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September 12, 2011 11:58:09 PM

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K : $219.99

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard : $129.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL : $59.99

Graphics Card: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive : $59.99

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case : $59.99

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power : $109.99 - 15.00 mail in rebate: $ 94.99

DVD Burner: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM: $18.99


Looking to be able to run all graphically demanding current games as well as upcoming games comfortably for awhile, FPS shooters, MMORPGS etc..Criticize?

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September 13, 2011 12:14:13 AM
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icefire4007 said:
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K : $219.99

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard : $129.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL : $59.99

Graphics Card: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive : $59.99

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case : $59.99

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power : $109.99 - 15.00 mail in rebate: $ 94.99

DVD Burner: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM: $18.99


Looking to be able to run all graphically demanding current games as well as upcoming games comfortably for awhile, FPS shooters, MMORPGS etc..Criticize?

Processor looks good

Mobo is good, also look at the asrock extreme3 gen3, probably a better board than the gigabyte for the same price with usb 3.0: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$114

memory (ram) is good.

Superclocked 570 is good for playing games at 1080p for a long time.

Dvd is good.


I would change:
Change HDD to spinpoint f3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

change case to HAF 922, 89$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You need a cpu fan, the hyper 212+ is great, it can handle overclocks easily at 4.5mhz on your i5 2500k.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$30

psu is a bit expensive for a 750w, try: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =89$

if you want to add an ssd, you can't go wrong with crucial m4 64gig (put your operating system and your favorite game on it)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$115
September 13, 2011 12:15:21 AM

Looks good to me, though I must admit I don't know anything about the motherboard, so someone else will have to critique that.

Only thing I'd suggest is switching out the Seagte HDD for a Spinpoint F3:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Word on the street is that the Spinpoint will out perform the Seagate for the exact same price.
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September 13, 2011 12:21:57 AM

Thanks for the replies! Starting to look into everything now :) 
September 13, 2011 12:39:25 AM

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