$950 Build Advice

Approximate Purchase Date: Today or Tomorrow

Budget Range: $950 shipped before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Skyrim, Arkham City, Crysis), office work, web browsing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, NCIX, Amazon. Whichever is cheapest

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia (Will be using Physx)

Overclocking: Yes, to about 4.0 or 4.2 GHz

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

Here is what I have so far. Let me know what you think.
Corsair Builder Series CX V2 500-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

Total is $918.90 Before Rebates+16.29 Shipping

Will the memory have clearance issues with the hyper 212? I would prefer to go with the gskill memory because it is 1.5 V but if it has clearance issues I'll probably go with this Kingston memory.

I am also considering going with this 560 TI 448 Core. Since it does come with a free copy of Arkham City which I will be purchasing anyways. What are your thoughts on that?
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    The Cooler Master Hyper 212 stands about 1.8" over the board and the G. Skill memory stands about 1.6" tall. So now you shouldnt have a problem hitting the HSF (heatsink/fan).

    The GTX 560 TI is rated as a good solid card and one that I would look. you should do very welcome wih this build.

    Christain Wood
    Intel Enthusuast Team
  2. On the psu 500w should get you by but if you can find a 550 or 650 to give you some headroom for about the same cost then it would be worth changing.

    On the Gpu look at the 6870 as a comparison on price with perhaps better performance.
    - Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower: $70
    - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W: $70
    - SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner: $17
    - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM: $85
    - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $160
    - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz: $230
    - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600: $47

    then you have room for...
    - EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB: $290

    TOTAL: $969 before rebates
  4. looks good da me
  5. Best answer selected by soccerdocks.
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