First Build - Simulating/Gaming


Sep 2, 2011
This is my first build so if there is anything I'm missing cables or should change plz let me know thanks.

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next week

Budget Range: $1800 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Simulations (ABAQUS, Comsol, Fluent) nothing too intense, mild gaming, movies, web surfing

Parts Not Required: keyboard and mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: US - Alaska

Overclocking: Yes - but later

SLI or Crossfire: Yes - but later

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Asus 24x DVD Burner - $20.99

3x - BYTECC 18" Serial ATA-150/300 Cable - $10.47

Rosewill 40-in-1 Internal Carder Read - $14.99

2x - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM HDD - $119.98

2x - Acer 23" 1920x1080 LCD - $279.98

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $27.99

Bundled - $341.98
EVGA superclocked Geforce GTX 560 Ti 1GB 256-bit

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz

Bundled - $359.98
Asus Sabertooth P67

Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850

Bundled - $399.98
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge

Window 7 Home 64-bit

The total cost of this build is $1726.33.