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September 29, 2011 5:34:50 AM

First i would like to say thank you for viewing my post i haven't built a computer in a while last one i built was way before SB came out anyway i just want to make sure this computer will be good for gaming i did copy TH 500 Build and tweaked it a bit but none the less i think it is a good sytem but before i order parts i would like some input to make sure there are now Conflicts

This build if for a friend he does not know that hes getting it as far as i know it will be used for
Gameing, Movies, TV Shows, and Surfing the web


Motherboard: EVGA P67 Micro SLI LGA 1155, P67 chipset $149
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo) Quad-Core, $220
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 $20
Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Redline (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1600 Kit $50
Graphics: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti $250
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB 750 GB $59
Optical Drive: Sony DVD Burner 24x $19
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower $40
Power: Corsair CX600 V2 600 W 80 PLUS-Certified $70
OS: Windows 7 64Bit OEM $100

Total: $977


Thank you again

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September 29, 2011 5:53:00 AM

Good build for gaming...
And choosing SLI motherboard is also nice, so that it can prove worth it in the near future.
The HDD could have been 1TB (not a huge price difference in 750gb and 1tb, depends on your budget though..!
About the PSU, you'll need around 481watt to 500watt for that build. So 600watt is sufficient..!!
Go for it..!
September 29, 2011 6:33:04 AM

The slot spacing on that board isn't very good, and that particular Corsair psu you have is manufactured by CWT for Corsair and it's not a good one.

This build down below allows you to add another one of those gtx 560ti's later on in SLI. This build also includes Windows 7, etc...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $148.98 FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W 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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $304.98 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $26.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $67.48 $5 off w/ promo code EMCKAHH23, ends 9/28
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JLNZXU/ref=ox_sc_a... $224.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

Total: $978.40 *not including shipping, rebates and promo codes

***additional case fan for that case up above

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4... $14.29 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP Red LED 200mm Case Fan

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <---- PCI-E 3.0

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=... <----- another look at that case
September 29, 2011 8:01:10 AM

Everything looks good, my only concern is your mobo. I'd suggest getting a regular sized ATX vs a micro ATX; they are really small and can be annoying to work with. The ASRock Z68 you linked in your second post looks decent. And I wouldn't get too excited for USB 3.0 as there aren't too many USB 3.0 devices out as of yet. For most applications, USB 2.0 is more than enough. I personally prefer eSATA over USB 3.0 as I occasionally use eSATA to backup my media files on a external HDD.

~Coffee
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