2000ish~ Build looking for final advice


Apr 12, 2011
I bought a computer a couple months ago thanks to the feedback of these forums (mostly Why_Me) but my friends comp died recently so I'm selling mine to him and building a slightly better one. I'm not to sure about the mobo after reading about the boot loop. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: No real budget just trying not to waste too much money~

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming, some video encoding

Parts Not Required: OS, Keyboard, Mouse/Mice, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: No fanboi allegiance

Overclocking: Only mild ocing

SLI or Crossfire: Only in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

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-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM

Also need help with monitors I've been using multiple asus vh236h for several years now and liked them for gaming/console use but i want to buy a 120hz with this setup. Really stuck between these 3:

Alienware OptX™ AW2310 23" 3D Full HD Widescreen Monitor

Acer GD235HZbid Black/orange 23.6" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 1080p 120Hz NVIDIA 3D LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 80000:1

LG W2363D-PF Black 23" 3ms Full HD 120Hz 3D WideScreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 70,000:1

Although honestly the LG is hard to find to buy anyways, really leaning towards the Alienware because of that.



go w/genghiskron's first and last combos he posted. you may want to invest in a bigger psu since 2 580's are a power hog. here is a great psu for a good price- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341045&Tpk=zx%201000w
here is another case it has better airflow and fan filters so your parts wont be covered in dust it is only 5$ more- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129087
the acer has a 1ms faster response time, and is 150$ less do i need to say any more?
gtx 580- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162073 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130658 both give better bang for the buck