Gaming pc help, $1600-$1700 budget

Approximate Purchase Date: about 10 days

Budget Range: $1600-$1700, after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, monitor, speakers, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com but ill take whatever has the best deal on high quality parts!

Country: United States of America

Parts Preferences: I would like an nvidia graphics card, a solid state drive with a 2nd Hard drive thats 500gb-1 tb, the case just needs to get great airflow and a small case would be great but if it sacrafices performance/cooling than i would be fine with a normal case, id like the motherboard to be newer for future upgrades

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if you think its better than one, ive heard that 1 really good one could be better but im not sure

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200

Additional Comments: noise is no issue, dont care for bling (just want high performance), will be used for strait gaming and occasional lady part browsing, thanks for helping me out yall, really excited but not as excited as tebow
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  1. Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $139.99
    G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.99
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99
    Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $179.95
    EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card $499.99
    Prolimatech PRO-MGH-C CPU Cooler $69.99
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $99.99

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6VDj
    $1369

    NZXT Hale90 750W 80Plus Gold Modular $140
    http://www.amazon.com/HALE90-Power-Supply-Modular-HALE90-750-M/dp/B003YFIUEG
    Or
    Corsair HX 750W 80Plus Silver/Gold Modular $139
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-750-Watt-Certified-Compatible/dp/B0029F21LK

    Cougar Vortex PWM CF-V12HP HDB $17
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553002
    Add this to the Prolimatech Rev.C.
    You could even add two to maximize cooling.

    It's kind of hard to choose a case when I don't know what you mean by small. So if you want a suggestion from me then maybe you could set some parameters/dimensions.

    If you decide to basically rule out the possibility of SLI then you could get an mATX motherboard and get an mATX case.
    The PSU would be changed if you rule out SLI and choose an mATX case.

    PCPartpicker has chosen a site called B&H for the Intel SSD, I'd probably just use Amazon or Newegg for that. NCIX US is a good site.
  2. i prefer 1080p as the best resolution for gaming,so i also added a good 1080p monitor as you can easily fit it in your budget.here's my $1700 rig-
    lite on dvd drive-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
    inwin dragon rider white limited edition full tower-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108405
    sammy f4 2tb-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245
    Asus 24" 1080p monitor-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049
    crucial ballistix sports 1.5v 1600mhz 8gb kit-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544
    xfx xxx edition 850w silver certified psu-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207017
    gigabyte Z77X-UD3H mobo-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544
    coolermaster hyper 212 EVO-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    mushkin enhanced chronos deluxe 240gb ssd-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226
    asus gtx 680 2gb-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121626
    total-$1624 before any rebates
    this machine has more than enough power to max out any game at 1080p.
  3. hey guys i made a new thread because i forgot to add my build. thanks for the builds tho. idk if i should go for i7 3.9ghz overclocked cpu or the gtx 680 card? I also have a 300$ mobo but you guys suggest cheaper one, does the mobo make that big a diff?
  4. post the link of the new thread.
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