Mid level machine with occasional gaming


Aug 15, 2011
Purchase is within the next week or so

Budget i 600-750

Usage: General computing with some moderate gaming

Don't need a monitor or any other periphs, just the pc itself.

Prefer to use newegg, free shipping is great

Going to be use a true HD monitor 1080p

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
ZOTAC ZT-50401-10L GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5
MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

About 620 dollars before mail in rebates(I counted the 20.00 RAM rebate though)

I know the i5 2500k is only 40 dollars more but i honestly don't think i would need it. Is the graphics card going to be enough to warrant the better motherboard and play current gen games? The only area I am totally lost is the tower, I really have no idea what to look for there
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

http://www.buy.com/prod/xfx-pro-xps-550w-sew-atx12v-eps12v-power-supply-85-efficiency-550-w/q/loc/101/220520762.html $60.24 + FREE SHIPPING
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-H61M-VS-Intel-Micro-Motherboard/dp/B004S9JXPW/ref=sr_1_5?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1313371950&sr=1-5 $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASRock H61M-VS Intel H61 Micro ATX DDR3 1333 Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.695773 $221.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52300
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1313196236&sr=1-1 $59.79 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S-0B/dp/B003MRHOQG/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_2 $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1460-KR/dp/B0050I1PHO $184.88 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 01G-P3-1460-KR

Total: $656.97