Gaming PC for $1200

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week 5/7/12-5/14/12

Budget Range: $1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Rendering, Photo/Video Editing, Web Browsing, etc

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com,Tigerdirect, amazon

Country: UNITED STATES OF AMURRICA

Parts Preferences: Mid tower corsair, Intel i5,asus MOBO,

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: The case needs to get the job done, it doesnt need to be pretty.

Processor: Intel i5-3570k $249.99

MOBO:Asus P8z68-V/Gen3 $189.99

Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8gb $54.99

GPU: GTX 560TI $220.00

Drive: 24x sony dvd $17.99

Case: Corsair 500r $129.99

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 750w $109.99

HD: Seagate 1tb $99.99

CPU Cooler: Cooler master $49.99

Wifi Usb Adapter $14.99

Windows 7 OEM Home $99.99

Thermal Compound $7.99
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  1. Which cooler master CPU?
  2. Its the hyper 612
  3. With that Ivy Bridge CPU I recommend getting a Z77 Motherboard so you can use the IB features... IE Native USB 3.0 support.

    Do you have a Micro Center nearby? www.microcenter.com They have the i5 3570K for $190 plus they will give you $50 off on select Z77 mobos when you buy one.
  4. For the new mobo im looking at the asus P8z77-v because it has built in WiFi-Go!, which is a cool feature i think i would use.
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.908894 $429.98 save: $20.00 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-Computer/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1336426897&sr=1-4 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

    http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/carbide-series-400r-mid-tower-case.html <----- another look at that case

    or....

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-9011012-WW/dp/B005E983JW/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1336437363&sr=1-7 $116.16 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

    http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/carbide-series-500r-mid-tower-case.html <----- another look at that case.

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-PC3-12800-CML8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B00569K7LM/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1336428134&sr=1-3 $49.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8 GB (2x4GB Module) PC3-12800 1600mhz 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit SDRAM CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DRW-24B1ST/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1336382996&sr=1-1 $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_5?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1336383091&sr=1-5 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006MH2Z6W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER $213.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    MSI N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 Ti, 1GB GDDR5, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, PCI Express 2.0 X16 Graphics Card

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_8?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1336428438&sr=1-8 $34.95 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)
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