$1500 computer (2000 but I have the Hard Drives already)

So I'm throwing together a computer for around 1500$
The cheaper the better obviously, but I'd also prefer not to bust out more than 1500.

So far I've been thinking about this build


Power Supply
CORSAIR HX Series 750 Watt

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

EVGA GeForce GTX 580

Hard Drives
I have already gotten the hard drives but they are
3x Western Digital Velociraptor 10,000 rpm
1x Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB

Thinking about getting an SSD but not sure what I should do because I don't really want to break $1500.

I would just like some opinions about whether the GPU is necessary or I can downgrade or what.

Would just like some feedback overall, any comments are appreciated
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  1. Check out my build guide for 1000$. Just add another 560 Ti and you have an awesome build for 1250. The great thing is that the 560 ti's can OC to a 570 and they run the coolest out of the 5xx series.
  2. First of all, the X-750 is at an amazing $130, get it over the HX750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087&cm_re=seasonic-_-17-151-087-_-Product

    Then, getting a pair of 560s/6950 would boosts performance for the same price. The bit of extra cost (for the unlockable 2GB 6950s) can be negated by getting a P8P67 Pro instead of the Sabertoot. (But it is a cool Mobo. :P)
  3. Aznshinobi, In your 1.2k - 1.5k build there what do you think about upgrading the Vid card to a:

    ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

  4. You can but that costs 500$, might as well get SLI 560 Ti's, they'll perform better, cooler and more energy efficient.


    Almost same power consumption for way more performance:

    Beast OC power:
  5. Ok Question about the memory recommendation in your 1.2-1.5k build. There are a few choices when i searched Newegg for the memory you listed can you be more specific on the ones your suggesting.

    Also what are your thoughts on going for a 1600 memory.

  6. Looks great, you didn't include a PSU so my recommendation for the X-750 still stands.

    Cooler wise, get a Performa ($41 shipped @ Amzon) or Tower 120 ($37 shipped), the 212+ price now is absurd considering a while back it was only $20.
    Performa: http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-CNPS10XPERFORMA-Performa-Cpu-Cooler/dp/B00350O5DK
    Tower 120: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154001

    On the RAM, 4/8 GB of 1333 Ripjaw X's should do the trick.
  7. My bad I realized I was hyjackin this thread.... Few afternoon Margaritas =O. Reposted build in a new thread. Again thanks a ton for the input really appreciate it.
  8. So I wan't crazy afterall. :roll:
  9. Well err you might be crazy =P. 212 for the cooler? You talkin aboot the cpu cooler? I think you might have been looking at the tower price the cpu cooler is only 34$. err wait let me reread whats going on I may be having a brain fart or somthing.

    Oh forgot to ask. I have never dealt with Amazon. Newegg has always been solid even way back in their brick and mortar store days. eg egghead software. Amazon any good when it comes to having to return stuff I have read some bad reviews concerning them so I am a bit apprehensive on saving a few bucks just to go with them.
  10. Maxmilkin said:
    Well err you might be crazy =P. 212 for the cooler? You talkin aboot the cpu cooler? I think you might have been looking at the tower price the cpu cooler is only 34$.

    The 212+ (CPU cooler, Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus) is $35+$8 shipping, so it equals to $43 shipped.
    Both coolers listed above will do a better job while being cheaper when shipping is included.
  11. Colie ill checkem on The egg thanks bro.
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