1000-1200 GAMING BUILD Review 1st build

Approximate Purchase Date: This or next week


Budget Range: $1000 - 1100


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet


Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com Cant buy from newegg


Country of Origin: Guatemala


Parts Preferences: Intel


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: in the future...


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Case: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-SGC-6000-KXN1-GP-Sniper-Gaming/dp/B001OIRUQO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319613539&sr=1-1 $128.18

MoBo: http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-LGA1155-Z68-Motherboard-PRO3-M/dp/B0050GD56A/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319613010&sr=1-2 $109.99

RAM: http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-1600MHz-PC3-12800-F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL/dp/B004HZG4ZO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319613385&sr=1-1 $56.45

or

Ram2: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_g147_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1BA0DC7HSYHCYGWN94S3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846 $49.99

CPU: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500-Processor-3-3GHz-LGA1155/dp/B004EBUXI0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319613501&sr=1-1 $209.99

HD: http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-Desktop/dp/B0036Q7MV0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319617366&sr=1-1 $119.99

HD2: http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-VelociRaptor-Cache-Enterprise/dp/B001EQQW1A/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319614315&sr=1-1 $179.99

PSU: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-750-Watt-Certified-Compatible/dp/B0029F21LK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319615158&sr=1-1 $139.99

Cooler: http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Overclocking-Universal-Cooler-CLP0564/dp/B003DW0GO2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319614715&sr=1-1 $57.99

GPU: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-100312-3SR/dp/B0055Y66A4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319616960&sr=1-1 $264.99

OR

GPU op2: http://www.amazon.com/SAPPHIRE-6870-GDDR5-PCIE-Graphics/dp/B005C8RTTU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319616723&sr=1-1 $179.99

Total Gpu1: 1267.56
Total Gpu2:1182.56

Additional Comments: thinking to avoid the velociraptor HD and maybe buy an ssd later to reduce costs. Not sure which GPU will work better or if theres an nvidia card that will work better. Also the ram not sure which one is the best, amazon doesnt have ripjaws in stock atm. Any other suggestion on the build to reduce costs/improve performance is appreciated.
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  1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_g147_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0QJCWR73KM8PNQ8158PG&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846 $214.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155

    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-DDR3-Motherboard-GA-Z68A-D3H-B3/dp/B00518M77U/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1319620478&sr=1-1 $119.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Computer/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1319620592&sr=1-3 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Performance-CP-9020003-NA/dp/B005E98FVS/ref=sr_1_14?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1319620745&sr=1-14 $113.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply CP-9020003-NA

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1319620862&sr=1-1 $25.19 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1
  2. Just a thought about the 1TB hard drive, can also go with the spinpoint F3
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MQC0P8/sr=1-1/qid=1319620148/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1319620148&sr=1-1&seller=.

    Get the 2500K unlocked processor, only $5 more and even if you don't OC it yourself the turboboost on it is higher
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500K-Processor-3-3GHz-LGA1155/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319620338&sr=1-1

    You can save a bit with a cheaper but still highly effective Hyper 212+ CPU cooler
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=pd_cp_e_2

    Ram will be fine either way, don't worry on that one.

    I'd also go with the best GPU you can afford at this time which would be the 6950 between the two you posted, I built an OCed 2500K and 6950 for my roommate and that thing screams.

    Also I would forego the Velociraptor and just get a 128GB Crucial M4 SSD for practically the same price.
    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT128M4SSD2/dp/B004W2JKZI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319620942&sr=1-1

    Proposed changes

    Samsung F3 $106.99 vs WD black $119.99: Save $13

    Hyper 212+ $25.19 vs TT Frio - $57.99: Save $32.08

    2500K $214.99 vs 2500 $209.99: Spend $5 more

    Crucial M4 128GB $197.99 vs WD Velociraptor $179.99: Spend $18 more

    In total that would be a savings of $22.08 and it would be a faster machine to boot!

    You can also consider the samsung spinpoint F4 2TB (double the capacity) as your storage drive, it is surprisingly fast for a 5,400 RPM drive even though speed shouldn't be your main concern for a storage disk. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-SATA2-5400rpm-HD204UI/dp/B0042SGDVG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1319621022&sr=1-1
  3. thanks ill review the alternatives
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