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My Gaming PC build for around $1200-$1400

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February 2, 2012 11:23:37 PM

It has been quite some time since I have even considered building a PC, but now that I have the cash I plan on getting the best bang for my buck in a gaming PC.

I plan on ordering the parts within the next week or two.

Here is the current selection of parts that I have picked:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2 GPUs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case

I know my GPUs are only SLI capable, which is fine with me. My mobo is crossfire if I am understanding correctly. I may (at some point) replace the GPUs with crossfire capable ones.

Overall, I would like to know: how "good" are the parts I have selected, will they perform well together, and if there are any cheaper options out there that would grant me the same performance.

Preferences:

GPUs: Nvidia (SLI or crossfire capable)

CPU: Intel (i5 or i7)

RAM: Not sure if there should be a pref for a gaming PC besides amount

HDD: Not a huge preference. Have been considering using a SSD for my OS though

Power Supply: Would prefer something with nice head room and able to handle my system.

Mobo: SLI or Crossfire capable (there has been a lot of change in mobos since I was big into PC building... so I do not know a whole lot when it comes to these)

Case: Not a huge preference (cool looking would be nice XD)

Thank you guys in advanced for any advice, and go easy on my first post.

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February 2, 2012 11:46:20 PM

You could definitely save some cash on your motherboard. Here's a family of P8Z68 motherboards that you could pick from. I got the $205 one, however, you could go even lower than that if there aren't any specific features you are after and save a decent amount of money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

For memory you don't really need more than 8GB so you could save some money there as well. If you really wanted 16GB you could certainly do it, however, I would recommend some 1600.. something like this..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I chose this for my PC because it was low profile which is what I was looking for.. some people are looking for aesthetic appeal and aim for heat sinked memory.. in that case these are popular and a bit cheaper..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you wanted 16GB you could obviously buy 2 pairs.
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February 2, 2012 11:46:56 PM

i5 2500k $230
Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 $122
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit $235
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit $235
Lg 22x $20
Crucial M4 128gb $176
Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI $85
Ram Above $80
Corsair Graphite 400r $100

Total: $1303

+$100 for i7 2600k. If you want to save like $150, change to 6870 CF, less performance though.

Btw 15gb isnt needed, but its your choice.
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February 2, 2012 11:50:58 PM

somekidxd said:
i5 2500k $230
Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 $122
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit $235
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit $235
Lg 22x $20
Crucial M4 128gb $176
Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI $85
Ram Above $80
Corsair Graphite 400r $100

Total: $1303

+$100 for i7 2600k. If you want to save like $150, change to 6870 CF, less performance though.

Btw 15gb isnt needed, but its your choice.


Decent suggestions, I'd definitely stick with the i5 2500k if its for gaming purposes and put that extra money toward a SSD or some other upgrade..

Also, no mention of a CPU fan beyond the stock cooler by OP.. this one is cheap and comes highly recommended by many..

CoolerMaster 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could make the minor upgrade to the Coolermaster 212 EVO if you wanted to fork out an extra $5.
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