$1500-$1700 Gaming System parts compatibility check Tags: New Build Compatibility Systems Last response: January 23, 2012 6:04 PM in Systems Share stoobs78 January 23, 2012 6:17:36 AM Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP. (once i know the parts are compatible) Budget Range: $1500 - $1700 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Primarily for gaming. Surfing net etc. Parts Not Required: Mouse , Keyboard, Monitor , Speakers. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://cpl.net.au/pdf/page1.pdf Country: Australia Parts Preferences: CPU : Intel i5-2500 MOBO : Gigabyte Z68XP-UDR3 HDD : Seagate 1TB SATA 3 RAM : G-SKILL 8G 1600C9 GPU : Gigabyte 1536MB GTX 580 CASE : Antec P280 PSU : Corsair TX750 V2 DVDRW : Liteon IHAS124 CPU HSF : Could someone recommend one from this website http://cpl.net.au/pdf/page1.pdf O/S : Windows 7 Home 64bit Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 Additional Comments: Would like a quiet PC, and are all parts compatible for what i am building. Thanks. More about : 1500 1700 gaming system parts compatibility check tlmck January 23, 2012 9:32:48 AM Looks good. Since you are not overclocking, you could save a little money by dropping to the i5-2400. It is only 10% slower which would not be noticeable in games. Same sort of thing goes for the ram. You could get 1333 speed. I know the MSI Twin Frozr video cards tend to be quiet. My MSI 6670 card has the same type of fans. In all honesty, at that resolution, a 560 Ti may work well enough for you. Since you plan on only one video card, you could drop to the 650 watt PSU of the same model. It is plenty for any single video card. Also, if the fans that come with the case are not silent enough, you could get some Antec Tri-Cools. stoobs78 January 23, 2012 5:46:12 PM Thanks for your input. Would appreciate it if someone could recommend a CPU HSF from http://cpl.net.au/pdf/page1.pdf Thanks again. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tlmck January 23, 2012 6:04:35 PM If you are not going to overclock, a new cooler is not necessary. The included Intel cooler is pretty good and pretty quiet. It will even handle a mild overclock without kicking up a fuss. I did not see it from your supplier, but one of the most popular right now is the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus. Usually inexpensive as well. I did find this other older model over at Mwave. It still works well as far as I know. http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-18020629-Cooler_Master_Hype... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum1500-1700 Gaming system ForumNew Gaming PC [$ 1500-$1700 NZD] Website Built Forum~$ 1500-$1700 Trading / Gaming Computer ForumNeed advice gaming pc 1500-1700 $ ForumBest prebuilt gaming computer for $ 1500-1700 ? Forum1500-1700 Gaming build PLZ help ForumComponent Advice Needed on $ 1500-1700 Gaming Rig ForumCanadian gaming pc 1500-1700 ForumGaming PC Build $ 1500-$1700 Forum$ 1500-$1700 i7 build - greatly appreciate advice and help ForumHELP a neewbie new build $ 1,500-$1,700 ForumGaming system in 1500-1700 $ Forum$1300 Gaming System parts compatibility check ForumPCI compatibility question Forum$2,200 Gaming PC First Build Forum[Solved] [New Build] $1300 Gaming Platform, Need assistance Forum[Solved] $1100 for gaming, feedback and psu help appreciated Forum[Solved] Need Review on Gaming PC Build ForumDo you guys think this is a good gaming rigg? COMPONENTS ForumNEW GAMING BUILD More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !