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Gaming Build $800-950

Last response: in Systems
July 25, 2011 9:40:19 PM

Just like everyone else, was wondering what you all think about this build. Primary purpose is gaming (go figure), while still trying to maintain a build that will last for a while.

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D
Item #: N82E16820231428

MSI P67A-G43 (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) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Additionally, if I'm eventually going to go for SLI, should the 750W PSU be just fine? Seems like it would be but want to make sure.

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July 25, 2011 9:53:57 PM

yes, 750w is fine. heres another great psu that happens to be cheaper:

the g43 does support SLI, but it doesnt come with an SLI bridge. these can be purchased for $5-10 on ebay.

g43-i5-2500k combo:
although, id probably go with this one instead:

this hdd is cheaper, reliable, and just as fast if not faster than the caviar black (depending on how you measure hdd speed):

id put up the extra cash towards a gtx 560 ti, which is superior to the gtx 560, and can easily hold a high overclock, which is where the card really shines. This EVGA is very well priced, has a lifetime warranty, and can easily be self-overclocked to match the factory OC'd cards: