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January 9, 2011 3:55:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next 3 days


Budget Range: Sub $2000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming


Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Intel / Nvidia


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire:Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1900x1200





Here is some of the parts that I have been considering. I have not built a computer before so I'm a little hesitant on what to buy and all.



Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro H70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO:ASUS P8P67 Deluxe LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VW266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total: $1,989.90

I need to keep this under $2000 so if I am able to shave some cost out of this that would be fantastic. Also I would like to have a network card but I don't know which one and at the moment it won't really hit in my budget. :( 

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January 9, 2011 5:19:52 PM

You state that I should have a SSD in my build. But currently it won't fit into my budget of $2000. Is there anything that could make it fit?

Also is the Asus Deluxe worth it over the Asus Pro MOBO?
January 9, 2011 5:31:43 PM

The Hydro is a gimmick but otherwise all good picks.

The deluxe is the way to go if ya want the highest possible overclocks ....

Network and sound is "on board" the MoBo

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 - $240 - ASUS P8P67 Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $330 - Intel Core i5-2600K 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 - $350 - Same
HD - $70 - Samsung F3 1TB 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 - $19 - ASUS 24X DVD Writer 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...

Cost $1,973

If ya don't have a old monitor or TV to use, I'd drop the 2nd GFX card and grab this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That puts you $162 over budget, so perhaps you leave out the 2nd GFX card and add it come XMas at which point ya might find a game that starts to stress a single 570.
January 9, 2011 5:43:10 PM

Personally. I'd do this build and grab the 2nd GFX card at a later date. Very much the same as yous but, having built using both, I find the DF-85 the better (Air filters, hot swap SSD bay, feels sturdier, complete fan speed control built in) of the two cases and the PSU is a performance equal to the XFX but is quieter.

Case - $160 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fans - Later - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $120 - Antec CP850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $240 - ASUS P8P67 Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $330 - Intel Core i5-2600K 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 - $370 - EVGA GTX 570 SC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - - Same
HD - $65 - Seagate 7200.12 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $199 - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $80 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT 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...
Monitor - $190 - ASUS VE247H 23.6" LED http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cost $1,969
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