1st time building, Any suggestions on these parts?


Jul 12, 2011
I'm looking to buy a nice gaming computer. I haven't built anything before, so I don't really know what I'm doing, but from looking around these are the parts that I have decided on. I will putting this together within the next 2 or 3 weeks. Any comments or suggestions would be great.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80623i52500k) $216.98

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rrb10212pg1) $29.51

Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-p67extreme4b3) $168.49

Memory: PNY XLR8 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-memory-md4096kd31600x8) $20.99

Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-hd103sj) $49.99

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n560gtxtihawk) $254.98

Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc692kkn2advanced) $87.98

Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii620bronze) $99.99

Total: $928.90

I have been considering adding a SSD. Not sure about that yet.

bill fox

Jun 26, 2011
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Apr 25, 2011
@Bill fox this is not the proper place to advertise for your company.

It looks as like you picked high quality parts which is a plus. I would bump up the power supply wattage just a little so you can assure yourself sli compatibility without having to buy a replacement PSU

For parts suppliers Newegg and Amazon are consistently the best option with tigerdirect and walwart.com coming in with lower prices on rare occasions. It is worth while to do price comparisons though. Check out the storm enforcer on Newegg, it has front panel usb 3.0 and the CM storm scout from walmart.com

Most of us just buy the cheapest DVD/CD burner, it will run you about twenty dollars.

Nobody seems to recommend PNY for memory. G skill and Corsair are most often recommended for memory, I perfer G skill myself though.