$1100 gaming PC (First build)

Approximate Purchase Date: After the summer (I know Its a long time from now, but I just want to plan ahead);

Budget Range: $1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, Uploading/ watching YouTube

Parts Not Required: Speakers, Hardrive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: America (U.S.)

Parts Preferences: Need to look nice, while still performing good

Overclocking: Yes (CPU and GPU)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, but in the future.

Monitor Resolution: Not sure, because I also need a monitor.

Additional Comments: Parts I have already picked out- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341041 Psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 Cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103089 Cpu Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005 Fan Controller
The Gpu I picked out is the Radeon HD 7850 2GB. I'm not sure what brand to get it from, though. Also, I still need a monitor. I already have a mouse and keyboard, but I'm gonna purchase new ones later. The mouse I'm thinking is the the Razor Naga Molten Edition, and the keyboard is the Microsoft Sidewinder X4.
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  1. That's a good start but you should definitely go Ivy and get a different PSU - the OCZ Fatality series does not have the best reputation on the market.

    Try this:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 - $89.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $159.99
    CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $29.99
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
    HD: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $79.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $249.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Total: $1084.90
  2. go with g-unit11111
  3. Im note sure if you want it to cost 1100 with or without a monitor so ill assume with. That leaves about 900 for a computer.

    cpu: i5 2500k $220 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    motherboard: MSI P67A-GD53 $130 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130572

    graphics card: MSI R7870 $370 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662

    Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB $30( im sure you think 4gb is small but i use this ram in my personal computer and its fine. 8gb wont help you play games any smoother.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

    Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    Case: (personal preference) price $50

    Dvd burner: SUS 24X DVD Burner $18 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    total: $878

    Concerning sli/crossfire: I highly recommend you do not use crossfire/sli. The only circumstance i recommend using it is if you are an extreme enthusiast playing on a 2560x1600 monitor os a multiple monitor setup. In my experience alot of games do not support sli. You are better of selling your current card and buying one 2x as powerful

    i hope you found this helpfull in some way
  4. http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-KKN1/dp/B003ZM7YTA/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337035236&sr=1-1 $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

    http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-compatible/dp/B005A2RJOI/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337035174&sr=1-5 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 $129.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extreme4 <----- another look at that board along with the latest bios update

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme4_review,1.html <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3570K-Processor-BX80637I53570K/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337035104&sr=1-7 $228.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148419 $23.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA160A

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SH-222BB-BEBE-Internal-Software/dp/B006B7R9PU/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337035292&sr=1-3 $19.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software

    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-SP7850 $248.99 Free Shipping
    Sapphire AMD Radeon HD7850 2GB DDR5 DVI/HDMI/2x Mini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card - 11200-00-20G

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_cp_pc_3 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Total: $909.01 including shipping


    http://www.amazon.com/HP-S2031-20-Inch-Diagonal-Monitor/dp/B003FMUL7M/ref=pd_cp_pc_1 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shippin
    HP S2031 20-Inch Diagonal LCD Monitor - Black

    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-Monitor/dp/B005BZNDOO/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1337036495&sr=1-3 $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full HD LED HDMI Monitor - Black
  5. SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151244
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $16.99

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119233
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $59.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152185
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$60.00 Instant
    $79.99

    ViewSonic VA2248m-LED Black 22" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
    Item #: N82E16824116476
    Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
    -$40.00 Instant
    $139.99

    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-01-20G)
    Item #: N82E16814102984
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    $259.99

    AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon
    Item #: N82E16800995124
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$59.99 Saving
    $0.00

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817139028
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $69.99

    G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
    Item #: N82E16820231461
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $49.99

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813128547
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant
    $104.99

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    $219.99

    Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $10.00
    Item #: N82E168GC000001
    Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 4 days after invoice.

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116986
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    $99.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $29.99

    Total: ~$1132 (not including shipping or rebates: $30) (all prices from newegg.com)
  6. mauoi 67 is smart. go sandy with z77!
  7. maui67 said:
    SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151244
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $16.99

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119233
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $59.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152185
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$60.00 Instant
    $79.99

    ViewSonic VA2248m-LED Black 22" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
    Item #: N82E16824116476
    Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
    -$40.00 Instant
    $139.99

    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-01-20G)
    Item #: N82E16814102984
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    $259.99

    AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon
    Item #: N82E16800995124
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$59.99 Saving
    $0.00

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817139028
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $69.99

    G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
    Item #: N82E16820231461
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $49.99

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813128547
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant
    $104.99

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    $219.99

    Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $10.00
    Item #: N82E168GC000001
    Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 4 days after invoice.

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116986
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    $99.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $29.99

    Total: ~$1132 (not including shipping or rebates: $30) (all prices from newegg.com)


    Is 600 watts enough for Crossfire in the future?
  8. Ghost Taco said:
    Is 600 watts enough for Crossfire in the future?

    No it is not, especially with that psu. See that OCZ 750w psu I posted up above for $90 and free shipping?
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