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Helping a Friend Build a High-End Intel Gaming PC?

Last response: in Systems
July 10, 2011 8:30:12 PM

A friend of mine in high school wants to completely upgrade from his old PC to a new, high-end gaming PC. The specs he chose out are:

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

RAM: G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

MoBo: MSI P67S-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

CD/DVD Burner: LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50 Bulk - OEM

He already has an ATX Mid-Tower Case, a 600W PSU, and an OS (Windows 7), but he was wondering if he could make any changes to save a bit of money, but not lose so much performance. He wants a Nvidia GPU and an Intel CPU, so if there are any changes, please keep that in mind. I will update the list with any changes ASAP.
July 10, 2011 8:48:34 PM

I'd suggest getting the MSI Twin Frozr series. It has a better factory overclock and cooling system.
July 10, 2011 8:58:15 PM

He chose one from that series. I'll update the list.