New Build for gaming

Im getting ready to put together a new build it will be my first im mainly going to be using this for online gaming ...mostly swtor at this point in time. This is what i've come up with thus far and im looking for opinions and or suggestions...thanks :bounce:

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower

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

Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z68M-D2H LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

GSU:ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU:OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Ram:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

HDD:ITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721010DLE630 (0F13180) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard

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

optical: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X

Heatsink:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Im looking to run game on high-ultra planned budget is 1200.00 may push it up to 1500.00 any input is appreciated thanks
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  1. You should at least put a description of the item - not just a link - will get faster/more responses that way.
  2. Get the 560Ti. It's much better than just the Fermi.
  3. dish_moose said:
    You should at least put a description of the item - not just a link - will get faster/more responses that way.

  4. I'd recommend the hd 6870 over the gtx 560. Benchmarks say it performs a little better in games and is cheaper? only 145$ after rebates. Everything else looks great.

    EDIT: Sacrifice the SSD to get a better GPU: and get the ssd later.
  5. -I'd want a case w/a front USB port

    -I'd get a MoBo that could do x8 x8 CF / SLI

    -Under $200, get a 6870 / over $200 get a 560 Ti factory OC'd ..... your right in the middle, step down or step up :)

    Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

    $ 170.00 6870 (434/701) $ 0.39 - $ 0.49
    $ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50

    -What's with all the OCZ PSU picks of late.....has anyone ever seen a good review of a "anythingStream" ? And 700 watts is bordering on light if ya go with the baove 560 Ti's.


    -Corsair low profile Vengeance is an option, but nuttin wrong w/ Mushkin.

    -I'd consider an optical unit capable of reading Blue Ray.

    -I'd suggest an extra $20 on the cooler

    Cooler - $ 50 - Scythe Mugen 3
    Cooler - $ 50 - Hyper 612 PWM

    -I wouldn't bother with a 64GB SSD .... I' consider 120Gb a minimum
  6. I think ill take the advice and up the GPU, PSU and i should still be able to add a 128bg ssd along side the HHD. Any concern over the processor choice or is the i5 fairly solid for gaming.
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