Medium-High sturdyGaming Build - Please review my choices


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP, meaning within a month unless I gain a lot by waiting a bit longer

BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1200 Before rebates, Hard (Living in Finland, Newegg prices used as a guide)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, movies, surfing, multitasking several applications

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (for reference only). As long as it is a representative price it should be ok (meaning I should be able to find it at that price). :)


PARTS PREFERENCES: Mainly looking for an i5/p55 platform. Was checking out i7 but the added costs and questionable benefits turned me off of it) would like a full tower case with dustfilters and preferably a removable motherboard tray. I know, I am asking a lot.)

OVERCLOCKING: In the beginning probably just a bit, later on definitely CROSSFIRE: Later on probably, but not yet.


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: No need for bling, looking for silence and quality. In it for the long run. Realizing that you can't really futureproof anything so I am looking for a solid build that i can stretch out and a good case/psu that I can use in later builds (plural) when I will inevitably have to switch out the motherboard and processor.


Here is what I've got so far, please give suggestions for getting the cost down while maintaining the quality. Also, if anything seems unbalanced (bottlenecked, overkill, unsuitable etc) please suggest replacements. Thank you in advance everyone,


Case: Cooler Master ATCS 840 $179,99

ProductPSU: Corsair HX850 $179,99

Processor: i5 750 $194,99

Processor Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 for socket 1156 $74,99

Motherboard: GA-P55-UD3R $139,99

RAM: G.Skill ECO 2x2GB 1600 DDR3 7-8-7-24, 1.35V $109,99

Graphics: Asus Radeon HD 5850 $299,99

Harddrive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $84,99

Total: $1264,92 so I need to shave off at least $ where to take it from...
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  1. I also would recommend the case swap to p55ibexpeak's recommendations.

    If your not going to OC in a big way yet, you can also use this as a short term-alternative.

  2. You could save my going firstly for a non-modular PSU, and you could get away with a 750W PSU even if you were crossfiring 5850s.
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