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March 10, 2012 8:10:03 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week, 3/15 approx.

Budget Range: Approx $1000 - $1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming.

Parts Not Required: ONLY NEED TOWER.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: most likely going with Newegg.com for free shipping

Country: America

Parts Preferences: mm

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: n/a atm.

Additional Comments:



Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU: Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K

GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B

HDD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I have 2 WD 200gb drives, just gonna use those for storage.

Cooling: CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
2x 120MM fans and 1x 140MM fan for case fans, case already comes with 1x 140mm + 1x 120mm

Drives: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM


I need opinions, improvements, etc.

I've spent quite a bit of time putting this together, so just wondering if theres anything missing.














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March 10, 2012 8:34:31 PM

The power supply is perfect for SLI and overclocking.

Resolution?

The week spot is definitely the graphics card, and if you plan to add another one in SLI, your gonna need to choose a different motherboard. I recommend this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also DDR3-1600 is the sweet spot.

Looks great, enjoy.

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March 10, 2012 8:35:16 PM

Well I decided to go with the 400R, and if i start changing cases/watercooling I think ill go over the 1200 budget.

I also plan to continue upgrading and also running SLI within a few months when i can afford another 560.
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March 10, 2012 8:36:51 PM

Cant find the edit button, but the MB i chose has 2x pci E's, it supports SLI so idk, it it because 2 cards wont fit?
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March 10, 2012 8:49:25 PM

The board i linked has everything the ASus board has for $70 less.
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