PC build - final check - GPU help needed

Approximate Purchase Date: 3-5days


Budget Range: $1500


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, general use, study related work.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: PC Case Gear http://pccasegear.com/


Country of Origin: Australia


Parts Preferences:N/A


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Perhaps in the future


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments:
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This is my final build that I've come to for my budget and needs. Although I'm still having some issues choosing a graphics card to go with the build which is where I'd like some recommendations. The budget for the graphics card itself is $450. All parts will be purchased from PCcasegear.com

My PC to be:

CPU: Intel core i5 2500k
Motherboard: Asus p8p67 pro b3
RAM: G.skill Ripjaw-x series 8gb (2x4gb) 1600mhz
HDD: Samsung spinpoint f3 1tb
Optical: Asus 24x dvdrw drive
Case: Coolermaster haf-922
Cpu cooler: Coolermaster hyper 212+
PSU: Corsair TX-750 750w (for overclocking and possible future sli/xfire)
OS: Windows 7 64-bit OEM

In short,

1. Opinion on build?
2. Recommendations on Graphics card?
3. Also I'm unsure as to whether or not the ram I've chosen is compatible with the i5 2500k with it being 1600mhz. Here is a direct link to the ram on pccasegear.com
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16510
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  1. Nice build and that G.Skill RAM is more than fine. Good RAM. If I was going to change anything...and save some money without shorting myself on quality components I would do this....

    This psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as is that Corsair you have up there.

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=16142 $139.00
    Antec High Current Gamer 750W Power Supply HCG-750

    For a mobo that will clock just as high, if not higher than that Asus board...this one down below is a 16+2 phase board as is that Asus.

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=17327 $175.00
    Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 Motherboard

    And for a vid card...this gigabyte 560ti is factory over clocked to 900hz and can be o/c even higher.

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1193&products_id=16576 $249.00
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclocked 1GB

    Optional fans for that case ....this one goes on the side.

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_601&products_id=11180 $35.00
    CoolerMaster MegaFlow 200 Red

    And the bottom of that case fits a 120mm / 140mm fan

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_598&products_id=10880 $19.00
    CoolerMaster 140mm Silent Fan
  2. Cheers for the alternative components, definitely like them. Btw you double posted the same link for the motherboard + graphics card :)
  3. Actually the Antec HCG-750 is built by Delta. The Corsair is probably the better PSU.
    However, I would choose this over both of them considering it's price:
    Silverstone Strider Plus 80Plus Silver Modular $145
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=15350

    These days I would want to go with a motherboard that has a UEFI bios, which Gigabyte boards don't have.
  4. Awesome computer, but after all the things i heard, i don't trust g-skill rams. I heart they have increased chances of failure. Corsair is pretty awesome though.
  5. Silvune said:
    Actually the Antec HCG-750 is built by Delta. The Corsair is probably the better PSU.
    However, I would choose this over both of them considering it's price:
    Silverstone Strider Plus 80Plus Silver Modular $145
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=15350

    These days I would want to go with a motherboard that has a UEFI bios, which Gigabyte boards don't have.


    I think I'll definitely grab that PSU.

    How would this be for an alternative motherboard?
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17474
    MSI Z68MA-ED55
  6. or a little more expensive option(s)

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=18041
    ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=16815
    Asus Sabertooth p67 b3

    or would what I originally had be a better option?
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