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Sandy Bridge 750-800 build which is better

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January 15, 2011 3:36:52 AM

Just want to see which build was better pretty much scrapped my AMD build
Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))


Budget Range: 750-800 max before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, mmorpg WOW, fpsers, Crysis


Parts Not Required: just need the tower and everything that goes in it.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg but will consider anywhere if they are cheaper


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Sandy Bridges


Overclocking: Yes / Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Yes / Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


Additional Comments: Something quiet that will last a couple of years without many major upgrades


Case: RAIDMAX AURA ATX-927WB Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI R6850-PM2D1GD5/OC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $142.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

APEVIA ATX-JV650W 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combo:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MSI P67A-C45 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1600C8LV4GK
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$498
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

TOTAL: 734


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Combo
# Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
# ASUS P8P67-M PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
# G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
# LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
# Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
# Thermaltake Armor A90 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation ...
# Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply
596.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

MSI R6850-PM2D1GD5/OC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $142.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Would like to also know if there are any compatability issues or if there is a better way to build it to make it better or to save some money. If I can get it low enough I would like to get a decent monitor for 800 total

More about : sandy bridge 750 800 build

January 15, 2011 3:51:52 AM

Or Why_Me's build of
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.585992 Combo Discount: -$20.00 Combo Price: $129.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $109.98
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.589701 Combo Discount: -$10.00 Combo Price: $329.98 $10.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $319.98
MSI P67A-GD53 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI N460GTX -M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072 $224.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231274 $42.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185 $69.99 $15 off with promo code HARDOCP112C, ends 1/19 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106335 $21.99 FREE SHIPPING
LITE-ON 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 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

Total: $789.92 *not including rebates, shipping, etc..
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January 15, 2011 7:44:10 PM

I'd go with your second build. Why_Me's build isn't bad, but some of the combos are dead, and the HAF 912 is a bit bare imo.
The first build's case and PSU are unappealing.
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January 22, 2011 3:04:40 PM

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