New Sandy Bridge PC - < $1,000

Approximate Purchase Date: Now (as soon as all of the part are available)

Budget Range: $1,000 (after rebates)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Programming (CUDA)

Parts Not Required: Case, Keyboard, Mouse, Optical Drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia, eVGA, etc. (as long as they have a good rating on

Overclocking: Maybe (No liquid cooling)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (would prefer not to lower power consumption)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

I plan on purchasing the new Asus' P8P67 PRO with the i5Core-2500K and I want to make sure that the other parts I am getting are compatible (or if you have any other recommendations while being price sensitive). Also, anyone have any recommendations for CPU Cooler for the i5Core-2500K?

Part List:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
3 answers Last reply
More about sandy bridge
  1. Parts will work fine.

    For build advice fill out form in the sticky, link in my sig.
  2. Thanks for the reply banthracis. I updated the original posting with some additional questions if anyone has any advice.
  3. You can save money going with the normal GTX 570 and overclock it yourself, it's pretty easy.

    You can also look at the XFX 750w PSU which is a much better PSU than the corsair 750TX for $10 more (after rebates).

    OCing on SB is pretty easy to do, even with stock cooling. Anandtech easily got a stable 4.4ghz on stock cooling.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product