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Building a Gaming machine with I7 and GTX560TI how does this look?

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October 23, 2012 10:55:50 PM

We're building a hopefully decent Gaming machine but we're kind of new to this...

What do you think of this??

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

EVGA X79 FTW 151-SE-E777-K2 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

RAIDMAX Super Hurricane ATX-248NWU Black / Blue Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V Power Supply

Any advice...much appreciated!!
October 23, 2012 11:59:06 PM

Personally, I would switch out the sandy bridge e, and replace it with a 3770k or 3570k and use the extra money on a 660ti! Just preference though. To be honest, you're not going to see a real difference at all between your current chip and ivy bridge. In some cases, it may actually be better.

Also, I don't know what your future plans are, but it wouldn't hurt to purchase a slightly higher wattage PSU in case you decide to crossfire later on? Possibly in the range of 600-750W. No harm in having leftover power!
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October 24, 2012 12:11:13 AM

For gaming, I would go with a 3570K and a much better GPU. You can also get a nice SSD as well to speed up boot times.
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October 24, 2012 12:24:58 AM

I don't know exactly what your budget is, but this build would be much better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($296.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $938.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Use this code for $10 off the GPU - EVKESIGK
Use this code for $20 off the HDD - EMCJNHG26

If you have extra money to spend you can add an SSD to your build, I would recommend this one: or this one
October 24, 2012 12:54:16 AM

Wow! guys are a wealth of info!!
October 29, 2012 2:33:36 AM

So I ordered and received all this stuff. And started putting it together today. Once I had the mother board in the case and the memory and CPU and power supplie hooked up I figured I would make sure the bios screen would come up. Turned it on and the CPU fan went on but nothing on the monitor. I have not connected the DVD or hdd yet. But I thought I should be able to see some sort of life.

Any I wrong? Should I continue and connect the DVD and hdd. Suggestions?