$600-800 gaming budget (including shipping)


Sep 30, 2011
Hello Tom's Hardware forum, I'm a long time reader first time poster and I want to ask of your opinion of a new build that I plan to purchase within the next couple of days.

My usage will focus on gaming and I do not plan on overclocking. Costs for a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and an OS are excluded. All units are in American dollars. With that being said:

CPU [i5-2500] - Free Shipping 199.99 http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7073162&csid=_21

Motherboard [Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155] - Free Shipping 113.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00518M77U/?tag=pcpapi-20

Memory [G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (2x2GB)] - Free Shipping 32.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Memory%20%28Desktop%20Memory%29-_-G.SKILL-_-20231427&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=)

Hard Drive
[Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM] - Free Shipping 59.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Hard%20Drives-_-Hitachi%20Global%20Storage%20Technologies-_-22145304&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

Video Card [Gigabyte GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB] 7.56 Shipping 234.99, 204.99 after mail-in rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Video%20Cards-_-GIGABYTE-_-14125363&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

Case [Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case] - 7.99 Shipping 89.99, 79.99 after mail-in rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Cases (Computer Cases - ATX Form)-_-Cooler Master-_-11119216&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

Power Supply [Antec 650W ATX12V] - Free Shipping 53.99 http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-EA650D&c=CJ

: 785.93
Total (after rebates and shipping costs being supplemented): 761.48