$1086 - $1200 build, need help and suggestions :D

:hello: Hi, im new to this forum, but i have been lurking for a while without an account. so please bare with me. i am planning to build a gaming rig with these parts. i don't know if its legit or something something bad. anyway, i have no idea if the PSU is too much for the build (but, 'im planning to SLI it in the near future). i don't know which games i want to run since im still uncertain, but any cool game that would be released in the near future will be on the list of games i want to play on pc, including BF3. so please be gentle, all suggestions, criticism and feed backs are welcome specially if people know a cheap and alternative way that saves money or if im making a mistake making the system insignificant. all the price are based on amazon and tigerdirect.com all taxes+shipping are excluded from the total price, though i have amazon prime. the rebates are also excluded except for the silverstone rv02 :D help meeeeee.

PSU Cooler Master 1000w Modular PSU RSA00-AMBAJ3-US - $159.99 Amazon.com


RAM - CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 - $99.99 Amazon.com


CPU AMD 1100T Black Edition (Combo deal CPU + MOBO) $420 tigerdirect.com

Motherboard – Asus Crosshair V formula (Combo deal w/ CPU + MOBO) $420 Tigerdirect.com


DVD-Rom - Sony AD-7261S0B w/ Lightscribe $26.99 Amazon.com


Mid Tower CaseCooler Master Storm Enforcer$79.99 Amazon


GPU – Asus Gtx 560 TI - $249.99 anywhere i go (or the MSI HAWK)


Hard Drive – Seagate Barracuda – 7200RPM 1TB HDD - $49.99 Amazon.com


OPTIONS:

SSD - SEGATE SSD ST95005620AS MOMENTUS $99.99 Tigerdirect.com

Full Tower Case - Silverstone RV02 $159.99 (EXCLUDE REBATE) AMAZON

Note: Both of these will replace the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer and the Segate Barracuda

TOTAL:
$1086 WITHOUT THE SSD AND SILVERSTONE RAVEN

$1215 WITH THE SDD AND SILVERSTONE RV02 (REMOVING THE HARD DRIVE) Minus the $15 rebate at Amazon the total is $1200
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  1. Processor : Intel Core i5 2500K - $220
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    HeatSink : CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ - $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    Motherboard : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271&Tpk=asrock%20extreme3%20gen3%20z68

    RAM : Gskill Ripjaws X Series 8(2x4GB) DDR3 1600 - $52
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    Graphics : XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $320
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517

    Power Supply : XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt - $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207017

    Hard Disk : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=Samsung%20Spinpoint%20F3%201TB

    SSD : OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive - $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227725

    Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower - $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119224

    Optical Drive : LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD - $17
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136238&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=9237zpvk9pny


    Total : $1129 after rebates
  2. wow im going to start thinking about getting intel its pretty good :D
  3. snipemenot said:
    wow im going to start thinking about getting intel its pretty good :D


    Yeah. Sandy Bridge i5 and i7's easily beat AMD's six-core processors. :)

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288 <------ AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition vs. Intel Core i5 2500K
  4. my only problem is the budget T_T can i add a little bit more to get i7? and a better case that suits my taste? T_T and btw is the ssd really necessary? or could i buy it later?
  5. There is no point of getting an i7 for almost $100 more for a gaming rig. Hyperthreading doesn't help much in games at all. i5 2500K is the best intel option for gamers at the moment.

    You can get a better case, though.

    No, SSD isn't really necessary. I don't usually recommend it to people, too. It just costs too much.
  6. haha i thought so i could remove the ssd and just add i7 or a better case :D dammit lol i was just b--ched slapped believing amd is better but oh well, good thing i didnt buy it even thought it was about the same price :D btw how long is the lifespan for this build? :D and i havent really done much research on the xfx hd697a :D
  7. snipemenot said:
    haha i thought so i could remove the ssd and just add i7 or a better case :D dammit lol i was just b--ched slapped believing amd is better but oh well, good thing i didnt buy it even thought it was about the same price :D btw how long is the lifespan for this build? :D and i havent really done much research on the xfx hd697a :D

    As long as you wish. This build will hopefully be able to handle all games in the next 3 years. after that, you can upgrade just your GPU. Still, HD 6970 is a powerful card that can single-handedly maxx out any current games out there.
    That processor won't get outdated so early, so don't worry.
  8. OMG you just answered one of my many questions in life :D about sandy bridge being outdated. one last question about crysis 2 and its tessellation? do you know how many fps i could run crysis 2 with the ultra settings mod and dx11?
  9. DX 9 : http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/367/bench/1920.png

    I couldn't find DX11 benchmarks, sorry.
  10. its cool i just found out that its in the middle of gt570 and 580 for a little bit more than 560 ti its the bang for the buck :D anyway im going back to my thinking chair lol thank you so much i think your built is gonna be my next build, but lets wait for some more advice :D going to check that asrock mobo theyre talking so much about have a good morning
  11. Yeah, its the best bang for the buck at that price point. :)

    Good Morning to you, too. :)
  12. anyone else have opinions or builds to give me? bump bump before i sleep
  13. bump
  14. well i think the psu is over kill. 750 is more than enough, i have been told by many experts that more than 750 is realy over kill, also c/m haf 922 is massive case. also get leds they make things look cooler so then people think that the pc is better ;)
  15. That PSU is overkill for a single HD 6970 but not for two of them in Crossfire. Plus, that PSU is a high quality one, literally the same as Corsair HX850, but a lot cheaper than that. Seasonic made PSUs are the best.
    HAF 922 is a good looking and useful case that fits in the OPs budget. Still, cases are to be bought according to one's personal preferences.
  16. 008Rohit said:
    That PSU is overkill for a single HD 6970 but not for two of them in Crossfire. Plus, that PSU is a high quality one, literally the same as Corsair HX850, but a lot cheaper than that. Seasonic made PSUs are the best.
    HAF 922 is a good looking and useful case that fits in the OPs budget. Still, cases are to be bought according to one's personal preferences.


    I made an intel build using the specs you gave me. anyway, you got the best answer.
  17. So, you bought those parts already?
  18. 008Rohit said:
    So, you bought those parts already?

    still waiting for money might be next week

    you should check out this build i did and i modified your old build

    my intel build
  19. Let me check.
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