~$1600 gaming/work build Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: July 17, 2011 3:36 AM in Systems Share captainmurrica July 16, 2011 2:29:07 AM Hi gang, I am looking for your input about a build i am currently throwing together. Advice on how to lower cost/increase performance/general comments are all welcome. The build: Cooler Master Haf X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel i5 2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Gigabyte UD5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HD 6970 Sapphire http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Kingston 8GB RAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel Sata 3 120GB SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... With a few extra peripherals, the final price is about $1600 USD. I'm open minded and will consider anything reasonable. More about : 1600 gaming work build Why_Me July 16, 2011 2:55:50 AM You want low voltage RAM (1.5v or less) for these 1155 builds. Here's a decent combo down below. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $224.98 save: $35.00 GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N... <---- more combo's here. btw your lacking a h/d, optical drive, psu, and cpu cooler in that build. captainmurrica July 16, 2011 3:04:26 AM Good call...I totally let that one slip by. Related resources $1000 CAD Gaming/Work PC - Forum New PC Build For Gaming/Work Help Welcome - Forum New gaming/work computer around 1000 EUR (~1200 USD) - Forum Gaming/Work PC Build : p45 or p43? get new x25 model? socket 775? - Forum New Gaming/Work PC Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer z_4 July 16, 2011 6:35:15 AM Here's a build that under $1500, that should game well Includes combos,OS : CPU & Optical Drive: $226-i5 2500K & Samsung RAM & PSU: $175- Thermaltake Black Widow 850 & Gskill RipjawX (80plus bronze certified, modular and cheap memory , $10 off with promo code) HDD & Case: $205- Corsair Graphite 600T & Samsung Spinpoint 1TB SSD: $200- OCZ Agility 3 120GB Cooler: $52-Xigmatek Dark Knight(Will give you the headroom to overclock to around 4.5GHz) OS: $95- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64 bit)(Has $15- off with promo code) Motherboard: $170- Gigabyte GA Z68X UD3H ( cheap motherboard and has almost the same features) GPU: $350- Sapphire Radeon 6970(Same) Total (Excluding Rebates): 1464 USD Rebates: 115 USD As a precautionary measure , you would like to avoid Intel SSDs now beacuse of a potential bug that causes SSD to fail : http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218463/Intel_in... captainmurrica July 16, 2011 2:35:39 PM excellent...thanks for the helpful responses guys patti88 July 17, 2011 3:26:47 AM 600t looks gorgeous but unfortunately performs like *** Why_Me July 17, 2011 3:36:24 AM patti88 said:600t looks gorgeous but unfortunately performs like *** +1 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGaming/Work Build - Anything you can suggest in or out? ForumHP for Gaming/Work ? ForumGaming/Work Laptop ~1500 ForumGA-Z77X-UD3H new build memory Forum$2500 Gaming/Work PC ForumYet another rate my gaming/work rig ForumDell U3011 Monitor for my new build Forum$600 Media/light gaming/work PC ForumHow are my future gaming/work computer specs ForumIs this gaming PC okay? Forum[Solved] $2000 Gaming Rig ForumBuild Advice ForumFinal Check, Review Build ForumMy first ever build (with pics)! ForumBuild Critique More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !