Please help me with this build...



Hi everyone I am green as the spring grass on building a new pc and I was wondering if any one is willing to help out or point out and flaws I have with the PC component setup I am presenting. It would be much appreciated.

Basically I am looking at a half decent FPS gaming machine that wont break the bank and some good warranties. I have been working on this config for sometime but I wanted anyones opinions in general from any other builders to point out anything that I need to know. Be aware though I have limited technical knowledge. I am eager at building this but hesitant. This is my first hobby I picked up after getting out of the military and turning my rifle in. So here it is:

Antec 1200 (as I wanted loads of room)

Power Supply: Corsair TX650W Power Supply [...] CatId=1483

MemoryKingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX HyperX Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2 x 4GB) [...] CatId=4534

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, [...] CatId=6988

ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3 TUF Edition Motherboard [...] No=7343078

Video Card
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card - 1GB [...] No=7191453

Soundcard Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 Sound Card [...] No=3759080

Hard DriveWestern Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black Hard Drive [...] CatId=2459

I am a bit hesitant on what Cd drive to to pick out. Am I missing anything if so please point them out. Any suggestions would be great. I thank you for your time, knowledge and look forward to hearing from you. Cheers.


1) PSU is overkill for a single card, and not enough to run SLI 560Ti's. Go with either 500w, or 750w.
2) The RAM you've listed i believe is 1.65v, SandyBridge recommends 1.5v to avoid any compatiblity issues. Corsair Vengeance, G.Skill or Dominator is a popular choice.
3) Sound card probably wont make any difference than the onboard sound on the motherboard.
4) HDD - Samsung SpinPoint F3 seems to be the HDD of choice, performing better than the Caviar Black at a cheaper price.
5) Id recommend looking into a z68 board over a p67 due to the extra features and minor price difference.

^^ Corsair H70 - I believe the Noctua NH DH-14 Air Cooler provides better cooling performance than a Corsair H70 at a cheaper price.
Budget cooler Hyper 212+ also has great cooling performance at a very low price.