New Gaming Build $1500

Looks great!

I'm sure the MSI would be a plenty good board, but I've always had a sweet spot for the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro. It retails for about $200.

And actually I would go with the ASUS because the bottom slot is a PCI E 2.0x16, and your video card uses two expansion slots so you could use the extra 8th one on your corsair case, without having to cover up any of your other expansion slots! Here's a link to the motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730
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  1. Hey Everyone! After weeks of research and tweaking I finally came to a conclusion on my build. How does it look to you all? I would like to play Skyrim, BF3, GW2 on ultra settings if possible.


    Approximate Purchase Date: By Monday 10/31

    Budget Range: $1500ish

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Surfing, Movie Streaming

    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS (Windows 7 64bit)

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon.com

    Country of Origin: USA

    Parts Preferences: Intel, MSI

    Overclocking: I would like to once I learn more about it

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future when prices go down a bit

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Here's my monitor http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-8579962678571388362&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=e2241&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960


    Case - Corsair Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006

    Cooler - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Evo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    Mobo - MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130611

    GPU -MSI GTX 580 TF2
    [urpl]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127567

    PSU - Rosewill Hive 650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132

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

    RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

    SSD - Crucial M4 128G
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132

    Optical Drive - LG CD/DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136228

    =$1485 before taxes and shipping.

    Also not getting an internal HDD since I put everything else on my external.

    I appreciate and feedback I can get :)
  2. Really good build, I've only got one suggestion
    If you're planning for a second GTX580 in the future for SLI, you'd probably need a 850W Psu to be safe like this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
  3. boeing114 said:
    Looks great!

    I'm sure the MSI would be a plenty good board, but I've always had a sweet spot for the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro. It retails for about $200.

    And actually I would go with the ASUS because the bottom slot is a PCI E 2.0x16, and your video card uses two expansion slots so you could use the extra 8th one on your corsair case, without having to cover up any of your other expansion slots! Here's a link to the motherboard.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730


    I have and really like the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506
  4. zhongyan said:
    Really good build, I've only got one suggestion
    If you're planning for a second GTX580 in the future for SLI, you'd probably need a 850W Psu to be safe like this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

    ya for sure. I am just going with the 650 for now, because I am not 100% on SLI and might as well save some money and upgrade in the future.
  5. boeing114 said:
    Looks great!

    I'm sure the MSI would be a plenty good board, but I've always had a sweet spot for the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro. It retails for about $200.

    And actually I would go with the ASUS because the bottom slot is a PCI E 2.0x16, and your video card uses two expansion slots so you could use the extra 8th one on your corsair case, without having to cover up any of your other expansion slots! Here's a link to the motherboard.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730

    is there an MSI board equal to this? I like MSI and I like the color scheme on it.
  6. So is the Extreme4. I have one, and there are no features I wished it had.
  7. Cooler Master hyper 212 makes baby jesus cry.
    On the other hand Corsair A70 doesn't.
  8. xAnimosity said:
    ya for sure. I am just going with the 650 for now, because I am not 100% on SLI and might as well save some money and upgrade in the future.


    So I have a Rosewill HIVE-650 PS and (1) Gigabyte 6870 Video card. I am thinking of buying another 6870 card and wording if the Hive-650 will do the job or not? any advise?
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