Build under $1000

Approximate Purchase Date: Within this Month
Budget Range: 1000 After Taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, and hard drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: and
Country: Canada

Parts Preferences:
Case NXZT Phantom $100.00
Power Supply 750 Watt $59.97
Motherboard Asus P67 $199.99
CPU i7 2600k $299.99
RAM 2x4GB Gskill Sniper $39.99
Optical Drive LG Sata DVD $16.99
Video Card 550 TI $119.99

BeforeTax $835.99
After Tax $943.81

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Later on

Additional Comments: A good gaming compter.

This is the computer im looking to build, is there anything that can be fixed from here.
And will it all be compatable.
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  1. Power supply brand and 12v rail?
  2. Dont get that PSU, stick with antec or corsair or maybe xfx. Drop the 2600k and get the 2500k and pick up a Z68 motherboard for $150-200 instead of the p67. Grab an aftermarket cooler and/or the 560Ti. It will be MUCH better than that 550
  3. 500-600 watts should be plenty for single card or 700-800 for SLI
  4. how about coolermaster?
  5. lets say i dont sli, will it be good enough ???
  6. Could be ok, but why gamble? Check some newegg reviews for your model. I don't use coolermaster as I saw them frequently closed out at frys dirt cheap. You get what you pay for. And maybe one third of the posts involve power supply issues.
  7. Will this do fine?
    Corsair TX650 V2 650W ATX 12V Single Rail 53A 24PIN ATX
  8. or
    CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus Supply 700W (SATA/20/24pin Support, 120mm Fan)
    for $74.99.
  9. Corsair should be ok. Again, read some newegg reviews. They should stock it, and issues like noise may be covered by some reviewers. I hate noise. 53 amps is plenty for non sli systems.
  10. One more thing , is the gskill sniper memory 1600mhz a good choice ???
  11. I use gskill ripjawsx and patriot; both work well in my amd systems. Try to use 1.5v ram, whatever brand you choose.
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