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 1000 $-1500$ Gaming/Media Computer Forum New Gaming/Media pc $ 1000 - $1500 Forum Newbie builder, looking for help with sub-$1000 gaming build Forum $1500-$2000 Gaming/Media PC Forum Quiet sub -$3k build Forum Is this a good setup? Forum $800- 1000 gaming pc Forum Virgin Builder, Virgin Build Forum Looking for alternative to Crossfire AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB Forum Tom's Hardware Member System Gallery Forum What Car do you drive? Forum Should I upgrade to the Phenom 9950, or wait and switch to Intel? Forum Current XPS 15, good or bad idea? 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