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Repost 1200 Gaming Rig Form Filled

Last response: in Systems
October 25, 2011 4:40:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range:1100-1300 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming. Right now Starcraft 2, but not sure what in the future.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.. But open to others

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type:

Would prefer i7 or i5 Sandy bridge with either a SSD as a boot drive or set up as SRT drive. Would also like a case that is easy to work with and upgrade as this is my first build and I plan to keep it for a while and just upgrade major parts at times. Also prefer Nvidia video cards.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1900x1080
a b 4 Gaming
October 25, 2011 4:46:43 PM
a c 271 4 Gaming
October 25, 2011 5:02:57 PM

I like the HAF 912, but it is NOT a good fit for big video cards. In order to install my ATI 5800 in the case, I had to connect the power before inserting the card in the motherboard. It just barely clips the side of the drive bays.

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
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: $1182