$1000 gaming rig

Approximate Purchase Date: asap, within a few weeks

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: streaming games in high quality (WoW and LoL)

Parts Not Required: keyboard,mouse,speakers,OS,case (if Antec Sonata III works, would change PSU though), monitor, HDD, DVD-ROM

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Country of Origin: Finland

Parts Preferences: -

Overclocking: Maybe, most likely in a year or so when my rig is outdated

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, same as OC

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: -


These are the parts I'm considering:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K

GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti, I'm considering a factory overclocked version, probably the MSI Twin Frozr II OC

PSU: Corsair 650W

Mobo: Asus P8P67-PRO-REV-3.0

RAM: G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB 1600MHz 1.5V)
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  1. It all looks good. But for a budget of $1000, and not needing everything hat you don't need, you can do better. Let me help.

    CPU: i5-2500k -$220
    MOBO: ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 -$170
    RAM: Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 -$70
    GPU: GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N570SO-13I GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) -
    PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W -$90

    Total: $999.95 (without shipping)
    With Shipping: $1011.13
  2. Oops, just realized that I used the 2600 price in the final price. With the 2500k its only $919.95, which means that we can do more :)
    Instead of the ram I listed before, this is way better.

    RAM: G.SKILL PI 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 -$150

    Which actually brings it to -$999.95 once again, and with shipping, $1011.13
  3. OK thanks I'll look them up on Finnish sites. I got a few other questions as well if you dont mind :P

    First, should I get some kind of cooling for future needs? and if I should, is my case fine?

    Second, is it worth getting a SSD? I actually have no idea what it does but it seems to be quite popular nowadays so what are your thoughts?
  4. Well, a solid state drive in my opinion is just an extra for somewhere down the road when you have a little extra cash. It's not worth it, seeing as if you don't get one, you can spend that cash on something that will actually improve the performance of your computer. The only thing that a SSD would do for you, is make games load faster (if they are on the SSD) and make windows boot a little bit faster (also if it is installed on the SSD) and that being said, you would only be a ble to fit a few games on there, and especially if you put windows on it too. And also, I doubt that mail in rebate is available on the site you are ordering from. Therefor, just stick with the one that I suggested, seeing as it's cheaper, and you don't need 850W. And also, you may want to think about an aftermarket cooling solution, however, most aftermarket cpu coolers are very tall and may not fit in your case. I have an NZXT GAMMA classic series, and my V6GT doesn't quite fit in so im making a custom lexan side. I would look into the Hyper 212+ It works great for the price, and will probably fit in your case.
  5. Quote:
    take that build he mentioned above

    throw this psu instead of the antec

    LEPA B850-MA 850W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE - $99.99 ($49.99 after mail in rebate)

    Use that extra $50 towards a single 580 setup since WoW runs better with 1 card.

    Seeing how you have to use finnish sites I doubt you will get that deal that lepa is offering which sucks >_<

    SSD is a great thing to have, if you are getting a mobo with sata III (6gb) connections

    you want to get the top of the line SSD of today :D

    Crucial M4 128GB SSD SATA III - $219.99

    It has insane read/write speeds

    I own the Intel 320 series 120gb SSD SATA II - $219 as well lol and it on 3gb connection compared to the M4 on 6gb connection.. my intel is about half as fast...

    XD yet same price......

    What it does.

    For Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit it takes less than 30 seconds to load the os for me.

    For video games, like in l4d when a new map is loading I am always first into every game by a good 4+ seconds before the next fastest person.

    It makes everything load/close 100x faster lol. well not 100x with mine, but with the crucial m4 it probably will XD

    30 Seconds? That's really slow for a SSD. I don't even have a SSD and my comptuer boots in about 25-30 seconds.
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