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[Newbuild] First Build, Need advice.

First time trying to build a computer, pls advice! thks!

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Week

Budget Range: 1600 or less. Less would be good. :)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (COD4, Battlefield 2, CS...), Watching movies, Homework etc.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com would be most preferred.

Country of Origin: Singapore!

Parts Preferences: Already chosen some parts, need advice on the rest!

Overclocking: Yes (First time, learning more.)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe once i know what it is.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080? getting a new monitor. recommendations? :)

Additional Comments: Hoping to get a good performance computer that can last, and although hoping system to be as cheap as possible does't want to sacrifice performance.

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Parts already chosen:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Part of Combo deal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884

MOBO:ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Part of Combo deal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884

RAM: Advice please.

CPU FAN: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

HARD DRIVE: Advice needed once again.

CD DRIVE: Most likely any cheap drives that can burn and read disc.

GRAPHIC CARD: EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130549

CASE:Cooler Master HAF 922 or Antec 900??

POWER SUPPLY: Advice please!

Trying to keep cost as low as possible while getting a decent pc mostly used for playing games! Thanks! :D
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKJJG33, ends 1/19
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.587645 Combo Price: $364.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $344.98
    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.589706 Combo Price: $499.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $479.98
    MSI P67A-GD53 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 $29.99
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $6.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231274 $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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $69.99 FREE SHIPPING $15 off with promo code HARDOCP112C, ends 1/19
    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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040 $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

    Total: $1,134.90 *not including rebates, promo codes, shipping, etc...

    I didn't add this monitor in the total cost...but it's one worth considering imo.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236111 $189.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS ML248H 24" 2ms Full HD HDMI Swivel & Tilt Adjustable LED Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 ASCR 10,000,000:1
  2. Is the Asus motherboard better than the MSI motherboard or will it not make much of a difference? Cause i heard some raving comments on the Asus motherboard. O btw will be doing some photoshopping so that may help.

    Thanks for your advice on the other stuff also! :D
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  4. miniexpresso said:
    Is the Asus motherboard better than the MSI motherboard or will it not make much of a difference? Cause i heard some raving comments on the Asus motherboard. O btw will be doing some photoshopping so that may help.

    Thanks for your advice on the other stuff also! :D

    Asus makes some great boards. Try this combo in that build.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884 Combo Price: $389.98
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Also here' some decent psu's that will run two of those 570's and still allow you juice to o/c.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256058 $149.99 - $134.99 after mail-in rebate
    SILVERSTONE ST85F-P 850W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024 $119.99
    Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply
  5. Thanks for helping me! The final build shall be:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.575884 Combo Price: $389.98
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371024 $119.99
    Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231274
    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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127552
    MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040
    Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM

    Total cost before anything: $1139.90


    and i would most probably be getting the monitor u recommended too. o by the way, do you think it'll be worth the money to upgrade to 8GB RAM instead of staying at 4?
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