$1800 Gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 Weeks

Budget Range: $1,800 - a little flexible.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, occasional drafting/modelling, surfing the internet.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Most likely NCIX, Newegg - open to suggestions.

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel/Nvidia

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No - maybe down the road

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Flexible for all modern games. BF3, DIII, SCII, etc. Upgradable over the next few years. Option for 2nd GPU/SLI. Maybe 3 monitors eventually. Case will have a window - Cable management and perhaps a UV light. (UV blue & black theme across components if possible for aesthetics, but not essential)

CPU: Intel i7 2600k $350

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 $235

Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $30

RAM: Corsair Vengance 8GB (2x4) DDR3 1600 PC3 12800 $60

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked $500

PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX850 $180

SSD: Crucial M4 128GB $200

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $150

Case: Cooler Master CM690-II Advanced RC-692-KWN2 (With window) $90

TOTAL: $1,795.00 + tax

Can someone confirm, will that PSU be able to handle a 2nd identical GPU? Open to suggestions for all components.

Thanks in advance!
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  1. That corsair 850w is a good PSU, but I would probably go a little higher if you plan on overclocking everything. Also, I would hold off on a HDD if possible, unless you don't mind paying 2x the price (flooding in Thailand factories is the reason).


    1000w 80 GOLD for $140 after rebate
  2. the 2600k won't gives you any extra performance get 2500k with low price you will be get same performance of 2600k.and games doesn't require more than 4 cores and 2500k is highly recommend for games or if you are going to do extra tasking like adoble photoshop,autocad or any 3d apps then stay with 2600k because it has hyperthread technology and its good for these type of apps.otherwise 2500k will gives you ultimate performance and other component is excellent.

    yes your psu can handle 2 gpu's.
  3. I just noticed the PSU I linked isn't SLI certified for some reason.


    A bit overkill but that is a very good PSU.
  4. Buy the i7 2600K on newegg, it is $30 cheaper.
  5. roblaw42 said:
    Buy the i7 2600K on newegg, it is $30 cheaper.

    he's already buying 2600k look above :D :D
  6. I realize he is already buying it seeing as it is in his parts list. I am saying that he should buy it on newegg rather than ncix because it is $30 cheaper.
  7. oh its ok i understand.
  8. Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I'll be going with the 1050w PSU.

    Are the mobo and GPU good options in terms of bang for buck? From what I've read they look like good future-proof options but just want to consider all my options.

    Thanks again.
  9. of cousrse they are much more good. Enjoy fast gamming!
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