Around a $1000, quiet game build

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP


Budget Range: ~$1000 After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Home Theater


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com but I won't say no to cheaper.


Country of Origin: US


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I'm more comfortable with Intel. Large case not a problem if it helps noise. Quiet is key. Sort of prefer nVidia, but will listen.


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes, later.


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 native (Samsung 50" plasma TV)


Additional Comments: QUIET, unobtrusive build. no boy racer stuff. Will go in my living room. Have 7.1 Onkyo HT.

Here is what I came up with already. Let me know what you think.

CASE - Nexus Prominent 5 Premium Toolless Silent PC Case - $99
http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/std/sku=nexus_prominent_5.html?id=ueduHvZw
(Austere and elegant. Big. 207mm wide.)

FAN - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 120mm CPU Cooler - $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

MOBO - ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s ATX - $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229

PROC - Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
(Although with all the feature creep, I might as well go i7 at this point)

RAM - G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 - $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461
(10 cheaper and on approved list)

HDD - HITACHI Deskstar 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s" - $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145520
(bigger than I need, but the cache is the biggest and rpm are good, plus 6.0Gb/s)

GRAPHICS - EVGA SuperClockeD-GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB - $219.99 W/ rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

POWER - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold 850W Modular - $199
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015
(should be plenty of headroom. Came out 100W ahead even with dual cards. Gold may be cooler and quieter?)

TOTAL - $1073
Oh, and I have a Blu-ray player already and did not include Win 7 Home Premium in price.
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  1. Even with SLI later you can get away with cheaper smaller PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
    Even the 650 watt would handle 2 x GTX560Ti
  2. That 850w psu is way over kill for that build not to mention it's a hose job with your budget and it's cost. If you plan on over clocking with two of those cards in the future than a 750w psu is the sweet spot. Also try some combo's to save $. This XFX psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as is that Corsair you have up there.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207016 $129.99 - $99.99 after mail-in rebate
    XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $129.99 + $7.87 Shipping
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.694806 $264.98 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3 <----- A better look at that Asrock board

    http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/index.html <----- PCI-E 3.0
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