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New Build, $1200 for gaming PC

Last response: in Systems
November 10, 2011 12:50:45 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Christmas

Budget Range: 1000-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Browsing, Movies

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speaker,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Parts Preferences: radeon, intel, asus

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Right now i plan on getting this setup. What do you think?

Case-NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel Chassis

Video Card-Radeon HD 6950 2 GB

RAM-Kingston HyperX 8 GB

Optical Drive-Samsung 12x BD-ROM/16x DVD Writer Drive

CPU Cooler-COOLER MASTER Hyper 212

Motherboard-ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

Processor-Intel Core i5-2500K

PSU-Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W

Hard Drive-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3

Suggestions on changing parts would be awesome

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November 10, 2011 1:13:54 AM

There are a couple places to save money with this build if you want to. This is one of my builds that I was brainstorming and was thinking of all Blue LEDs. Looks like a possibility of saving over a $100 if you take these tips.

Case can easily be replaced by $60 Roswell case which is very good or even a HAF case.
SSD not everyone needs one or wants one but its up to you.
MoBo can be changed to thr $150 or even the one around $130.
CPU Cooler can be changed to the $25 Hyper 212 which works really great

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $100.00

Intel Core i5-2500K - $220.00

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $180.00

Enermax ETS-T40 T.B.APOLLISH CPU Cooler - $44.00

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB - $270.00

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $140.00

Crucial M4 64 GB SSD - $115.00

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $47.00

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified - $105.00

Total: $1221.00 (not including MIRs/Shipping)
November 10, 2011 1:13:54 AM

No need to change parts it looks pretty good and I agree with your choices. The only thing that I might not is the case but I think the case is more of a personal preference actually , because as long as it has a good air flow it dosn't matter what it looks like as long as you like it.
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November 10, 2011 1:20:57 AM

Thanks for the help, i really appreciate it.
November 10, 2011 1:24:33 AM

Yeah like i said it was a build I was brainstorming for myself, wish I could find a PSU with a blue LED to it that is good. Also @ Javi_Garcia you can go with the 6950 as well its a little better than the 560Ti. But my game is Nvida savy, also if you do choose to up the GPU the 6970 will be a little better (and I mean by less than a sliver it won).