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Extreme Gaming Rig ($1200 Budget)

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February 26, 2011 7:13:23 PM

Hey guys just found this forum and love it! I have found lots of great info here and feel ready to get another build on the way. My first build was roughly 5 years ago. Just recentley that same computer finally took the plunge. What I want to do is build from the ground up once again and build another epic gaming machine. After my first build was complete, I kind of dwindled of the tech map. I am not up to par as far as the extreme gaming products available to us. So I ask you guys to make up a computer w/ a $1200 budget. I occasionally play FPS games, but am a MMO (WoW) player at heart. I raid 25mans in a top us guild so FPS drops cannot happen. My monitor i'm using is a Sharp Aquos 32" 1080p HDTV using the TV's Vyper HDMI technology. Any other info you guys need from me I will be willing to assist!!! Thank you so much in advance and cant wait to get this going!
a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2011 7:18:05 PM

You should wait 1month for SB.

Check out my build in my siggy. Either the 1000 or the 1200.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2011 7:34:30 PM

If you don't need an o/s (Windows) just subtract it from this build. These 1155 P67 boards are due to be on the shelves in the next 3-4 weeks. There are some benchmarks / reviews of these Sandy Bridge cpu's down towards the bottom of this post.

This build is set up to add another one of those factory o/c gtx 560's in SLI if you so choose. This includes Windows 7, after market h/s, etc...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tow... $103.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RC-922M-KKN1-GP HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Truepower-TP-750-BLUE-Manag... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Truepower 23754 TP-750 BLUE LED 750-Watt PSU NVIDIA SLI Certified 80 Plus Bronze Advanced Hybrid Cable Management Power Supply

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... $152.99 @ newegg
ASRock P67 Extreme4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $251.98
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHA... $24.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $244.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $159.98 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $1,128.89 *not including shipping, rebates, etc...

***Reviews/benchmarks of that cpu (2500K)Start with the first link and work your way down.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i...

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-990x-extrem...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev...

http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.htm... <----- Look for the B3 Stepping Chipset Logo/Sticker on the new boards

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bri... <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still stomped the Asus and Gigabyte boards :) 
February 26, 2011 7:44:33 PM

AWESOME Why_Me!!!! Thank you for you're post exactly what I was looking for!!!! I appreciate you're time bro!!!
a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2011 8:23:21 PM

That's cool Why_Me post the same build... IMA KILL YOU!
a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2011 8:37:31 PM

ukobach said:
AWESOME Why_Me!!!! Thank you for you're post exactly what I was looking for!!!! I appreciate you're time bro!!!

Glad I could help :) 
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