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April 10, 2011 7:33:02 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Later this week

Budget Range: 800 - 1250 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/Internet/Movies/Typing and Writing/Other common uses

Parts Not Required: None

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Lights (Preferably Red) A window also a Full Tower

Currently selected

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders – OEM

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

I need help finding out the other parts for this PC.

Also, are the above parts compatible?

More about : 1000 1250 build

April 10, 2011 9:09:11 PM

With a budget limit of, howz $1,191 suit ya ?

HAF-932 is outdated (No front USB 3 ports for example). The HAF-X is a fine case, to my mind only exceeded by the DF-85. I have built 6 boxes w/ the DF-85 (one w/ HAF-X) and the case grows on me more each time. best thing about it is the fact that it fits the CPX form factor PSU's which jonnyguru writes about the CP-850:

It is completely unmatched by any ATX unit on the market I can think of. You'd have to spend twice as much as this thing costs to find the next best thing, performance wise.

Scythe Mugen 2 is more than you need for Sandy Bridge....there are better coolers but putting them on SB CPU's won't get ya better OC's. It outdoes the Hyper 212 by 7C so the extra $10 is well worth it. Shin Etsu matches AS5's thermal properties but w/o the problematic 200 hours curing time that AS5 requires. The 560 (factory OC'd to 900MHz) comes very close to matching the 570.

Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

6850 (371/634) $0.42 - $0.49
6950 (479/751) $0.51 - $0.65
6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $0.59 - $0.75
560 Ti (455/792) $0.53 - $0.61
6970 (526/825) $0.64 - $0.81
560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $0.43 - $0.50
570 (524/873) $0.64 - $0.77
580 (616/953) $0.81 - $1.05
6990 (762/903) $0.95 - $1.61
590 (881/982) $0.79 - $1.43

Of the 7200 models available, none is the clear winner, each performs better in some applications than others, check your apps on this list to pick thew one that works best for you.[2777]=on&prod[3016]=on&prod[2365]=on

Case - $155 - Antec DF-85
PSU - $110 - Antec CP-850
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
Cooler - $40 - Scythe Mugen 2
TIM - $5 Shin Etsu 751
RAM - $84 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9
GFX - $215 - Gigabte GTX 560 Ti 900 Mhz
GFX - Later - Same Same
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm
SSD - Later - Vertex 3 120 GB
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS
OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Pre

April 11, 2011 5:11:52 PM

This build is set up so that you can add another one of those gtx 560's later on for SLI. Also that Samsung h/d down below is quicker and quieter than that WD. The case down below isn't a full tower, but then again your on a budget. The monitor is a full HD 1080 LED Back Light with 2ms response time. $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Combo Discount: -$10.00 Combo Price: $174.98 $15.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $159.98
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Combo Discount: -$30.00 Combo Price: $249.98
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL Combo Discount: -$16.00 Combo Price: $453.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $433.98
PNY VCGGTX560TXPB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $21.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $159.99 FREE SHIPPING
Gateway FHX2152Lbd Black 21.5" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 1000:1

Total: $1,240.90 *not including shipping, rebates, etc..

***When you get a few extra dollars I suggest you add this cpu h/s down below. $29.51 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1