Need Advice on i5 2500k/GTX560 build

Approximate Purchase Date: Ordering the parts this week.


Budget Range: $800 before rebates, but would prefer to spend about 700 ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia

Overclocking:
In the future YES

SLI or Crossfire: In the future YES

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Need a well rounded gaming PC that can play all current games.

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Need a build that supports I5 2500K and GTX 460 Fermi 1gb.
I found this set up in New egg for $685, would love to get feedback or upgrades on any parts that would make the computer running better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.692056

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1x Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,come with Four Fans-2x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan,1x Top 120mm Fan,1x Rear 120mm Fan,Support up to 7 Fans (Model:FUTURE)

$69.99

1x ASUS P8P67-M (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (Model:P8P67-M (REV 3.0))

$129.99

1x ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Model:ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI)

$199.99

1x Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply (Model:BP550 Plus)

$64.99

1x Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K (Model:BX80623I52500K)

$219.99

1x Kingston HyperX X2 Grey Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX (Model:KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX)

$44.99

1x Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST3500413AS)

$39.99
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  1. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

    Your welcome, you can probably find most of your items for cheaper from MicroCenter.
  2. Micro center only ships to their stores and I live in Nebraska (we don't have microcenters).
  3. bumer I am planing on same i-5 560 build and same budget and the only way i can fit is with microcenter
  4. also i don't think 550W PSu will be enough
  5. also i don't think 550W PSu will be enough
  6. You can do better for $800. That combo is missing an optical drive, so add $20 for that. The RAM is 1.65V, which is more than whats recommended for Sandy Bridge, plus it's pretty expensive for a 4GB kit (combo savings aside). That motherboard does SLI at x16/x4 which is not ideal. You can get cheaper cases.....

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k
    Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45 (SLI ready at x8/x8)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660241
    $332.98 ($20 MIR available)

    RAM: 4GB G.Skill 1600Mhz C9 1.5V (low profile, cheap, correct voltage for Sandy Bridge)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193
    $32.99

    GPU: EVGA GTX 560 Ti (more powerful than the GTX 560)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604
    $239.99 ($25 MIR available)

    HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda
    Optical: Samsung 22x DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696167
    $53.48

    PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO650W (Enough power and connections for future SLI)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014
    $89.99 ($10 MIR available)

    Case: Rosewill Challenger
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
    $49.99

    Total: $799.42 + $14.75 standard shipping

    Don't forget, there's $55 in available rebates...

    If that's too much, you can drop the vid card to a GTX 560 (non-Ti) or even an HD 6870.
  7. Hate to break it to u but if u plan on overclockin ur cpu(obviously) and gpu and sliing 650 is not enough. need 750
  8. madchemist83 said:
    Hate to break it to u but if u plan on overclockin ur cpu(obviously) and gpu and sliing 650 is not enough. need 750


    Really?

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/21/msi_n560gtx_ti_twin_frozr_ii_oc_sli_review/9 <--OC'd SLI 560 Tis (965/1930/1090), OC'd i7-920 @ 3.6GHz, 628 watts peak while gaming. Subtract roughly 50 watts for an overclocked i5-2500k and you're looking at around 580 watts. Figure in 80+ Bronze (85% at best) PSU efficiency, and the PSU is outputting approximately 493 watts, well under it's rated 650 watt output.
  9. i am pretty sure you suppose to take 85% from your PSU power as a 0.85*650=552 and not from the power your system is demanding. Also PSU will usually go higher under load. Just to be safe I would go for either really good 650W or 700W. Unless u sliing cfing something lower then 560ti. Anandetch reports ASUS 560ti under heavy load 310W so ther goes your PSU. Also yopu don't want to be on the edge
  10. nd_hunter said:
    You can do better for $800. That combo is missing an optical drive, so add $20 for that. The RAM is 1.65V, which is more than whats recommended for Sandy Bridge, plus it's pretty expensive for a 4GB kit (combo savings aside). That motherboard does SLI at x16/x4 which is not ideal. You can get cheaper cases.....

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k
    Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45 (SLI ready at x8/x8)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660241
    $332.98 ($20 MIR available)

    RAM: 4GB G.Skill 1600Mhz C9 1.5V (low profile, cheap, correct voltage for Sandy Bridge)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193
    $32.99

    GPU: EVGA GTX 560 Ti (more powerful than the GTX 560)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604
    $239.99 ($25 MIR available)

    HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda
    Optical: Samsung 22x DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696167
    $53.48

    PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO650W (Enough power and connections for future SLI)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014
    $89.99 ($10 MIR available)

    Case: Rosewill Challenger
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
    $49.99

    Total: $799.42 + $14.75 standard shipping

    Don't forget, there's $55 in available rebates...

