$1k plus gaming PC


Approximate Purchase Date: next two weeks

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) 1200 max (excludes peripherals: mouse keyboard etc.)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, Photoshop, Surfing the web, music)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Antec DF-85 - neweggl I like the look of it...i know the front of the case sucks

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Unknown will be reusing a monitor then buying a new one

Additional Comments: Really just want a window and a decent quick setup


Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

Does this look alright: still need a GPU

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231456

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072

Antec DF-85 Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129087

OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820227542

Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active ...
Item #: N82E16817371051

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148725

ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131701

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065

current total: 1k minus GPU
Can't wait to start this build :bounce: also will most likely begin overclocking after 2mo w/ the machine working
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  1. it is a good build indeed.. however... you can get more for less... i've listed out prts for you as a reference... take a look...

    cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Intel Core i5-2500K - $215

    mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $125

    ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL - $50

    odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236
    LG DVD Burner 24X Model GH24NS70 - $19

    hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM - $65

    hsf: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181011
    CORSAIR CAFA70 - $28 after MIR

    ssd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249009
    Plextor PX-M2 Series PX-64M2S 2.5" 64GB SATA III - $140

    psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194093
    LEPA B850-MA 850W - $80 after MIR

    gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134125
    ECS NGTX570-1280UI-F GeForce GTX 570 - $295 after MIR

    case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129087
    Antec DF-85 - $135 after MIR

    total: $1152 after MIR excluding shipping


    *a good overview about this board

    *since you maybe sli and oc in the future.. its better to get a 850w psu so you will have more power to spare... don't worry... despite not as popular as other brand... lepa psu is manufactured by top-tier enermax...
  2. Try this one, same one I posted in another thread. Do you have a preference for GPU? This one is NVIDIA based but you could easily put a Radeon 6850 or 6950 in there:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950W - $149.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - $179.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC12800 1600MHz 1.5V - $51.99
    SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $214.99
    HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM - $69.99
    Video card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB - $199.99
    Optical: Lite On 24X DVD Burner Lightscribe - $25.99

    Total: $1222
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