[New Build] Intel Gaming Rig

Hello Tom's team. I build my first desktop in 2006, and I haven't read about computers until now. I recently got back into building desktops, and I'm amazed at how they have changed, so I've been reading up on many of the new things, but I need some advice/tips from you all. This is what I have so far:


CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138320
GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161372 Crossfired
PSU:????? Help.
HDD:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136768
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226184
Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

I think that is mostly it. I plan on including wireless, and maybe a few more things if you guys have any advice. My budget, no more than $1200-$1500 as I am no rush to get it all, I plan on putting it together as I can afford it.
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  1. ^ Good parts some suggestions -

    Mobo - Get this one, it is better
    Gigabyte Z68 UD3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128500

    PSU - Assuming you will want to go Crossfire later one,
    Antec HCG 750W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049

    HDD - IMO this is better
    Samsung F3 1TB
    $5 off w/ promo code EMCKCKB22, ends 7/14
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    SSD for boot - Your budget will allow this,...
    Crucial M4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

    CASE - Other options with USB3.0
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112320
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112322
  2. Here's my build, remove the monitor and the second video card and you're under $1500. The only thing lacking is mass storage because I have a 3TB NAS I use.


    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827135204
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options27-135-204|hide options27-135-204)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info27-135-204.0.18)

    1 year: $5.99
    2 year: $9.99
    $20.99
    select item 2 quantity of item 2
    Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case
    Item #: N82E16811129093
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$35.00 Instant

    $25.00 Mail-in Rebate11-129-093 $199.99
    $164.99
    select item 3 quantity of item 3
    Hanns-G HZ281HPB 27.5'' 3ms Full HD 1080P HDMI WideScreen LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers
    Item #: N82E16824254052
    Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options24-254-052|hide options24-254-052)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info24-254-052.0.120)

    1 year: $24.99
    2 year: $44.99
    -$50.00 Instant
    $319.99
    $269.99
    select item 4 quantity of item 4
    ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
    Item #: N82E16814121425
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options14-121-425|hide options14-121-425)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info14-121-425.0.120)

    1 year: $24.99
    2 year: $44.99
    -$10.00 Instant

    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card14-121-425 $529.98
    $509.98
    ($254.99 each)
    select item 5 quantity of item 5
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
    Item #: N82E16817371049
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$35.00 Instant

    $25.00 Mail-in Rebate17-371-049 $129.99
    $94.99
    select item 6 quantity of item 6
    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    Item #: N82E16835100007
    Return Policy: Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy $11.98
    select item 7 quantity of item 7
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
    Item #: N82E16820233144
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
    $79.99
    $74.99
    select item 8 quantity of item 8
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131730
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options13-131-730|hide options13-131-730)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info13-131-730.0.120)

    1 year: $23.99
    2 year: $39.99
    $209.99
    select item 9 quantity of item 9
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options19-115-072|hide options19-115-072)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info19-115-072.0.120)

    1 year: $23.99
    2 year: $39.99
    $219.99
    select item 10 quantity of item 10
    OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0230 PCI-E 230GB 4 x PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820227710
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options20-227-710|hide options20-227-710)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info20-227-710.0.120)

    1 year: $39.99
    2 year: $79.99
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card20-227-710 $439.99
    Subtotal: $2,017.88
  3. I've heard that a lot of computers are having trouble with the SSD/HDD Combo, I don't know how hard it is to fix the problem, but it is possible from what I have read. This is my new system build so far.

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128500
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226184
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161372
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    Thank you all so far for the help. Any more advice, or am I missing anything really?
  4. And also, what is a good CPU cooler. I plan on over clocking.
  5. Sorry to post back to back, but is the video card able to be OC'd?
  6. ^ CPU Cooling -
    Xig GAIA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082

    As for the video card, Yes you should be able to overclock the video card to say 900MHz without any issues by using just the AMD/ATI's CCC,...
  7. Why would you get that ram when you can get G.Skill Ripjaws X for $34...

    and the Hyper 212+ is $30 on amazon
  8. I highly recommend going with an ASUS over a Gigabyet board based on my personal experiences.
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