1200 dollar i5 gaming build by tonight!

Approximate Purchase Date: Tonight 11pm

Budget Range: 1200 - 1220

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: PSU 800 watts, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments: Sound doesn't matter, will use evga step up in a few months for 600 series.
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HDD: Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148321

GPU: GTX 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130587

MOBO: ASROCK z68 extreme3 gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

OS:Windows 7 64 bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

CASE: Coolermaster haf 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

CPU: i5 2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Memory: Corsair Vengance 8gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233254


Total cost: 1165$


Also please check if everything is compatible, i believe it is but just want to make sure.
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  1. Everything looks good to me although are you going to be using an aftermarket heatsink for you CPU? If you are you might want to consider getting RAM with shorter heatsinks on them and also I would reccomend getting a cheaper set of ram. You can find RAM with the same specs and similar latency and power for cheaper.
  2. They are all great. Go for it.
    But as for a gtx 580 i would go with:
    MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 $389.99 o/c to 800mhz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127567
    or
    Galaxy 58NLH5DI5TXX MDT X4 GeForce GTX 580 $409.99 o/c to 860mhz plus 4 monitor output!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162092
  3. Although i do agree with you, i will be using the step up program from evga to upgrade to the 680 in a few months so that is out of the question, but thanks.

    obsama1 said:
  4. I'm planning on using evga's step up program so the msi is out of the question but thanks anyways.

    Memnarchon said:
    They are all great. Go for it.
    But as for a gtx 580 i would go with:
    MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 $389.99 o/c to 800mhz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127567
    or
    Galaxy 58NLH5DI5TXX MDT X4 GeForce GTX 580 $409.99 o/c to 860mhz plus 4 monitor output!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162092
  5. Also will the z68 extreme3 get wifi?
  6. You can get a $5 WiFi PCI card.
  7. obsama1 said:
    You can get a $5 WiFi PCI card.

    can you recommend one from newegg?
  8. Xtremeskill said:
    I'm planning on using evga's step up program so the msi is out of the question but thanks anyways.

    Oh sorry my bad, didnt check well your notes :whistle:

    If you can do this then yeah from what I read on leaked benchies from sites and users, the GTX680 will be a real monster (performance wise will be 18% faster than 7970) while it will consume less power!!!! http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?277763-“Kepler”-Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-780&p=5071447&viewfull=1#post5071447 :D
  9. 7870 should compete well with the 580 for less money, less power consumption and very close to 7970 performance.
  10. IMHO, it's just rumors. Remember how everyone said BD would kill i7? Yeah.
  11. obsama1 said:
    IMHO, it's just rumors. Remember how everyone said BD would kill i7? Yeah.

    Well the only thing that remain is to wait 2 days. Benchies will be here and everywere on the internet. And these I post wasn't rumors. They are the same pictures that everyone will see at tom's hardware in two days. I don't know how they leaked to be honest...
    Anyway these would be good news. Nvidia plans to sell gtx680 for $499, which this will make a chain reaction for all cards making them priced down. Wouldnt be great a 7950 for $300 or a 7870 for $250? :D
    Its a win-win for us, the customers!
  12. Memnarchon said:
    Well the only thing that remain is to wait 2 days. Benchies will be here and everywere on the internet. And these I post wasn't rumors. They are the same pictures that everyone will see at tom's hardware in two days. I don't know how they leaked to be honest...
    Anyway these would be good news. Nvidia plans to sell gtx680 for $499, which this will make a chain reaction for all cards making them priced down. Wouldnt be great a 7950 for $300 or a 7870 for $250? :D
    Its a win-win for us, the customers!

    Even if the 680 comes out at 499 do you really believe the price of a 7950 and a 7870 will drop 170 and 110 accordingly? yea maybe months from now, but realisticly is the long wait worth the price drop, maybe for a second to crossfire..
  13. BigPapa89 said:
    Even if the 680 comes out at 499 do you really believe the price of a 7950 and a 7870 will drop 170 and 110 accordingly? yea maybe months from now, but realisticly is the long wait worth the price drop, maybe for a second to crossfire..


    The post here can answer your question: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?277763-“Kepler”-Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-780&p=5071638&viewfull=1#post5071638
    And to be honest its obvious in order to get the best bang for buck.

    Oh we found the reason for the leak :D :
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?277763-“Kepler”-Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-780&p=5071460&viewfull=1#post5071460
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