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August 26, 2012 6:47:19 AM

Hey guys. This is my first gaming PC and I would like some advice. I would like to keep my build under $1,000.

Here are my current plans:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 )

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99

Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.98)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49)

Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($136.98)

Optical Drive: LG GH24LS70 DVD/CD Writer ($28.12)



Total: $1092.52 (including shipping)

As you can see, that's over $1000.
So here's my question: Should is it worth waiting another month (that's when I'll likely have the money for the build posted above) to get the 670 FTW or should I drop $100 dollars by getting the GeForce GTX 660 Ti . Or maybe i should change something else? I welcome all suggestions with my build.

Oh and I do not plan to over clock. I really don't want to do that with my first build....at least not yet.

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August 26, 2012 7:12:02 AM

If you don't plan to OC, get the i5-3450 and an H77 board.
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August 26, 2012 7:13:53 AM

Thanks for the tip. Do you think I need a 750W power supply? Or should i just stick with the 750W to be safe.
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August 26, 2012 7:16:12 AM

Your board and all H77 boards can't CF/SLI anyway, so 550W is enough power for one 670.
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August 26, 2012 7:17:14 AM

BoricuaGabe said:
Hey guys. This is my first gaming PC and I would like some advice. I would like to keep my build under $1,000.

Here are my current plans:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 )

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99

Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.98)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49)

Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($136.98)

Optical Drive: LG GH24LS70 DVD/CD Writer ($28.12)



Total: $1092.52 (including shipping)

As you can see, that's over $1000.
So here's my question: Should is it worth waiting another month (that's when I'll likely have the money for the build posted above) to get the 670 FTW or should I drop $100 dollars by getting the GeForce GTX 660 Ti . Or maybe i should change something else? I welcome all suggestions with my build.

Oh and I do not plan to over clock. I really don't want to do that with my first build....at least not yet.

You have a board meant for a single card and a psu to run two of those cards. Either size down on the psu or find a board that that supports SLI.
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August 26, 2012 7:27:33 AM

Best answer selected by BoricuaGabe.
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