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Am I good to go (computer build)?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by timason, Dec 26, 2011.

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  1. timason

    timason Thread Starter

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    This is my first time building a custom PC.
    Do I need anything else? Any recommendations? What about cooling?
    I will not list the price as it changes through shipping and tax.

    Here is my list:

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

    Power Supply: XFX P1850BNLG9 Pro Series XXX Edition ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply - 850W, 80 Plus Silver, 135mm Fan, Active PFC

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail

    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    RAM: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

    Video Card: PowerColor AX6950 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6950 Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), Dual-DVI, HDMI, 2x Mini DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, Eyefinity, CrossFireX Ready

    Hard Drive: Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 3.5", SATA 6Gbps, 7200RPM, 16MB

    Optical Drive: Plextor PX-L890SA-26 24X DVDRW Optical Drive - Internal, SATA, Lightscribe

    CPU Fan (for overclocking the CPU): Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-GP Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler - 120mm, LGA 1366, 1156, 775, AMD AM3, AM2+, AM2

    There you go, I will buy more hardware as time passes, but as I have a low budget, I am keeping my computer to its bare necessities...
    Also I am having great difficulties choosing a good monitor, after a lot of research, I am going to go with this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236117
    Any good? I want a fast response, good quality and HDMI support.

    Thanks,

    Tim
     
  2. fel1x

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    having a quick look your hard drive will be the big bottle neck, if on a budget reduce price of something else and get a SSd for start up and a 1TB drive or 2x1 TB drives
     
  3. timason

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    Ok, I will get an SSD but why would this hard drive be a problem? I do not understand...
     
  4. Frank4d

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    There is really nothing wrong with the hard drive. fel1x thinks a SSD would be better, and if you asked 20 other people for an opinion of your list you would get 20 different answers.
     
  5. timason

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    Thanks, I figured that out. And I am not getting an SSD after all because of my budget. I will get it later.
     
  6. fel1x

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    Frank4d is right about opinion, can only say that the years of testing and running huge overclocked rigs has meant a lot of hassle with super duder systems being frozen to death by a rubbishy hardrive, ir you can not seek your data quick its pointless having speedy processors , ram etc

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/393 for example
     
  7. timason

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    I understand. Could you please recommend me a hard drive (under 1TB), and a cheap respectable SSD?
     
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