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    Hey, what's up guys. I need help because this is going to be my first PC build and wanted to make sure everything is good before I decide to go for it. I wanted to build a PC, specifically for gaming.

    This is what I have so far on my Newegg wishlist:
    Keyboard: RAZER Lycosa Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Computer Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W...
    Motherboard: MSI H67MA-E35 (B3) LGA 1155...
    Video Card: EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD...
    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz...
    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333...
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST3320413AS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive...
    Optical Drive: LG DVD Burner...

    The total will be about $1,072.87, of course I wish it was lower. Any feedback would be appreciated.

    I will be using a 27 inch LCD TV as the monitor which I already own, I already have a mouse, and I have a set of 5.1 surround sound speakers.

    Thank you.

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    You can do better with that budget

    PSU: the HX650 is not worth the money
    Case: check the Enermax Hoplite also @ 60$
    Motherboard: it uses the H67 chipset which will not allow for overclocking which in turn makes the 2600K pointless.. you need a P67 or Z68 motherboard.
    VGA: again, you can do better with 320$
    CPU: at best, the 2600K is marginally better than 2500K at gaming, so there's really no point in spending the additional 100$
    Memory: Patriot Sector 5 is massively discounted at newegg atm, will land you better value.

    Also, you want an SSD
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    Skip the Lycosa. It's a piece of crap. They retail at $80? I picked one up at a thrift store for under $10 and I still feel like I was ripped off. It has all the build quality of a house built out of crackers and cheeze whiz, the keys feel like crap, the shiny plastic smears and looks like crap, the rubber coating on the keys wears off and where it doesn't it attracts hair and dust so either way it looks like crap...

    $80 can buy you an entry level mechanical keyboard. Go for that instead, or go for a keyboard that has more features than the Lycosa at a lower price point, like the I-Rocks KR-6820E.

    If you're really set on a Lycosa I'll sell you my thrift store one for $35.
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    Here you go, this is pretty much the best you can do in that budget..

    CPU: 2500K @ 220$
    Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G45 @ 100$ after rebate
    RAM: Patriot ‘Sector 5’ 8GB/1600Mhz @ 30$ after rebate
    PSU: XFX Core 650W @ 60$ after rebate
    VGA: Galaxy GTX 570 @ 280$ after rebate
    Case: Xigmatek Pantheon @ 60$ after rebate(awesome deal)
    Cooler: ZEROtherm ZT-10D @ 50$
    SSD: Crucial M4 64Gb @ 95$

    That's 895$ if I'm not mistaken, which leaves you with money for HDD/peripherals/fans etc
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    Thanks guys for your replies.

    @Original Sin, I appreciate your suggestions and the time you took in looking up the parts for me.
    Last edited by Insoluble25x; 09-29-2011 at 01:11 PM.

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    I'd go with Sin's build, the 2600k is pretty much pointless for gaming, it does no better than the 2500k.
    Add in a decently large HDD, something like a WD Caviar Blue, or Samsung Spinpoint, and you're golden. You don't need speed, that's what the SSD is for, this is for storage.

    Skip the Razor kit, it's over-priced junk.
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