Gaming rig 1100-1200

Thanks in advance

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soonish

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Skyrim, forsaken world, things of the like),streaming blu-ray isos ,transfer of data

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, moniter

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or any website that's trusted and has good prices

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel or comparable. If possible an i7 would be ideal.

OVERCLOCKING: Doesn't matter / SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Preferable

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I value performance, quiet is a bonus, but not a necessity.

I've seen similar articles, but none that are quite what I want. I appreciate any part suggestions/lists and will likely ask questions if I don't understand a choice, bear with me please. ^^ Thanks.
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  1. Do a quick search in the new build category and see if there is something you like - there have been many threads just like yours.
    -Bruce
  2. price range?
  3. Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $89.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $179.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: 16GB Kingston Hyper X Blu 1333MHz 1.5V - $99.99
    HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM - $69.99
    Optical: javascript:go('/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6246700'); - $20.99
    Video Card: javascript:go('/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7191450'); - $229.99
    OS: javascript:go('/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213932'); - $99.99

    Total: $1164.99
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $89.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $179.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: 16GB Kingston Hyper X Blu 1333MHz 1.5V - $99.99
    HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM - $69.99
    Optical: javascript:go('/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6246700'); - $20.99
    Video Card: javascript:go('/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7191450'); - $229.99
    OS: javascript:go('/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213932'); - $99.99

    Total: $1164.99

    Nice build actually. However, lighten down on the RAM. Getting 8GB is more reasonable, anything more is useless for your use and actually has a negative effect in terms of gaming. An AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 would be a better board for the price.
  5. AbdullahG said:
    Nice build actually. However, lighten down on the RAM. Getting 8GB is more reasonable, anything more is useless for your use and actually has a negative effect in terms of gaming. An AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 would be a better board for the price.


    Spot on recommendations ...... go with 8GB 1600 speed ram, save yourself $50 then I would also get that ASRock Motherboard .....that mobo is ROCK solid and would save you extra money. Also I am a HUGE fan of the Samsung spinpoint over the Seagate. That would save you an addition 10-20 depending if Newegg has it on sale which it often does. Then you can get a better fan/heatsink, save the money or get something else you wanted ...Maybe an SSD boot drive?
  6. AbdullahG said:
    Nice build actually. However, lighten down on the RAM. Getting 8GB is more reasonable, anything more is useless for your use and actually has a negative effect in terms of gaming. An AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 would be a better board for the price.


    Yeah that is true - but RAM is so cheap right now why not max it out?

    And I own that Gigabyte board and really like it (I actually have the UD3P not the UD3H) - I don't really know much about Asrock boards.

    Although on my build - what if you went to 8GB RAM and put in a 64GB SSD?

    Try this build out:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 - $189.99
    CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB PC12800 1600MHz 1.5V - $51.99
    SSD: Crucial M4 64GB - $109.99
    HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $69.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 560 TI - $209.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - $99.99

    Total: $1291 ($1191 without OS)
  7. I forgot to include one important thing which will probably change the build a decent bit. I don't require an OS

    Also: Thank you for the suggestions. ^^
  8. Piastol said:
    I forgot to include one important thing which will probably change the build a decent bit. I don't require an OS

    Also: Thank you for the suggestions. ^^


    Yeah - most people usually forget that, and it definitely throws people off in terms of pricing. If that's the case - I'd invest the extra $100 in a better video card (maybe EVGA 570 or Sapphire or XFX 6970), or increase the capacity of the SSD.
  9. What's the benefit of having a SSD and a HD?
  10. Piastol said:
    What's the benefit of having a SSD and a HD?


    The smaller SSD can act as a cache for much larger HDs speeding up file load and transfer times.
  11. Thanks again, I hadn't thought of that.
  12. g-unit1111 said:
    Yeah that is true - but RAM is so cheap right now why not max it out?

    Because too much RAM can decrease gaming performance. It heats up, can cause instability, and so on.
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