First Gaming Rig ~$1800

Approximate Purchase Date: By January 31, 2013

Budget Range: Approx. $1800 rebates/discounts/shipping included

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>Movies>School

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Websites for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com, Amazon.com, Microcenter store in Dallas, TX

Location: North-Central Texas, US

Parts Preferences: Intel Build, Open to ideas

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: SLI in future


PROCESSOR (CPU)

Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
BX80623i72700K
(ALREADY PURCHASED)

MOTHERBOARD

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/product/386887/P8Z77-V_PRO_LGA_1155_Z77_ATX_Intel_Motherboard


RAM

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231615
(ALREADY PURCHASED)

HARDDRIVE

WD RE4 1 TB Enterprise Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA II, 64 MB Cache - WD1003FBYX

http://www.amazon.com/RE4-500-Enterprise-Hard-Drive/dp/B003SALVN4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356679997&sr=8-1&keywords=RE4+500+GB


VIDEO CARD

EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768


POWER SUPPLY

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Power+Supplies-_-SeaSonic+USA-_-17151095
(ALREADY PURCHASED)

CPU COOLER

COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
(ALREADY PURCHASED)

COMPUTER MONITOR

Asus VE248H Black 24" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 10,000,000:1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236102&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL122712&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL122712-_-EMC-122712-Latest-_-LCDMonitors-_-24236102-L0H


OPERATING SYSTEM

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-7-Home-Premium/dp/B002DHGMK0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1356678919&sr=8-3&keywords=windows+7+premium+full


CASE

Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133191&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA
(ALREADY PURCHASED)

SSD

840-Series MZ-7TD120BW 120GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.microcenter.com/product/402603/840-Series_MZ-7TD120BW_120GB_SATA_60Gb-s_25_Internal_Solid_State_Drive_(SSD)
(ALREADY PURCHASED)

THERMAL COMPOUND

5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound

http://www.microcenter.com/product/391496/5_High-Density_Polysynthetic_Silver_Thermal_Compound

OPTICAL DRIVE

Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive (BC-12B1ST)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SUO068/?tag=pcpapi-20


SEE FULL BUILD HERE: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uFat

I do plan to SLI in the future, but once the video card starts to underperform. I will be upgrading the psu when the time comes.

I have very limited knowledge when it comes to building, but I have learned a lot from these forums. I was just hoping to get some input, see if everything is compatible, and I'm open to anything. Thanks for all your help!
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  1. top notch build.
  2. the pcpartspicker says the estimated power is 608W. get a better psu now if you plan on going sli. this 750W xfx psu is modular its a rebranded seasonic and cheaper. or you could get the non modular 850W version.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bnlg9
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850snlb9

    i also personally like IPS monitors. with 680's in sli i would look at a higher resolution or 3 monitors in nvidia surround. but that would make the price jump up quite a bit.
  3. jonjonjon said:
    the pcpartspicker says the estimated power is 608W. get a better psu now if you plan on going sli. this 750W xfx psu is modular its a rebranded seasonic and cheaper. or you could get the non modular 850W version.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bnlg9
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850snlb9

    i also personally like IPS monitors. with 680's in sli i would look at a higher resolution or 3 monitors in nvidia surround. but that would make the price jump up quite a bit.



    Well I already received the psu for Christmas so is there any way that could last for a year or so until i do need to grab a second gpu and put em in sli? And for the monitors, that is a great idea. If I had a deep enough pocket, I would definitely go with the 3 in nvidia surround, and I am still unsure about the monitor, but I am thinking that would be a little overkill, especially since I don't have a desk that could hold three monitors haha.
  4. yea i somehow missed the huge (ALREADY PURCHASED) under the psu.
  5. Haha perfect. When I looked at it (even being the one who typed it) I first thought it was directed to the CPU cooler. Totally understandable. I appreciate your help.
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