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Building my Gaming Rig

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May 17, 2012 8:46:01 PM

CPU- Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99

CPU Cooler- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $29.90

Motherboard- Asus P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $249.98

Memory- Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $49.99

HD-Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99

SSD-Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $79.99

Video Card- EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 1.25GB Video Card $299.99

Case- Inwin Dragon Rider White ATX Full Tower Case $155.98

Power Supply- Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $159.99

Optical Drive- Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.99

Operating System- Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) $136.99

Keyboard- Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard $139.99

Mouse- Razer Naga Wired Laser Mouse $69.99
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Total (before mail-in rebates): $1683.67
Total: $1633.67

This will mainly be gaming and random school work. Looking for comments and recommendation.

More about : building gaming rig

May 17, 2012 9:32:17 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: about a month

Budget Range: Under $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies and school work.

Parts Not Required: Monitor or Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Part: Any, Ships to US

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes


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May 17, 2012 10:24:39 PM

I'd scrap that whole build - the 560TI is not what it used to be, you're spending way too much on peripherals (put that in the GPU!), and go Ivy instead of Sandy.

Try this:

Case: Antec 1100 - $99.99
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 - $34.99
RAM: 8GB Kingston Hyper X Grey 1600MHz 1.5V - $69.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $79.99
HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST - $99.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - $399.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $1,397.89

Then you can get whatever else you may need with the rest. You could even add a second 670 and still come in under the original price.
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May 17, 2012 10:42:59 PM

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204 $17.99

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811139009 $139.99

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148840 $109.99

EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130782 $399.99

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817703027 $129.99

RAZER BlackWidow Ultimate Battlefield 3 Edition Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823114022 $139.99

RAZER Black Wired Laser Naga Molten Special Edition Gaming Mouse
Item #: N82E16826153064 $69.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820233186 $49.99

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131837 $149.99

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504 $239.99

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

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103099 $34.99

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820148525

Around $1600 before MIR
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