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November 30, 2013 3:34:24 AM

So far i bought a antec eleven hundred case for $94 plus a $50 rebate.

MSI Z77 mpower mobo for $79. I know this is the last years version, but what do you guys think about the mobo? Is there a better or cheaper mobo that you guys can recommend?

PSU, an Antec HCG-850m 80plus bronze for $58. Again anything else better at that price (brand)? Is the PSU an overkill? I got it cause it's a good deal but i dont want my power bill to go crazy either.

Memory i bought the Patriot viper 3 black extreme 8gb@2400mh. This is was on sale for $82 plus a $12 rebate. Also anything you guys can suggest something better?

All the items above are the rebated price. Initially I plan on buying most if not all my pc products on Amazon because i had about a little over 1k in gift cards. I didn't want to buy it at frys, but the deal seemed good. I tried searching on amazon that had those items for sale but most if not all were asking full price. I could of saved my money but i figure i could use most of the gift cards on other pc components.

So far i'll need a monitor (larger than 24"), an ssd (256gb or more), a decent vid card, intel cpu. Maybe a blueray drive.
Also, a aftermarket CPU cooler. I was thinking of water cooled version. And anything else you guys can suggest.

I'm not a huge gamer so i wont need a high end vid card.

I wanted to go with amd cause it's cheaper, but since the mobo was a good deal i figured why not go for an intel. But if there is something better for the buck on amazon for a amd cpu and mobo, i'm still open minded about either one of them.

I'm not a fanboy for either amd or intel. Personally i prefer something that will last and have room to grow (sort of speak).

I'm open for either amd or intel, but i would like your opinions before i weigh my options.

Thanks.

Oh, as for windows, should i get win7 or 8.1 pro?

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November 30, 2013 4:02:28 AM

How's this?
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.43 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (Purchased)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory (Purchased)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($246.30 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Other: Antec Eleven Hundred (Purchased)
Total: $913.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 3, 2013 7:59:19 PM

What about the crucial m500 vs the samsung u suggested?

Also, i was thinking about getting windows 8.1. But win7 pro looks good. Not sure which one to get
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December 4, 2013 3:24:54 AM

tvfreak said:
What about the crucial m500 vs the samsung u suggested?

Also, i was thinking about getting windows 8.1. But win7 pro looks good. Not sure which one to get


Windows 7 is more for desktops and 8 is more for touch screens.
As for the SSD I would go with the Samsung as they have the lowest failure rates of all ssd manufacturers.
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December 4, 2013 4:10:25 AM

Any thoughts on a monitor? 27"? Looking to play some games, but watch high def movies and tv shows.
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December 4, 2013 4:20:09 AM

tvfreak said:
Any thoughts on a monitor? 27"? Looking to play some games, but watch high def movies and tv shows.


Anything 1080P would be good I guess. I'm still running 1280 X 1024 so am probably not the best to advise on monitors, unless you like square screens :p 
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December 4, 2013 4:33:16 AM

What is the difference between the samsung 840 pro vs 840 evo?
I've read that the pro is faster mlc but it's older and the evo uses 19nm tlc. slower but cheaper to produce?

ganon11000 said:
tvfreak said:
Any thoughts on a monitor? 27"? Looking to play some games, but watch high def movies and tv shows.


Anything 1080P would be good I guess. I'm still running 1280 X 1024 so am probably not the best to advise on monitors, unless you like square screens :p 


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December 18, 2013 2:29:05 AM

tvfreak said:
What do you guys think about this monitor?

http://www.amazon.com/MX279H-27-Inch-Screen-LED-Lit-Mon...

If not this, then something similar you guys can recommend?


Looks nice and has built in speakers. as for the difference between the Pro and Evo, the IOPS are better on the pro as well as the warranty.
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January 20, 2014 1:36:53 PM

Is there any other brand of CPU heat sink fan u can recommend?
I would like something that is quite as possible but if I ever oc I wanna make sure it heat sink fan can handle it. Especially during the summer.
I kind of like the idea of a closed loop water cooler.
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January 20, 2014 1:55:42 PM

The price range from 30 and up. I like some options but something that bang for the buck.
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