$1400 Gaming PC

Hey, I will buy all the parts soon, but until then, would you please look it over and see if everything is compatible and if there is any place where I can save?

Approximate Purchase Date: In about 3 months

Budget Range: $1400

System Usage: Entertainment, High-end Gaming,

Parts Not Required: I'll buy my mouse, keyboard, printer, and speakers outside my budget.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Offline (Frys)

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Bang for buck. No Brand preference.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Monitor Resolution: At least 1920x1080

Here's the parts:

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower
http://www.frys.com/product/5707262?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG ($150)

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B
http://www.frys.com/product/6552683?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG ($73)

GSU: EVGA GTX570 SC 012-P3-1572-AR
http://www.frys.com/product/6480902?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG ($335)

Power Supply: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 CMPSU-800G 800W ATX SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Power Supply
http://www.frys.com/product/6639364?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG ($120)

HHD: Samsung 1TB SATA/300 7200RPM 32MB Buffer - HD103SJ
http://www.frys.com/product/6473452?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG ($60)

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X OEM DVDRW
http://www.frys.com/product/6215170?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG ($23)

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 Intel P67 1155 Motherboard
http://www.frys.com/product/6539903?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG ($205)

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Boxed Processor 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge CPUIntel Core i5 2500K Boxed Processor 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge CPU
http://www.frys.com/product/6487382?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG ($215)

CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564
http://www.frys.com/product/6393391?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG ($59)
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  1. If you are not going to SLI you don't need a 800watt PSU! I am presuming based on the motherboard that you are going with I5 2500K.
  2. rolli59 is right, with one video card 800W is overkill. You can also save some money on your case if you wanted too, although the one you chose is nice. You're a little under your budget as it is and downgrading the psu and/or the case will put you even farther under. I would use that savings on a 120GB+ SSD for your operating system and games which will run you about $200 but will certainly make a difference when optimized properly. A cheaper option for increased hard drive speed is buying a second identical Samsung HDD and put them in RAID0, but the SSD is more reliable. These upgrades are luxury items, though, for increased performance - if you don't want to splurge, a 7200RPM should suffice.
  3. I guess it's a overkill, but it's only a $10 difference from a 700 one and it ensures that I can add another video card later...
  4. Yeah guys he said "probably not" for sli or crossfire. And also, just to throw in my 2 cents, the 2500k benefits most from ram that is @ 1600 mhz. Anything above that you will not notice a performance increase, but anything below, you may notice a decrease.
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