Advice on a couple of parts for a new build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 12, 2011 7:15 PM in Systems Share Gogators February 12, 2011 6:55:46 PM Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks (SB is coming out with the fix sooner than expected) Budget Range: $1000-$1200 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games > surfing net > music Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/amazon or any other reputable site Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: Intel and I don't care between ATI/Nvidia Overclocking: Yes (on the SB processor) SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 These are some of the parts that I've already bought in advance and/or that I am for sure going to buy: Windows 7 x64 - $70 XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $90 Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler - $28 COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $100 So that leaves me needing a few other parts. I am for sure getting the P67 and the i5-2500k once they get re-released. With these and the above parts I'm at ~$650. So I need RAM, a GPU, and an HDD/SDD. I'm looking at HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity for my GPU. RAM: I would like a 2x2 GB. Not sure what will work for the P67 MoBo though. HDD: I would like one of each. Was thinking of SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive for the HDD. The SDD I am also not to sure of. I would like a 128GB one that is good quality but I don't really wanna spend over $150 for this. I will be using it for the OS and games while putting everything else on the HDD. GPU = $200 HDD = $50 RAM = $50 SDD = ~$150 Total: ~$1100 More about : advice couple parts build aznshinobi February 12, 2011 7:07:26 PM You could check out the build in my siggy for 1K. That'll give you much more GPU power and would be suitable for your resolution IMO. I think anything else I'll just answer after your question. m 0 l Gogators February 12, 2011 7:15:46 PM Ok I will go with the 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for $200 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew home office PC build parts advice Forum SolvedI'm building a new system and need help and advice on parts and building Forum SolvedGaming build on a budget and a couple questions (I will order parts on Monday!) Forum SolvedLooking for parts advice to complete my new build. Forum SolvedNew (and old) Parts Build - PSU Advice? Forum SolvedNew gaming build ready to buy parts, any advice? Forum Solvedhi i have been wanting to build a pc for a couple of years is this a good one http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ Forum SolvedHelp picking a couple more parts for first build Forum SolvedNew build need advice on the parts! :) Forum SolvedBudget AMD Gaming computer - July 11th 2013 System Build - ordered all the parts - what do you think? & a couple questions. Forum New Gaming PC - Looking for Build Advice - Parts List Included Forum SolvedJust ordered my parts for my first gaming build, just a couple questions Forum SolvedHelp choosing a couple parts for my build? Forum SolvedBuilding a new gaming PC looking for advice on parts Forum New Build Advice (Some Old Parts). Forum New Build Advice (Some Old Parts). Forum SolvedAdvice on new build with some older parts Forum SolvedNew build, parts check/advice before pulling the trigger. Forum SolvedOld Rig Dead - Building New On Old Parts - Need Advice Please Forum I am new to computer hardware and I am justing asking a couple of questions concerning adding parts to my desktop. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !