New gaming pc

Hi Guys,

Just wondering what you guys think of this gaming setup. This is my first build so I have very little experience in the area. I havent purchased this yet, but it is sitting in my cart at NCIX.com.

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: $156.99
Video Card: MSI Geforce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II: $229.99
CPU: Intel i5 3750k 3.4 GHz: $238.99
PSU: Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 600W: $54.99
Case: Coolermaster HAF 912: $54.59
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 72000RPM 64MB: $108.99
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120MB: $119.99
Cooling: Coolermaster Hyper 212: $30.98
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3-1600: $67.08

What's the word? BTW my budget was around $1600 with tax and shipping etc... Included in the budget was a copy of Windows, and a mechanical keyboard.

I'm hoping to be able to run, specifically, Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 on max settings.
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  1. Looks good but I would suggest a Z77 motherboard for an Ivy Bridge processor. Most Z68's need a bios update with a Sandy Bridge cpu to support Ivy Bridge.

    Also the psu is crap, it's really only 500w and not very efficient. It doesn't even have a basic 80+ certification.

    I would suggest something at least 80+ bronze rated.
  2. You should have no issues with running either of those games tbh. I'm rockin the 570 and I'm having no issues running either on max.
  3. The only reason I went with the Ivy Bridge is because it is on-sale for the same price as the 2500k. Would I be better off just going with the 2500k and the same motherboard?
  4. For a $1500+ Build, you should be going with a more powerful graphics card than a 560 Ti. A Radeon HD 7950 or a GTX 670 (Both are about $400 @ Newegg) would better suit your system considering you have $200 to spare in your budget.

    Other than that, it should be fine.

    Edit: Like the others said, a more reputable PSU brand is a good idea.
  5. Tubert said:
    The only reason I went with the Ivy Bridge is because it is on-sale for the same price as the 2500k. Would I be better off just going with the 2500k and the same motherboard?


    I would go with the Ivy Bridge cpu and Z77 it's faster clock for clock and more efficient.

    You don't need anything more powerful than a 560ti for those games.
  6. How about this for PSU

    Antec HCG-620M 620W ATX12V Modular SINGLE-RAIL 48A 80PLUS Bronze 135mm Fan Active PFC Power Supply: $74.89
  7. Hows this:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H: $164.99
    Video Card: MSI Geforce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II: $229.99
    CPU: Intel i5 3750k 3.4 GHz: $238.99
    PSU: Antec HCG-620M 620W: $74.89
    Case: Coolermaster HAF 912: $54.59
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 72000RPM 64MB: $108.99
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120MB: $119.99
    Cooling: Coolermaster Hyper 212: $30.98
    RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3-1600: $67.08
  8. I recommend this, or either of those you chose:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    The HCG is an excellent choice. It's a Seasonic built unit.
  9. The updated build is costing right around $1600. Thanks for your guys' suggestions. I think I'll buy this bad boy now.
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