Check my i-2500k 560ti under $800 build


Hi people. Alright here's my future build.

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Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT CS-NT-BETA-B ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $230.96

This GPU @$219.99

and i5-2500k $179.99 @ Microcenter

Total $794.47 that's with shipping

Also as you can see there are no MIRs.


Mar 15, 2011
microcenter cpu+mobo bundle $40 off:

the asrock fatality p67, for example, would cost you $90 ($130-$40), and is essentially the same board as the pro3 (with stupid fatality branding, but cheaper is cheaper).
or you could grab the Gigabyte z68xp-ud3 ($155-$40) and the antec 750w mentioned by boiler and you will have an SLI ready setup:



I like the first combo alot.

The problem with second is it might not fit in my budget
In general, you have a pretty good system there for the price. Don't go crazy with recommendations on saving $10 here and there. It's nice to get as many parts from the same place.

I couldn't see your case, and to be clear I added the version of Windows to get.

Minor recommendations:

1) Antec 100 case (was on sale for $60)

2) Antec or MSI GTX560Ti (quieter cooling for only slightly more)

3) Windows 7 Premium 64-bit OEM

4) Power Supply:

5) CPU non-stock heatsink.

About the above parts:
1) I own this case and love it. Just make sure that the heatsinks on the motherboard do not go ABOVE the top of the motherboard or they hit the case fan. Truly an awesome case with cable management and a nice tray that I use all the time.

2) Graphics cards. 560Ti definitely. The Asus or MSI have slightly better cooling AND include some slightly better parts. Not likely to have a major issue with your choice though.

3) Windows. This is the only version any gamer should consider.

4) PSU. I did a lot of research on this PSU for someone. Awesome value for the price.

5) CPU non-stock heatsink. All stock heatsink fans are very noisy when stressed. I recommend looking at NCIX and investigate heatsinks that cost between $20 and $40. Makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE in noise not only when gaming but in normal usage.


The reason my pcpartpicker is not completed is cause they don't have all the parts. It's listed in my post with all prices.

I am thinking of going for CoolerMaster infamous 212. Also don't need 750W PSu as Im not planning on running SLi as u can see by MoBo.
Make sure you get the Hyper 212+; there is a regular 212 model and even though I don't think it's being made any more, you don't want to get them confused.

I've had 2 Hyper 212+s and they performed very well. The Xigmatek Gaia is almost identical in terms of cooling, so if it happens to be cheaper then go for it.