Is this gaming rig worth the price?

Hey guys, I was just wondering if this rig is okay for the price? I will be using it for gaming primarily. Thanks in advance!

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...

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

ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Grand Total: $1,293.39
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  1. no its pretty overpriced. i suggest downgrading to an i5-2500k, first off. where are you finding these prices?
  2. why do you suggest the downgrade? isnt the new sandybridge the best i7 out right now? my budget is up to 1400 btw
  3. also, sorry for my newbieness, its been a long while since i built my last computer
  4. i7-2600k -> i5-2500k
    560 -> 570
    -$40 on 650w PSU:

    I think 1600 RAM is good enough and will save you around $30 but if you have the cash, might as well go with 1866.
  5. I agree with genghis, the only thing the i7 2600k gives you is hyperthreading. You can buy a HDD like that for around $60. I'd look at the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ for the heatsink for about $30. Finally, you don't need 1866 speed RAM, it is basically no difference. Get any 1600 speed for around $100.
  6. can you suggest me a good hard drive? i think im paying too much for the WD. is it worth getting a sata 6gig/s mechanical hdd?
  7. IMO the 6gig/s hasn't affected me that much. The difference will only be in seconds. I recomend this:
    (It's what I'm using right now)
  8. also why was the cpu downgrade suggested? wouldnt the faster cpu be better?
  9. It isn't necessarily faster, it really only includes Hyper threading. Hyperthreading really only helps in VFX, 3D Modeling, or other extremely strenuous programs. It's also ~$100 more expensive which is money where you could spend on other things for your PC.
  10. My experience with the sata 6Gb/s compared to 3Gb/s on a 7200rpm drive showed zero improvement in real world or benchmark testing. I have also read on this site that mechanical drives dont even utilize the full 3.0Gb/s bandwidth. I agree with the others on saving the hundred on the cpu, maybe put it towards an SSD for your boot drive (the sata 6.0Gb/s bandwidth might come in handy with and SSD but i dunno cause i dont have :( one).
  11. As others have said, you need to downgrade to an i5-2500k sandy...itll save you cash you can put towards a beefier graphics card.

    hyper-threading will not do anything for gaming, but a better gpu will obviously make a huge difference.
  12. I've read that 6Gb/s drives are actually decent when running in raid0.
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