Need advice on new gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: Within this few weeks

Budget Range: Approx SDG$1000. ~ US$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Power Supply

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: Singapore

Parts Preferences:

CPU- Sandy Bridge i7-2600K


OEM- Windows Home Prem 7 64bit

RAM- 2X 12800/1600 Corsair CL9 / 2X 10600/1333 Kingston CL9 (Doesn't know which to choose from)

GPU- Palit GTX 550 TI 1GB GDDR5 Sonic

HDD- WD 500GB 32MB (Caviar Black)

CASE- CM Elite 430 (Black)

Overclocking: Yes (to 4.2~4.5 GHZ)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (No idea what's this)

Monitor Resolution: Not Known yet.

Additional Comments: Total Approx. $1200. Need suggestion on which part to change or choose from. Thanks!
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  1. go with an i5-2500k and a p8p67 pro by ASUS or asrock p67 extreme 4 and a gtx 560 ti or 6950 gpu
  2. ^+1, P67 would be more appropriate as you are overclocking. For overclocking you'll also want an aftermarket HSF - off that site the Hyper 212 is likely your best option. For the RAM get whatever set is cheaper. What PSU do you currently have? Just to make sure it will be sufficient.
  3. My psu is CM extreme 650 plus
  4. Im using the Palit gts 450 sonic platinum.very good card.seems to run all my games on my BENQ G2222 HDL monitor at 1920 x 1080 resolution with all details set to ultra.Including the likes of crysis 2.Had a palit 9600 gt sonic prior to this and was so impressed with that card that i stuck with the also using Kingston hyper blue ddr3 1600 ram ( 8gb of it as it a good price) for most games you will only need 4gb but some games utilise extra ram for reflections and shadows like Race Driver Grid for example and i think for other game companies this will become the norm.Good luck and enjoy your build.Regards.Kevin.
  5. I'd also do the P8P67Pro / 2500k combo

    I no likie the Asrock's cause of their puny 2 year warranty.

    For RAM CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9

    With the money saved on the 2500k instead of the 2600k, get a 560 Ti (900Mhz version) such as the ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5

    SLI / CF - this means adding a 2nd GFX card and linking them together ..... can increase performance sometimes very close to 100% though most games won't scale quite that much....average is 2 cards will do about 176% of 1 card. The P8P67 Pro will handle a 2nd card, tho you'll need a 750 PSU when ya do.
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