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April 4, 2011 5:49:42 PM

Hey guys, with the little knowledge I have and the help of some people in the forums I've put together wat seems to be a powerful and compatible gaming pc. If someone cud give me some feedback on how well they think it will perform and if all the parts seems to work together that wud b great :D  Any thoughts on different parts or cheaper parts wud also b helpful!

Approximate Purchase Date: April 4th


Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) 1400 - 1700


System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING, internet, random everyday pc stuff.

Parts Not Required: Mouse and keyboard. I have a monitor in my shopping cart but I can do without for a while if need be to make it work or greatly improve performance.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com


Country of Origin: U.S.


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I have no real prefferance since this is my first time relly building a PC..

MOBO: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

GPU: ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBXH

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SLI or Crossfire: Eventually.


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


Additional Comments: I've also shopping carted Windows 7 premium, a 22 inch NEC LCD screen, and an Antec 300 ATX mid tower. All this plus tax and shipping buts me 100 or so over my original budget D: If im guna pull the trigger on a 1700 dollar purchase I wud hope it to be quite the beast. Group thoughts? Thanks!


April 4, 2011 5:51:56 PM

Additional other throughts: Sorry i forgot to ask, do u guys think i cud step down to a GTS 560 Fermi without too much performance loss?
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April 4, 2011 7:04:59 PM

Overall everything looks good. I am not going to talk about the video card but the other things that you have listed. Was there a reason why you choice Windows 7 Ultimate? For most people they find that they don’t need the language support (the main difference between Pro and Ultimate). You can see the differences here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_versions. Otherwise it looks like you are going to have a very nice system.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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April 4, 2011 8:02:32 PM

That GTX570 is a beast of a card. 3 slots! That might make it difficult to SLI in the future. You could step down to a GTX 560 Ti for about $100 less. Or you could go with a HD 6950 2GB for about the same price as that 560Ti. It (HD 6950) performs better than the 560Ti and almost as well as the 570, while using less power.
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April 4, 2011 8:40:17 PM

I don't believe that board you chose up there SLI or otherwise it would state it on the site. I think it's a Crossfire only board. This board down below does run SLI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99 FREE SHIPPING
MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING $25 off w/ promo code EMCKGGJ23, ends 4/6
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 FREE SHIPPING $5 off w/ promo code EMCKFKJ33, ends 4/7
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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 - $129.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

and combo that cpu up with the h/s...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$8.00 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 ...
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