Gaming Rig Help!!!

Approximate Purchase Date: End of April

Budget Range: $1450 (With the monitor and OS)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, YouTube uploading.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel i5, EVGA 560 Ti

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, later though.

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I want a 560 Ti. Don't forget the monitor and OS either :)


Here are all the parts I want currently :)

Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180

HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

WiFi Thingmajig - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320089

Graphics Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130758

DVD Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

Ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115230

Windows 7 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236153

What I want to know is, is all this compatible and what is this graphics card compared to a EVGA 570 :)

Also if you have any better suggestions please tell me :D
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  1. Get a DVD burner instead of DVDROM (unless there's some performance advantage to the dvdrom that you deem important)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151252

    your PSU might seem overkill to some, but is good enough with future additions in mind
  2. BuBzXXL said:


    No no u misunderstood. i was saying that "some" might find it overkill, but when you factor in future additions (as i've done here http://www.flickr.com/photos/32669971@N05/6811056658/ ), it was IMO an appropriate power supply.
  3. That is a nice, nice build all around. Lots of good choices.

    1. The TX 750 is a good choice - I don't recommend skimping on the PSU - that is one area where you really do get what you pay for and brand is as important as anything. Corsair makes solid PSUs - both of my systems have a TX 750 in them.

    2. Watch the heat sinks on your RAM if you plan to use a cooler - get this instead:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544

    3. Add an aftermarket cooler like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    And then you're good to go.
  4. Thanks, will do. What PSU do you think I would need to SLI that card? Like 1100w or something? I have never SLI'd so....
  5. BuBzXXL said:
    Thanks, will do. What PSU do you think I would need to SLI that card? Like 1100w or something? I have never SLI'd so....


    No - 750 will be plenty, you'll never use the full extent on a 1K+ PSU on any GPU setup - 750 should be able to handle a 570TI setup easily. If you're concerned you can calculate your minimum needed wattage here: http://support.asus.com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx

    Actually it says 950 to be on the safe side, maybe try this for your PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028
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