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OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex Series SATA II Solid State Drive (Black) OCZSSD2-1VTX60G

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366 Desktop Processor (been reading mixed reviews, but it's $297)

Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850-Watt HX Professional Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

Cooler Master HAF 932 High Air Flow ATX Full Tower Case Black - (RC-932-KKN1-GP)

Gigabyte LGA1366 SATA3 ATI CrossFireX ATX Motherboard GA-X58A-UD3R

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Windows XP; DVD-ROM

Ok guys. New to this forum, be gentle. I want to try my hand at building a pc. I guess i am tired of trying to buy one that works for me. These are all the components i believe i have decided on. I think going by what i have read, i did well so far. The only things i am things i am going back and forth on are the video card, a or 2 hdd and RAM. There are just so many choices. Games are important, but not the only thing. I want to be able to play Doom 3 (maxed if possible) as i have had it for years and never been able to play it out of low, diablo 3, rts's.....etc. any input or opinions would be gratly appreciated. Thanks fgor your time
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  1. Also.......there is a W7 Premium Builder pack. It's $80 cheaper. I don't think i would need to transfer the license ever. I should be able to get a year or so out of my build, yeah?
  2. Fill out the form in the sticky, link in my sig.

    What other uses besides gaming is this rig for?

    I'd recommend going with at least an 80gb SSd.

    You really don't need a 850W psu unless you're using 2 gtx 480's or 3 of some other card.

    Regardless, the XFX Black edition 850 w is cheaper and better.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001&Tpk=xfx%20850

    Mobo wise, asus sabertooth is cheaper and functions the same unless you're using 3 or more GPU's.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665&cm_re=asus_sabertooth_x58-_-13-131-665-_-Product

    HAF 932 is stupidly big. You can just go with the 922, it's already large as most other full tower cases. You can buy the 932 side fan and add it in yourself to the 922 if you want it. They're the same thing despite specs being listed as different.
  3. Sorry if I am posting wrong. Im not so much worried about size or anything like that. What I want to be prepared for is that if I do get into more gaming on the pc I want to be able to do so. Money not so big a deal.
  4. yerfdog79 said:
    Sorry if I am posting wrong. Im not so much worried about size or anything like that. What I want to be prepared for is that if I do get into more gaming on the pc I want to be able to do so. Money not so big a deal.


    I'l give you an idea of what your build could look like in March or early April.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2010/Gaming-Left-4-Dead,2432.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/296542-28-sandy-bridge-review

    http://www.guru3d.com/news/core-i5-2500k--core-i7-2600k-processor-review/

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i5-2600k-i5-2500k-and-core-i3-2100-tested

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/03/intel-sandy-bridge-review/1

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 $99.98 FREE SHIPPING
    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=N82E16817371025 $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157217 $152.99
    ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.584425 Combo Price: $238.98
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel
    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=N82E16820231416 $104.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363 $249.99
    GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177 $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
    LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.591429 Combo Price: $159.98 FREE SHIPPING
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

    Total: $1,113.89 *not including shipping, rebates, etc..
  5. Best answer
    You should still fill out the form in the sticky.

    Budget wise we can give you a budget gaming build for $600 or a eyefinity/3d vision gaming build for $3000...so we need a slightly narrower range as well rest of the questions in sticky answered.
  6. Best answer selected by yerfdog79.
  7. I would recommend a WD Black hard drive instead of the SSD. A 640 or 750 is pretty fast. It is hard to tell much difference in speed when you have a fast processor. I'll agree with the above that a 60GB SSD is not big enough anyway, you should go at least 80GB. You would still want a separate hard drive to use for storage, so you could start with it and see how happy you are with it.

    The 850W power supply is probably more than you need, depending on video card configuration. You should see the periodic articles that Tom's posts about "best video cards for the money", and determine what level of video card you want. If you end up with a pair of big cards then an 850W power supply might be appropriate, with lesser video cards you could scale the power supply down a bit.
  8. I'm guessing at about a $1400 build based upon your original selections. In an 1155 build, this would have a similar budget ($1387). SB components links are obviously suspended till products return.

    Case - $100 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103072
    PSU - $100 - XFX Black Edition 750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681720700
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $100 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324
    GFX - $250 - Asus GTX 560 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121424
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - $210 - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227590
    DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135221
    OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Pre http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758


    If ya add $100, get the 570 and a Black Edition 850 PSU.
  9. Went with my list. Got everything tues and yesterday. Was a lot of fun. Everyhthing running great. I did get 6 gb of Dominator RAM and an MSI Cyclone Geforce GTX460. I know it;s an old game but doom 3 looks great at max res and graphics. No stutter, i haveb't seen that before....lol. Now i want to build a computer for my office, just cause it was fun. Thank you all for your input. I think this might be an addiction.
  10. Feel free to lay into me. I take criticism well.

    Motherboard: Gigabyte LGA1366 SATA3 ATI CrossFireX ATX Motherboard GA-X58A-UD3R

    CPU: Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366 Desktop Processor

    RAM: Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB 3 x 2 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Core i7 Memory Kit X2

    GPU: MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5/OC 1GB Overclocked Graphics Card

    HDD: OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex Series SATA II Solid State Drive (Black) OCZSSD2-1VTX60G
    Western Digital 640 GB Caviar Black SATA 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD6402AAEX

    Disc Drive: Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

    Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850-Watt HX Professional Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit System Builder 1pk

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 High Air Flow ATX Full Tower Case Black - (RC-932-KKN1-GP)

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6GT 220-Watt CPU Cooler RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 (noisy, oops!)


    CPU 4.2ghz ATM. Still learning. Don't think i should go any higher on air

    GPU 850mhz Core 1700mhz Shader 1800mhz Memory

    Did Intel Burn Test on max temps in the around 80c all four cores on air.

    Like i said, lay into me.
  11. Not bad...nice o/c :)

    I might have made a few changes though...

    This RAM here...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226181 $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998983

    And this psu here...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003 $129.99 - $99.99 after mail-in rebate
    XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    And with the money saved...moved up to a gtx 560 like this factory o/c one down below...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565 $249.99
    MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  12. thanks for the input. To get the OC i used ET6 and just tweaked that a little until it crashed then backed off. The smart overclcocker didn't change any voltages as i have read some do. So just those couple things you would change. Good to know. i also want to sli video cards. nvidea says as long as they are the same class, manufacturer doesn't matter. i.e. and msi 460 gtx and say a evga 460 gtx. and does the memory have to be the same. the main reason is i want to see how all this stuff works and get an understanding of it all.
  13. Painted the inside of the case flat black. Took the red fan out of the front and replaced it with a blue one. Makes it look not so mean. Waiting to see some green 200 mm's somewhere. I like black and green. Makes that big case look not so empty inside. Let me know if anyone wants to see. My first build just needs some clean up inside (cable management and such.) Thanks again. I have gotten a lot of good info from these forums.
  14. yerfdog79 said:
    Painted the inside of the case flat black. Took the red fan out of the front and replaced it with a blue one. Makes it look not so mean. Waiting to see some green 200 mm's somewhere. I like black and green. Makes that big case look not so empty inside. Let me know if anyone wants to see. My first build just needs some clean up inside (cable management and such.) Thanks again. I have gotten a lot of good info from these forums.


    Would be great to see pics of builds the community helped with.
  15. Not too shabby. I did a build with with the haf 932 about 2 years ago. I dont care for the case and the cable management, but hey it is a good case.


  16. Nice. I am thinking about getting another MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5/OC 1GB for mine and maybe getting a new case. Maybe the Azza HURRICAN 2000 Full Tower. I dunno yet
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