Sub $1000 Gaming/Media | February 10th Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: January 30, 2012 8:37 PM in Systems Share fierycrotch January 30, 2012 6:04:13 PM Approximate Purchase Date: within 10 days Budget Range: $1000 Before Rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies on TV, Ripping Blu Rays Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, TV, 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com, newegg.com, tigerdirect.com (If you know of any others please recommend them) Country: Florida, United States Parts Preferences: I'd love to get the GTX 570. I will not budge on the i5 2500k. (If there is something better, then yes. But I will not go down in performance/price.) Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: This is my first build and first post on Tom's. I am not the savviest computer individual but I have done some research. Here are my unknowns: Do I have any incompatabilities? What PSU should I be select? Is 650w overkill/underkill/just right? Where may I cut corners? Should I get the GTX 570? Did I fail choosing Biostar? My OS will be on the SSD along w/ what ever game I am primarily playing. Is there anything wrong with Sandforce and SATA III? (I remember glancing at a subject whilst researching) Will the GTX 570 handle playing SWTOR on my PC monitor and Playing a video file on the TV at the same time? SWTOR would be in windowed mode. Here is what I have so far: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Model #:VTX3-25SAT3-90G Item #:N82E16820227759 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Model #:GV-N560UD-1GI Item #:N82E16814125401 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Model #:Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Item #:N82E16813157279 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ... Model #:BX80623I52500K Item #:N82E16819115072 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Model #:VL80001W2Z Item #:N82E16811133094 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ... Model # 1-650S-NLB9 Item #:N82E16817207014 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B Model #:CML8GX3M2A1600C9B Item #:N82E16820233196 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo SATA Model SH-B123L/RSBP LightScribe Support Model #:SH-B123L/RSBP Item #:N82E16827151232 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Current Price $931.92 More about : 1000 gaming media february 10th Outlander_04 January 30, 2012 6:49:16 PM I would avoid the Biostar mb . The p67 was replaced with the Z68 chipset that has a lot of useful new features . There are some nice Asrock Z68 boards at very good prices . Presumably you will have a hard drive as well? If so you can use a smaller 40 gig SSD as a cache drive The RAM you have listed is an older model and I dont believe it will run those timings at 1.5 volt that you should run it at with sandybridge processors . This instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If you plan to overclock the processor you need the 2500K , not the 2500 . Identical but the K is unlocked fierycrotch January 30, 2012 8:37:13 PM I've made a few changes.. Updated the MOBO, CPU, RAM, and I added the Blu Ray Drive. @Outlander_04. Thanks for the suggestions so far. I don't plan on SSD Caching. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum1000 $-1500$ Gaming/Media Computer ForumNew Gaming/Media pc $ 1000 - $1500 ForumNewbie builder, looking for help with sub-$1000 gaming build Forum$1500-$2000 Gaming/Media PC ForumQuiet sub -$3k build ForumIs this a good setup? Forum$800- 1000 gaming pc ForumVirgin Builder, Virgin Build ForumLooking for alternative to Crossfire AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB ForumTom's Hardware Member System Gallery ForumWhat Car do you drive? ForumShould I upgrade to the Phenom 9950, or wait and switch to Intel? ForumCurrent XPS 15, good or bad idea? 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