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Help Me! $1000-1500 High Performance Gaming Build

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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

GPU: Asus GTX560 TI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425

Case: Corsair 500R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139009

Mobo: ASRock Z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

PSU: Thermaltake Black Widow 850W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153106

RAM: Corsair Vengance 16GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

HDD: WD Caviar Green 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136490

DVD Drive: LITE-ON http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Windows 7

Wireless card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166051

Total Cost: 1,361.90
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  1. It is pretty good. ALTHOUGH you have one slight issue.

    NEVER get a green drive for boot ups. It's only for storage keeping. That's why it's only 5400rpms.

    Get this Samsung Spinpoint F3.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    That's all everything is good.
  2. Best answer
    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.
  3. He needs the ram for encoding
  4. Best answer selected by Mrnewguygaming.
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