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New 2500K Based Build

Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next

Budget Range: $1200-$1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video and photo editing, internet surfing,

Parts Not Required: e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, video card (gtx 580), GTX 280 (physx?), sound card (ASUS Xonar D2X)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Probably In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080

Additional Comments: I really want to step up to a SSD in this build


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This is what I have for a build so far.

Case-HAF 932 $159
PSU- Corsair 950W$150
Motherboard-ASUS P8P67 Deluxe $239
Processor- i5 2500k $225
Memory-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB $90
Hard drive- SSD G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB (boot drive) $240
WD Caviar Green (storage) $79
Optical Drive- Lite On Blu Ray Reader $50

Included From Previous Build- GTX 580 and Xonar D2X Audio Card

Total Cost $1232

So what do you think? This should be a solid build for gaming as well as video editing (which I do a good amount of). I could probably be persuaded to choose a different SSD and memory if you could recommend something with better value.

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Best answer
    case- get the HAF 922 instead ($100) purchase from amazon free shipping
    The 922 is huge use the 932 only if you have water-cooling which is completely unnecessary
    psu-get the 850w xfx be ($110) after MIR and its enough power to SLI 580s if you ever needed to
    mobo- get the pro instead ($190)
    processor- same ($225)
    memory- same ($90)
    HDD- get the vertex 2 SSD 120gb it is the same performance for cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551&cm_re=vertex_2_120gb-_-20-227-551-_-Product ($200)
    for storage get a 1tb samsung It is faster and cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20f3%201tb ($70)
    ODD: good ($50)

    total: $1035
  2. joelmartinez said:
    case- get the HAF 922 instead ($100) purchase from amazon free shipping
    The 922 is huge use the 932 only if you have water-cooling which is completely unnecessary
    psu-get the 850w xfx be ($110) after MIR and its enough power to SLI 580s if you ever needed to
    mobo- get the pro instead ($190)
    processor- same ($225)
    memory- same ($90)
    HDD- get the vertex 2 SSD 120gb it is the same performance for cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551&cm_re=vertex_2_120gb-_-20-227-551-_-Product ($200)
    for storage get a 1tb samsung It is faster and cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20f3%201tb ($70)
    ODD: good ($50)

    total: $1035

    +1 for those suggestions.
  3. joelmartinez said:
    case- get the HAF 922 instead ($100) purchase from amazon free shipping
    The 922 is huge use the 932 only if you have water-cooling which is completely unnecessary
    psu-get the 850w xfx be ($110) after MIR and its enough power to SLI 580s if you ever needed to
    mobo- get the pro instead ($190)
    processor- same ($225)
    memory- same ($90)
    HDD- get the vertex 2 SSD 120gb it is the same performance for cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551&cm_re=vertex_2_120gb-_-20-227-551-_-Product ($200)
    for storage get a 1tb samsung It is faster and cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20f3%201tb ($70)
    ODD: good ($50)

    total: $1035


    The reported squealing on the PSU doesn't concern you at all? Thanks for the suggestions, I had already swapped to the SSD you mentioned at the recommendation of one of my friends as well as the mobo. I definitely considered the spinpoint drive, but I have had one fail on me in the past...but I guess I can look past it.

    Also on the case...My current rig is housed in an Antec 900 and it feels "slightly" cramped with the huge gtx 580 card and all the other components I have. I know the 922 is a bit bigger, but I want it to be noticeably bigger, hence why I went with the full tower instead of mid.

    Cheers
  4. PSU is good quality if you do have squealing just RMA till you get one without

    For the case the 922 is huge seriously some people categorize it as a full tower it will feel noticeably bigger
  5. Best answer selected by rebel conquest.
  6. There's about 20 of these in the section alreday ... review them for what options they offer. This is 41400 over budget but I don't see a $1,500 system these days w/o an SSD and the 120 GB obe is just too big a bargain to pass up


    Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103072
    PSU - $110 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $70 - (2 x 2GB) Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103
    GFX - $350 - GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $65 - Seagate 7200.12 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433
    SSD - $199 - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551
    DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135221
    OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    $1,446
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