~$1000 Computer build/Gaming computer/First Build


Aug 5, 2010
Approximate Purchase Date: ~Friday August 19th if it ends up being later I'll tell you guys

Budget Range: ~$1000 I can go alil over *mostly going over for the keyboard/mouse

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor, *Case* The price of the case is included with the total still.. addition comments for more info

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon.com I am just looking for the best deal

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Bang for bunk

Overclocking: Maybe, later down the line but not right when I buy it.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe ^^^ See above but I am more likely to SLI/crossfire then overclock

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: The case I bought a bit early becuase it was running out of stock.. Also had a rebate on it :D. SILVERSTONE Precision Series PS06B-W So just keep in mind there is really $90 of the budget taken up so far. Also I still need a 2 120mm fans one for the bottom intake and one for the only exhaust.

*NOTE* The bottom intake requires that the PSU be 7" or shorter. *I'll check the number exactly when I get the case but that is the number I heard from reviews*

Also I kinda want some way to light the case up so was thinking about some blue cold cathoids or blue leds.. what ever is cheaper. :)

NOTE 2: I would prefer a modular PSU if it was not that much more. Mostly because this is a Mid-tower build and not a full tower :)
CPU + Mobo



Video card - Depends on the performance you want,...
GTX 560Ti ~< HD 6950 2GB < GTX 570

If budget allows, then a SSD for boot


If your case has good cable management, modularity is just "candy".
Do you need that many USB connectors anyway?
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-P67-Extreme4-B3-Motherboard/dp/B004QTHYZK $149.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3 Intel P67 ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboard


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502 $128.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.694804 $261.98 - $15.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0 $28.06 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.707972 $149.98 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039 $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594 $239.99 - $219.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-PCI-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1567-KR/dp/B004XUCCRM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top $239.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti DS Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 01G-P3-1567-KR


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604 $239.99 - $214.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Aug 5, 2010

Its a mid tower case..

And that other mobo only has 2 internal usb 2 and 2 usb 3. That means I can only add up to 4 front panel ports.

The GIGABYTE board you linked does not have internal usb 3. My case has a internal usb 3 header for the 2 usb 3 ports on front so may as well use those correctly.

The ASRock board I can't really find the real specs.. and amazons are hard to read. =P.

For the PSU imo it might be better to go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207016 XFX PRO750W XXX that is $104 after rebate + shipping and its semi modular.

Also that would let me get the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 for the HDD.

For the GPU isn't the Ti Twin Frozer II cooler/quieter then the stock and evga DS one?


http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme4 <----- Google is your friend.

The MSI card can be o/c higher than the EVGA card linked to newegg, but it vents heat in the case. So it's a trade off.


Aug 5, 2010

Hmm... Now what would I do with that useless USB 3.0 front panel thing. lol

Does the MSI card run cooler and at a lower DB? If so its not really a trade off.

If the heat vents into the case, it heats everything else up including the cpu. Those cards are great for a case with good airflow/cooling...a case like the CM HAF series where you can put a side fan to blow air on towards the mobo. For a case that doesn't have good airflow those cards aren't so great.


Aug 5, 2010

So I should get a standard cooler one?

Edit: This one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604