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$1200 computer build need suggestions

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THANKS TO mrhoshos96 for the sig =)

I am building a gaming pc. This is my first time attempting to build a PC so I have a couple of questions. Before I ask, I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to read this and helping me out. I am looking to build the best possible PC for the amount of money I have to spend. (Around $1200).

I have done some research and this is the list that I came up with:

My questions are the following:
1) Will all these parts I listed work together?
2) What PC Tower would I need to fit all these together? I would like it to look nice, preferably one with blue lighting?
----> If I could get a short list and pick which one I like the best, that would be perfect.
3) Do I need any thing else to get this PC working?
4) Would you recommend changing anything for better performance for the price?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-3 weeks from today

BUDGET RANGE: Around $1200 for the computer I could you a new monitor too now that I think about it, suggestions for monitors that go with this build??

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3) / Watching movies / surfing web and casual use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: xxxx

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) Don't matter. As long as its good for the price

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick) USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I am new at this, so whatever is best for the price

OVERCLOCKING: No idea what this means

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: I am guessing that this is when you have 2 graphics cards? I don't think I can afford that.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I know I need a new monitor but I haven't given this any thought as of late. Any advice.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Doesn't matter if its loud or soft.

CURRENT LIST w/ links and prices
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CPU:
*Intel Core i7-860 for $289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115214&cm_re=Intel%u00ae_Core%u2122_i7-860_Processor-_-19-115-214-_-Product

RAM HELP:
*I am looking for 6 or 8 gbs that will work with my motherboard. HELP???

COOLING SYSTEM:
*4 cooling: Scythe Ninja 3 for $50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185147&cm_re=cooling_fan-_-35-185-147-_-Product

OS:
*Windows 7 64 bit for $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=windows_7_64_bit-_-32-116-754-_-Product

HARD DRIVE:
*Samsung Spinpoint F3 for $75.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20spinpoint%20f3%201tb

MOTHER BOARD:
*Asus Pro for $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621&cm_re=p7p55d-e-_-13-131-621-_-Product

GRAPHICS CARD:
*SAPPHIRE.Radeon HD 5850 for 284.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102884&cm_re=radeon_5850-_-14-102-884-_-Product

POWER SUPPLY:
*corsair 650tx for 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=corsair%20650tx

NEED HELP FINDING A TOWER:
*HAF 922 for $99.99 but I am not liking this tower. I need something that will fit everything and looks nice. My hubby loves blue lights, any suggestions?

NEED HELP FINDING A DVD DRIVE THAT CAN RECORD BLU RAY

My target was around 1200. Any suggestions to bring this down?

Finally, My last question; Is this better then buying a premade computer such as these???? :

http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668659.php
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Special_IV/
5 answers Last reply Best Answer
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  1. Best answer
    do not ever buy a prebuilt system.

    1) yes they will all work together
    2) maybe the lancool pc-k62
    3) no

    can you fill out the stickie in my sig.

    also the i5 equals the i7 in gaming.

    and 8gb of ram is overkill games don't use more than 4gb.

    here is a build with the 5870 and a bluray drive for $1,136.92 before rebates

    cpu+gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.444090

    mobo+ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.452291

    case+psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.440220

    hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106325

    this can maxout any game except metro 2033(which no gpu can max out as of now)
    and can multitask realy well you can also add another 5870 in cf in the future

    also if u go with amd you will save some money and be more future proof
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    here is an amd build for $1,017.92 before rebates

    case+psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.440220

    hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106325

    mobo+ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.448757

    cpu+gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435996

    you can also add another 5870 in the future with this build
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    also if u need your build to be quieter and cooler and be able to oc get this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142&Tpk=scythe%20smg

    it will add $34.99 to both the builds.

    also the lancool pc-k62 is one of the best cases on the market right now see this and u will know what i mean http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/22076-lancool-dragonlord-pc-k62-case-review.html
  2. Heres a good Case :) (a bit heavy, but great cooling system. Currently have i7, dual Nvidia (SLI) graphics cards, and 4 internal drives + some odds and ends. Never had a problem with cooling... and the lights are SWEET!

    EDIT: guesss the link would be useful... :p

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133051
  3. mrhoshos96 said:
    do not ever buy a prebuilt system.

    1) yes they will all work together
    2) maybe the lancool pc-k62
    3) no

    can you fill out the stickie in my sig.

    also the i5 equals the i7 in gaming.

    and 8gb of ram is overkill games don't use more than 4gb.

    here is a build with the 5870 and a bluray drive for $1,136.92 before rebates

    cpu+gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.444090

    mobo+ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.452291

    case+psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.440220

    hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106325

    this can maxout any game except metro 2033(which no gpu can max out as of now)
    and can multitask realy well you can also add another 5870 in cf in the future

    also if u go with amd you will save some money and be more future proof
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    here is an amd build for $1,017.92 before rebates

    case+psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.440220

    hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106325

    mobo+ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.448757

    cpu+gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435996

    you can also add another 5870 in the future with this build
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    also if u need your build to be quieter and cooler and be able to oc get this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142&Tpk=scythe%20smg

    it will add $34.99 to both the builds.

    also the lancool pc-k62 is one of the best cases on the market right now see this and u will know what i mean http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/22076-lancool-dragonlord-pc-k62-case-review.html


    Wow, thank you very much for the response. I think I am def. going to go with you're build. I like the lancool pc-k62 tower. Just 1 last question regarding you're build. Would you recommend the AMD over the I5? I am going to be using this PC for gaming, mostly going to be playing Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 when it comes out.
  4. the i5 is 1-5 fps better than the 955 but the 955 is more future proof bec. lga1156 is goin to be replaced q1 2011 and the amd am3 will still have new cpu's coming out
  5. Best answer selected by Sick Mosh.
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