New Gaming PC Build...been a long time.

xmudslingerx

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I haven't build a PC in several years. Obviously, things have change light years. Anyhoos...I have a budget of around $1400 dollars (including tax) and did a bunch of research trying to catch up a bit. Any feedback would be like gold to me since it has been so long and I might have something wrong. I wanted a little bit of looks, water cooling, and lots of gaming power. I do plan on overclocking.

Processor $199.99 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K i5 2500k 3.3 ghz.

Case $159.99 White Corsair Special Edition Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case CC600TWM-WHT, w/ 120mm and 200mm Fans, IEEE 1394, USB 3.

Motherboard $189.99 ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

System Memory RAM $57.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Hard Drive $53.99 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3.5-inch 1TB SATA 6Gb/s Internal Hard Drive ST31000524AS, 7200RPM, 32MB Cache. OEM

Solid State Drive $159.99 Crucial M4 64GB 2.5in SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), Model: CT064M4SSD2

GPU $235.99 EVGA 01G-P3-1563-KR Geforce GTX560 Ti Superclocked 1GB PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card. Retail Box

PSU $159.99 Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 High Performance Power Supply CMPSU-750TXV2, 80 PLUS Bronze Certified, Active PFC

Cooling $88.95 Corsair Hydro Series H80 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler, for Intel Socket LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1136 / 2011 and AMD Socket AM2 / AM3 Processors, Model: CWCH80

Total with Sales Tax: $1306.61

Tks folks!
 

Zero_

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Ditto. A lot of overpriced stuff there. i.e. case, motherboard, overpriced PSU and liquid cooling.

Take a look at the $1000 build in my sig. Comes with a i5 2500k, GTX570 and OS.

Drop the GTX570 and PSU ($1000 - $325 GPU - $50 PSU - $100 OS = $525),

add a couple of GTX560Ti's, Antec 750W PSU and a SSD ($525 + $470 GPU's + $100 PSU + $160 SSD = $1255)

and it would offer much better performance for the same budget.

You can probably stay within budget and keep your case as well.
 

Zero_

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It's definitely got style. But I'm always for performance over style. $100 can get you a sexy case, and you can use the rest for performance upgrades.