1000-1300 new build for new FPS games

Lets try this one again and this time within parameters :-D

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week, depending on information I get :-D


Budget Range:1000-1200 After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, FRAPS, surfing the internet, watching movies


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitors


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any RELIABLE source (newegg, amazon etc)


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia GPU, otherwise no preference


Overclocking: Maybe, but usually not. want system to last as long as possible (no matter how stable the OC might be )


SLI or Crossfire: Yes, SLI eventually


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200


Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.


Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

PSU - XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply - 129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207016&Tpk=ProSeries%20750W%20PSU

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

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k - 219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Heatsink - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 - 27.99

RAM - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 - 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card with Lifetime Warranty 012-P3-1572-AR - 339.99
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-PCI-Express-Graphics-012-P3-1572-AR/dp/B004EYSMGW/ref=pd_cp_e_pw_1

OR

EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - 489.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130587

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Let me know what ya guys think. Thank you for all your help
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  1. It's all pretty good but I would suggest getting the Samsung spinpoint f3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20spinpoint%20f3

    It's 20 bucks cheaper

    Get this, a great 570gtx

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582
  2. Will I still be able to SLI another 570gtx? or would I need to purchase two completely different GPU's?

    Posing another question, would I need a stronger PSU if I want to SLI down the line?
  3. U might want to go to 850W PSU for future SLi
  4. madchemist83 said:
    U might want to go to 850W PSU for future SLi

    yup you need to go with a 850w for sli.
  5. so something more like this?

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 134.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    Since this 570 is a big whopper of a GPU, would i want to upgrade to a 932 full tower? or should I have plenty of room on that mobo for a dual SLI?

    I don't mean to ask all these probing questions, but the last system I built (the one im replacing) wouldn't fit a second card because of space constraints... so im just trying to make sure everything will fit :)
  6. yeah u might cover some SATA slots.
    that PSU is good but I would consider
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152043
  7. RatedPG said:
    so something more like this?

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 134.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    Since this 570 is a big whopper of a GPU, would i want to upgrade to a 932 full tower? or should I have plenty of room on that mobo for a dual SLI?

    I don't mean to ask all these probing questions, but the last system I built (the one im replacing) wouldn't fit a second card because of space constraints... so im just trying to make sure everything will fit :)

    The CM 922 is larger than a lot of other manufactures full towers. Also that TX850 is a great choice for dual 570's.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186 $52.99 FREE SHIPPING
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
  8. madchemist83 said:
    yeah u might cover some SATA slots.
    that PSU is good but I would consider
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152043

    A Raidmax psu ? :pfff:
  9. i know i know
    even though it's 80 gold
    it only fried on 4 cases out of 50 :D
    also it has 4 12 V rails
    but not LEPA either
    if u want the best go for
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102
    a bit too expensieve
  10. also for GPU check Gigabyte Superclocked 570
    or just smack this one in http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.731676
    it will take care of half of ur budget (sniggering)
  11. The list looked fine save for the PSU. Go with Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, etc......around 850w or more is you plan on SLI in the future.
  12. Why_Me said:
    The CM 922 is larger than a lot of other manufactures full towers. Also that TX850 is a great choice for dual 570's.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186 $52.99 FREE SHIPPING
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9


    Just a quick question, Don't I want a lower timing with a case latency of 8 over 9? or will it be such an insignificant difference that I won't even notice it? I have switched out the PSU for the TX850.

    I was also wondering whats this "Bulldozer" i keep hearing about, that will lower prices for just about everything in the next week... would it be worth waiting a week or two before buying it to save some green? if not... credit card in hand haha.
  13. Yes u want lower latency for better performance which results in higher price.
    Bulldozer is a new CPU from AMD based on 32nm technology ... it's been coming out for some time already and it's up to u if u whanna wait some more and see benchmarks
  14. also this days CPU cache is big enough to minimize latency impact
    so the difference will be 1-2%
  15. here is a solid 850w psu for less than that corsair- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    gaming isnt very ram dependent so i would not get cl8 ram it will not effect fps.
  16. Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.


    Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119197

    PSU - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 134.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    Mobo - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - 129.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157271

    CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k - 219.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

    Heatsink - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 - 27.99

    RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9 - 52.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

    GPU - MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - 369.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582

    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=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20spinpoint%20f3

    Alrighty, everything look good? any complaints? Thank you all for your help
  17. like i said the tx is overpriced when compared to that xfx i just posted
  18. ^ that PSU overheats and 2 ppl out of 10 had it die
    so no it's not a solid PSU
    PSU is one of the most if not the most important component in the rig so saving money is not a good choice.
    That Corsair is best PSU for the money/performance so I would stay with it
  19. madchemist83 said:
    ^ that PSU overheats and 2 ppl out of 10 had it die
    so no it's not a solid PSU
    PSU is one of the most if not the most important component in the rig so saving money is not a good choice.
    That Corsair is best PSU for the money/performance so I would stay with it

    That XFX psu is manufactured by Seasonic as that Corsair psu. Read the review of that XFX psu on johnny guru.
  20. I will ... and still go with Corsair on any given moment ... sorry LEPAs and XFX just don't sound that appealing especially with high failure rate
    Again u get what u paid for so saving money on PSU is not a best choice
  21. "Rolling into the CL2 test, it seems as if the temperatures were too much for the unit as it shut down after only about 5 minutes. I had to put "FAIL" down for this test because I usually let a unit run for about 10 to 15 minutes before I consider it "warmed up". What I can say is, "at least it shut down instead of blowing up", and we know that the unit can do 850W as proven in test 8 and during the cold load tests. This particular unit just didn't like running at full load when really warm, pointing at an incorrectly set OTP (over temperature protection) on the supervisor IC.

    I contact XFX about this issue and they told me this was clearly a fluke. A new unit was sent in and I started the hot box tests over again..."


    Really. Haha .. a fluke .. hey RatedPG see if when ur XFX fails u can call them and ask them to just send u a new one?

    "Finally! The CL2 test, which puts a full load on the +12V rail, ran without any problems for 15 minutes straight! This time, exhaust temperatures were as high as 57°C and the PSU kept on running... Of course, the fan was spinning like mad, but I don't blame it."

    hm well if u a fan of ur PSU exhaust fan running like mad I guess go with it

    "Voltage regulation isn't as good with this unit as it was with our last one. This time, +3.3V dropped almost 4%. The +5V dropped 2.8%. Interesting."

    hehe .. another fluke ??? Those rails not very important but still

    "The Bad:

    Box doesn't effectively protect PSU
    The marketing on the box was enough to make my brain hurt
    "
    Ouch

    @why_me .. did u even read the review ? or just fell for marketing on the box .. just like u did on that Asrock mobo :D
    touche
  22. Ya, Though they are made by the same people... it doesn't give me great confidence that 1/5 of the reviews have failing PSU's. I will prob stick with the Corsair unless another PSU can be suggested that might be just as stable and a better price.

    Thank you all for your help!
  23. good choice
  24. Not to bring up a dead topic, but ive been blessed with a little more cash in my pocket and wanted to see if upgrading to the gtx580 superclocked - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130590

    (since its cheaper than the normal) one would easily fit in my system and work with all my other parts?

    THanks again for all your help!
  25. for 100 more .. sure it will be better
    but u will need more powerful PSU if u plan on sliing those in the future
    plus have to check on the size
  26. RatedPG said:
    Not to bring up a dead topic, but ive been blessed with a little more cash in my pocket and wanted to see if upgrading to the gtx580 superclocked - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130590

    (since its cheaper than the normal) one would easily fit in my system and work with all my other parts?

    THanks again for all your help!

    If that's the case, I would look at sizing up on the psu.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028 $149.99 - $129.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING 10% off with promo code PCPowerSep1, ends 9/15
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194083 $179.99 - $129.99 after mail-in rebate card
    LEPA G900-MA 900W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371050 $129.99
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
  27. U might consider going to 1000W+ if u want pop another 580 later
  28. but that's another 60$ on top of that hundo
  29. in my other system (one i run VM's on mostly) I have COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171049

    And I know its not needing all that power... how simple would it be to swap out the 850 im already getting for that 1000... would it be even be difficult?

    Just a thought. Thank you all again.
  30. not at all
  31. hey guys, got all the pieces just perfectly, but it looks like ive run into a problem.

    With the HAF 922 case and the ASrock extreme 3 gen 3 and the hyper 212 cooler doesn't fit.

    The mobo is set too low and the holes for 1155 socket to put the hyper 212 cooler in only allow for 2 of the screws to to fit at the top, but none at the bottom. so heres my predicament at the moment.

    so im going to put the default cooler in initially until I figure out what to do.

    any suggestions would be helpful and if ya need me to get a few pics, I think I can supply them
  32. ^+1
  33. I would suggest researching online and trying to find a step by step guide
  34. madchemist83 said:
    i know i know
    even though it's 80 gold
    it only fried on 4 cases out of 50 :D
    also it has 4 12 V rails
    but not LEPA either
    if u want the best go for
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102
    a bit too expensieve

    it doesnt do gold raidmax sent an actual gold capable psu to be tested and cheated on the retail versions by selling a different one that cant do gold it can hardly do bronze
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