New Gaming Comp ~1000

Please advise...

Approximate Purchase Date: Early March or whenever the new i5-2500 Mobo's are released.....


Budget Range: Around $1000 after rebates (Max $1200)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Wow, Rift, Starcraft 2) Surfing web, Video watching


Parts Not Required: Monitors, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: America


Parts Preferences: i5-2500 or 2500k

Overclocking: Probably not, (I believe the 2500 Mobo's has some built in speed increases, I prob wont go past that)


SLI or Crossfire: Undecided..

Monitor Resolution: Currently own dual VA2431WM 24-Inch http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-VA2431WM-24-Inch-Widescreen-Speakers/dp/B003FP7OYM

Additional Comments: Below are the items I have come up with so far. I really only have my heart set on the SSD and the Processor.. I dont really know a lot about the video card, but it had good reviews...

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98B - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKA3-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Cooler Master RS700-PCAAE3-US - $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119235

EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support - $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM - $6.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500 - $209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073

ZEROtherm CORE92 Socket 1156/1366 HDT Cooler - $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887023

Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G2K5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167031

Thanks for your input!
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  1. A lot of deals and prices will change but currently this is what I would suggest
    i5 2500K (overclocking SB is supposed to be super easy people are reporting 4.2ghz as a low overclock, the cherry-picked ones the reviewers get hit 5.2ghz on a $15 buck cooler)
    scmg-2100 (best price/performance cooler)
    shin etsu g751 (best TIM)
    don't know mobo until new ones released
    gtx 560 ti (if you can strech for this you'll be happy and it overclocks insanely well, reaching the gtx 570 specs with little added voltage thus not a lot more temp)
    4gb ddr3

    The other stuff is gonna change with deals
  2. Try out the 1K build in my siggy?

    Don't get the ZeroTherm, course you might be doing it for the looks. But it's just not worth the price/perf. I mean it's a good cooler, but the Hyper 212+ is better. Get it off Amazon for 27$ free shipping.

    That SSD is meh, I would get a Vertex 2 80gb.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227685&cm_re=vertex_2-_-20-227-685-_-Product

    Faster and cheaper. W/ a rebate too!

    Or if you want to chip 10$ more get 10 more gigs (i dunno if it's worth it. I don't think it is)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227601&cm_re=vertex_2-_-20-227-601-_-Product
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