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Building a PC

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

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  1. DVPeer

    DVPeer Thread Starter

    Jul 28, 2010
    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


    Dec 20, 2008
    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

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    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


    May 5, 2009
    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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