First build gaming pc $1200~1400

Hi this is my first build so i would like you guys to look over it and tell me suggestions

Approximate purchase:whenever intel decides to realse ivy bridge

System usage most to least important: mainly gaming a lil video editing here and there

Parts not required: keyboard, mouse, os, montior, speakers

Preferred website(s) for parts :, or anyplace that gets the job done cheap

Overclocking: defiantly yes

sli: maybe 2 in the far future when my graphics are becoming outdated

Additional commments: i will be waiting for the ivy bridge motherboards and cpus also the nvida 600 series so i will use there products they have now to use a baseline price for them

i have been looking at the ocz agility

becuse its cheap and gets some decent reviews not as fast as the vertex but ive been told alot u really will only tell the diffrence in major uncompressable data and when benchmarking


the ivy bridge ones are not out yet so ill say just say it will be around 180 for one??? idk yet

well this is where i have a big question i will be using ivy bridge here so

will a i5 3550k be sufficent to play games for the next 4 years or so or will i need to get an i7 3770k for that and the prices for these are just what the sandy bridge is priced for atm

i5= $220

Graphics card:

i will be using nvidia's new 600 series line but i will use a 660ti or a 670 not sure

but for these i will alot $250 for it it can be raised or lowered accounding to recomendation by you guys

cpu cooler: i will be using the corsair h100
i will get this were ever is the cheapest at amazon its $103

Case: i will be using the Rosewill thor cause my computer is "godly" lol good joke
from the reviews ive read about theres very minamal complaints about this thing
and it will support corsair h100 plus mega fans

Thermal paste: the stock on the h100 is good enough accounrding to other people

Ram : corsair vengeance 1600mhz 8 gb is enough right cause over that ive been told is overkill
$ 50 not much to talk about here

PowerSupply: well i found this on sale told my parents not sure if they got it or not if they didnt recomend away if they did oh well

its the rosewill capstone gold 650watt if ther got it it would have been at $80
idk if its enough for sli but the way nvidia is planning to reduce there power consumption i think it may be

Blu-ray drive
an asus blu-ray drive idc what blu-ray drive i get as long as cheap and works
$50 dollars

ok here comes the part i probally dont need

* 120mm fans scythe slipstream "got a discount in bulk 7 a pop amazing for these lil suckers"
and they really pump some air lol
*not going to replace the 200mm fan in the front of the case cause i dont think its too neccisary lol*

And to controll all those fan i want more than the fan controller the case provides for functionallty and asthetics of course lol if not neccasary just tell me and i can make it cheaper or get rids of it but i like this one if any recomendations tell me

Lamptron Fc6 black $50 bucks "expensive i know but u get what u pay for i believe can find cheaper"

and thats about all for this folks im wrapping up without a grand total cause 1 im lazy 2 i have to leave in about 1 minute for school and yah
so comment grade my build suggest do whatever u like
plus i may ask later about some gaming keyboards or suchsorts k ty for your time its very well appreciate by this noob bye :hello:
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  1. Although the ram you have picked out may work, ram can be a little tempermental when it comes to which motherboard/cpu you end up picking. just make sure that ram is compatible with the motherboard/cpu you pick. I would recommend putting a decent amount of money into a motherboard. This would allow you to upgrade without tearing you computer apart in the future... If you're going to be overclocking... look into water cooling. If you watercool your CPU you'll be able to Overclock that thing like crazy and help to future proof that thing. Pick your Graphics Card based on what viewing setup you have. If you have a single 1080p monitor you may not even need to go to the 600 series for a very long time. I'd recommend 560ti, that seems to be the best bang for your buck there. Runs most modern games at 1080p/max settings. However if you have multiple monitors and you want to be able to run all games at max w/ 60fps constant get the 600s that way you wont need to upgrade for quite a while. Hope this helped somewhat... also a noob here lol.
  2. Also my current setup keyboard/mouse/headset wise is:

    Thermaltake Challenger Ultimate Gaming Keyboard
    Tt eSPORTS Black Element Gaming Mouse
    Logitech G930 - work great for me but other people complain about problems, may want to go with the g35s which is the same, but wired and not wireless...
  3. If you're waiting for IB, it is coming out in June. I'd ask in May.
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