$1400 gaming PC. Need help/advice on components and price


Sep 1, 2011
Approximate Purchase Date: In the next two to three months

Budget Range: 1600 Before Rebates (would like to be 1300 to 1100)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, School, Videos

Parts Not Required: OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences:I would like to use Intel CPU and Nvidia Graphics Card

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1080i or higher

Additional Comments: I would like it to be quiet. Also I would like advice on the parts in using and see if i could cut down the price. This is my final draft.

Screen: SAMSUNG T24A350 ToC Rose Black 24" 5ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/ DTV Tuner 250 cd/m2 DC 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001501

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N570SO-13I GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125382

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264

Ram:Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233196

Case:Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (with Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.723279

Power Supply:COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817171037

CPU: Core i7 2600 LGA 1155 Boxed Processor http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354588

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

SSD: OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX30GXXX 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227393

HeatSink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103065

Thank you for your input it is much appreciated!


Oct 21, 2009
Get the i5-2500k
Not a fan of cooler master PSUs. Get one from Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic.
For case, I'd prefer this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=corsair+500r&x=0&y=0
SSD is too small. But I think you're planning to use it as a cache? So that's fine I guess.

This PSU is good, and has a promo code
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$20 off w/ promo code EMCKAHH42, ends 9/28

$89.99 less $20 promo code, and an additional $20 MIR. Comes out to $49.99 with free shipping. You won't find any other Silver certified quality PSUs close to this price.