Need advice on new build for SWTOR 1-1.5k budget Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 1, 2012 9:06 PM in Systems Share cyric 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 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... 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. More about : advice build swtor budget 4eyed 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. cyric 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. Related resources New Gaming Build 1-1.5K Budget - Forum New build advice -- Dual 1-1.5K General PCs - Forum Budget Gaming Build for SWTOR & D3 - Forum Budget Gaming Build for SW:TOR - Forum [ New Build ] $1500 Gaming budget - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 4eyed February 1, 2012 7:21:10 PM No, you won't need the 932. chubbywan February 1, 2012 9:06:16 PM 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... Mobo: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... PSU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... or any by Antec, Corsair, Seasonic Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Are all of these parts compatible? Way to cut price? $ 1-1.5k budget Forum SWTOR gaming rig, advice needed Forum New Build , want to OC - need advice ! Forum I3 build for SWTOR Forum Old motherboard use for SWToR Build Forum PCI compatibility question Forum Building gaming pc. Need advice. Forum Gaming PC for around 650$ (dont need all components) Forum What do you think of this build?? Forum Newbie Needs Help With Build Forum 1st build help Forum [Solved] SSDs - do I need to format? Forum Advice on mid-range gaming rig Forum Advice on Professional Video Editing Hardware, JAN 2012 Forum First ever custom build. budget around 1250 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !