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January 20, 2011 3:16:03 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: The next week or so.


Budget Range: 900 before rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing, downloading


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any site thats reputable


Country of Origin: US


Parts Preferences: by brand or type 2500k processor after that I don't really care as long as its decent

Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Not right now


Additional Comments: Like the side panel view towers need a monitor would like at least a 20"

So far but not sure exactly what PSU to use and I am already over budget by 10 with no PSU. Also am not sure about a sapphire GPU not sure of their quality I want something that is going to last. The price does not have to include shipping.


Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 369.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24LS50 LightScribe Support 19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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January 20, 2011 7:48:32 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99
COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $334.98
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 FREE SHIPPING $154.99 after mail-in rebate card
SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS 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 Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $42.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $149.99 FREE SHIPPING
Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 12,000,000:1 (ACM)

Total: $889.91 *not including rebates, shipping, etc...

Later on when you get more $, get these two items down below so that you can over clock. ..and probably add some case fans while your at it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=s9_simh... $27.96 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $6.99 FREE SHIPPING
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound
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January 20, 2011 11:08:09 AM

Will 4gb ram be enough though??? That is my only concern and how good of quality is the sapphire because I can get a gigabyte or ASUS GPU for the same price if I build it this way
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January 20, 2011 3:01:50 PM

atypicallemon said:
Will 4gb ram be enough though??? That is my only concern and how good of quality is the sapphire because I can get a gigabyte or ASUS GPU for the same price if I build it this way

If your primary use for this is gaming... 4 gigs with the option to add 4 more should be fine imo. On the vid card....they were all priced about the same, I just added that one. Any vid card of your choice will do. XFX has great warranty's.
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January 20, 2011 3:08:56 PM

Dunno where you store your downloads. Mine is on a server. If 500GB is enough for you, get the F4 which is cheaper & faster:

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

Sapphire quality is as good as any other Taiwan-based gpu manufacturers. However, their tech support is nearly non-existent. They do reply emails, but that's about it. XFX is one of the best in terms of tech support & warranty (double lifetime). If you plan on keeping the card for a long while, it's worth the extra for a better card.
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January 20, 2011 7:21:47 PM

the only problem i see that is the vid card takes 2x6 pin power connectors and this one only has 1
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January 21, 2011 10:25:34 AM

Not a problem at all. New gpus come with at least one molex-to-pci-e power adapter. That 6850 does. Also, the Antec psu comes with 2 x PCI-E power connectors.
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January 22, 2011 3:07:17 PM

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