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$1000 Build Final Check + Suggestions

Last response: in Systems
April 22, 2012 7:18:04 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

Budget Range: ~$1000 before rebates

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

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Considering getting a less expensive motherboard but that is still able to overclock. Also, looking for suggestions for a less expensive 1TB HD too :) 


Intel Core i5 2500K

Graphics Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 850MHZ 1024MB 4104MHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card


G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory


ASUS P8Z68-M Pro Z68 LGA1155 mATX 2PCI-E16 2PCI B3 SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI Motherboard

Aftermarket Cooler

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM

Power Supply

Seasonic M12II 620W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX PFC 80+ Bronze Modular 6PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan Power Supply PSU


Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM

April 22, 2012 7:29:20 PM

Looks like a solid build at the moment. Only suggestion would be maybe to wait out for the new NVidia cards to come out, and possible ivy to come out with possible price drops for the SB CPUs
April 22, 2012 7:57:46 PM

Heard the Ivy is coming out on Monday. About what time do you think the new Nvidia cards will be out?
April 22, 2012 8:18:12 PM

Also, any thoughts on P67 vs Z68 Asus motherboards for a 2500k? Wondering if the z68 is overkill.
April 22, 2012 9:11:06 PM

Z68 is useful for SSD Cache and onboard video. I like the idea of onboard video incase something fails, so I prefer Z68.