Jul 27, 2011
I have been a long time console gamer and want to make the switch to pc (TOR and some others titles have enticed me enough to make a build)

Approximate Purchase Date: First week in September

Budget Range: $1500 MAX (including monitor, mouse, os, keyboard, shipping, etc)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web surfing, word processing

Parts Not Required: speakers?

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, microcenter (there is a microcenter about 20min from my new apt so I could easily pick it up in store. If I get something that is DOA I wouldn't have to wait a week, but I would rather get everything in one order).

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: amd processor/nvidia gpu

Overclocking: Probably not. I am too new at this to know the difference

SLI or Crossfire: maybe SLI in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (again no need to spend lots of extra $$ for 1200 or IPS when I really wont know the difference. Maybe if it is an issue in the future I will switch. Black Friday will only be 2 months after my purchase).

Additional Comments: here is what I have built so far

seems pretty fast, no need to OC, 5 eggs

MoBo -
supports my CPU choice and is AM3+

Kind of on the fence here. I might go 560 or 560 ti. (I will be playing the COD series, BF3, TOR, etc if that helps)

8 gb for cheap!

Case and PSU -
I picked this case and there was a combo with a Corsiar PSU. If i want to SLI in the future would 750w be enough?

I don't care to spend the extra on SSD until more options are out there


Wireless adapter-
Don't try to tell me to hardwire because I am just on the other side of the wall and there is no way that they woman would go for the exposed cord

OS- win7




This puts me at 1400ish shipped before rebates. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for looking!


Mar 15, 2011
a gaming build with this budget should use an i5-2500k. its far better, even at stock speeds, than any AMD processor, and its $180 at microcenter.
the amd mobo you have chosen does not support SLI.
id use an 850w to power 2x gtx 570's and a 750w for 2x gtx 560 ti's (id go for the 560 ti, especially with this in mind).

id be happy to show you an i5-2500k based build if youd like.