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Whats up everyone. I'm looking to be building a new rig mainly for gaming purposes.


Approximate Purchase Date: This month
Budget Range: I would like to keep it as close to $1,000 as possible.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming - BF3, Skyrim, and SW:TOR are my top priorities.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Amazon are fine.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences:No real preference.
Overclocking: Maybe - Most likely, yes.
SLI or Crossfire: I would prefer to stick to 1 GPU.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: -

Here is what I have after doing a bit of forum surfing:

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

GPU: GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593

Cooling: CM Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Mobo: z68 Extreme3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 750w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.730392

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8g 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196

HDD: Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Case: Corsair Carbide
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008


This comes to $1,022.92. All of these parts are from Newegg, I haven't looked around on Amazon for possible lower prices because i'm really looking for input on the parts specifically.

My main question is the GPU. I've been debating between the 570 and a 560Ti - any suggestions? Thanks in advance for the help!
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  1. Another question: Should I opt for an 850w over the 750w I have in the OP? I see there is a similar deal going for not much more:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.730588&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=yxmv3kl3ycff


    There is also a combo deal going for the i5-2500k and a 570 for ~$20 cheaper:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.733472
  2. Best answer
    For a 560ti set up...use that 750w combo with that RAM and this combo down below.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.717976 $453.98
    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

    For a 570 set up then use this combo down below. 850w for dual 570's, and 750w for dual 560's.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.730588 $162.98 - $15.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W 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?ItemList=Combo.733472 $529.98 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  3. Thanks for the response Why_Me. I've decided to go with the 570 and the 850w PSU so that I can pick up a second 570 in the future. The mobo I have in the OP will be fine with duel 570's, correct?
  4. Guinness_ said:
    Thanks for the response Why_Me. I've decided to go with the 570 and the 850w PSU so that I can pick up a second 570 in the future. The mobo I have in the OP will be fine with duel 570's, correct?

    Yep. Not only does that board support SLI, but it has extra spacing between it's PCI-E slots so that your cards aren't sitting right next to each other and heating up like their in a microwave.
  5. mmm...very nice. dont forget the dvd burner.
  6. Best answer selected by Guinness_.
  7. Great info Why_Me, thank you very much.
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