So I have been researching a PC build since last summer. Due to having to move a couple months ago and the imminent release of Bulldozer I kept pushing the purchase back. Tonight the weekend Newegg sale made me cross the line and produce a final build. I welcome the advice of anyone feeling generous tonight to check over my components and made note of any glaring imbalances or issues.
A few things of note:
-My emphasis with this build is for it to run quite and cool where possible; also to be clean and tidy inside (thus the modular power supply)
-This is my first build so any parts or equipment needs to be ordered, I do not have any supplies here
-I will be gaming but doubt I will be over-clocking much (will the CPU fan I have picked out be suitable?)
-I want a mobo that will last me 5-6 years (like my previous) and will probably buy an updated GPU within 2 years and a cheap CPU upgrade in 3-4, so....if anything, I would like to put money toward a nice mobo with a healthy CPU and GPU that aren't OP
-My price limit is $1,500 for everything; I already have a new Asus monitor, a tb harddrive that is only 2 years old for my storage and a blu-ray drive for my CD-ROM
Any help is much appreciated!
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
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BYTECC 18" Serial ATA-150/300 Cable w/Locking Latch Model SATA-118C
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Model #:P8Z68-V PRO
GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse pad
Model #:X-TRAC RIPPER
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Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ...
-$20.00 Instant $79.99
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Patriot Wildfire PW120GS25SSDR 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
-$55.00 Instant $244.99
Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate / ...
-$5.00 Instant $19.99
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
-$20.00 Instant $99.99
RAZER Black Wired BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Cyborg CCB437080002/04/1 Black USB Wired Laser R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
-$4.00 Instant $25.99
COOLER MASTER R4-S4S-10AK-GP 140mm Case Fan