Will it work? SGD 2300/USD 1830 Build

Hey, I'm new to Tom's and building computers. Today I went to a nearby electronics mall and picked up some sheets showing what they have. I'm helping a friend build a computer, he wants Skyrim and Battlefield 3 to run at high/ultra at a fluent 60FPS or higher at 1900 x 1080p.

I am confused about parts compatibility, especially cases. Will these parts function together? Is the i7-2600k worth it over the i5-2500k?

By the way, we live in Singapore, so prices are in SGD.

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM


120 SGD

Case: COOLER MASTER Silencio 450 RC-450-KKN1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


SGD 99

Motherboard - ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


SGD 598 with the CPU

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz


PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


SGD 228

Video Card: EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card



Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+


SGD 62

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9


SGD 85

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


SGD 145

SDD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)



DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM


SGD 30

Monitor: LG W2261 VP-PF 21.5 HDMI 2ms - not on NewEgg

SGD 148

Speakers: Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS (FTC) 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Black


SGD 25

Keyboard + Mouse: Logitech MK100 Black PS/2 Wired Slim Classic Desktop


SGD 21

Total: SGD 2303 (USD 1831)
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  1. For gaming the best CPU is i5 2500k.
    To overclock that CPU you need a P67,Z68 mobo.
    A good and cheap one is ASUS P8Z68-V LX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131781 120$
    If he want to SLI,Crossfire in the future then buy :
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 122$
    This PSU is enough to support your build with a single video card.
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031 110$
    Buy low profile heatsink memory not to interfere with CPU cooler :
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    Any of these RAM's will be good.
    That SSD is great , but you have cheaper and good option :
    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR60GB 2.5" 60GB SATA III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226247 80$
    If the PC is for gaming buy keyboard and mouse for gaming.
    Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191 47$
    Logitech G400 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 3600 dpi Gaming Mouse
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104577 42$
  2. Thanks for the reply!

    I was confused about the i5 vs the i7, thanks for answering, and the motherboards. My friend might want to SLI in the future when games get more demanding. Only problem is that we are in Singapore, so acquiring some of these parts might be harder.
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