1000-2000 gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: Early to mid January

Budget Range: $1000 to $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming pretty much wow, starcraft 2, diablo 3, skyrim, etc etc

Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor, speakers, keyboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I do favor intel

Overclocking: It's something I'm interested in and would like to do I just need to put the time and effort into learning it

SLI or Crossfire: Wouldn't be against it

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $249.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610


Tower: APEVIA X-DREAMER3-BK Black Metal ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $54.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144253


CPU: I5 2500K $224.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072


CPU FAN: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ $34.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $149.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185


RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $43.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314


MB: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $124.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271


PWU: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $109.99

OS W7 $100


Total $1093.92

How much of the improvement would the i7 2600k be over the i5?

Would you recommend SLIing the 560's or would a single 580 be superior just looking for little tips like that.

Also dose a ssd make a big enough difference in gaming that justifies buying one?
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  1. fereshkan said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: Early to mid January

    Budget Range: $1000 to $2000

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming pretty much wow, starcraft 2, diablo 3, skyrim, etc etc

    Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor, speakers, keyboard.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

    Country: United States

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I do favor intel

    Overclocking: It's something I'm interested in and would like to do I just need to put the time and effort into learning it

    SLI or Crossfire: Wouldn't be against it

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


    GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $249.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610


    Tower: APEVIA X-DREAMER3-BK Black Metal ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $54.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144253


    CPU: I5 2500K $224.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072


    CPU FAN: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ $34.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


    HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $149.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185


    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $43.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314


    MB: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $124.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271


    PWU: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $109.99

    OS W7 $100


    Total $1093.92

    How much of the improvement would the i7 2600k be over the i5?

    Would you recommend SLIing the 560's or would a single 580 be superior just looking for little tips like that.

    Also dose a ssd make a big enough difference in gaming that justifies buying one?

    For gaming the 2600K is not better, just better for non-gaming tasks.

    The GPU is good, but if you are waiting until 1/12 I'd want to see what the GTX 600 series produces.

    Your PSU is good, but if you are a serious gamer go with an 850W +

    SLI with GTX 560 or higher will not have a large issue with microstuttering, because it is a powerful enough card. The dual 560 ti's will outperform a 580, but you may want to buy a 580 and see if you will sli it in the future.
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