1st Gaming PC! Please help!!

Hi, Im new and

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks time

Budget Range: around $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surf internet, movies

Parts Not Required: mouse and speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences:Intel

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:


i have the following parts in mind:

CPU:

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

MOBO:

ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131786

PSU:

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

Graphics:

ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425

Monitor:

SAMSUNG S23A300B High Glossy Black 23" 5ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001487

HD:

HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304

RAM:

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180

KeyBoard:

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191

Casing:

Aerocool Cyborg X
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  1. Since you are not overclocking, DDR3 1333 ram will be just as good if it is a better deal. Otherwise, the Corsair will be fine. Gskill makes good ram also.

    Hard drives are tough right now, but if you could swing a SATA 6gb/s drive from Western Digital, or at least Seagate, that would be preferable. Even a SATA 3gb/s Samsung would be preferable. In other words, Hitachi is not that good.

    Here is a slightly faster vid card for the same price after rebate. Very good quality also. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578

    Here is a good cheap DVD drive. Smooth and quiet. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244
    Other than that, you seem to have it.
  2. Quote:

    Hard drives are tough right now, but if you could swing a SATA 6gb/s drive from Western Digital, or at least Seagate, that would be preferable. Even a SATA 3gb/s Samsung would be preferable. In other words, Hitachi is not that good.


    Agreed - the Hitachi HDs I've owned have caused nothing but problems - WD and Samsung/Seagate all the way.

    That build looks pretty good but I don't know about that case - is there a link to where I could look at it?
  3. Since you plan on buying in 2 weeks, the 7850 and 7870 will be viable options @ your price point. Review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148.html

    Check out my $650 and save a little money
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore

    Honestly, you could save on the motherboard and and PSU with what you want to do. With that said my 650 build would save you a bit.
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