I have a budget of about $1250. I want I PC that I can game on, and overclock.
So far I have decided on these parts. If you have any suggestions please feel free to leave them below.
CPU: i5 2500k
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Plus
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 EVO
GPU: MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II/OC
RAM: [ Ripjaws-X ] F3-12800CL8D-4GBXM
Storage: 1* Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb (Sata 3)
PSU: Coolermaster, Silent Pro M700
Case: Cooler Master 690 II LITE Midi-Tower - Window Edition
Case Fans: 1* Xigmatek XLF-F1454 Blueline LED Fan 140mm (For roof) 1* Prolimatech BLUE VORTEX 140MM (for window)
CD Drive: I have one lying around at home...
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
I am aware of the faulty intel chipset on the P67 motherboards and therefore I will buy all of the other components first and then wait for the new motherboards come in March/April.
The reason why I have selected such a large PSU is because I might put another GTX 560 in SLI, when the time comes.
I am open to any suggestions... Thanks
That PSI is not the top notch kinda stuff ya need for a twin GFX card system, Especially if planning bto OC, you wanna have a 10.0 performance rated PSU and that one don't make it. Antec SG or CP series, Cporsair HX series or XFX Black Edition is the way to go.
The XFX Black Edition 850 is $10 cheaper than the one you selected and gets a 10.0 performance rating from jonnyguru
I do realize that, therefore.... Can anyone recommend any cheaper P67 compatible RAM and a cheaper case with a window and black interior?
Also... Am I getting this right? In terms of the PSU I basically need to go with a good brand 700 watter with an 80 plus silver certification. Or is the 80 plus bronze OK?