Advice on a couple of parts for a new build Tags: New Build Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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. | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Advice on a couple of parts for a new build> Related ressources: Forum£1000~ new pc - need advice on a couple things. Forum[ new build ] $7000 rig I need some advice about parts ForumBuilding a Gaming Computer, need advice on parts . I'm New at this ForumCouple of quick questions for new gaming build ForumAdvice on new build with some older parts ForumGaming Build : A couple questions please! ForumCouple of New Build Questions Forum[ New Build ] Building a PC for Christmas, looking for advice on parts . ForumNew i5 2400 build . Need a little advice on a few parts ForumNeed advice for new gamer PC (All parts ) Forum$2K Gaming Build : need advice on chosen parts please (AUSTRALIA) ForumAdvice and feedback on new homebuilt system parts choices ForumNeed Advice on WHS 11 Build Parts ForumPC build , advice on parts and verification from expert ForumUpgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help! [PC Noob] ForumNew build 3.0 w/questions! Forum[Solved] New Build on a budget, see any issue? Thanks! Forum[Solved] Upgrading Gaming Rig, Need Advice on Parts Forum[Solved] Idea for new build ForumJust Booted My New Build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !