Final advice before I order. (SB build, 1,200.00)

Still no combo deals, So I might have to wait a bit longer. But here is what I have worked out so far.

I have -
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

24" Acer 1920x1080, and I use my 42" LCD 1920x1080 to watch movies etc on. (DVI to HDMI cable.)


Here is the build I have came up with from reading the forums the last few days. I about $100 over at this point. Maybe I can reuse my old PSU? Since the new sandy bridge cpus run at a much lower voltage? I do have a keyboard and mouse I can reuse as well. Which I might end up doing to save a little for the time being.


CPU - $224.99 - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

MoBo - $189.99 - ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel

SSD - $121.99 Crucial RealSSD C300

GPU - $299.99 - MSI R6950-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express

DVD - $19.99 - LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

Case - $79.99 - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black

PSU - $89.99 - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active

KB - $28.99 - Microsoft J93-00001 Black

Mouse - $49.99 - RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse

Ram - $64.99 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

OS - $99.99 - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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  1. Your links aren't working for me.

    I would use the PSU you have atm... go with one gpu, and upgrade your psu at a later date if you decide to go with dual gpu's.

    Here's a few options to save a few dollars.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233 $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277 $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

    http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3463938-10521304?sid=&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProduct.aspx%3FItem%3DN82E16827118040 $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0353876 $169.99
    Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P LGA 1155 P67 ATX Intel Motherboard
  2. Links should be working now.

    I think I'll go with you on the case, but I think ill try to find some good 8GB memory kits now that I think about it.

    There is no microcenter where I live :(
    I hear the CPU is about $40 less at microcenter over newegg.
  3. jesta23 said:
    Links should be working now.

    I think I'll go with you on the case, but I think ill try to find some good 8GB memory kits now that I think about it.

    There is no microcenter where I live :(
    I hear the CPU is about $40 less at microcenter over newegg.


    Someone posted this mobo just a few min. ago. Looks like a good deal.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157217 $152.99
    ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  4. PSU - Your MoBo has 3 PCIE-16 slots but your PSU is kinda tight for OC and multi GFX cards. The XFX Black Edition 850 is only $20 more and it's a much better quality PSU, equivalent to Corsair's higher priced HX series and it can power 2 or possibly 3 GFX cards for a later upgrade

    RAM - I'd take these over the Gskill's
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103

    Case - For the $20, the HAF-922 is a big step up

    MoBo - Save $30 by dropping to 2 PCI-E slots just by dropping the "Pro" designation ... you can't power 3 cards w/ that PSU anyway

    If the intent is to fill just 1 GFX cad slot the PH6H7-M LE is $85 cheaper

    Check this for all alternatives except the Deluxe

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001315%20600093976&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280|13-131-682^13-131-682-TS%2C13-131-681^13-131-681-TS%2C13-131-686^13-131-686-TS%2C13-131-685^13-131-685-TS
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