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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DVPeer, Jun 11, 2011.

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  1. DVPeer

    DVPeer Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I've decided to build a gaming PC.
    This is my first time so I was hoping to get some advice on wich parts i should buy.
    I've already made a list of parts:

    Chasis: Thermaltake VM20001W2Z Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Case
    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600
    CPU Cooler: Ultra U12-40602 X-Wind 120mm CPU Cooler
    RAM: Corsair CMP4GX3M2A1600C8 Dominator Dual Channel 4096MB 1600Mhz
    Videocard: GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard
    Power Supply: OCZ OCZ700SXS2 StealthXStream 2 700W Power Supply
    Hard drive: Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda Hard Drive
    DVDburner: Sony Optiarc AD-7260S-0B 24x DVDRW Drive
    UBS+Cardreader: Ultra MD2 5.25" 4 Port USB 2.0 and Card Reader

    Total cost: around 730€

    Am I missing some parts?.
    Is this a good choice for a gamer with a budget of 1000€(wich parts should i trade in for more expensive one's) ?
    Do I really need a ram cooler or a sound card?
    I am also worried about the size of my CPU cooler (will it get in the way of my ram?)
     
  2. getsugatenso

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    maybe use an arctic freezer 13 or an arctic freezer 7 pro rev.2
    you dont need a sound card or
    ram cooler since your not overclocking, else the i7 2600k is the better option, but still no ram cooler is required
     
  3. crjdriver

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    I would go with a WD black series drive or one of the WD RE series drives. You get a much better hard drive; dual processors, dual supports for the arm AND a 5yr warranty opposed to the 2yr warranty from seagate.
     
  4. DalzK

    DalzK

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    Nice build.

    As mentioned above Western Digital is probably a better option for your HD.

    If your budget is slightly higher then maybe replacing a GTX 560 with a GTX 570 would be worth it (if you game a lot). Also increasing to 8gb from 4gb would be useful if you want to hit your budget.
     
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