    If that's too much, you can drop the vid card to a GTX 560 (non-Ti) or even an HD 6870.


    This build is nice though
    i'd drop case for HAF 912
    ram 1300 is enough
    and get sammy f3 for a little extra
    also msi mobos have high fail rate so look into asrock or asus
    and lastly you'll need CPU cooler like hyper 212+ or scythe something something (sorry forgot) and that's extra 30

    Just like I said it's hard to fit i-5 2500k and 560ti into 800 budget especially for someone looking to spend preferably 700 don't forget taxes and shipping that will put u in 850+ also I'd rather pick parts that have no MIR as they r pain in the @rse.

    So with all that said I think we can work some recomendations for u pretty quick :)
  11. madchemist83 said:
    i am pretty sure you suppose to take 85% from your PSU power as a 0.85*650=552 and not from the power your system is demanding. Also PSU will usually go higher under load. Just to be safe I would go for either really good 650W or 700W. Unless u sliing cfing something lower then 560ti. Anandetch reports ASUS 560ti under heavy load 310W so ther goes your PSU. Also yopu don't want to be on the edge


    Rated output is rated output...that alone has nothing to do with 80+. At 85% efficiency, it means that to output 650 watts to the computer it must take in 747.5 watts from the wall. The rest is lost to heat. That XFX PSU I linked puts out 624 watts on the 12V rail alone (watts=volts*amps). Click the link below for more info.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_plus

    Plus I didn't suggest an ASUS card, I linked to an EVGA reference card and Anandtech has a system with an overclocked i7-920 and a reference 560 Ti pulling 352 watts loaded under Furmark, 317 watts during Crysis. As we know, Sandy Bridge takes less power than Nehalem.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330

    You are correct in that you don't want to be on the edge, but I don't think that 150+ watts of headroom is on the edge.
  12. madchemist83 said:
    This build is nice though
    i'd drop case for HAF 912
    ram 1300 is enough
    and get sammy f3 for a little extra
    also msi mobos have high fail rate so look into asrock or asus
    and lastly you'll need CPU cooler like hyper 212+ or scythe something something (sorry forgot) and that's extra 30

    Just like I said it's hard to fit i-5 2500k and 560ti into 800 budget especially for someone looking to spend preferably 700 don't forget taxes and shipping that will put u in 850+ also I'd rather pick parts that have no MIR as they r pain in the @rse.

    So with all that said I think we can work some recomendations for u pretty quick :)


    For the record, I did fit a 2500k and 560 Ti into an $800 budget, shipping and tax not included, however if he lives in a state without a Newegg distribution center, there is no tax. Rebates were not figured into the $799 total and had no bearing on the parts that I picked...they are simply a bonus if you get them back.
  13. ^ Thanks for clearing this out for me. I am actually looking at getting that combo into 800. And I have microcenter close by(kinda). So you saying I can get system with i-5 2500k 560ti and mobo for future sliing for 800? interesting.
  14. My reference shows the overclocked SLI GTX 560ti s pulling, at peak, 400W.

    http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264
    Those are all calculated figures, draw from the PSU not the wall.

    The rest of the system, with moderate OC, will stay under 200W. Having said all that I still would want my PSU operating in the 60-70% range when gaming.

    My guess for gaming draw matches yours.... somewhere between 450 and 500W, mostly. 70% of 650 is 455. But an 80% draw is still pretty safe, just not ideal.

    To toss out another number though, 90% of the people who buy one card intending to add a second later.... never do. It's the speed at which GPUs progress that makes this impractical. :)
  15. I'm doing a very similar build to you and i managed to get my price down to $750. Here's my components.

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 - $55 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 - $175 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

    Antec EarthWatts EA-650 - $55 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $32 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231438

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $28 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    Seagate Barracuda + Lg Cd/Dvd combo - $68 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696151

    I5 2500k + Msi P68 - $324 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660241

    BYTECC 6 ft. 18AWG Power Cord - $5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270406

    Exactly $750 Shipped

    Hopefully it will help you drop the price a little and get more for your money.
  16. Oh yeah? well I did a build ( on the paper) with pretty much same components plus 8Gb RAM HD 6950 and 700W PSU for 800 with shipping and taxes after 50 MIR

    so suck on that :)
  17. madchemist83 said:
    Oh yeah? well I did a build ( on the paper) with pretty much same components plus 8Gb RAM HD 6950 and 700W PSU for 800 with shipping and taxes after 50 MIR

    so suck on that :)


    I Dont do Mail In rebates.
  18. ^ whatever .. that's what I said 2 weeks ago. You should just go for best performance for your money // and if u can't spend extra 50 bucks on a rig // then just spend 700 or 650/ what's the point? right
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