$750 budget gaming pc advice


Jul 20, 2011
I'm hoping to build my first pc within the next month to take to college with me. I am mostly going to use it to play games, watch movies, and maybe some schoolwork on the side.

My budget is around $700-750. I would like to use an intel processor.

I'm just looking for some advice on my build and confirmation that I should get it.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHZ - $310 for cpu + mobo combo
Motherboard: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 ATX

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 MHz - $44

Graphics - EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 - $205

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 32MB - $55

PSU - Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V - $50

Case - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower - $60

DVD - Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X - $20

Total: $744

What do you guys think of the build? I'm pretty sure about the mobo, cpu, and graphics but not really anything else.
Also, is 620W going to be enough for me. Another thing is, I'm going to have a roommate, so I would prefer to have a quieter pc.

Thanks for your help


The PSU is big enough, but not if you intent to SLI 2 of the 560Ti's at some point.
So if you intend to do that at some point spend some extra and get the Antec HCG-750 instead.

If you want to overclock you will need to get an aftermarket HSF.

Other than that i think it will work fine.


Good CPU-mobo combo.

I'd swap the HDD to a Samsung Spinpoint F3.

PSU is plenty. Even the 520W version will do.

You will need a CPU cooler for OCing that 2500k plus to keep the noise down. Get a CM Hyper 212+ off Amazon for just $29.


Jul 21, 2011
So I'm thinking I would like to build a gaming PC here and I figure my budget for everything is 1000 tops, granted I like where this has set me. So far, but just curious where to go if I wanted to spend just a little more... THanks
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