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Windows 7: Help with my first build

25 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
Help with my first build

So yah this is gonna be my first time building a gaming computer and I need help checking whether or not to components are compatible with each other other. Also if I am missing anything

P.S Yes I am new to this

Video card:EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready at

PSU:Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready, 80Plus at

Case:Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 at

RAM:Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS 8GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 2x 4GB at

DVD BURNER: Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner - DVD±R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD±R (DL) 12X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, 2MB, Black, OEM at

CPU:Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 3.30 GHz, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Retail at

MotherBoard:ASUS P8P67 Pro B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX, Bluetooth at

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD at

Monitor: Samsung P2770HD 27 LCD Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 5ms, 50000:1 Dynamic, 1000:1 Native, VGA, DVI, HDMI, TV Tuner at

mouse: Logitech Gaming Mouse G500, Adjustable Tracking Sensitivity and Weight, Onboard Memory, 10 Programmable Buttons, 5700 DPI at

keyboard: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard, Tiltable Color Display, Customizable Backlighting Colors, 12 Programmable Keys, On-The-Fly Macro Recording, USB Corded at

Hard drive:


P.S.S u guys think its good enough to run bf3? cant wait for it!
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25 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3

This is the build that I sugest for that cost. Also if you want for $115 you could add a Corsair H70 Water cooler. Works great. All you have to do is unlock the CPU to a Quadcore.

The Build

Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM Item #: N82E16827118040 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer ... Item #: N82E16811139006 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card11-139-006

2 (For raid 0 for programs)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822136794 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$129.98 ($64.99 each)

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and ... Item #: N82E16813131735 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$2.00 Instant
$239.99 $237.99

DIAMOND 6970PE52G Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity Item #: N82E16814103182 Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy -$30.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate14-103-182

CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC ... Item #: N82E16817139011 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$15.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card17-139-011

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMP16GX3M4A1333C9 Item #: N82E16820145312 Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto 3.3GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDZ560WFGMBOX Item #: N82E16819103887 Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Item #: N82E16820233193 Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$25.00 Instant


All from Newegg.
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25 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

It looks great, omar1472. And that should be able to run BF3 just fine. I would go for an SSD though and then get another, smaller drive for games, files and such.
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25 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3

Also an expensive mouse and keyboard does not make you a better gamer. just saying. I use a HP Wireless Elite Keyboard and Mouse ($50) and is a great gaming combo.

Samsung 22" LED LCD Monitor HDMI VGA BX2231 1920x1080. I have one and its great.
Samsung 22" LED LCD Monitor HDMI VGA BX2231 1920x1080 - eBay (item 270778240096 end time Aug-05-11 14:26:57 PDT)

This would equal the cost of the suggested build at $1680.

The build you had had alot of over priced componets. The GPU I suggested has twice the ram. Also the ram in my build is twice the ram also at a total of 16 gigs.
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25 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beta View Post
Also an expensive mouse and keyboard does not make you a better gamer. just saying. I use a HP Wireless Elite Keyboard and Mouse ($50) and is a great gaming combo.
I agree. I have a $30 wireless set and it works fine for me. I see no difference between a normal keyboard & mouse set and a 'gaming' one.
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25 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3

Gimics. That is all those keyboards and mouses are.
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25 Jul 2011   #7
Terronium 12

Windows 10 Technical Preview - x64

I'd disagree with the sentiment shared over gaming-oriented mice, but I'm too tired to go into that right now.

If you want yourself a real keyboard, go mechanical.

Also, might I suggest sticking with Home Premium? Unless you're planning to use more than 16gigs of RAM the premium paid is negligible at best.
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25 Jul 2011   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

I might add that although the cost of the OEM OS might be attractive, you will be better served to get a retail version. A Guy
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25 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 , Ubuntu 10

That's a fine first setup! I agree with Beta, you might want to double check's prices, they are much lower than competitors and their selection is HUGE. However I do disagree with the recommendation on the AMD, definitely stick with Intel and if you can hold out (which I am) the new Intel i7s will be dropping around the holiday shopping season (october /november-ish). They will feature larger backside caches and more cores available!!

In response to the gaming I/O query:
Some would say the high DPI on a gaming mouse makes a difference but I really only think an expensive mouse would be needed for DT publishing like Photoshop and other graphics programs where you need that slightest movement to cover the smallest area on the canvas, but I prefer to do that kind of tedious work either with a pen and tablet or just zoom in and go to town.

Thats my two cents
Good luck on the build!!!
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25 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3

After rebates the build i suggested would be $60 less then the one you have suggested.

If you wait for the fall for the new Intel or AMD chip you will always be waiting because something new is allways coming out in a a few months. The new Intel Chips are for the fanboys. More cores is not the answer. Most programs will never use more then 2 let alone 4 cores. Besides intel changes there sockets like crazy. With the new AM3+ you will be good to go with CPU upgrades for at least 3 years. As for Intel mostlikey less then 1 year. There are a handfull of AM2 boards (Not including AM2+ boards) that will support the new AM3+. That means that the same board from 5 years ago is still upto date. Amazing. I loved intel when the 775 socket (I have two builds) was out but now intel has had way to many issues with there chips and board chips. I have built many systems and for the cost of intel you can never justify the cost. Yes intel is slitly better in proformace but you will only see the diffrece under a full load witch is very rare.

Look at this:

Another build of mine I have to add yet. This is the same CPU that I have suggested on a Corsair H70. I usally have it running a 4.3 just to be safe.
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