$1100 Help me Build it. Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 27, 2011 3:56 AM in Systems Share saxyd3 February 27, 2011 2:53:29 AM Approximate Purchase Date: Now to April Budget Range: $1100-$1300 System Usage: Gaming, Programming, Video/Graphic Editing/Designing, Movie, over all Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speakers, Hard Drive, Keyboard and Mouse. Preferred Websites for Parts: TigerDirect or Amazon (Newegg work as well), but if you have any better/cheaper places feel free. Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: AMD Phenom II 1100T Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: If Possible Additional Comments: Trying to keep things cool and efficient. Thus the case, fan, PSU, etc. More about : 1100 build aznshinobi February 27, 2011 3:09:02 AM http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore Check out that guide. It is also in my siggy. You should probably go with SB with the things you just listed. It's better cheaper and more efficient per clock. i5 2500K (230$) vs 1100T (240$) http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288 m 0 l JackNaylorPE February 27, 2011 3:17:14 AM I wouldn't do an AMD build above 900. This one is $1247, tho you will have to wait 2-3 weeks for the new B3 stepping Sandy Bridge Boards. PSU and case sized for adding 2nd GFX card in future. Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU - $120 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM - $100 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GFX - $315 - EVGA GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Why_Me February 27, 2011 3:56:44 AM If you already have Windows then subtract it from this build. This build includes dual factory o/c gtx 560's in SLI. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/305829-31-first-time-... Combo Price: $204.97 FREE SHIPPING COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM 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/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 Total: $1,314.89 *** Benchmarks/Reviews 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 smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards m 0 l Can't find your answer ? 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