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Help Me! $1000-1500 High Performance Gaming Build

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December 6, 2011 3:55:09 AM

Hello Forum,

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 1000-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording with FRAPS, Video Editing/Encoding, Surfing the web.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU. Not sure to go with 2600K or 2500K

Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x 1080

So here's what I've come up with so far. If you have any suggestions on how I can cut back on the cost or get better performance please say so. I would really like advice on whether or not I got a solid motherboard!

CPU: Intel i7-2600K

GPU: Asus GTX560 TI

Case: Corsair 500R

Mobo: ASRock Z68

PSU: Thermaltake Black Widow 850W

RAM: Corsair Vengance 16GB

HDD: WD Caviar Green 1TB


Windows 7

Wireless card:

Total Cost: 1,361.90

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December 6, 2011 4:59:21 AM

Dropping to a 2500k would slow down encoding a bit but would otherwise be fine, and it's a decent chunk of savings. Many would drop to 8GB of RAM, although it's hard not to overbuy when it is so cheap. II would strongly recommend a boot SSD as well.
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December 6, 2011 5:11:57 AM

He needs the ram for encoding
December 12, 2011 11:01:12 PM

Best answer selected by Mrnewguygaming.