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Solid Gaming PC

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December 15, 2011 12:54:42 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Weekend

Budget Range: $1,000 - $1.3k

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, School work

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Been searching New Egg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel processor

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Probably Later on

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: None really.

Been toying around with builds and have come up with this one for now. How does it look?

Case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

GFX Card: EVGA 012-P3-2068-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores Classified 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

As for a bigger hard drive, I'm waiting for the prices to drop a bit or just get it from a local electronics store.
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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December 15, 2011 3:50:50 AM

get a Z68 mb instead

650 watt will run GTX 560ti's

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December 15, 2011 8:14:57 AM

Yeah Z68 > P67 motherboard, possibly even a GEN3 board would be worth considering. ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 or something similar.

As for the PSU, wouldn't generally recommend CoolerMaster GX series, either go with a Silent Pro, or stick with something from Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic, XFX. Modular PSU would be recommended, but not required.

Also stick with a 750w unit if you plan to add a second card in the future, 650w is cutting it a little close for i5-2500k+x2 GTX 560Ti's. Especially as I'm sure you'll want to be over-clocking some of those components ;-)
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December 16, 2011 9:42:05 PM

Best answer selected by zeakthefreak.
December 16, 2011 9:42:19 PM

Thanks for the input.