make to the list (some items same)


    Newegg.com - SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW Black 1.5Gbps Model SH-222AL/BSBS LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners

    Newegg.com - RAIDMAX AEOLUS ATX-818WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Newegg.com - SAMSUNG S24A350H ToC Rose Black 24" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1)

    Newegg.com - MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Newegg.com - XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    Newegg.com - Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard

    Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

    Newegg.com - CyberPower 850 6 Feet 8 Outlets 2400 Joules Home/Office Surge Protection

    Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

    Newegg.com - SAMSUNG CLP Series CLP-325W Workgroup Up to 17 ppm 2400 x 600 dpi Color Print Quality Color Wireless Laser Printer

    Newegg.com - Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

    Subtotal: $1,501.86

    Not counting Shipping, or factoring in OS (Windows 7 64-bit)



    PSU has enough power to run 2 of those GPU's in SLI, and the rest of the system.

    Mobo is an Asrock, owned by Asus, and much cheaper. Supports SLI, and PCI Express 3.0 on the upcoming Intel Ivy Bridge based CPU's.


    RAM to match the boards color, the Heatsink fins on that Corsair Vengeance can interfere with many CPU heatsinks, mainly aftermarket tower heatpipe coolers, or lower profile spread out coolers.

    (I Have 6GB of that Black finned stuff, and using a Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling kit, so it doesn't interfere with my cooler at all)

    Hard drive isn't a WD Black series, but close enough and much cheaper as well as 250GB more space than the Closest Priced Black series, which was 750GB for $155+.

    DVD burner is a bit faster.


    CPU is faster as well, plus its a K series, so its got unlocked Multipliers for better OCing options down the road.


    CPU Cooler is one of the best Active air coolers below $50.


    I added the same keyboard I have, personally I like it better over the Saitek Keyboards, took a bit of getting used to with the keys, but its much better, only one color and you can clearly see all the keys at night with 3 intensity levels as well as off for the backlit keys, plus the anti ghosting function is pretty handy for some games, needing more than 2 or 3 keys pushed at once.

    The GPU... Its one of the best performing GTX 560 Ti's out there, and one of the highest factory Overclocked cards available for that chip.

    With its factory OC speeds, it comes with in range of the GTX 560 Ti 448 core which is just a gimped GTX 570 that didn't make the cut on the manufacturing lines.

    It uses less power, and runs cooler. Only thing you lose out on the 448 core models is lack of 3 Way SLI support.

    Add in the greater power consumption, and higher price tag, its just a no win situation. especially considering for a mere $25-50 more you can get a full fledge GTX 570 instead.

    Maybe down the road, nab a 2nd one of those Hawk's and run SLI...?

    or wait for the GTX 600 series cards to debut. Some of the latest "Leaked" Specs, show the $250 range GTX 560 Ti replacement should be performing at least as good as the current GTX 570 cards. Based on Specs.

    But that PSU should be able to handle a couple of 200-220W range GPU's along with the CPU/Mobo and rest of system specs, since it puts out 636W of its 650W max rating on the +12V Rail.

    Windows 7 (I'd be looking at Professional 64-bit, since its expected Support is aimed at ending in 2020, Home Premium, Ultimate, and Basic's support lifetime is expected to be 2015, though M$ may change those dates down the road, but thats what their currently set for last I checked, Enterprise and Pro are the only ones expected to be supported for the next 5 years or longer)
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    agree for the most part

    I have an Asus monitor 27" led and love it but the samsungs are nice as well. Also for a few extra dollars getting the 560ti 448 core is definitely a must if you're a gamer as you say. I have the 448 classified and its a monster. The 2400 if you find a deal should be fine but I did get a 2500k and z68 ud3h for $280 at microcenter. Also agree with the cooler. I've had a 212+ and love it so the evo is probably nice but if you have a good case the 212+ is fine. I have my 2500k at 4.0ghz 24/7 at stock volts and it doesn't even get warm. Good luck with your build! Spend the extra 20-40 on the 448 core you won't be disappointed.

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    Also, my 448 core is oc'd at stock volts (evgas oc utility is really easy to use) and easily matches a mild ocd 570 in benchmarks. You can go online and compare the 448 is a great value. Bf3 uses more than 1gb of vram so going with a card that has more is smart as a lot of upcoming games will probably use more vram as well. I'm sure the 600 series will all have over 1gb because of this.

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    Thanks for all the replies guys. A lot of good info. I will definitely take all of your advises and check out amazon. Another question, how much Watts do i really need?

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    ignore them, their spamming, they have a hidden spam link in their "sig" its invisible, but if you hit the quote post button you can see their spam link.

    Bonehead used the wrong Tags for their Link, should of use URL instead of IMG.
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    I would recommend 650-700watts if only planning on a single video card and 700-800 if running 2. Things to look for would be a single 12v rail and modular IMO. I never had a modular til my most recent and I love it. Makes everything nice and clean inside which equals better airflow. The power supply I own is on sale on newegg right now Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC, Power Supply worth checking out at least. I've had it for about 2 years, in 2 different builds and haven't had a single problem. Things are only getting more efficient but having a quality power supply that will always have enough juice is important. There's a pic of my PC in an antec 300 case without my video card. I run a raid 0 and have an external for backup.2500k, hyper 212+ CPU cooler(dead silent) 8gigs of ram, and that power supply. I have an evga 560ti 448 classifiedas well not in the pic.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails NEW build after 6 years-2011-12-03_16-01-46_246-1.jpg  
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    And with my video card. Sorry for all the posts, computers get me excited and I love my current setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by audiophizile13 View Post
    I would recommend 650-700watts if only planning on a single video card and 700-800 if running 2. Things to look for would be a single 12v rail and modular IMO. I never had a modular til my most recent and I love it. Makes everything nice and clean inside which equals better airflow. The power supply I own is on sale on newegg right now Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC, Power Supply worth checking out at least. I've had it for about 2 years, in 2 different builds and haven't had a single problem. Things are only getting more efficient but having a quality power supply that will always have enough juice is important. There's a pic of my PC in an antec 300 case without my video card. I run a raid 0 and have an external for backup.2500k, hyper 212+ CPU cooler(dead silent) 8gigs of ram, and that power supply. I have an evga 560ti 448 classifiedas well not in the pic.
    GeForce GTX 560 Ti


    Yet Nvidia, only calls for a 500watt, meaning a top quality 450watt will run it.

    Power supplies, are picked according to the video card, unless you have an unusual system, with ie. 6 hard drives in a RAID0, or some other unusual power consumption.

    Manufacturer, inflate their requirements, because people buy crappy power supplies.
    That is why, if you are using a quality one, you can drop the requirement by 50watts.

    If I was building new, I go by the requirement, and whether crossfire/SLI, is in the future, but on an upgrade, and a good brand, I have no problem with 50w less.


    I also like single 12v rail, but there is no real drawback, to multi 12v rails, it is mostly a gimmick.
    There is no real advantage either.
    In all the years, I have been here, I have never seen the single rail being the problem, in any way shape or manner.

    The only problem, you can run into, is balancing the rails, to get enough power to the video card.
    Most have the same amps on all the rails, so it is not a big problem, and even when it is, you can set it up correctly.

    Several years ago geeks didn't like modular, because, the plugs set up another place for resistance, but I haven't heard that complaint, for a while.


    Last, if you are going to improve on Shyguys recommendations, you better bring a lunch.

    I just except what he posts, from experience.
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    650-700W is overkill for a single video card, and could even run TWO cards like a GTX 560 Ti, with power to spare.

    hell, a high efficiency unit could easily run 2 of those 448 core Ti's as well.
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