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$1000 intel/nvidia gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: as soon as I can make up my mind - preferably this week


Budget Range: 1000 after rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Browsing


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers(headset)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, ASUS mobo, EVGA video cards


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1680 x 1050 currently, plan on upgrading to 1920 x 1080 soon


Additional Comments: I would like to be able to play newer games at 1920 x 1080 with mid to max settings at 60 fps

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CPU

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Motherboard

ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131706

GPU

EVGA 01G-P3-1467-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130557

PSU

COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171053

Case

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

RAM

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136795

CD/DVD Drive

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192

OS

Windows 7 64 bit

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This will be my first build and I am by no means a computer expert, but I know my way around a computer enough to put one togethor. If anyone can point out any parts that would be an upgrade for the same price or notice any incompatability I may have missed please let me know. The main things I am not sure of are the mobo, PSU, and GPU. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. Looks good. Except I don't think you'll need 750w psu...
  2. Best answer
    This build is set up to add another one of those factory over clocked gtx 560's later on for SLI.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233 $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025 $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67X4B3&title=ASRock-P67-EXTREME4-B3-LGA1155-Intel-P67-B3-DDR3-Quad-SLI-Quad-CrossFireX-SATA3-USB3-0-A-GbE-ATX-Motherboard $153.99
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 B3 LGA1155/ Intel P67 B3/ DDR3/ Quad SLI & Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 $224.99 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

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427 $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-HD103SJ&title=Samsung-SpinPoint-F3-HD103SJ-1TB-SATA2-7200rpm-32MB-Hard-Drive $59.99 Free Shipping
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363 $239.99
    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=N82E16827135204 $18.99
    ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

    Total: $984.00 *not including shipping, rebates, etc..

    http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1EqpvWFEN <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-extreme4-p67-and-fatal1ty-professional-p67-vs-x58-with-core-i7-950-review-asrock-p67-extreme4.html <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bridge-with-the-asrock-p67-extreme4 <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards

    http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.html <---- Asrock two year warranty

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  3. Thank you for the replies. Is there a reason you would choose the RAM you did over my choice? I would think it would be better due to the lower CAS latency, but I am no expert. Also is voltage a major factor when choosing RAM? Do you think 4 GB will be sufficient or shold I go with GB? The mobo, gpu, case and psu all seem to be good upgrades or replacements for those I picked.
  4. RAM speed / timings has little to no bearing on game performance. I don't know why people love this overpriced G-Skill crap so much? Also the Cooler Master PSUs are pretty horrible.

    Based on the fact you only want one graphics card not two, and have selected a motherboard with only 1 16x PCI-E slot, I would change:

    RAM:
    4gb Corsair XMS 3

    PSU:
    600W Corsair SystemBuilder

    Use the money you save on those parts to upgrade to a nvidia 560Ti and enjoy some high-performance gaming :)
  5. Ten98 said:
    RAM speed / timings has little to no bearing on game performance. I don't know why people love this overpriced G-Skill crap so much? Also the Cooler Master PSUs are pretty horrible.

    Based on the fact you only want one graphics card not two, and have selected a motherboard with only 1 16x PCI-E slot, I would change:

    RAM:
    4gb Corsair XMS 3

    PSU:
    600W Corsair SystemBuilder

    Use the money you save on those parts to upgrade to a nvidia 560Ti and enjoy some high-performance gaming :)

    That G.Skill "crap RAM" as you say, has that Corsair beat seven ways to Sunday. The board manufacturers including all the reviews on the net recommend low voltage RAM for these 1155 mobo's ...as in 1.5v or less unlike that Corsair which is 1.65v. And unless G.Skill upped their prices on RAM last night, it is no more expensive than Corsair.

    Now here's a question for you. If you only have to give your RAM 1.5v to get it's rated speed and timings vs 1.65v which RAM is better ? The RAM you didn't have to jack up to 1.65v or the RAM you only had to set at 1.5v ?

    And although Cooler Master doesn't have the greatest rep in regards to psu's, that Corsair you posted isn't anything to brag about. Unlike most Corsair psu's that are made by SeaSonic, the "builder series" is a cheap non 80+ certified psu made by CWT for Corsair.
  6. Thanks to both of you for your suggestions.

    Here is what i ended up getting



    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 (CMPSU-600CX) 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817139019
    $54.99

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136795
    $59.99

    GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814125363
    $239.99

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    $99.99


    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231277
    $99.98($49.99 ea)


    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151192
    $18.99

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    $224.99

    ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813157230
    $139.99

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119233
    $59.99
  7. Best answer selected by RowdyRaider.
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