First Gaming Build! need help

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.

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!


CPU: i5-2500k Sandy Bridged

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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  1. BUmp!
  2. 1. Yes!
    2. Nope!
    3. Yes! The 750W is enough to even SLI the 560Ti
  3. 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?
  4. 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

    it's better than WD Caviar black in almost all benchmarks.
  5. It can play all the modern reasonable framerates too.
  6. Get this PSU:
    Later design.

    And if you know that you will never SLI, you could get by with a 650 watt PSU:
    Disclaimer: I like Corsairs. I have 6. :)

    If you are going to get a 560Ti, maybe you can get hold of a GTX560Ti-448.

    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:

    And although this primarily a troubleshooting thread, the first part contains a checklist that will catch most noob mistakes:
  7. Get a SSD - HDD are too pricy right now - add large HDD when prices come down.
  8. You can get that cheaper if you live close to a Microcenter store.
  9. the only why to learn this is look it up your self!
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