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$1000 Gaming PC (will this work?)

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March 17, 2011 2:59:30 PM

Hello guys,

I'm going to build a new PC on a budget of $1000. I've chosen the parts already and I want to know if this will work out. I'll buy this components at CanadaComputers.

Case - Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower ATX Case - $89.99
CPU - Intel Core i5 760 Quad-Core Socket LGA1156, 2.8Ghz, 8MB L3 Cache, 45nm - $219.99
Motherboard - Asus P7P55D-E LX Socket 1156 Intel P55 Chipset Dual-Channel DDR3 - $129.88
Memory - Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) - $62.99
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 1024MB GDDR5 - $254.99
PSU - Corsair TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - $99.99
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black (WD5002AALX) 500GB SATA3 7200RPM 32M Cache - $54.99
Optical Drive - I have an extra here from a previous PC.

Total = $912.82

All prices are from CanadaComputers.

All these parts will be bought at CanadaComputers or Tigerdirect (whichever is cheaper).

I'm open to suggestions as long as it is within the budget.
If you have a better set up in mind and within my budget, please let me know.

Thank you,

More about : 1000 gaming work

March 17, 2011 3:47:49 PM

I think you should go. . .

i5-2500k cpu

GTX 570 video

MSI p67-GD65 (B3) mobo

G. SKill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB)


Plus the PSU and case; and that hdd is fine. Maybe an extra $150 (still under $1000, I think)
March 17, 2011 4:06:58 PM <----- 760 vs 2500K $89.99
Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-922M-KKN1-GP) $79.99 Discount -$10.00 Mail-in Rebate -$20.00 Sale Price $49.99
Antec HCG-520 High Current Gamer 520W Continuous Power Supply $139.99
ASRock P67 PRO 3 (B3)Socket 1155 Intel P67 Chipset Dual-Channel DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066Mhz 7.1 CH HD Audio Gigabit LAN 2x SATAIII 6.0 Gb/s 4xSATAII 3.0Gb/s 2x USB 3.0 6x USB 2.0 ATX $219.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $29.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 4 Heat Pipes, Copper Base (RR-B10-212P-GP) for Socket LGA1156/1366/775 & Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2 $45.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) 4GB (2x2GB) Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL) $59.99
Western Digital Caviar Black (WD6402AAEX) 640GB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache (OEM) $254.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 1024MB GDDR5 (01G-P3-1561-AR) nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Chipset 1GB DDR5 Dual Display DVI-I/Mini-HDMI PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card

Total: $890.92 CAD