Gaming Build for ~$1200

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the week. BUDGET RANGE: Around 1200 after rebates


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


PARTS PREFERENCES: I don't really have any preferences

OVERCLOCKING: Definitely on the cpu, probably not on the gpu. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future, but not anytime soon.




ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750

GIGABYTE GV-R587UD-1GD Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact"

The RAM and the video card have a combo deal; and the case and the mobo have a combo deal.

I've been lurking on the forums for the past couple of weeks getting this set up, here's my current build. What do you guys think about it?
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  1. Looks fine. You may want an optical drive though.


    Also a combo with thd 212 gets you a free floppy and $1 off.
  2. banthracis said:
    Looks fine. You may want an optical drive though.


    Also a combo with thd 212 gets you a free floppy and $1 off.

    Alright thanks!

    I've noticed that a lot of you guys recommend the cooler master hyper plus heat sink a lot, but I was reading and they said that it only lowered their processor by a few degrees. Was that just a fluke, how has it worked for everyone else?
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