Tell me what you think and give me suggestions about my $1200 system

Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: $1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,HTPC

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country:USA

Parts Preferences: NONE

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: ALRIGHT GUYS TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. I WILL USE THIS COMPUTER FOR GAMING. I AM A NOOB SO PLEASE HELP ME OUT.

PARTS I AM CONSIDERING.

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price


Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
Item #: N82E16811147153
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$59.99
$54.99


EVGA 012-P3-2068-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores Classified 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130739
Item #: N82E16814130739
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$10.00 Instant
$299.99
$289.99
1

NVIDIA Gift - BATMAN Arkham City Game Coupon
Item #: N82E16800999283
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$49.99 Saving
$49.99
$0.00


CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139027
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$10.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$69.99
$59.99


Logitech MX 5500 Revolution Black Bluetooth Cordless Desktop Standard keyboard & Mouse Kit
Item #: N82E16823126038
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126038
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$75.00 Instant
$169.99
$94.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM
Item #: N82E16820231476
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231476
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$79.99
1

G.SKILL 8GB Micro SDHC Flash Card Model FF-TSDG8GA-C6
Item #: N82E16820231535
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$8.99 Saving
$8.99
$0.00


ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157271
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$8.00 Instant
$129.99
$121.99


Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Item #: N82E16819115077
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$129.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99


LG Black Internal 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback Blu-ray Disc Rewriter SATA WH12LS38 LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136239
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136239
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$79.99


OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820227726
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$30.00 Instant
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$199.99
$169.99

SUBTOTAL $1,181.90
SHIPPING $13.87
TOTAL $1,195.77
SAVINGS $55
GRAND TOTAL $1140.77
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  1. johnhowell08 said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: This month

    Budget Range: $1200

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,HTPC

    Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speakers

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Country:USA

    Parts Preferences: NONE

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: ALRIGHT GUYS TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. I WILL USE THIS COMPUTER FOR GAMING. I AM A NOOB SO PLEASE HELP ME OUT. THE TYPE OF GAMES I WILL BE PLAYING ARE BF3, METRO 2033, CRYSIS, AND ETC.

    PARTS I AM CONSIDERING.

    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price


    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
    Item #: N82E16811147153
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $59.99
    $54.99


    EVGA 012-P3-2068-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores Classified 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130739
    Item #: N82E16814130739
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$10.00 Instant
    $299.99
    $289.99
    1

    NVIDIA Gift - BATMAN Arkham City Game Coupon
    Item #: N82E16800999283
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$49.99 Saving
    $49.99
    $0.00


    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817139027
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$10.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $69.99
    $59.99


    Logitech MX 5500 Revolution Black Bluetooth Cordless Desktop Standard keyboard & Mouse Kit
    Item #: N82E16823126038
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126038
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$75.00 Instant
    $169.99
    $94.99


    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM
    Item #: N82E16820231476
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231476
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $79.99
    1

    G.SKILL 8GB Micro SDHC Flash Card Model FF-TSDG8GA-C6
    Item #: N82E16820231535
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$8.99 Saving
    $8.99
    $0.00


    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813157271
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$8.00 Instant
    $129.99
    $121.99


    Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
    Item #: N82E16819115077
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $129.99


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116986
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    $99.99


    LG Black Internal 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback Blu-ray Disc Rewriter SATA WH12LS38 LightScribe Support - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827136239
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136239
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $79.99


    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820227726
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$30.00 Instant
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $199.99
    $169.99

    SUBTOTAL $1,181.90
    SHIPPING $13.87
    TOTAL $1,195.77
    SAVINGS $55
    GRAND TOTAL $1140.77
  2. Get the Crucial M4 SSD, which is only 6 dollars more. It is more reliable than that OCZ one. Drop the RAM down to 1600 MHz. You won't see any real-world difference. Plus, the 1600 MHz of G.Skill Sniper is only $48. Get a 6970. It is less power usage and performance for the same price.
  3. Drop the RAM down to 1600 Mhz and the processor upto the 2500K.
  4. Oops, I meant to say same performance for a lesser price.
  5. azeem40 said:
    Get the Crucial M4 SSD, which is only 6 dollars more. It is more reliable than that OCZ one. Drop the RAM down to 1600 MHz. You won't see any real-world difference. Plus, the 1600 MHz of G.Skill Sniper is only $48. Get a 6970. It is less power usage and performance for the same price.


    I did not see a 6970 for a cheaper price the cheapest 6970 was $40 more than my card.
  6. Don't worry 'bout the GPU. The 560ti is plenty good. In fact the parts you've chosen in general can't be faulted.

    But with more and more games geared towards using multiple cores in the next few years, the 2500K is well worth the extra 100. You'll save a few bucks with the 1600Mhz RAM anyways.
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