Need advice on new build for SWTOR 1-1.5k budget

Approximate Purchase Date: in the next 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1000-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: will be used only for games (SWTOR, WOW, Diablo 3) I dont play many FPS games


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS, DVD Burner

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg and I live 10 minutes from Microcenter

Country: USA (Texas)

Parts Preferences: no preference

Overclocking: I might overclock but have never done OC before

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Samsung B2430H 24" widescreen

Additional Comments:

Currently this is what I am looking at but I need some advice and wanted to make sure I am getting the optimal system for my budget.

I5 2500k $179.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

corsair vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

CoolMaster HAF 922 $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

ASRock z68 extreme 3 $121.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

ASUS GTX 560ti 448 cores $309.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121480

Thermaltake TPG-750M $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153132

Crucial M4 256GB SSD SataIII $359.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443


total 1276.93


I am looking to spend between 1000-1500 but would like to keep it closer to 1000 if possible but I want a best bang for the buck type of system. I dont want to go all out and spend too much but I want to be able to max out SWTOR, WOW and Diablo 3.
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  1. Thermaltake is not a very good PSU brand, i'd buy this one if i were you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 if you worry about the wattage, don't. 650w is more than enough.

    And that RAM is great, but it has heatsinks which look awesome, but may make installing CPU heatsinks a PITA. Buy this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    Also, for just a couple of bucks more, you can get this baby: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595

    Everything else looks great.
  2. thanks for the advice. With the money I would save on the power supply I can buy the 570 card instead of the 560ti. and I didnt think about the ram heatsink as far as fitting it in the case.

    I was also wondering if I should pay an extra $50 or so to go up to the HAF 932 full tower for more room or not.
  3. No, you won't need the 932.
  4. I would stick to Micro Center, you'll save $50 on your mobo if you buy the cpu from them.

    I'd make these changes:

    RAM: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0380720

    Mobo: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0374948

    PSU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0361175

    or any by Antec, Corsair, Seasonic
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