Building new gaming PC but not sure if my build is a good one.

Approximate Purchase Date: within a month of this post

Budget Range: Under 800-1,000 US

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (high end games), Movies, Internet

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Hard drive, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any good sites with best pricing will do: Newwegg, Micro Center, Fry's, Compusa

Country: US of A

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: I will overclock but not before I learn how to do it or how it works.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, gotta get the funds for the second Video card first

Monitor Resolution: currently 1680x1050 but will buy a bigger and better screen soon

Additional Comments: I don't mind paying a bit more for items if the extra funds is justify. Games I wanna play are BF3, ME3, Crysis 1 and 2, Skyrim, Call of Duty, Metro 2033. Pretty much any high end games with no problems.


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W]

MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68
I'm not sure if paying more for the Asus is worth it though

Graphics: ZOTAC ZT-50313-10M GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
I was thinking of the GTX 570 but I'm not sure if the price difference is worth it.

PSU: Haven't chosen one yet

Case: Haven't chosen one yet but something around 80-100 dollars

HDD: I Have a WD 7200rpm already

RAM: Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800
Should I go with something different?

Heatsink+Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

DVD-ROM: I have a Blueray drive already
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  1. The ASUS board isn't worth it, get this one instead:

    The GTX 570 absolutely is worth the extra $20.

    Case: (it also comes in white and red)
  2. fb39ca4 said:
    The ASUS board isn't worth it, get this one instead:

    The GTX 570 absolutely is worth the extra $20.

    Case: (it also comes in white and red)

    I fell in love with the case you recommended after I watched the video on the Newegg link you posted. Thanks for the suggestion.
  3. A good number of people read my post but only one replied. I'm assuming that my choices are actually good choices then.
  4. the chassis is really good, go get the white with red stripes it's awesome, everything else is good but get the g.skill or corsair ram don't know but i like them better imo >.<.
    make sure to get the low profile rams

    get a 120gb ssd if you can afford it then a 1tb storage wdcb but overall everything is good, but i do recommend the msi z68a-gd80 (g3) mobo if not the msi z68a-gd65 (b3) or if you want to skimp out on the mobo the msi p67a-gd65(b3) mobo would be good, well i just love msi for gpu and mobo and so far never had any problem about them since the first time i bought their stuff long ago

    for the PSU, you can choose from these 2 which i recommend

    Corsair AX850w 80PLUS Gold
    Seasonic X850w 80PLUS Gold

    and well i know an 850w is even more than enough for a single gpu but if you sli your 560ti then it will need more power although it won't even reach 850w, but if you upgrade in the future lets say those new hd 9xxx from amd or the gtx 9xx in like 3-5 years from now, seeing as corsair and seasonic have very good durability and really good psu
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