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New Member
Aug 19, 2011
I want to build a new pc mainly for gaming (BF3, The Witcher 2, Rage, etc) and a bit of OC ! I need some advice on the build I want to buy:

Case : http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49226&vpn=RC-692-KKN2&manufacture=COOLERMASTER
Mobo : http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59317&vpn=P8P67 PRO REV 3.0&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1365
CPU : http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=Intel
CPU Fan : http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=47564&vpn=CNPS9900A LED&manufacture=ZALMAN TECH&promoid=1365
PSU : http://ncix.com/products/?sku=53717&vpn=CMPSU-750AX&manufacture=Corsair&promoid=1365
SSD : http://www.ncix.com/products/index....E120G&manufacture=OCZ Technology&promoid=1365
HDD : http://www.ncix.com/products/index....X&manufacture=Western Digital WD&promoid=1365
DVD/Blue-Ray : http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58930&vpn=BH12LS35&manufacture=LG Electronics
RAM : http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57953
Video Card : http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60642&vpn=N560GTX-Ti HAWK&manufacture=MSI/MicroStar

Is everything okay? Do I forget something? I am not sure if I should get a GTX 570 or 2 GTX 560 TI or only 1 560. My budget is around 1500-1600 and I plan to keep this build for at least 1.5 to 2 years. I would buy everything from NCIX since I can price match almost everything and I live in Canada. Sorry if my English is bad, it’s not my main language.
Thanks for the help !


Sep 15, 2007
Small town Emlenton, PA
Please give us descriptions of each part as well as your link. Not.... CPU.... GPU... Specific part numbers etc. I don't need to spend the time clicking. Most of the stuff we can understand at a glance and don't want to spend time opening a myriad of links.

You'll get more replies if you make it easy on us folks that do this all the time. Time ain't free........

You do the hard part please.


Senior Member
Feb 17, 2010
Manassas, VA
I'd get a Agility 3 over the Vertex 2, much faster SSD.

Also, I'd get a Hyper212+ over that cooler, Zalman isn't known for performance.

The AX750 is an AMAZING PSU, but it's really expensive. You could drop to a 750TX and spend the extra money on getting a 570 or something like that.

Another place to save a bit is getting a Samsung Spinpoint F3 instead of the WD Caviar Black.

Are you actually going to burn Blu-Rays? Most people don't, a Bluray Combo Drive (read's blurays, burns DVDs) is what most people need.


New Member
Aug 19, 2011
Thx for the replies and here is the list updated :

Case : CM 690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower

Mobo : ASUS P8P67 Pro
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59317&vpn=P8P67 PRO REV 3.0&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1365

CPU : i5 2500K

CPU Fan : Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus

PSU : Corsair AX750

SSD : OCZ Agility 3 120GB
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61051&vpn=AGT3-25SAT3-120G&manufacture=OCZ Technology&promoid=1365

HDD : WD Caviar Black 1TB

DVD/Blue-Ray: LG CH12LS28 Blu-Ray Reader
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60288&vpn=CH12LS28&manufacture=LG Electronics

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

Video Card : MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk OC 950MHZ

Im not sure what would be best 2 GTX 560 TI or 1 GTX 570 ?

Thanx for the help !


Jun 22, 2009
Vid card would depend on your monitor resolution as well as single or multiple monitors.

Also, imo, its better to buy 1 better card instead of 2x to sli. Even though SLI might have more performance short term.. in the long term you'll end up wanting more.. so if you get a 570 now.. if you feel the need for more power you can just pick up a 2nd 570 and SLI that which would put many current age cards to shame. IMHO i would just go 570 and call it a day (if thats in your budget.. if you got more room 580 :p)


New Member
Aug 19, 2011
Thx for the advice it’s what I thought and I’ll get a MSI GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB. I have 2 monitor but only play on 1 at 1920x1080. And for the budget I'm at $1520 with the gtx570 but there is still some MIRB so I'm a little under my initial budget which is awesome!