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I'm considering saving up to build a gaming PC, and I've been researching parts so I can get a specific parts list. At this point, I need some feedback from experienced people to make sure these parts are compatible/decent enough. Most of the problems I have is because I can't find anywhere that explains all of this enough.

 

Here's the list I've compiled.

 

CPU

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073

 

Heatsink and Fan

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&Tpk=Cooler%20Master%20Hyper%20212%20Plus

 

Motherboard

Asus P8Z68 V Pro

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

 

Hard Drive

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

 

Memory

Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173

 

Graphics Card

GeForce GTX 570

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613

 

Sound Card

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102019

 

Optical Drive

SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151222

 

Case

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

 

Power Supply

Corsair CMPSU-750TX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

 

Monitor

Gateway FHD2303Lbid Black 23" 1920x1080

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824113022

 

Once again, I just need some feedback to make sure all of these will work well together and that they're a good choice for quality. I tried to balance price with power, and the total cost here should total around $1100, which is acceptable for me to save up for.

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It is a very decent and futureproof build. The link for the mobo is anothe processor but I looked up the model.

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I agree with Luis. It looks like a nice build and should the parts will work just fine as you have them laid out. I was originally a tad bit concerned with your chosen heatsink, as I've built machines in the past with the same unit (fantastic unit, btw, would highly recommend purchasing an additional fan for it) and they've been a tight fit. However, the case you've chosen looks fairly large (the only case I've worked with that's bigger than that is the Corsair Obsidian) by the dimensions listed, however I'm not sure if those dimensions include or disclude the part of the case that's used for cable management. You might even be able to fit extra fans on that side panel in addition to the heatsink. The only downsides to that case is the lack of air filters around the fans and USB 3.0, but other than that it looks fairly solid.

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If I could make a suggestion, why not switch that CPU to an AMD PhenomX6. They tend to be cheaper and just as good as intel. And you can't go wrong with six cores. I'm pretty sure its around the same price as the i5 youre looking at, but double-check me on that.

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They tend to be cheaper and just as good as intel.

 

AMD is for low-mid range PCs, nothing they have is good for gaming rig. Sandy Bridge demolishes the Bulldozer in every benchmark, stick with the SB IMO. I'd suggest you get it factory OC'd because you get a warranty, but you don't really need to OC the SB ATM anyway.

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If you don't have the money to buy it yet, what's the point in looking for parts? Unless it's a matter of a few weeks to save up; the parts you planned to get may no longer be the best option.

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They tend to be cheaper and just as good as intel.

 

AMD is for low-mid range PCs, nothing they have is good for gaming rig. Sandy Bridge demolishes the Bulldozer in every benchmark, stick with the SB IMO. I'd suggest you get it factory OC'd because you get a warranty, but you don't really need to OC the SB ATM anyway.

And the i5-2500K is cheaper than any of the Bulldozers... ($230, with much better performance)

 

Of course, the best gaming-grade CPUs are the i7-3930K, and the i7-3960X. ($600 and $1050 respectively)

Don't insult me. I have trained professionals to do that.

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