Solved $950 Build Advice Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 16, 2012 3:27 PM in Systems Share soccerdocks February 15, 2012 6:59:54 PM 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. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx... Corsair Builder Series CX V2 500-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-500-Watt-Certified-Compat... 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. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : 950 build advice Best solution IntelEnthusiast February 15, 2012 7:20:56 PM 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 Share QuietPC February 15, 2012 7:27:49 PM 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. m 0 l Related resources $900-950 Build advice - Forum Intel Gaming Build with $950 budget advice (first time build) - Forum Need advice for $950 build - Forum $950 Gaming Build - Need advice/opinions - Forum New LGA 1366 / i7 950 Build, Rate/Advice? (revised) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer wasupmike February 15, 2012 7:54:59 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower: $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W: $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner: $17 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM: $85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $160 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz: $230 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600: $47 then you have room for... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB: $290 TOTAL: $969 before rebates m 0 l xtremegamer2da-max February 15, 2012 8:23:09 PM looks good da me m 0 l soccerdocks February 16, 2012 3:27:41 PM Best answer selected by soccerdocks. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources £950 Build Advice Forum New Build need Advice budget options $950 gaming rig Forum Would love advice for this ~$950 gaming/design build Forum Advice on new <$950 gaming build? Forum SolvedFirst time building a system - Need advices for ~ £950 a gaming system (incl. gig + monitor) Forum My First Build ($700 -under $950) advice needed Forum My $950 Build - Advice Welcome! :) Forum Advice on a new i7-950 build Forum Advice for first i7-950 build Forum SolvedSuggestion/Advice for Gaming Pc $800-$950 Forum SolvedNew build, fx 8350 950$ budget Forum Solved900-950$ gaming pc build Forum SolvedFirst PC build budget of $800- $950 Forum SolvedI7 950 on Asus P6X58D-E, require advice on best voltages & clock speeds? Forum SolvedBest gaming build for 800-950 euros Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !