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March 5, 2011 4:53:43 AM
Anonymous
March 5, 2011 5:07:28 AM
March 5, 2011 5:25:45 AM
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March 5, 2011 5:41:21 AM

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The CPU is incompatible with the Motherboard
For LGA 1155 CPu's you require LGA 1155 Motherboards ie P67 or H67 Motherboards
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Embaressing....... Thanks. Would that be the MOBO you would suggest then? have to do some mroe shoppin it looks like.

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))


Budget Range: Around $1k


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Primarily


Parts Not Required: Accessories


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, I also get discount at Best buy (will likely get memory, PSU from there.


Country of Origin: US of A


Parts Preferences: Intil


Overclocking: Not Likely


SLI or Crossfire: Not likely


Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050


Anonymous
March 5, 2011 6:21:48 AM

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7... Power Supply
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
152$

NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
215$

XFX HD-695A-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 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...
275$ AR

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
230$

Total : 942$ AR

If u require 8 GB Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
45$ Extra
Total:997$ AR

SSd isnt a big necessity Grab one in two or three months or so when the prices drop
Buying 32 GB SSD is waste of Money


March 5, 2011 6:40:46 AM

You could try out my build in my siggy for 1000$, you don't need to get a 6950 1GB at your resolution. Or a 6950 2GB. Both of them lose out to the 560 Ti at that resolution (1680x1050) but beat it in 1920x1080 or higher.

Anonymous
March 5, 2011 8:57:19 AM

aznshinobi said:
You could try out my build in my siggy for 1000$, you don't need to get a 6950 1GB at your resolution. Or a 6950 2GB. Both of them lose out to the 560 Ti at that resolution (1680x1050) but beat it in 1920x1080 or higher.


The 6950 has more VRAM which makes it more futureproof than GTX 560Ti
March 5, 2011 12:08:58 PM

The problem is that right now most Sandy Bridge MBs are still back-order waiting for the B3 Cougar chipset (the one that fixes the bug). The only 2 companies that I've seen who has released them are MSI and Biostar, so not much choice; others like Asus have started the RMA process. If you can wait, for that price-point (~150$), I would suggest you wait for the new revision of the Asrock P67 Extreme4.
March 5, 2011 5:26:36 PM

New List. When are these MB's supposed to release?

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


ASUS EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


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


CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

March 5, 2011 7:41:39 PM

They are being released right now, but my guess is that most manufacturers give priority for RMA to customers who bought the B3 revision. No news as of when they will be available to new customers; pretty sure by the end of this month.
March 5, 2011 7:49:21 PM

You can do with a 600-650W PSU to run AMD graphics cards. 750W would be more then required.
March 5, 2011 8:02:10 PM

Total $987

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...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Just Cause 2 and mafia II included
March 5, 2011 8:07:04 PM

rlstoner2004 said:

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply



Why pay $100 for a 2nd tier PSU when the equivalent 1st tier (10.0 performance rating) PSU is same price ?

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

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

rlstoner2004 said:
ASUS EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


As others have said, the 560 Ti is the more solid performer.
Anonymous
March 6, 2011 2:17:43 AM

Check the benchmarks.The GTX 560Ti rocks only if overclocked.Well why recommended it since the OP i not likely going to overclock
March 9, 2011 1:33:16 AM

I think I have it nailed down. Thanks all for the help! 2 questions:

Looking for a wireless adapter card (internal). Recommendations? Theres a lot of bad reviews on all of them...

Anywhere to get Windows 7 for less than 100?
March 9, 2011 1:41:25 AM

You probably want to look at external ones. Internal ones are pretty meh because of drivers and just because it takes up more space than external ones. I've had no troubles with companies like Linksy and D-Link so those maybe which brand you want to look at. I personally use an external D-Link one.

If you have a friend who works @ the Microsoft store or just M-soft in general. They can get it for 30$. 50$ for ultimate and 40 for Pro. Well I mainly used this factor because I live in Seattle, which is where Microsoft is mainly around.
March 9, 2011 2:08:35 AM

I was tending towards the internal since it would seem they would be quicker, going straight to the MOBO. Wouldnt USB slow it down some?
March 9, 2011 3:22:32 AM

Not really. I mean you could think of it like that, but a good USB Wi-Fi adapter would fix that.
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