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Old May 25, 2011, 08:37 AM
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I'm a first time PC builder and need advice on my build. I am building it for bf3 and I want to play at max setting, 60fps, and 1920 x 1080 resolution. My budget is form $800 to $950.


Here is what I have so far:

CPU
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

CPU Cooler
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASRock P67 PRO3 SE LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU
Newegg.ca - MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAM
Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

HDD
Newegg.ca - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU
Newegg.ca - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Case
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


I would like to get the PC by the end of June. This PC will be used mostly for gaming and editing. I will probably get more RAM later. I will aslo be using and old monitor and disk drive for awhile. I might overclock if needed for bf3.

thanks in advance
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Old May 25, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Ditch the psu for a Corsair or Seasonic.
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Old May 25, 2011, 08:59 AM
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^ +1 get a better quality psu; it's the backbone to your pc, and it could either make or break it.

Also look into the CM HAF 912 or even the 922 if your budget permits.

Other than that, it looks all good! Lookin forward to hearing about It in the future
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Old May 25, 2011, 09:17 AM
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Here is a link to the Cooler Master 912. It's about $5 more than the case you had listed, but at DirectCanada anything over $50 gets you free shipping so you more than make up for the price difference.

Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound - DirectCanada

This case is plenty big enough for you to have room to play with.
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Old May 25, 2011, 09:26 AM
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Ditch the psu for a Corsair or Seasonic.
Is this one good?
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

I have heard you only need a 700W for most PC's this size
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Old May 25, 2011, 09:56 AM
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That one you got picked there is a great unit.

The amount of wattage you need depends on the components within the pc. That 750W will be perfect for your build, and has headroom for SLI in the future.
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Old May 25, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Agree with the others. Change your psu, the corsair u picked is a good 1.

I was going 2 suggest looking at another case as well, but the others brought that up.

If ur not in a hurry 2 build it, shop the BST and you'll get an even better setup 4 the money.

Good luck with the build and welcome 2 HWC!!!
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Old May 25, 2011, 02:18 PM
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And with ram being so cheap these days you can buy a good 2x4 set for as low as 80$ that you won't limit yourself to 8 gigs, and buying a popular set (aka Ripjaws, Dominators, etc) will make adding more memory easier in the future (running the same sticks will be more stable and much more overclockable).

Good luck and hope you'll ENJOY the hell out of that rig!! ;)
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Old May 26, 2011, 12:54 AM
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SLI won't work in full lanes o your choice of motherboard.
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 and the more expensive ones will.
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