Is This Build Compatible?

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid November-Late December

Budget Range:$1000-$1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Possible Video Editing/Rendering, Surfing the Web, & Schoolwork

Parts Not Required: Keyboard & Headset

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, or Tigerdirect. If a trusted website with lower prices is known, then that would work as well.

Parts Preferences: I really only prefer the NZXT brand.

Country of Origin: US

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (In the future)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: If any parts are recommended, I would like for them to be future-proof.
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Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3GHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Graphics Card: EVGA 02G-P3-1469-KR GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready, Overclocked - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=555358&csid=ITD&body=REVIEWS#tabs

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20f3&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=10a0mdpo4u8wz

DVD Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

PSU: NZXT 850W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.92 Modular Computer Power Supply - http://www.directron.com/hale90850m.html

Case (I'm probably going to replace the Non LED's with blue LED, and install extra blue LED fans): NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 10,000,000:1 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236102

Speakers: Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS (FTC) 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Black - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121019

Wi-Fi: Amped Wireless UA150C High Power Wireless-150N Compact Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Mixed, WPS - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833281001
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  1. It would work, but most would advise you to steer towards Intel, or a cheaper am3 board and a 955. For what you will pay you could have a 2500k.
  2. etk said:
    It would work, but most would advise you to steer towards Intel, or a cheaper am3 board and a 955. For what you will pay you could have a 2500k.

    Ok, thanks for the reply. I'll look around for an intel motherboard that's cheaper and see what happens.
  3. How about this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128520

    With money saved I'll get the i5 2500k with it.
  4. Thoughts?
  5. I think I'll spend a bit more and get a 2GB version of the 560ti
  6. Good choice, I have a 2GB 560ti video card now and will add another by the end of the year.
  7. I can stretch my budget for a different motherboard that I REALLY would prefer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506
  8. Looks good to me.
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