New build, Best Buy Only....Using CC

Hello All,

So I'm looking to do my first Pc/Gaming Build and I need some advice, Heres what i'm looking at:

1) PNY - GeForce GTX 560 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics Card

2) EVGA - P67 FTW Desktop Motherboard - Intel P67 Express Chipset - Socket H2 LGA-1155

3) Western Digital - Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops

4) Corsair - Vengeance 4-Pack 4GB DDR3 DIMM Desktop Memory Kit

5) Intel - Xeon E3-1230 3.20 GHz Processor - Socket H2 LGA-1155

6) Cooler Master - CM Storm Scout Mid-Tower Chassis

Creative Labs - SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card

Corsair - ATX Power Supply Model: CMPSU850HX

So I tried to do my "Best" with what they had at BB , Not too big on the case, prob pony up doe else where.
My big issue is price, its totaling out to 1200 without Windows or any other minor things. I was wondering if there is any way I'd be able to keep it around 800 to 900 without downgrading too much? Is there maybe a better/Price options on there site or should I buy the Graphics card elsewhere to save money? I'm kinda a noob, but have enough knowledge to build so just looking for advice/Tips.
Thanks for any help given guys, I'd appreciate it!
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  1. why best buy?
  2. gregck said:
    why best buy?



    Using the Credit Card....
  3. first up: why a Xeon, which is not a good gaming chip. Get a 2500K.

    second: what credit card? you can do better at newegg.
  4. Best Buy is expensive, but I guess you can make it work.....Good Luck hitting budget!

    CPU:
    Overclocking - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Intel%26%23174%3B+-+Core%26%23153%3B+i5-2500K+Quad-Core+3.3GHz+Processor/1847891.p?id=1218297018936&skuId=1847891
    AND
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Cooler+Master+-+Hyper+212+Plus+CPU+Cooling+Fan+with+Heat+Sink/1510328.p?id=1218265765346&skuId=1510328
    Not Overclocking - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Intel%26%23174%3B+-+Core%26%23153%3B+i5-2400+Quad-Core+3.1GHz+Processor/1847828.p?id=1218297018791&skuId=1847828&st=i5-2400&cp=1&lp=1
    Cheaper - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Intel%26%23174%3B+-+Core%26%23153%3B+i3-2120+Dual-Core+3.3GHz+Processor/1847882.p?id=1218297021496&skuId=1847882&st=i3&cp=1&lp=7
    Not Overclocking and Cheaper selections dont NEED heatsink, still get it if you want. It is just a must if overclocking your CPU.
    MB: Pick on budget
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+P8H67-V+Desktop+Motherboard+-+Intel+H67%28B3%29+Express+Chipset+-+Socket+H2+LGA-1155/4641953.p?id=1218501002883&skuId=4641953
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+P8Z68-V+LE+Desktop+Motherboard+-+Intel+Z68+Express+Chipset+-+Socket+H2+LGA-1155/4642158.p?id=1218500950417&skuId=4642158
    RAM: Pick on color
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Vengeance+2-Pack+4GB+DDR3+DIMM+Desktop+Memory+Kit/3027123.p?id=1218372342083&skuId=3027123
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Vengeance+2-Pack+4GB+DDR3+DIMM+Desktop+Memory+Kit/3027178.p?id=1218372342370&skuId=3027178
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Kingston+Technology+-+HyperX+2-Pack+4GB+DDR3+DIMM+Desktop+Memory+Kit/1951135.p?id=1218499138522&skuId=1951135
    PSU: Pick on budget
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Enthusiast+Series+650-Watt+ATX/EPS+CPU+Power+Supply/2193287.p?id=1218313327186&skuId=2193287
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Builder+Series+600-Watt+ATX+CPU+Power+Supply/2193241.p?id=1218313325720&skuId=2193241
    CASE: Pick on what you like...theres more out there, heres a few...
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Cooler+Master+-+CM+Storm+Scout+Mid-Tower+Chassis/3196563.p?id=1218384145396&skuId=3196563
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Cooler+Master+-+690+11+Advanced+Bay+Mid-Tower+Chassis/1509604.p?id=1218265778067&skuId=1509604
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Cooler+Master+-+HAF912+Mid-Tower+Chassis/2305176.p?id=1218320074469&skuId=2305176
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Carbide+Series+300R+Compact+Mid-Tower+Gaming+Case/4852587.p?id=1218551140295&skuId=4852587
    HDD: Pick on budget. If you can fit it in I would go with Western Digital Blue or Black 500gb-1TB, but right now seagates are cheaper
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Seagate+-+Barracuda+500GB+Internal+Hard+Drive+for+Desktops/8294632.p?id=1172880157923&skuId=8294632
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Seagate+-+Barracuda+1TB+Internal+Serial+ATA+Hard+Drive/8490625.p?id=1186003683968&skuId=8490625
    ODD:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+Super-Multi+24x+Internal+DVD%26%23177%3BRW/CD-RW+Drive/2691169.p?id=1218353455613&skuId=2691169
    GPU:Whats left of budget, spend here...the more the better...
    The normal order is something like the following...going from good to better...Radeon HD 6770, HD 6850, HD 6870, GTX 560 Ti, HD 6950, and here are a few suggestions....
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/VisionTek+-+AMD+Radeon+HD+6770+1GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+2.1+Graphics+Card/3197031.p?id=1218384141914&skuId=3197031
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/VisionTek+-+Radeon+HD+6850+1GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+Graphics+Card/1847415.p?id=1218297027432&skuId=1847415
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+NVIDIA+GeForce+GTX+560+Ti+1GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+2.0+Graphics+Card/3243146.p?id=1218388673602&skuId=3243146

    You should fill out the form to get better help. Unless you are an audiophile, you dont need a sound card. What are you using this for? What else do you need? Here is the form... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
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