First time building a PC. Review what I have and help please!


Jul 19, 2011
This is my first time building a PC. I'm trying to build a strong gaming computer that will last a couple years atleast before needing to be upgraded. All the parts I found are on This is what I have so far:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Bundled with CPU: $239.98

CPU fan: CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer

Total: $1429.60 and with rebates it is $1362.90

How does that look? Should I change some parts, can I do better in some areas? Is it a strong machine?
For the moniter, I have either the Samsung Syncmaster P2370HD or the Syncmaster B2030.
I still need to buy speakers, keyboard and mouse, and a headset. If anyone can recommend an affordable quality product for these, it would be great.
Also, any suggestions, comments, and criticism is greatly appreciated for the PC build.

manu 11

Jan 6, 2011
if you are just gaming, i would leave the mobo and can ge an p67 motherboard like an asrock p67 extreme
you can swaaps your memory with an cl8 one
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

same price ram.

you can get a full tower atx for less price

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

you can go with logitech gaming series. for mouse and keyboard.
good luck



Jul 19, 2011
Should I invest in some other cooling options? Do I have to buy more fans for the case?
Also, some people say to get a ssd for booting windows. How would I set that up?