First Gaming Build! need help Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: November 22, 2011 1:40 AM in Systems Share pcgamers 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 More about : gaming build pcgamers November 19, 2011 10:34:58 PM BUmp! m 0 l r0aringdrag0n a b B Homebuilt system November 19, 2011 11:35:22 PM 1. Yes! 2. Nope! 3. Yes! The 750W is enough to even SLI the 560Ti m 0 l Related resources need help on first gaming pc build - Forum Need help with my first gaming pc build - Forum Need Help - First Gaming Build - $1600 - Forum first gaming/streaming build need help and advice - Forum First Gaming Build, Need any Help i can get :)! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pcgamers 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? m 0 l Shape November 20, 2011 12:13:21 AM I have the WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6.0 Gb/s. It's a good hard drive and a little bit noisy. I recommend buying this one instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it's better than WD Caviar black in almost all benchmarks. m 0 l r0aringdrag0n a b B Homebuilt system November 20, 2011 12:14:43 AM It can play all the modern games...at reasonable framerates too. m 0 l jsc a c 122 B Homebuilt system 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... m 0 l dish_moose November 20, 2011 1:58:32 AM Get a SSD - HDD are too pricy right now - add large HDD when prices come down. -Bruce m 0 l r0aringdrag0n a b B Homebuilt system November 20, 2011 2:01:55 AM http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Seagate+-+Barracuda+1TB+Int... m 0 l kctech November 20, 2011 2:10:32 AM You can get that cheaper if you live close to a Microcenter store. m 0 l Rosebud November 22, 2011 1:40:30 AM the only why to learn this is look it up your self! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed Help Planning My First Dedicated Gaming Build Forum Solvedfirst time gaming pc build need help ! Forum SolvedBUILD - Need help with a ~$1,500 Gaming PC. 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