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

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January 9, 2011 4:57:53 AM

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
January 9, 2011 5:11:15 AM

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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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=... $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... $169.99
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P LGA 1155 P67 ATX Intel Motherboard
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January 9, 2011 5:21:46 AM

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.
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January 9, 2011 5:49:45 AM

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=N82E168... $152.99
ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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January 9, 2011 4:25:28 PM

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=N82E168...

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?Submi...|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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