Help Building New Gaming System

Approximate Purchase Date: In a few weeks


Budget Range: 1500 to 1800 usd but flexible


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW mainly, though I'd like something that can handle newer RTS, Skyrim, and FF14) Music, Movies


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com


Country of Origin: United States


Parts Preferences: Intel processor, Nvidia video card,


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe SLI in the future


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 preferably


Additional Comments: Doesn't need to include a sound card, though suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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  1. Does it have to be Nvidia? Nonetheless.

    Check out the $900 build here. It sould be plenty for your usage. I suggest 6950 2GB for Skyrim mainly at HD gaming it excels with the 2GB of VRAM, usually VRAM doesn't really matter, but the 6950 does pretty well at larger resolutions too.
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    Add this OCZ Solid 3 60GB SSD $100 w/ promo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227728
    Windows 7 $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    Oh, also change the motherboard to this
    Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 $119
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502
    Oh and this monitor, should end up lower that your max budget.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236100
    $155 plus a $10 MIR

    It should total to around... $1214
  2. Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price


    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AL LightScribe Support - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151235
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $22.99


    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119197
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $119.99
    $99.99


    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148697
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$5.00 Instant
    $64.99
    $59.99


    ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
    Item #: N82E16824236153
    Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$20.00 Instant
    $229.99
    $209.99


    Palit NE5X570SF10DA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Sonic 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814261096
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$30.00 Instant
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $349.99
    $319.99


    XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817207017
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $154.99


    Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK
    Item #: N82E16820220558
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $59.99


    MSI H67MS-E23 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813130598
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $89.99


    ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Item #: N82E16813131773
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$7.00 Instant
    $139.99
    $132.99


    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $219.99


    Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
    Item #: N82E16819115073
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $209.99


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116986
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    $99.99


    OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE90G 2.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820227608
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$30.00 Instant
    $199.99
    $169.99
    Subtotal: $1,850.87

    All from new egg.
  3. Err i got something wrong, ignore the above please.
  4. Here we go this is better, i dont think you will get much better for this money.


    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price


    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AL LightScribe Support - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151235
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $22.99


    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119197
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $119.99
    $99.99


    HITACHI Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723020ALA640 (0F12455) 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822145476
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant
    $229.99
    $209.99


    ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
    Item #: N82E16824236153
    Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$20.00 Instant
    $229.99
    $209.99


    Palit NE5X570SF10DA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Sonic 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814261096
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$30.00 Instant
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $349.99
    $319.99


    XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817207017
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $154.99


    Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK
    Item #: N82E16820220558
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $59.99


    ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Item #: N82E16813131773
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$7.00 Instant
    $139.99
    $132.99


    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $219.99


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116986
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    $99.99


    OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820227706
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$50.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $299.99
    $249.99
    Subtotal: $1,780.89
  5. Oh and i would recommend an aftermarket cooler like maybe a H70.
  6. Why would you get a crap motherboard for its price that doesn't allow for SLI, also you know you can delete a post right?
  7. Its hardly a crap motherboard now is it! But you are right my bad i thought it had SLI will change that, as for deleting my post for some reason when i try that it says insufficient rights?
  8. For its price it's pretty crap. The Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 is cheaper and offers Tri-card capabilities for less. (Also giving you the ability to run 8x/8x and SLI, unlike the Asus's 16x/4x and inability to run SLI)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502
  9. All my posts are based on 11 years personal, experience, ive had bad experience with Gigabyte boards and no bad experiences with Asus.
  10. ^ Well maybe you're just an unlucky customer. Because I see good reviews from major reviewers and good reviews from Newegg users.
  11. Indeed sir, maybe i am.
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