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November 19, 2011 8:37:02 PM

hello to forums!!, first time on tom's hardware, and i need help on the parts and their compability.

these are the parts that i'm planning to buy from new eggs. its currently totaled $1244, and i want to see if there is any leeways to lower it to about $1000-1100 mid ranged gaming pc.

questions:
1. Are the parts compatabile?

2. Are any parts missing to build a PC?

3. Is the PSU of 750w enough to power this rig?


Feel free to comment on this build... thx!

Case: PHANTOM NZXT WHITE STEEL CASE
$124.99

CPU: i5-2500k Sandy Bridged
$224.99

MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$209.99

GPU:MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
$244.99

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
$54.99

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 comp
$129.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$209.00

Optical drive:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
$19.99

CPU heatsink/fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

Subtotal: $1,244.92

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November 19, 2011 10:34:58 PM

BUmp!
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November 19, 2011 11:35:22 PM

1. Yes!
2. Nope!
3. Yes! The 750W is enough to even SLI the 560Ti
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November 19, 2011 11:50:09 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
1. Yes!
2. Nope!
3. Yes! The 750W is enough to even SLI the 560Ti



thanks for answering my questions!, do you know if hdd effects gaming performance? if so i want to get a cheaper hdd. and is this a good build? what can i play with it?

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November 20, 2011 12:14:43 AM

It can play all the modern games...at reasonable framerates too.
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November 20, 2011 1:49:11 AM

Get this PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Later design.

And if you know that you will never SLI, you could get by with a 650 watt PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
Disclaimer: I like Corsairs. I have 6. :) 

If you are going to get a 560Ti, maybe you can get hold of a GTX560Ti-448.
http://vr-zone.com/articles/geforce-gtx-560-ti-448-core...

And if the is your first build (not just gaming build), look at these threads while you are waiting for your parts to arrive:
Build it yourself:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-13-step-step...

And although this primarily a troubleshooting thread, the first part contains a checklist that will catch most noob mistakes:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-postin...
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November 20, 2011 1:58:32 AM

Get a SSD - HDD are too pricy right now - add large HDD when prices come down.
-Bruce
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November 20, 2011 2:10:32 AM

You can get that cheaper if you live close to a Microcenter store.
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November 22, 2011 1:40:30 AM

the only why to learn this is look it up your self!
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