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

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February 1, 2012 6:20:46 PM

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

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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...

corsair vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CoolMaster HAF 922 $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock z68 extreme 3 $121.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS GTX 560ti 448 cores $309.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake TPG-750M $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 256GB SSD SataIII $359.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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.
February 1, 2012 6:54:31 PM

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=N82E168... 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=N82E168...

Also, for just a couple of bucks more, you can get this baby: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks great.
February 1, 2012 7:20:17 PM

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.
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February 1, 2012 7:21:10 PM

No, you won't need the 932.
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