Need advice on finishing touches

Hello I'm trying to build my first gaming pc and was wondering if these parts are compatible
or should I swap them for something else?

-I have planned to start building this month with a budget of $1000-1500. I can push 2k if needed.
System Usage:I'm mostly going to be using this pc just for gaming purposes and also frequent video editing and rendering (render time is just ridiculous on my current pc).
Parts:I just only need a pc and the correct power supply unit for it.
websites:newegg.com or tigerdirect.com
Country: I currently reside in the US, California to be more precise.
parts preferences:I don't really have one just as long as it works lol.
Overclocking:Most likely not.
SLI or crossfire: nope
Monitor Resolution: currently at 1280x1024, but I'm going to be buying a higher resolution in the near future.
Maybe 1600x1200 or 1920x1080.

No additional comments, come what may :)


Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth P67 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131702

CPU: intel i5 2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon 6950 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102949

Memory: 8GB Gskill Ripjaws (2 x 4gb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

HDD: 1 TB Western Digital Cavier Black 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

PSU: 750W Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

Case: Antec Nine hundred (will this fit everything?) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
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  1. I suggest using the guide below to ask for advice, otherwise you'll get less replies

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ild-advice

    Include links to the parts you want not just the names, this tells people where you plan to buy from and allows quick access to see which part you've selected.

    Other than that I can provide some advice straight away:

    HDD samsung spinpoit 3 1TB is a fast and cheap hdd
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

    need to have 1.5volt memory for sandy bridge. something like this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231277

    yes the 900 case will fit everything though you could save some cash and buy the coolermaster CM690 advance II or something similar (not much diff in prcie)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216
  2. thanks and will do
  3. no probs mate goodluck with it, if you have any other questions happy to help
  4. skypir4te said:
    Hello I'm trying to build my first gaming pc and was wondering if these parts are compatible
    or should I swap them for something else?

    -I have planned to start building this month with a budget of $1000-1500. I can push 2k if needed.
    System Usage:I'm mostly going to be using this pc just for gaming purposes and also frequent video editing and rendering (render time is just ridiculous on my current pc).
    Parts:I just only need a pc and the correct power supply unit for it.
    websites:newegg.com or tigerdirect.com
    Country: I currently reside in the US, California to be more precise.
    parts preferences:I don't really have one just as long as it works lol.
    Overclocking:Most likely not.
    SLI or crossfire: nope
    Monitor Resolution: currently at 1280x1024, but I'm going to be buying a higher resolution in the near future.
    Maybe 1600x1200 or 1920x1080.

    No additional comments, come what may :)


    Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth P67 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131702

    CPU: intel i5 2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon 6950 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102949

    Memory: 8GB Gskill Ripjaws (2 x 4gb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    HDD: 1 TB Western Digital Cavier Black 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

    PSU: 750W Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    Case: Antec Nine hundred (will this fit everything?) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

    California. you want to buy from amazon no taxes baby!!! but not for long, that is a whole other story though.

    you should get a z68 they have faster rendering times- http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-DDR3-Intel-Motherboard-GA-Z68XP-UD3P/dp/B0054OWT6K/ref=sr_1_23?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1311134117&sr=1-23 , http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Z68XP-UD3-Intel-Motherboard-GA-Z68XP-UD3/dp/B0054OWTQU/ref=sr_1_17?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1311134117&sr=1-17 , http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Maximus-IV-Gene-Z-Motherboards/dp/B005584ZHQ/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1311134117&sr=1-8 pick how much you want to spend all are sli capable

    cpu: good choice

    psu- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=125483&CatId=5434

    ram- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7104116&CatId=4534

    case- http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Full-Featured-Mid-Tower-Chassis-DF-35/dp/B003M8I1RQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1311135127&sr=8-4 there is also the 600 but it just looks to simple to me

    hdd- http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Internal-HD103SJ/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1311135239&sr=1-1 faster and cheaper than that wd hdd you posted

    gpu- you can now afford a gtx 570- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7042719&CatId=3669
  5. @mjmjpfaff sweet no tax! I had no idea plus the prices are pretty nice.
    For the psu i thought 750w was overkill but i guess not and I thank you good sir for your input. I actually might go with all your suggestions.
  6. well for sli 2 560 ti's it isnt overkill for no sli a 550w is fine. a 650w psu for no sli 570's and 850w for sli 570's
  7. if you actually doing a lot of video editing I'd suggest getting the i2600k over the i2500k, its better for multi tasking and video editing than the i2500k.

    However if you don't plan to overclock you could just go with a H67 board rather than a z68.

    P67 - overclocking
    H67 - onboard graphics ports
    Z68 - both
  8. @mjmjpfaff ah ok so if I were to get a single gtx 560 Ti, the 550w would do well?

    @shadow1942 and yes I do A LOT of video editing and so if I switched to i2600k would I have to change anything else?
    and also on the OC part I might get tempted so I'll probably stay safe on Z68.
  9. no need to change anything doesn't matter which CPU both work on z68 board and if you get the k models they're both overclockable
  10. yes 550w is enough and i agree with shadow if you do a lot of video editing the 2600k is the way to go
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