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January 9, 2011 1:17:06 PM

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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January 9, 2011 8:22:29 PM

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=N82E168... ($200)
for storage get a 1tb samsung It is faster and cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($70)
ODD: good ($50)

total: $1035

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January 9, 2011 8:30:31 PM

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=N82E168... ($200)
for storage get a 1tb samsung It is faster and cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($70)
ODD: good ($50)

total: $1035

+1 for those suggestions.
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January 9, 2011 9:24:22 PM

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=N82E168... ($200)
for storage get a 1tb samsung It is faster and cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($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.

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January 9, 2011 9:27:58 PM

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
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January 9, 2011 10:08:25 PM

Best answer selected by rebel conquest.
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January 9, 2011 10:16:34 PM

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=N82E168...
Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $110 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $70 - (2 x 2GB) Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $350 - GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $65 - Seagate 7200.12 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $199 - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$1,446
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