Review Gaming Computer $1000

Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next.

Budget Range: $1000 but can go slightly over

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Netflix, Internet usage

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website: Newegg.com and Amazon.com

Country: US

Parts Preference: None

OC: Yes

SLI/Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: N/A, still undecided on the Monitor(If you have any suggestions for a monitor <$300 let me know)

Plan on Playing BF3 and MW3

Here is what I am thinking so far and this is my first build so let me know if there is anything you would change and your opinions about this build.


CPU: i5 2500k, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Mobo: Gigabyye GA-z68XP, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128512

Case: Antec Nine Hundred, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

GCU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2 GB, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130683

Ram: G.Skill 8gb(2 x 4 GB), http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426

HDD: Western Digital Caviar 1.5 TB Sata 6 GB/s 3.5", http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136892

Power: Antec TruePower 550W, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371020

DVD: ASUS 24X, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

CPU Cooler: Need One.
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  1. Thanks, Does the fact that the HDD you recommend is only 3GB/s or should that not matter?
  2. There's no difference between SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 6Gb/s on HDDs - there isn't a HDD that can put out data up to 3Gb/s so SATA 3Gb/s is fine and no different.

    The Hyper 212+ that gkay09 recommended is a good choice and the price on that Lian Li case is really good. I also agree on the GTX 570.

    An SSD is a nice upgrade in a lot of areas like boot times and random reads/writes but it will not improve gaming performance much because games don't spend too much time reading from the disk. You will get better load times between levels and things but it won't increase your fps or anything.
  3. All of the above suggestions are great.

    Since your mobo supports it I would really recommend going with 1600 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427 ) or 1866 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455 ) ram.

    Definitely go with and SSD and only load on your OS as stated above. You can get away with a 60Gb but I would suggest getting a 120Gb if you can fit it into your budget.
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