$1000 Gaming first build

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $1000 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(mainly), surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HDD

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: eventually (I plan on buying the CPU fan and Therm when the need arises)

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: I am a one card user so I do not plan on SLI/Crossfire any time soon. I would appreciate some help in selecting a motherboard for my setup, The one I have listed below I simply choose with my limited knowledge and because it seemed most used with setups like mine.

Current setup

CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.neweggcom/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
(I know there is free shipping in amazon but I have dealt with their free supper savings shipping before and its incredibly slow, I rather have the case arrive close to the parts)

GPU: GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127552

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

Mobo: ASUS P8P67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131681

Optical: ASUS Black 24X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

CPU: I5-2500k Sandy Bridge
+(Combo)
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.587644

Subtotal after rebates: $959.92

I would like to know if this setup is compatible and any help in component selection would be appreciated. Comment or no this community has been great help for a first time build.
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  1. ^ Nice setup,
    Some good alternatives,...
    CPU + Mobo + Free Game
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575883

    CASE + PSU
    HAF 922 + CM Silent PRO 600W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.585941

    As you are going with a single card, IMO even the HAF 912 would do the job very well,...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.585946
  2. Thank you for the quick reply and alternatives, they all seem good. I will take up that CPU+MoBo combo, to bad I already own the game or else it would be more savings.

    I was trying to stick with Corsair PSU's but if your suggesting Cooler Master I guess it can not be bad. I am assuming the 600W will be able to handle overclocking the 570 and CPU when I get to that.
  3. ^ Some of the CM PSUs are very good and it is one of those,... But as you will be overclocking both the CPU and GPU, IMO it would be better to stick with the Corsair 650TX as it would have little more headroom,... Or this XFX 650W - It is as good as the Corsair or even better and is modular would cost lower after rebates,...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002
  4. I Will definitely pick up the XFX 650W then.

    Current Build:

    CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
    (I am sure the 912 is enough but I love the look of this case)
    GPU: GeForce GTX 570
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3
    Optical: ASUS Black 24X DVD
    CPU: I5-2500k Sandy Bridge
    PSU: XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W

    Subtotal after rebate: $904.92

    I seem to have put my budget to high for my own taste

    I will probably put the rest of the budget towards improving my external equipment (mouse, keyboard) as the above build looks pretty solid to me.

    I appreciate the help
  5. If you plan on overclocking, I would suggest getting an aftermarket heatsink for your CPU. If you're on a budget, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is pretty good, and is not massive.
  6. Sequences said:
    If you plan on overclocking, I would suggest getting an aftermarket heatsink for your CPU. If you're on a budget, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is pretty good, and is not massive.


    If you are on a budget, there is no need to get an aftermarket heatsink, as that cpu can hit 4GHz on the stock cooler.

    But if you have the extra money, and want to push your cpu to the limit, then getting an aftermarket heat sink is a good idea.
  7. amk did a good job describing my logic for not throwing a heatsink in there. since I am on budget I will save the heavy overclocking when I get the CPU fan and therm later.
  8. recon5000 said:
    amk did a good job describing my logic for not throwing a heatsink in there. since I am on budget I will save the heavy overclocking when I get the CPU fan and therm later.


    Good call sir.
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