$1100 below gaming pc



it is ok build?

budget is $1100 or below, aiming to get the best bang for the buck

i would love to have a pc with the new sandy bridge cpu.

so what you think? comments? suggestions? im all ears.
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  1. i'd definitely recommend the i5-2500K over the i5-2400

    if you're going sandy bridge the 30 bucks is worth it for the unlocked multiplier...

    also... RAM is so cheap now - get a better kit like:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    + $30 for CPU / + $10 for RAM... you're still under budget

    (rest of the system looks good)
  2. Case: the 912 has poor cooling you will need to get additional fans or go for the 922 instead I'd go for the 922 from amazon (+40)
    CPU: go with the i5 2500K (+30)
    RAM: you don't need 8gb but this is a good set personally I would've gone with 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416&cm_re=4gb_ddr3_g_skill_1.5v-_-20-231-416-_-Product (+10)

    Mobo: the asus p8p67 pro is better (no change)
  3. Designed for future expansion, SSD , 2nd pair of RAm modules and 2nd GFX w/ fan can be added later....capable of very big overclocks

    Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103072
    PSU - $110 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001
    MoBo - $160 - ASUS P8P67 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131681
    CPU - $224 - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $70 - 2 x 2GB Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103
    GFX - $220 - GTX 470 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121372
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $70 - Samsung F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - Later - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551
    DVD Writer - $19 - ASUS 24X DVD Writer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    Cost $1,108 w/o any combo discounts

    Ya can drop to CAS 9 memory and save $20 but hardly seems worth it.
  4. save money and go with the Hyper 212+ instead the new cpus aren't going to need that big a cooler to get amazing overclocks
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233 $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 $224.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128460 $129.99
    GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303 $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040 $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM
  6. the ASUS P8P67 and the Gigabyte P67A-UD3 are both good boards... however they won't Crossfire/SLI properly, if you were planning to do so in the future

    so if you're sure you'll stick with 1 x graphics card -> you can go with either board, as recommended by others here

    but if you want SLI/Crossfire -> stick with your original choice... or the ASUS P8P67 Pro... both have 2 x PCI-e slots that can run at x8x8 when 2 video cards are installed
  7. o would crossfire/sli in the future. i picked this mobo, not the asus P8P67 Pro cause of just the color. i like the stylish black of gigabyte. i also like the ram with 4gbx2. 4gb is not enough this days huh?

    why recommend the i5-2500k? is the i5-2500 not okay? and what about the i5-2400? the integrated graphics maybe is just the differnce. care to tell me more about this? and the K series with unlock multiplier is it really worth $20? it has a high ghz, maybe i dont need to overclock.
  8. xurwin said:
    o would crossfire/sli in the future. i picked this mobo, not the asus P8P67 Pro cause of just the color. i like the stylish black of gigabyte. i also like the ram with 4gbx2. 4gb is not enough this days huh?

    why recommend the i5-2500k? is the i5-2500 not okay? and what about the i5-2400? the integrated graphics maybe is just the differnce. care to tell me more about this? and the K series with unlock multiplier is it really worth $20? it has a high ghz, maybe i dont need to overclock.


    o/c these cpu's is so easy that you would be crazy not to get the 2500k version.

    As far as those mobo's go...it all depends on whether you want to go with dual vid cards or not. Some peeps go with one very good card, ebay it later down the road and pick up new/better card.

    If you looking for a reasonably priced board that will run dual cards at 8x look at this one down below...and btw 4 gigs of ram is fine for gaming and everyday use.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157217 $152.99
    ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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