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First gaming build - Looking for feedback before buying.

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July 24, 2011 3:27:31 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of the week.

Budget Range: ~$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Case/OS/Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse/Speakers/DVD Burner

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: U.S.A.

Parts Preferences: Intel/Nvidia

Overclocking: When Needed.

SLI or Crossfire: When Needed.

I have everything picked out, just looking for any feedback before I make the purchase. - Thanks!!

BUILD:

MOBO/CPU Combo: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks again for any feedback on this build, excited to get this going as this is my first gaming build ever!
July 24, 2011 3:47:33 AM

Awesome, I edited my post to include the 850W Corsair PS, as I want to be sure I can support to 560TI's in SLI. - I will consider checking out the Antecs for as well.

That combo deal on the CPU/MOBO is nice as well, thanks for catching that for me! ;) 

Link for the CPU cooler goes to the antec PS.
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July 24, 2011 3:49:21 AM

the 750w will be fine for SLI
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July 24, 2011 3:51:42 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $324.98 save: $25.00 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $36.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a... $29.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $234.99 (Before $25.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $801.42 *not including mail in rebates
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July 24, 2011 4:50:46 AM

I decided to go with the Antec PSU and the EVGA 560ti, as well as the MSI/i5 combo deal. Your input is extremely appreciated!
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July 24, 2011 4:55:40 AM

one thing to keep in mind is that the mobo doesnt include an sli bridge. So you can SLI, but you will need to buy the SLI bridge (a cable that connects the two cards). i think that evga 560 ti is a great choice, and you should have no problem overclocking it yourself.
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July 24, 2011 4:59:20 AM

Yeah, I read that the bridge was not included with the MOBO, but something about being able to have MSI send you one for free? Not sure if that's true or not, but I did see that you can buy one for like 15 bucks so I could always do that as well. I don't plan to SLI until the card begins to struggle with games (which i hope isn't for awhile!)
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July 24, 2011 6:45:12 PM

Best answer selected by f4de2bl4ck.
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