Second opinion on my build? $700-$1000

Approximate Purchase Date: It's going down on Cyber Monday! :D

Budget Range: $700-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Mainly Diablo 3 and Skyrim), Movies, Light video editing.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, monitor, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Ncix.

Country: US

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: As of now my build is looking at $815 thus far.
Any second opinions, comments or suggestions would be much appreciated. Also, I have purchased the SSD already and put it in my laptop temporarily and its running like a dream.

Not sure if this makes any difference, but since I'm splurging on black Friday, I'm going to buy only the essentials on cyber Monday, leaving the video card to purchase maybe a week or two later. ( I'm gonna borrow a GTX 250 from a friend as a temp card)


AMD FX-4100


MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB



OCZ Solid 3 120GB - purchased for $115

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  1. if you can spend $100 more i would get a i5 2500k and a z68 mobo such as Asrock extreme 3.

    since you are not going to sli, you can probably save some money on your psu
  2. Best answer
    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $50.00

    Intel Core i5-2500K - $215.00

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - $130.00

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $45.00

    MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $245.00

    Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM - $115.00

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $26.00

    LITE-ON DVD Burner - $19.00

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified - $95.00

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $100.00

    Total: $1040 (w/o taxes/shipping/MIRs)
  3. Or a cheaper build

    Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower - $40.00

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) - $220.00

    ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 - $115.00

    SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB - $280.00

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $30.00

    LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM DVD - $20.00

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3EG HD503HI 500GB 5400 RPM - $100.00

    Windows 7 OS 64-bit - $100.00

    SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified - $70.00

    Total: $975 (w/o Shipping/MIRs)
  4. Best answer selected by kokonut09.
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