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March 3, 2011 10:43:53 PM

Hello,

I've been using the same computer for almost 5 years now and I am desperately in need of an upgrade. I found this on newegg today and was wondering if it was a good deal, and if all the parts would work together.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

On their site they say:

Newegg.com cannot guarantee the compatibility of Combo items. Please contact the manufacturer(s) directly if you have issues or concerns regarding compatibility.

Which causes me to be a bit apprehensive. But I can see it also as some legal mumbo jumbo that when stuff doesn't go your way, it isn't their fault...

Thank you for your time!

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March 3, 2011 10:52:59 PM

Hello davecs;
After 5 years you deserve a new system. You'll be surprised how much you'll get for your money these days.

That's a nice set of parts. It's missing Windows 7 which adds another $100.
Want to see a nice Sandy Bridge option for around the same price?
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March 3, 2011 10:57:28 PM

It's like a here and there kind of build. Somethings are nice, but somethings could be changed for improvement. Newegg has terrible whole build combos. They give you the most expensive option possible so in reality, you save no money at all. They trick you. Example, Samsung F3 1TB Newegg = 55$ The HDD they use 70$ for same size and maybe equal performance. That's 15$ right there.

Then they give you kingston ram which is really expensive on Newegg. For the 10$ less you could get some Ripjaws.

You could get a Asrock 870 Extreme3 which will do the same job for 60$ cheaper.

Anyways, you should check out my build in my siggy for 600$. IT's pretty much similar to that build with some exceptions (actually alot of exceptions) Assuming you have a larger budget you could also get a 955 instead.
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March 3, 2011 11:11:24 PM
March 3, 2011 11:26:01 PM

Adding in OS, you're at $945. This is $987 and will give you frame rates 25-35% faster. Plus everything is sized to fit a 2nd GFX card. CPU can be OC'd to 4.5 Ghz w/ stock cooler.

Case - $55 - Antec 300 Illusion http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $65 - XFX 650 W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $40 - (2 x 2GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $250 - EVGA GTX 560 Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $160 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SSD - - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 0GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - Included - Win 7-64 Home Pre In combo w/ Hard Drive
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March 3, 2011 11:30:30 PM

^ That's a bit unrealistic. I give the stock cooler up to 4.2ghz (not a huge difference but) on a standard grade CPU.
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March 3, 2011 11:55:43 PM

Would OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W be able to run this system? I am looking to build a new pc as well and this is the PSU I currently have in my old system.


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March 4, 2011 12:01:54 AM

^ It might run most likely it won't run the 6870 but a 6850 may work. I wouldn't trust it though. But I'm not a good power supply person.
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March 4, 2011 12:13:02 AM

I'd have no problem saying go ahead and use it. It's not a top PSU but it's got enough juice to do the job.
Sapphire website recommends a '500W' PSU and that covers budget and average PSUs.


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March 4, 2011 8:18:00 PM

Thank you all for your rapid replies and assistance...definitely a lot of help...I'll have to start ordering stuff tonight. =D
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March 4, 2011 8:27:31 PM

I also appreciate the help, ordered mine last night for $675 shipped which I was very happy with :D 
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March 4, 2011 8:35:04 PM

Be sure to let us know how things work out.

Here is a Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC

Look over the forum's "System won't boot" checklist to see some of the common build errors and how to avoid them.

-> The usual advice; read the manual / install guide; look at the parts, read the manual again and if everything makes sense and looks right - then go ahead with the install.

While you're waiting you can download the online version of the motherboard manual and start getting familiar with it. Same for the other parts you want to order if they have install guides or manuals available.
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March 4, 2011 11:31:28 PM

Still doing research as of right now, as dropping almost 1000 dollars is a bit decision. I'm reading a lot about the Sandy Bridge processors being able to give 30% more processing ability than what is currently out. However, it seems they messed it up and had to do a recall (oops)...What kind of wait is this throwing on the gear? And since its brand new, which normally means expensive, what is the price of a decent build machine you can make with this? Thanks again guys =d
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March 4, 2011 11:39:14 PM

It was the motherboards which had an engineering issue with the SATA 3GB/s controllers/
The CPUs themselves are fine. We're starting to see the new motherboard versions B3 starting to arrive - so far in limited makes and models - now.

Just above you saw 2 versions of a Sandy Bridge build. My suggestion @ ~$809 is one you could get today and JackNaylorPE posted one for a suggested ~$987 that's still waiting on the MB to arrive back in stock.
About what you were considering with that combo deal in your first post.
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March 4, 2011 11:42:03 PM

Also aznshinobi suggested a $600 alternative he posted above that wasn't using Sandy Bridge, going with a different AMD option.
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March 4, 2011 11:43:55 PM

I just posted the original build because its something I found off of newegg without really doing too much research. With the knowledge here it seems there are a lot of other options available for a better price. So I was just wondering on that front.
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March 4, 2011 11:49:50 PM

I was curious what kind of company biostar is, I couldnt find many reviews or information on the mobo in your build WR2.
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March 4, 2011 11:59:07 PM

Alright, I just built this on newegg and it looks good to go to me. Anyone with some insight i'd sure like to hear, thanks!

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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video Card

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...
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NVIDIA Free Just Cause 2 + Mafia II Coupon

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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231314
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Kingston DataTraveler G3 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Orange) Model DTIG3/2GBZ

Kingston DataTraveler G3 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Orange) Model DTIG3/2GBZ
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MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130574
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
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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
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
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March 5, 2011 12:08:57 AM

That format is super hard to read.
It looks like you might be missing a DVD burner? and a copy of Windows 7?
What did that come out to?
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March 5, 2011 12:10:40 AM

Ah yea, I do need a rom...OS isn't that big of a deal I'm a student right now so I get it cheap....So far it is up to almost 1000.
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March 5, 2011 12:12:27 AM

@ RyanR;
Biostar probably doesn't the respect they deserve.
Asus, Gigabyte and lately Asrock are ones people think of first.

Not many reviews out yet on the H67 boards. The P67 high end has had the majority of reviews. THG: P67 Motherboard Roundup: Nine $150-200 Boards
The Biostar TP67XE did really well up against the competition.
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March 5, 2011 12:14:03 AM

It might be a good idea to close out this long topic & start a new one with just the parts you'd like to get and ask for final opinions on those.
Clean up the format a bit and you'll help out those people looking over your build.
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March 5, 2011 12:15:48 AM

ASUS 24X Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3LT LightScribe Support - OEM
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) 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
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power

Comes out to 984.92

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March 5, 2011 12:25:06 AM

CPU/MB/RAM - CPU cooler for the K model overclocking?
HDD/ODD/GPU - Are you planning on 2x GTX 560 Ti at any time? Video card overclocking?
Case/PSU


THG: Looked at the MSI P67A-GD65 and it did well against the other P67 boards.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-motherboard-rou...
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March 5, 2011 12:43:21 AM

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