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Advice on new system please

Last response: in Systems
July 7, 2011 4:44:09 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: with in the next week
Budget Range: 800-1000 before rebates
System Usage: Gaming
Parts not required:
Preerred website: TigerDirect
Country of origin: United states
Parts Preference: Intel CPU and Nvidia video card
Overclocking: No
SLI or crossfire: Maybe in the future
Monitor resolution: I'd like something along the lines of 1600x1200 or 1920x1200 but I'll understand if that's just not possible with this budget

Heres what I'm thinking of using but please suggest what you think is the best option for the budget

DVD Drive
Power supply
Video card
Hard Drive
I have no idea what monitor to pick

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July 7, 2011 5:14:40 PM

Good build and about the only thing that I have to add is that while the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K does come with a HSF (heatsink/fan) that will work just fine at stock speeds. However with the Intel Core i5-2500K if you plan to overclock you are going want to add a 3rd party HSF to deal with increased temps. There are a number of good air coolers out there that will allow you to reach up to 4.5GHz and maybe higher.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
July 7, 2011 5:34:38 PM

i5 2500k

msi p67a-gd53

Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance 4GB DDR3 RAM

Corsair CMPSU-800G Gaming Series GS800 800W Power Supply

Zotac ZT-50201-10P GeForce GTX 570 Video Card - 1280MB GDDR5

Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid-Tower Black Case

Hitachi 0F10383 Deskstar 7K1000.C Hard Drive - 1TB

LG GH24NS50R 24x Internal CD/DVD Drive

$965 without windows.

Seems nice but thats simply too expensive because windows and monitor has to be included in budget
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July 7, 2011 6:00:34 PM

Doing that I'm currently looking at 1,094.90 and I'm using an i5 2400 instead of i5 2500k
July 7, 2011 6:28:30 PM

Just out of curiosity is there anything wrong with what I originally posted?
July 8, 2011 1:35:41 AM

If I go with the corsair power supply and stick with the case I picked would that be okay? if so I can get it for 968.90 before shipping and 989.27 after which keeps me with in my budget