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Need advice on new gaming rig ~$1250

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January 17, 2011 8:51:57 AM

Okay, finally building a new computer after years with this laptop. Pieced something together over the last few weeks and would appreciate your help.
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Approximate Purchase Date: Next week

Budget Range: about $1250

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies/Music, Photoshop, Shoolwork (loving my priorities. God, writing them down is painful.)

Parts Not Required: Speakers, HDD, CD-DVD, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, open for others

Country of Origin: USA(California)

Parts Preferences: Good parts.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 (buying new monitor)

Additional Comments: Is PSU large enough for future SLI with overclock? Should I be buying a monitor with 3D capabilities? Appreciate the help :D 

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CPU: Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
$180

GPU: EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$265

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$185
$-30 combo with RAM

RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$35

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100
$-30 combo with PSU

PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$80

Mouse: GIGABYTE GM-M6800 Noble Black 5+1 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1600 dpi Dual Lens Gaming Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$13

Keyboard: Rosewill RK-800G Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Gaming Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$15

Monitor: Probably buy one at best buy. I'd prefer to see it before buying.
$200

+Tax $94
+Shipping $13

Total = $1220

Any help would be appreciated.

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January 17, 2011 9:18:04 AM

^ Nice build, but I would suggest a different PSU for sure,... The Extreme Series are not good ones in terms of quality and efficiency,... Also for TX 470 SLI + Overclock you would need atleast 750W+ PSU,...

Video card - The 470 no doubt is a good card, but I would get the HD 6870 instead, cheaper, less heat, lower power consumption and nearly as good performance,...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-revie...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-cross...
January 17, 2011 9:49:37 AM

Your build looks really good and I would definitely get a better PSU like this

COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$79.99 after mail-in rebate
[ I never had a problem with Corsair rebates]

would recommend this a bit more cash but much better

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$99.99 after mail-in rebate card

..I'd stick with the EVGA 470 [real good performance] with the Corsair 750W

real good idea to actually see your monitor in person at the store before purchase

Don't forget Windows install disc. Home Premium or Pro
January 17, 2011 11:48:07 AM

The psu in this build is a OEM psu...which means it lacks a power cable which can be picked up at most any electronics store for under $10, or ordered from newegg (shipping).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKJJG33, ends 1/19
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99
Seasonic SS-850HT 850W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Silver Certified, Active PFC Power Supply - OEM

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... $179.99
Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $499.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $479.98
MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
MSI P67A-GD53 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $6.99 FREE SHIPPING
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $14.99
Rosewill RK-800G Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Gaming Keyboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $12.99
GIGABYTE GM-M6800 Noble Black 5+1 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1600 dpi Dual Lens Gaming Mouse

Total: $1,049.91 *not including shipping, rebates, promo codes, etc..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 FREE SHIPPING
Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)

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