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~$1000 Build

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December 19, 2011 9:12:27 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-3 weeks from now

Budget Range:$1000-$1200 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: MMO Gaming, FPS Gaming, Etc

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard,internet adaptor card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg mostly but will gladly appreciate suggestions as to where else to look.


Parts Preferences:Asus motherboard, Geforce graphics card, Intell i5 2500k cpu


SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution:1280x1024

Additional Comments: This is my first build, but I do have a well expierenced builder to assist me. I would just like some feedback on this build to see if/where I can improve my build before I buy anything and if i'm missing any key components. Also some case Ideas, I'm looking for something fairly nice with the large fan on top and maybe even dust filters on the front, with a little flash as well.

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

More about : 1000 build

December 19, 2011 9:32:35 PM

ASRock Z68 Extreme3, $125.
I think it would be worth it to get a better monitor. What's the use of getting all this beastly hardware if all you get out of it is a tiny little screen?
Skip the OCZ SSDs. Go ADATA, Crucial, Mushkin or Smasung for better reliability.
You probably don't need more than 8gb RAM.
December 19, 2011 9:41:01 PM

Shut it with ur asrock junk. Go with asus don't listen to asrock fanboy swarm
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December 19, 2011 9:47:39 PM

You might want to explain yourself there madchemist. How are we supposed to know you're right without some proof?
December 19, 2011 11:25:29 PM

Hehe. Should be reading all my other posts. Check hardocp for similar mobo reviews.