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April 2, 2012 6:48:23 PM

Hi All.

I've been researching, asking questions, comparing and such, and am just about ready to get a new gaming rig, first time in a few years :bounce: 

Here is what I have planned:

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of the month

Budget Range: 1200$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Gaming, Gaming

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB:
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor:
ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
COOLER MASTER Elite 311 RC-311B-BWN1 Blue Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


These + a copy of windows, ring me up @ 1177$

I would like to save some money if there is somewhere I can, but I feel this is just about right for me.

Main question I have is if the EVO will fit into the case?
Otherwise I'm just looking to see if anyone has more feedback on any of the items and would recommend a replacement or something to avoid?

Thanks in advance.

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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2012 6:50:18 PM

Great build! There is nothing I would change.
April 2, 2012 9:09:46 PM

azeem40 said:
Great build! There is nothing I would change.


cool thanks.

Will the EVO fit into this case though? I've heard it's pretty big...
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a b 4 Gaming
April 2, 2012 9:31:32 PM
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If you have no plans on adding a second vid card in the future then this board would suite your needs better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Larger case in order to fit that CM heatsink.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)
April 2, 2012 9:41:59 PM

Why_Me said:
If you have no plans on adding a second vid card in the future then this board would suite your needs better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Larger case in order to fit that CM heatsink.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)


That's a great point. No need for 2 PCIe, take the extra money and get a better case. those are exactly the type of suggestions i was hoping to get here :) 
April 3, 2012 10:48:31 PM

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