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$1000 gaming PC, video and power suggestion

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $1000 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (SC2, WOW, Dota2)

Parts Not Required: (mouse/kb, OS, monitor)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

MB: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

SDD: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233223

CASE: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

Subtotal: $638.94

Would you mind helping me choosing a video card and a power supply? I have few options in mind:

Video: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB - $189
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB - $270

Is it worth spending additional $80 for a video card?

Power Supply: Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650 650W - $90
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 750W - $100
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  1. 270$? Here it's only 240, 220 with rebate and sure as heck worth it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594

    None of those PSUs are necesarry. Get the Corsair TX650.
  2. 4eyed said:
    270$? Here it's only 240, 220 with rebate and sure as heck worth it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594

    None of those PSUs are necesarry. Get the Corsair TX650.


    Thanks for reply. But that videocard is 1gb. The one I have chosen is 2gb. How is TX650 better than Capstone GOLD Certified PSU for the same price?
  3. The GTX560 Ti is a more worthwhile purchase than the GTX 560. But I don't think it's worthwhile buying one with 2GB of VRAM (when gaming at 1920x1200), nor paying $270 for one.

    duckroll said:
    How is TX650 better than Capstone GOLD Certified PSU for the same price?

    It isn't. The Capstone is a really good unit and I would choose it anytime over the Corsair TX650 V2 - I've got nothing against the TX650 V2, except maybe that it is loud on load, which the Capstone won't be, I just prefer the Capstone. The only area I can think of where the TX650 V2 is clearly better than the Capstone is ripple and noise suppression on full load, but that aspect of performance is still very good on the Capstone.
  4. Silvune said:
    The GTX560 Ti is a more worthwhile purchase than the GTX 560. But I don't think it's worthwhile buying one with 2GB of VRAM (when gaming at 1920x1200), nor paying $270 for one.


    It isn't. The Capstone is a really good unit and I would choose it anytime over the Corsair TX650 V2 - I've got nothing against the TX650 V2, except maybe that it is loud on load, which the Capstone won't be, I just prefer the Capstone. The only area I can think of where the TX650 V2 is clearly better than the Capstone is ripple and noise suppression on full load, but that aspect of performance is still very good on the Capstone.


    Thanks for reply. I've found another good PSU. SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W. Modular and awesome.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

    Is 620W enough for a slight overclocking?
  5. Best answer
    The 1st card is not a Ti, the 2nd an overpriced 880 Mhz one with 2GB that really is only going to help you at 2560 x 1440 or above.

    $215 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363
    $239 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425

    As for the PSU, you say no SLI but selected a board w/ SLI capability so I'd pick a PSU that can handle two OC'd GFX cards + an OC'd CPU ...that would be an 850 watter. If you are sure you will never add that 2nd card in SLI, then I'd get a MoBo that didn't support SLI and save some moola.

    Here we see a system w/ a factory OC'd 560 drawing 446 watts ....overclocking your CPU to 4.8 would add about 53 watts.....a 650 is just fine.

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nvidia_asus_gtx560ti/16.htm

    Last week this was $60 but they've become so dang popular that XFX has upped the prices to $75

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story8&reid=216

    This a great buy at $90 $10 off w/ promo code EMCNHNH23, ends 2/8 + $20 MIR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
  6. Thanks, JackNaylorPE. I'll probably go with MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Probably, there are plenty good PSUs around $100.
  7. Best answer selected by duckroll.
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