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My new custom gaming computer build

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September 25, 2011 12:38:37 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: The closer the better

Budget Range: $600-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, watching movie.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, internet modem.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would like intel processor and motherboard.

Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution 1152 x 864


Additional Comments:
I would like to know if my custom computer build will be able to play Starcraft 2 on ultra with no lag whatsoever. Also for my custom computer build should i get a Windows 7 64- bit? I also checked newegg.com for like the same parts and it comes out to be more expensive than amazon.com.

Motherboard:
Biostar TZ68A+ Intel LGA1155 Z68 Chipset Motherboard with USB3.0
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055NNOR8/ref=ox_sc_a...

Hard Drive:
Western Digital WD Caviar Black 1 TB SATA II 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Desktop Drive Retail Kit WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046RE3M4/ref=ox_sc_a...

DVD/CD Burner:
LG Electronics GH22NS50 22X SATA Super Multi DVD+/-RW Internal Drive - Bulk with Software (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002C9K3UO/ref=ox_sc_a...

Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti DS Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1567-KR
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XUCCRM/ref=ox_sc_a...

RAM:
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Memory - 4 GB : 2 x 2 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL9 - 1.5 V - unbuffered - non-ECC -
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002RPCLH6/ref=ox_sc_a...

Processor:
Intel Core i5-650 Processor 3.20 GHz 4 MB Cache Socket LGA1156
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030DL3FU/ref=ox_sc_a...

Power Supply:
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700-Watt Power Supply (RS700-PCAAE3-US)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M9RWGG/ref=ox_sc_a...

Tower:
Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case, RC-922M-KKN1-GP (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026FCI2U/ref=ox_sc_a...

Thanks for all your help !
September 25, 2011 11:21:26 AM

That board has a 1155 socket and your processor is a 1156, so choose another 1156-socket board. I recommend ASrock mobos. Affordable and good.

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September 25, 2011 7:25:08 PM

adityar0210 said:
That board has a 1155 socket and your processor is a 1156, so choose another 1156-socket board. I recommend ASrock mobos. Affordable and good.

Nah, you mean choose a 1155 socket processor.

I will post a build in a few minutes.
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September 25, 2011 7:59:07 PM

Antec Three Hundred: $44.99
A cheap case with excellent cooling.

Corsair Carbide 400R: $99.99 ($89.99 after rebate)
A newer case with even better cooling. Could also get the 500R in black or white.

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold: $109.99
A much more efficient power supply.

MSI P67A-G43: $124.99 ($104.99 after rebate)
For overclocking and CrossFire if you want to.

Intel Core i5-2500K: $219.99
Only choice if you want to overclock a good processor without wasting money on the i7-2600K.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus: $27.99
Great cooling for the price, will allow you to overclock better.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB: $29.99
Cheaper and newer RAM in the same capacity you were looking at.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB: $47.99
More and newer RAM for the same price you were looking at.

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 1GB: $239.99 ($224.99 after rebate)
Fast card with good cooling. You can add a second later if you want.

Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB: $59.99
Cheaper hard drive at the same capacity as what you were looking at.

Total: $822.92-$885.92 (after rebates)

I would recommend getting a better monitor, that resolution is tiny. Perhaps one of these $119.99 monitors.
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September 25, 2011 7:59:33 PM

@ the OP. Look at these changes. You want a 750w psu for dual 560ti's and a 2500K cpu.

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-Sup... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750 Watt 80PLUS Bronze Performance ATX Power Supply - OCZ-ZS750W

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-DDR3-Motherboard-G... $113.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500K-Processor-3-3GHz-L... $219.95 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Channel-240-Pin... $29.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Crucial Ballistix Sport 4 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM BL2CP25664BA160A
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September 25, 2011 8:03:37 PM

Why_Me said:
You want a 750w psu for dual 560ti's and a 2500K cpu.

Why? 650W is more than enough, especially as efficient as the X650 is. I say go for the higher-quality PSU at about the same price.
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September 25, 2011 8:15:06 PM

Nim Chimpsky said:
Why? 650W is more than enough, especially as efficient as the X650 is. I say go for the higher-quality PSU at about the same price.

Efficiency is great. But it's a fine line between Gold, Silver, and Bronze rated psu's. Sometimes it comes down to amps and watts. Now if this was dual 6950's then a 650w psu would be no problem. But seeing how the gtx 560's pull a lot more juice than the 6950 the recommended psu for two of those cards is a 750w psu especially if you want head room for things like o/c, extra drives, fans, etc... They will tell you the same thing on the Nividia and/or EVGA forums.

There's no need to cut it close if you don't have to.
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