1500 Gaming Build

Hi Guys, I am trying to spend around $1500 and this is what I have come up with, I am pretty happy with everything just would like a few people to have a say. I plan to run my HD tv as my monitor with Mini HDMI- HDMI, have a PS3 so don't need blu-ray, SSD for OS with WIN 7.


Thanks!!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: $1500 ish

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, CAD Modelling

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:Monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ncix.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080


CASE: $55.14
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

CPU: $204.99
Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box

CPU Cooling: $29.99
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro REV.2 CPU Heatsink Cooler LGA1366 LGA1156 LGA775 AM2 AM3 W/ 92MM Fan

RAM: $95.99 x 2
G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit

MotherBoard: $130.71
MSI P55A-G55 P55 ATX LGA1156 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

HDD: $90.02
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

SSD: $109.99
Intel X25-V 40GB 2.5IN SATA2 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive Retail Box

PSU: $89.99
Antec Earthwatts 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 80PLUS 120MM Fan

DVD-Read/Write: $25
LG GH24LS50 24X Super Multi Lightscribe SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

VIDEO CARD: $254.99
MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Cyclone OC 725MHZ 1024MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card

KEYBOARD: $49.99
Logitech K340 Wireless Keyboard with Mini USB Unifying Receiver

MOUSE: $57
Rapoo V8 2.4GHZ Wireless Gaming Laser Mouse 5000DPI 6 Button
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  1. Very nice! just change the Western Digital caviar black with a spinpoint f3 http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49262&vpn=HD103SJ&manufacture=Samsung

    And with that gaming mouse, never get a wireless gaming mouse, it will be less responsive and the charging and blah blah blah... and don't chose a wireless keyboard, charging and blah blah blah its a big hassle.

    Everything else is fine.
  2. Cool, I will change the Drive. Thanks for the input!
  3. You might want to add the extra fans into the antec 300 too, i don't know the measurements of the fan spaces but you can take a ruler, measure from side to side and it should be like.. 120mm or 100mm or 80mm or 140mm something like that, and then buy some more fans, it will help the airflow in the case and keep things nice and cool.
  4. I think I'll try it and see what temps I am getting and order fans accordingly.
  5. mophat said:
    I think I'll try it and see what temps I am getting and order fans accordingly.

    well as far as i know it doesn't come with any intake fans, only exhaust
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