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$1000-$1200 gaming PC

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October 15, 2011 8:50:05 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: By 10/19/2011

Budget Range: After Rebates- About $1000-$1150 (w/ Free Shipping)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

~ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

~ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

~ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

~ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610

CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

~ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

~ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

~ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131702

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

~ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Should i buy the 24'' or the 23.6''? will the 2ms vs 5 ms be a big difference for me?

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

OR

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052


Additional Comments

Please review my build and let me know if there's anything wrong with it (compatibility, etc...). After countless hours of research, I hope this build is some-what solid. I'll leave it up to you guys to debate.

I will appreciate it if there are any criticism for my build choices and please let me know if there are even better picks for the best bang for buck that i don't know of. I specificly chosed each of these components due to their high cosumer quality reviews on newegg. I also took in account that each of these components have like 3-5+ years of limited warranty on them. The video card has a lifetime warranty :) 
I'm going to be using this PC for gaming (LoL on max settings) and Guild Wars 2 (on max) when it comes out.


Thank You so much for your help!!!

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October 15, 2011 8:54:26 PM

get a 750w power supply, 850w is overkill for 560ti sli.
Also, your motherboard has apparently been deactivated on newegg. I'd suggest an asrock extreme3 gen3 or extreme4 gen3.
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October 15, 2011 9:04:33 PM

morgoth780 said:
get a 750w power supply, 850w is overkill for 560ti sli.
Also, your motherboard has apparently been deactivated on newegg. I'd suggest an asrock extreme3 gen3 or extreme4 gen3.



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

^that's the link to the motherboard.

and for the power supply, i'm looking at the long run. I know that you said 750w Power supply and i have taken that into consideration. I was going to choose the Corsair Enthusiast series 750W bronze but the reviews on newegg were moderate...while on the other hand this 850W may seem too much but this bad boy has LEGIT reviews, and u know...wouldn't more be better? i could also see myself upgrading my cards again in like 3 years or even going dual in SLI..which will require the 850W...u know what i mean?
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October 15, 2011 9:21:30 PM

terry56789 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

^that's the link to the motherboard.

and for the power supply, i'm looking at the long run. I know that you said 750w Power supply and i have taken that into consideration. I was going to choose the Corsair Enthusiast series 750W bronze but the reviews on newegg were moderate...while on the other hand this 850W may seem too much but this bad boy has LEGIT reviews, and u know...wouldn't more be better? i could also see myself upgrading my cards again in like 3 years or even going dual in SLI..which will require the 850W...u know what i mean?

you don't need 850w, but since you plan to upgrade, it's probably a good choice.
I still think you get an asrock, it's a lot cheaper, with future gpu upgradeability.
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