First gaming build (~$1300), need advice Tags: New Build Systems Last response: November 21, 2011 7:02 PM in Systems Share greasyg00n November 21, 2011 6:03:32 PM Approximate Purchase Date: This Week Budget Range: ~$1300 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Work Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, OS, Monitor Preferred Website(s) for Parts: memoryexpress.com (local store, no shipping) or any online retailer with a good deal Country: Canada Overclocking: Yes, however I am new to this SLI or Crossfire: Possibly Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 Additional Comments: I am looking for any suggestions on my new build. I have made a partial parts list so far: Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz - $229.00 Motherboard: P8Z68-V / Gen 3 w/ DDR3 1600 - $198.00 GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 SuperClocked - $369.00 RAM: GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 - $50.00 PSU: Corsair HX750 Modular Power Supply - $150.00 SSD: Crucial M4 2.5in SATA III Solid State Drive, 128GB - $210.00 Case: ??? Cooler: ??? I'm not sure of a suitable case or of a cooler that will fit on the motherboard. Also, is the PSU going to be sufficient to OC? If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated More about : gaming build 1300 advice r0aringdrag0n November 21, 2011 7:02:53 PM You can go with this MoBo if you wish to save some money: GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 w/ DDR3 2133 http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36044 You can also remove the SSD to sae some money, since in most cases, the SSD isn't going to boost your performance too much, it'll speed your boot times maybe 5-7seconds. You can use that money saved to buy another gtx570, in SLI The PSU is sufficient for Overclocking and SLI. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources First Build Advice ($1200-$ 1300 ) Forum Need advice for first build :) 1300 $-1500$ Forum First Time Build - Gaming Rig $ 1,300 Forum Need advice for $ 1300 all-purpose build Forum $ 1300 gaming build need advice Forum First Build , Need major advice :) budget 1300 Forum Need advice 1300 $ 1st gaming build Forum First build (budget $ 1300 )..looking for some advice :) Forum First Time Gaming Build ! $ 1300 -$1400 Forum First time gaming pc build (IVY BRIDGE) $ 1300 -$1500 Forum $1000-$ 1300 Gaming Build Advice Needed Forum First Time Gaming PC Build . $ 1300 -$1900cdn. Forum $ 1300 - Core i7 - my first build , need advices from yall :) Forum 1st time build advice on a new $12- 1300 gaming PC Forum $1000- 1300 Gaming Rig. Need some parts advice Forum Help Building $700 Gaming PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !