My new custom gaming computer build


Sep 23, 2011
Approximate Purchase Date: The closer the better

Budget Range: $600-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, watching movie.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, internet modem.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would like intel processor and motherboard.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution 1152 x 864

Additional Comments:
I would like to know if my custom computer build will be able to play Starcraft 2 on ultra with no lag whatsoever. Also for my custom computer build should i get a Windows 7 64- bit? I also checked for like the same parts and it comes out to be more expensive than

Biostar TZ68A+ Intel LGA1155 Z68 Chipset Motherboard with USB3.0

Hard Drive:
Western Digital WD Caviar Black 1 TB SATA II 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Desktop Drive Retail Kit WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN

DVD/CD Burner:
LG Electronics GH22NS50 22X SATA Super Multi DVD+/-RW Internal Drive - Bulk with Software (Black)

Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti DS Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1567-KR

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Memory - 4 GB : 2 x 2 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL9 - 1.5 V - unbuffered - non-ECC -

Intel Core i5-650 Processor 3.20 GHz 4 MB Cache Socket LGA1156

Power Supply:
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700-Watt Power Supply (RS700-PCAAE3-US)

Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case, RC-922M-KKN1-GP (Black)

Thanks for all your help !

Nim Chimpsky

Jan 9, 2011

Nah, you mean choose a 1155 socket processor.

I will post a build in a few minutes.

Nim Chimpsky

Jan 9, 2011
Antec Three Hundred: $44.99
A cheap case with excellent cooling.

Corsair Carbide 400R: $99.99 ($89.99 after rebate)
A newer case with even better cooling. Could also get the 500R in black or white.

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold: $109.99
A much more efficient power supply.

MSI P67A-G43: $124.99 ($104.99 after rebate)
For overclocking and CrossFire if you want to.

Intel Core i5-2500K: $219.99
Only choice if you want to overclock a good processor without wasting money on the i7-2600K.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus: $27.99
Great cooling for the price, will allow you to overclock better.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB: $29.99
Cheaper and newer RAM in the same capacity you were looking at.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB: $47.99
More and newer RAM for the same price you were looking at.

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 1GB: $239.99 ($224.99 after rebate)
Fast card with good cooling. You can add a second later if you want.

Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB: $59.99
Cheaper hard drive at the same capacity as what you were looking at.

Total: $822.92-$885.92 (after rebates)

I would recommend getting a better monitor, that resolution is tiny. Perhaps one of these $119.99 monitors.
@ the OP. Look at these changes. You want a 750w psu for dual 560ti's and a 2500K cpu. $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750 Watt 80PLUS Bronze Performance ATX Power Supply - OCZ-ZS750W $113.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 $219.95 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 $29.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Crucial Ballistix Sport 4 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM BL2CP25664BA160A

Nim Chimpsky

Jan 9, 2011

Why? 650W is more than enough, especially as efficient as the X650 is. I say go for the higher-quality PSU at about the same price.

Efficiency is great. But it's a fine line between Gold, Silver, and Bronze rated psu's. Sometimes it comes down to amps and watts. Now if this was dual 6950's then a 650w psu would be no problem. But seeing how the gtx 560's pull a lot more juice than the 6950 the recommended psu for two of those cards is a 750w psu especially if you want head room for things like o/c, extra drives, fans, etc... They will tell you the same thing on the Nividia and/or EVGA forums.

There's no need to cut it close if you don't have to.