Gaming PC, please review

I'm going to buy this tomorrow, but I thought I would submit this to a final review. Any parts that would keep it under $1100. If there are any parts that are cheaper on another website to the extent that they would balance the cost of extra shipping, please post them. I'm going to be playing games like Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and several others, none as graphically intensive. Please improve upon this design. (This is my first biuld, so if I did something poorly, it's because of that)


CPU: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BOX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500K-Processor/dp/tech-data/B004EBUXHQ/ref=de_a_smtd]

Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004S0CTNE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=custcompbui03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B004S0CTNE]

Fan: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/tech-data/B002G1YPH0/ref=de_a_smtd]

RAM: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=custcompbui03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B004CRSM4I]

Hard Drive: http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-Desktop/dp/tech-data/B004DMFAJ2/ref=de_a_smtd]

Power Supply: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Compatible-platforms/dp/B004LB5AZY/ref=pd_luc_bxgy_01_01_t_lh]

Internal Drive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WZAC4K/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=custcompbui03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B002WZAC4K]

GPU: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Graphics-Mini-HDMI-SLI-Capable/dp/B004L01QVM]

Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZM7YTA/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001EPUQAE&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0E0ZGT6VKE7PWF8QPC31]

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Total (With Amazon discounts): $970
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  1. i would say you would be fine with a 500 watt psu, unless you plan on sli and 4gb of ram
  2. Something went wrong with your links. Check the $1000 build in my sig.
  3. I would use that, but the GPU is out of stock. I need to buy it as soon as possible. Also, due to the sales, I have more money to spend, my cap is $1100.
  4. Vargas said:
    I would use that, but the GPU is out of stock.

    Fixed. How much more? $100+ you can go for a SSD.
  5. With the same amount of space for $100 extra? Also, what are the advantages of a SSD?
  6. Vargas said:
    With the same amount of space for $100 extra? Also, what are the advantages of a SSD?


    The $1000 build plus a $120 for a ~90GB SSD. Put the OS and your most used games/apps on the SSD and the system responsiveness will increase immensely.
  7. Thanks, I'll do that. EDIT: I put everything into my shopping cart on amazon, and it came over $1100. $1,131, to be exact.
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