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First Gaming PC Build($1000 + Budget)

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June 19, 2011 12:13:50 AM

In advance - thanks everyone for your advice.

Approximate Purchase Date: The 1st of July, right when the welfare checks come in.. Just kidding
Budget Range: 1000 can go over for the right components
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Only for games , but I run several programs in the background depending on the game.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/tigerdirect
Country of Origin: The Empire State
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: not initially
Additional Comments: My intentions are to get the best bang for the buck, and not comprise upgradeability and performance. Money really isn’t an issue, but I refuse to put a ton of money down for a computer that is geared towards one purpose and will become obsolete. Worried about compatibility issues and the size of my GPU/ other components in relations to the size of the case. Thanks

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel – retail

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor icon - retail

Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL - retail

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 Card- retail

Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 3.5", SATA 6Gbps, 7200RPM, 16MB - retail

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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - retail

Asus DRW-24B1ST DVD Burner - retail

Cooler Master HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Mid-Tower Computer Case – ATX, m ATX - retail

Thermaltake TPX-775M Toughpower XT 775W Power Supply - retail

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - retail
June 19, 2011 12:30:26 AM

please, dear god, dont buy a hyper 212+ for $50. it is a great cooler FOR 30 DOLLARS. there are many far better coolers in the $40-50 price range. In particular, the scythe mugen 2 and thermalright MUX-120.
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