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March 5, 2011 11:49:23 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Just waiting on the Asrock mb to be released and then I will purchase!


Budget Range: I'd rather spend a little less but 1200 is the end of the road for my budget.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (HoN, Minecraft, SC2, Metro 2033), