1300$ Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next moth

Budget Range: Before rebates- 1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: full tower case

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:


Cooler master Haf X

WD Caviar Black 1TB

MSI GTX560-Ti Hawk

Corsair HX750 PSU

G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x 4gb

ASRock z68 professional gen3 fatal1ty mobo

Intel Core i5 2500k
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  1. Different MB still with 8x/8x SLI, lower latency memory, more powerful GPU, and larger PSU. Same case and CPU.. Added a CPU cooler..

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k - $220

    CPU COOLER: Hyper 212+ - $28

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 - $160

    RAM: GSkill 8GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 1.5v 8-8-8-24 - $70

    Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 580 - $410 after MIR

    Hard Drive: SAMSUNG F3 1TB - $60

    Case: HAF X - $180 after MIR

    Power Supply: XFX Core Edition 850w - $100 after MIR

    DVD Burner: Samsung Black - $20

  2. Check out the $850 build in my siggy. Just add another 560 Ti and you have your build. Oh and get the Mugen 3.
    Mugen 3:
    Also get this SSD:
    OCZ Solid 3 120GB
    Total: $1310
    (So you add the Mugen 2, OCZ Solid 3 120GB SSD, and the extra MSI 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC)
  3. +1 Sadam.

    I'd just go for an ASRock Gen3 board.
  4. No SSD with that budget and you only have a single gtx 560 to show for it? :non:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211551 $189.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ADATA S511 Series AS511S3-120GM-C 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    ***or if you want modular, this psu is manufactured by Seasonic as it 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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 $27.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696136 $72.48
    Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    *** paying extra for a factory o/c card is a hose job when it takes all but a few minutes to dl MSI's Afterburner progy and do it yourself.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594 $239.99 - $219.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    For the money that board cost you could step up and get a board that runs dual cards @ x16 (NF200 bridge), which helps reduce micro stutter when running dual cards in SLI.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269 $289.99
    ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    The 560 is a short card and I can't see why you would want a case the size of a small house (HAF-X) with a card like the 560. The CM HAF 922 is a large case in itself.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 $99.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  5. Firstly i am not paying 190$ for slightly faster loading. Secondly i am DEFINATLEY getting a modular psu not semi-modular or otherwise. Thirdly i will not cut my options short for later upgrades by getting medium sized case
  6. stewood said:
    Firstly i am not paying 190$ for slightly faster loading. Secondly i am DEFINATLEY getting a modular psu not semi-modular or otherwise. Thirdly i will not cut my options short for later upgrades by getting medium sized case

    Look you posted on here ...I'm going to guess for advice?

    Well unless I'm blind that HX750w psu you have up there is modular, not only that it goes for $150

    Then you have that WD h/d that goes for another $80 when you can pick up a quicker and quieter h/d for $60

    Now we go to that mobo you have up there...it's what... $250

    Then we go to the factory o/c gtx 560ti you have up there that goes for another $260

    Then of course the $190 case

    That build you posted up top is a total hose job.
  7. What are you talking about i WANT a modular psu
    Im getting a quality HDD for what 20$ more i dont mind that
    I do agree the mobo was a joke that is why i took sadam's advice
    i picked the gtx560 ti hawk because i like the cooling for it and the Haf X is a very highly reviewed case that I like CAPITAL I and that is why we buy computer cases otherwise i would buy a cardboard box with mounting brackets
  8. the samsung hdd is quality so is the WD but the samsung is faster and cheaper which makes it a much better deal.
    the hawk is not a good deal especially because the twin frozr II has great cooling (pretty much exactly the same) and like Why_me said oc'ing will take you like 10 minutes.
    and you are wrong about the ssd it is so much faster and becoming a standard for gaming builds.

    i5 2500k & Scythe Mugen 3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.710631 257$

    Asrock z68 extreme3 gen3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271&Tpk=extreme3%20gen3 138$ shipped best motherboard for the money.

    HX850 & evga gtx 570- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.718357 487$

    Corsair 8gb 1600mhz- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platforms-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1314671277&sr=8-6 52$

    Samsung F3 1tb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20spinpoint%20f3%201tb 60$

    Adata S511 120gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211551&Tpk=120gb%20adata 190$

    Silverstone Raven RV03- http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Extended-90-Degree-Motherboard-RV03B-W/dp/B004X19B02/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1314671716&sr=1-1 140$ amazing cable management. cools better than the HAF X with the fans on high (it is still quieter).

    a little over budget you can always get this psu- http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-ATX12V-EPS12V-Silver-ST85F-P/dp/B00307RLZW/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1314671896&sr=1-3 only a 5 yr warranty unlike corsair's 7

    and this card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133370

    that should put you well under 1.3k
  9. "Quality HDD" WD Black is far from, WD has a larger fail rate than Samsung. They also cost more for the same performance.
    I don't get it, was the build I recommended not cheaper and still gave you just as good performance? The HAF 922 is more than enough for upgrade room, the HAF 922 is HUGE for a "mid-tower"
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