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September 3, 2011 1:58:53 AM

A friend of mine asked me to build him a computer for around 1200 pre-tax. He wanted to go with intel and his primary purpose is gaming.. WoW, Rift, LoL, SC2. Otherwise al he really does is use fb and email.. Anyway this is what I came up with and I would like to know what the community thinks.

This price reflects only 1 560 ti, he wants to purchase a 2nd one within a month so if someone can make sure everything would be good to go with x2 560 Ti cards.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $254.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink:COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible $33.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X

DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM $20.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total pre-tax: $1139.90

Total after tax: $1253.89

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September 3, 2011 3:14:40 AM

Corsair vs G.Skill...six one way, a half dozen the other. Save some $ and get a better psu out of the deal. Now if you click "Combo's" on that 2500K it also combo's with a super o/c EVGA 560ti. I linked this one from another build I posted, but if he wants EVGA then combo it with the cpu to save a few bucks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $147.98 - $15.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKAKH34, ends 9/5
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $453.98 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
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September 3, 2011 3:58:53 AM

Why_Me said:
Corsair vs G.Skill...six one way, a half dozen the other.


Sorry im confused by this statement lol.
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September 3, 2011 4:01:50 AM

cgleckman said:
Sorry im confused by this statement lol.

It's an old saying. With that psu + ram combo, you save money and step up to a better psu.
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September 3, 2011 4:15:38 AM

Thank you very much.. saved some money and my friend is going to buy it tomorrow.
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September 3, 2011 4:15:46 AM

Best answer selected by cgleckman.
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