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February 18, 2011 8:54:57 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:Between now and April


Budget Range:1,000-1,400


System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies


Parts Not Required: i am taking my ATI 5850, 1tb WD green, and Soundblaster card from my old computer


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I like newegg.com


Country of Origin:USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Sandy bridge for the future


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

CASE :
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER:
COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB:
Asus p8p67 Deluxe
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=FpufhQASBFHNvccl

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PS:
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermal Paste:
IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound - 1.5 gram
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/ic-diamond-7-carat-therm...

Additional Comments: Put some after market fans in http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....
I like the red LED i need helping finding a good 140mm exhaust fan that is red too. I f you now anything else that is red LED and looks neat in case that would be great too.

This time putting together a computer by my self. Dell can keep there money. My friend is going to help me with it he know what he is doing. I just need to know if i am getting something i do not need. I am trying to keep a red led color through out the build. Thanks for the help

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February 18, 2011 9:04:14 PM

Check out my 1000$ build or my 1250-1500$ build. You don't need a V6 GT the Hyper 212+ woill be fine, the age of highend air coolers is gone because 32nm runs so cool.

Builds in my siggy.
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February 18, 2011 9:19:35 PM

The Silent Pro Series doesn't impress w/ 8.0 and 8.5 performance ratings. Given the rest of the components, I'd use one of the following pairings:

Antec DF-85 ($160) w/ CP-850 ($120)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HAF-X ($200) w/ XFX Black Edition 850 ($120)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both PSU's above get 10.0 performance ratings at jonnyguru.com

The CTX form factor CP is physically bigger and quieter than standard ATX PSU's. Having built with both pairings above, I much prefer the Antec combo but case selection can be highly subjective.

The V6 GT is now available at killer price. At $49 it takes away the attraction for the Mugen 2. I'd use SHin Etsu over the IC Diamond tho.

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

Here's their relative performance:

Innovative Cooling Seven Carat Diamond Carbon/Aluminum Oxide High / Thick 38.20°C A-
Shin-Etsu MicroSi G751 Aluminum Oxide Moderate 37.55°C A+

If using an aftermarket cooler, I'd skip any RAM with the tall heat sinks so as to avoid issues w/ clearances to CPU cooler......about the only think they have to do with cool is "looking cool" .... today's RAM doesn't need heat sinks, they have just been retained for "wow appeal". Also, if willing to go $140 for CAS 8, I'd move up to CAS 7 for $15 more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 18, 2011 10:31:23 PM

Lots of changes I can see on that build. No sense going with a 800w+ psu if your not going to use dual vid cards...same with that mobo. One PCI-E slot is all you need. Cut the cost on the h/s, case, cpu, psu, mobo, that over priced RAM, and then use the money saved to get a new vid card and monitor. btw the h/s in this build comes with decent thermal compound...so no need to buy more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W 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.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Pro3 $123.99 @ newegg
ASRock P67 Pro3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $238.98 FREE SHIPPING
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=N82E168... $99.99 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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $159.99 - $149.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING $15 off w/ promo code EMCKHJK25, ends 2/16
Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ASCR 10,000,000:1

$1,032.92 *not including shipping, rebates, etc...

***Or you can switch out the psu and gpu in that build with these two items down below....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W 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=N82E168... $339.99 (Before $30.00 Mail-In Rebate) FREE SHIPPING
PNY VCGGTX570XPB GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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February 20, 2011 1:39:19 PM

thanks for the advice but my wife suprised me and bought everything on my wish list.
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February 27, 2011 2:31:24 PM

Best answer selected by mossie.
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