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$1300 Gaming Build - Need Suggestions On A Few Parts / Overall Check

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October 3, 2011 4:59:39 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Friday, Oct 7, 2011
Budget Range: ~$1300
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (BF3, Skyrim) Video Editing, Media Center
Parts Not Required: Mouse/keyboard/speakers/monito
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: /
Country of Origin: Canada
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes (Down the line)


Pretty sure this is a standard build now adays

Haven't built a computer since I last built my 6800gt setup. I have a few parts i'm pretty sure i know i want for sure.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) (Pretty Sure, But Open To Suggestions)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (I Like The Blue :)  )

CASE: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: (Open To Suggestions, would like big enough to run SLI 570's down the line)

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (Open To Suggestions)

HD: Have 2x 1TB drives, so considering a SSD, but have yet to be sold on them.

More about : 1300 gaming build suggestions parts check

October 3, 2011 5:03:25 PM

nukewater said:

HD: Have 2x 1TB drives, so considering a SSD, but have yet to be sold on them.

Right now that would be your biggest bottleneck. You can keep the 1TB drives, but at least get a 64GB SSD to store your OS and BF3/Skyrim.
October 3, 2011 5:12:52 PM


These two retailers (Direct Canada & Best Direct) are affiliated, both use the same shipping addy out of Richmond, BC, and both offer free ground shipping. $157.34
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Special Edition White Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS

or.... $121.00
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower Gaming Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS White $109.20
XFX 850W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze $148.50
ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Motherboard $208.79
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB $29.43
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM $6.60
Coolermaster Blade Master 120 Black 120MM PWM Case Fan 600-2000RPM 21.2-76.8CFM $51.27
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $19.80
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $189.67
ADATA AS510S3-120GM-C 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Drive SSD $348.35 MIR $328.35
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Doubleshot Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card $93.79
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
October 10, 2011 12:48:50 AM


From Memory Express

Intel Core™ i5-2500K Processor, 3.30GHz w/ 6MB Cache

Asus ENGTX580 DirectCU II GeForce GTX 580 1536MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850 Watt Power Supply

Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit (2 x 4GB), Cerulean Blue

Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower, Special Edition White

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler

Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

Asus DRW-24B1ST 24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA, Black, OEM

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 w/ Dual DDR3 2133, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, CrossFireX / SLI

Sub Total $1,444.91
Warranty $0.00
Shipping $96.29
GST 5% $77.06
Total shipping weight: 54.50000lbs Total