[$1000 gaming rig] Criticism welcomed

Hi community,

I'm going to build a gaming rig from scratch for the first time unassisted (first time was like 5 years ago)

Here is the list of components for the rig:

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 $224.99

MOBO : ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $159.99

Graphic : ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video
Card $254.99

PSU : Corsair CMPSU-750TX 80 Plus Power Supply $109.99

Memory : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH $54.99

Fan : CoolerMaster Hyper 212 plus $39.99

Harddrive : Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $59.99

Optical : 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 $21.99

Case : COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $89.99

It's a rig that i came up with while looking at tom's system builder marathon and cyberpowerpc.com

Do you think this rig is achievable for $1000 budget after rebates?
Is the case big enough for the rig? (since i've read reviews on CoolerMaster Hyper 212 plus being huge)

I do plan to SLI in the future and that explains the high PSU wattage

I also need this rig by end of May, as my current rig (4 year old graphics card 8800GT died)

Opinions? Thank you in advance


Updated rig base on comments below

Subtotal before rebate is $1,016.91
Subtotal after rebates is $976.91

Ooo i just saw a combo pack

subtotal with the combo pack before rebates is $1,033.91
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  1. Yes...i do believe 750w is enough...even the cyberpowerpc customizer says so....so i guess i can go to 750W instead...

    Regard the graphics card, i've been looking through all the forums about it, and i've seen so many debates of 560 vs 6950...
    Still leaning on 560...unless i see some convincing info otherwise

    MOBO update to: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Tom's Hardware recommends the Rosewill Challenger as a great budget case and I agree with them. I also like Xion Predator or CyborGX, AZZA 202 Orion, Raidmax Helios or even Cooler Master Storm Scout if your budget allows it

    These casings mentioned...does not have a problem with the size of coolermaster hyper 212 plus?
  2. for the case you would definably would want to go with the HAF 922, cant be it for the price and its size, its almost like a full tower.
  3. I have all the items in cart in newegg to sell the subtotal.
    It was so tempted just to trigger the impulse buy mechanism in my head...
    Any other opinions on the rig?
    I'm still taking in criticisms/tips/suggestions

    regarding the 560 vs 6950...
    I'm going to stick with 560 since the only thing i would do to them is SLI (or XCrossfire if 6950).
    from what i read, they are almost indentical with 6950 edge out if you unlock to 6970 (which i'm not comfortable to do so)
  4. a quick update...i found a combo pack while misclicking in newegg website...
    A link to it in my original post.
    For an extra $15
    i can up from 4gb (2x2gb) to 8gb (4gbx2) ram

    And its still below $1000 after rebates
  5. Maybe try to snag a 1tb Hard drive when they are on sale. Other than that, nice rig!
  6. benson733 said:
    Maybe try to snag a 1tb Hard drive when they are on sale. Other than that, nice rig!

    last rig i had only had 260gb...and i never reached the capacity before. The highest capacity i've gotten was 200gb, and that was during one of my college projects. It was like 60 gb insanely huge user interface that incorporates gazilion lines of programming, tons of graphics simulation and whatnot...

    so having a 1tb hdd is kinda pointless for me...other than that, thanks for the feedback

    besides...i cant really afford to wait around...i need this rig by friday.
    My old rig's graphic's card died, and i got to make do with a crappy laptop.
    Im withering without a fast computer here... :D
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