New build 1500$

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 month


Budget Range: 1200$ to 1500$


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Watching Movies, Surfing the internet.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg


Country of Origin: India

Parts Preferences: I am currently looking at i5-2500k or i7-2600k with Z68 Mobo with a led monitor around 30" or 32" with a full tower case for future upgrade and sli as i am thinking of getting a gtx 570 or if i can stretch my budget for a gtx 580. Would like to opt for a single card atm , so that when the prices go down i can get another one for sli.


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes


Monitor Resolution:1920x1200 or higher


Additional Comments: Well most of the time i would be using it for gaming and watching movies, so i am not too sure about the resolution which is ideal, but i think a good gpu can handle higher resolution without any problems, would be thinking of getting a water cooling option for the cpu as a future upgrade. I would like to know if there would any problems such over heating or stuff because i would be keeping my computer on most of the time, almost like 24x7

Well hoping for a quick response on this !!! :sol:
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  1. you live in India, and you would prefer parts from newegg??? Sounds confusing.
    Based on your need here, is a build:
    Also a 30" monitor will cost atleast $1200, it's better if you go for a 27" or 24"

    CPU & Optical Drive : $228- i5-2500K & Asus DRW B4 (Great Processor & Decent DVD Writer)

    Motherboard & SSD : $230- Gigabyte GA Z68X & OCZ Agility 3 64 GB ( SLI/Crossfire capable motherboard )

    RAM : $75- GSkill Sniper (2X 4GB) ($15 off with promo code)

    Power Supply: $100- Antec High Current HCG 750

    Graphic Card: $340- EVGA Superclocked GTX 570 or Sapphire Radeon 6970

    HDD: $60-Seagate Barracuda 1TB or Samsung Spinpoint 1TB

    Case : $90- Cooler Master Storm Enforcer (Great Case)

    Monitor: $300- Acer 27" Black LED 1920X1080

    Cooler: $30- Xigmatek Gaia(in case you need)

    Keyboard & Mouse : $30- Logitech EX100

    Total (excluding rebates) : 1495 USD

    Rebates : 70 USD

    If this goes overbudget or need to accomodate an OS then possible recommendation include :

    1. Drop SSD. Save $130
    2. Drop the Case to Cooler Master HAF 912 worth $60. Save $30.
    3. Drop the power supply to Antec NEO ECO 620 worth $70 . Save $30.
    4. Drop the motherboard to Gigabyte GA-Z68A worth $130. Save $10.
    5. Drop the Graphic card to XFX 6950 2GB worth $280. Save $60.
  2. well my younger brother would be shipping it from usa for me :D
  3. Best to post these threads three to four days before ordering seeing how the prices, shipping, combo deals, etc... are always subject to change.

    If you want a Z68 board that's going to give you a high o/c then this one down below is a still at that price especially if you consider the free shipping.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128493 $169.99 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    For a psu that's going to push two gtx 580's and leave you some headroom for o/c, drives, etc.. these ones down below are solid yet don't break the bank.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371050 $149.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028 $149.99 - $139.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194079 $169.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ ERV920EWT 920W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
  4. well the thing is that i would adding a extra montior and new gpu as future upgrades, so in terms of future upgrade i am looking to get something solid and also which wont give me any problems in the long run.

    As far as the motherboard is concerned i think the new pci 3 combo motherboard are worth giving it a try the one latest released from MSI and Asrock.
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