$800 - $1000 Gaming Rig

Hey Guys,
I did take a look at some threads similar to mine, but i really want to get this perfected, i spent at least two weeks looking for the right setup for me, i WAS looking at..

With a EVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked video card..

But i want to know what would be the best bang for my buck, and any input would be greatly appreciated !

a DVD Drive
Operating System

Thank you very much !
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  1. You could piece together a better system using sandy bridge 2500k and a p67 for cheaper
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    Looking at your parts, some seem a bit excessive. You don't need that many watts on your PSU if you are just using the parts you mentioned. The motherboard is excessive for just one video card; it's the kind you stick a whole bunch of stuff in (wireless card, 2 video cards, raid controller, pci-SSD). I mean, sure for the money you have it'd be nice, but it just doesn't seem to be what you really are looking for. If you wanna get something good and save some money go for an i5-2500: Tom's ranks it as a tier 1 processor, and it's cheaper. With that get a P67 or H67 motherboard. You'd do fine on either for gaming, great in-fact. If you plan on overclocking, get the i5-2500K with a P67. If you want to save some money and still get huge bang for your dollar, get a Phenom II x4 955 (overclock it and it's as good as the 975. Another great processor, and plenty of fine motherboards to go with it. You'll save a lot of money this way, and still have a great rig. The case it totally up to you, whatever visual aesthetic pleases you the most along with whatever size suits you. I would recommend that you use either 6 GB or 8 GB RAM, depending on whether it supports dual or triple channel memory. You sincerely don't need more than 8 unless you are doing something fancy or business oriented (or protein folding). Also, I always recommend at least two hard drives for data redundancy. I don't recommend RAID though, just do it manually, or with software. Easy and more reliable than RAID (in my opinion, I don't have more than word of mouth on this, so it's up to you).

    Your video card is a fine choice, but I would recommend MSI. Theirs has a stellar cooler on it, and many of their video cards have great rating and reliability.

    Below are some parts I supposed I'd recommend for you (No case, No disc drive):

    AMD Phenom II x4 955


    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V

    (2x) Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

    MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti

    -PROCESSOR HEATSINK...(Two recommendations here, your pick)
    ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
    ZALMAN CNPS 8700 NT 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

    Don't forget, you still need to pick a case, and any extra parts you see fit. This falls fine within your budget, and is quite powerful, also about 876$ without shipping. This includes the video car but not a case. Unless you pick a very pricey one, you will save money over your previous selection. You won't be disappointed by it.
  3. Best answer selected by Sylvester549.
  4. Thanks johnny for your detailed input ! i greatly appreciate it, i looked over all the parts you selected and it seems like a way better alternative, thanks so much ! i'll be ordering sometime today or tomorrow :)

    Thank You!
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