New Gaming Computer

Hi. After a lot of questions, i've selected the parts for my new computer. If something is not compatible, i'd like you to tell me. And i want you to talk about how balanced this computer is. Thanks.


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Approximate Purchase Date: September-October (Must purchase some things earlier due to limited availability)


Budget Range: Around 1500$ (I calculate everything with Euros, be might wrong about dollars)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hardcore Gaming, Watching Movies, Surfing the Web, Rare Video Editing-Rendering with Vegas Pro 10, rare use of Photoshop CS5)


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Headset, Hard Drive, Optical Drive


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com (a couple of things will be purchased from other stores in my country)


Country of Origin: Well, i have some relatives in USA, that will buy and send the things to me, at Greece.


Parts Preferences: N/A


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: I would like a powerful computer, capable of running the latest games, and the games that are about to come, in max settings.


Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 (Most likely to be purchased from my country)

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3GHz

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3(Most likely to be purchased from my country)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 80 Plus Gold Certified 850w (Most likely to be purchased from my country)


Cooling: Antec KUHLER H20 920 Liquid CPU Cooling System

Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 590 Classified Edition


That's all. Thanks.
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  1. You can get a pair of GTX 570s for cheaper than the GTX 590.

    Here is my GTX 570:
    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-PCI-Express-Graphics-012-P3-1572-AR/dp/B004EYSMGW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1313013980&sr=1-1

    GTX 570 in SLI is better than the GTX 590 and overclocks much better.

    Everything else looks great but I noticed that you don't have a HD.
  2. Well, between the 570 SLI and a single GTX 590. The 570 SLI will have better full load power consumption and will idle a tad more than the GTX 590. They will be within 5-7 C of each other in load/idle temperature and they're only 2 db(A) apart in loudness. As for the performance, it depends on resolution and setting but it does perform a bit better than a single GTX 590 for the most part.

    benchmark: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4239/nvidias-geforce-gtx-590-duking-it-out-for-the-single-card-king/11

    I would opt for Kingstons or G.SKILL RAM isntead of Corsair. You will get the same performance and reliability for a lower price.

    Taco is right, you have no HDD mentioned. If you still need to find one, I suggest a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM or a 2TB HDD from WD.
  3. I'd suggest an SSD if you're spending that much on a computer.
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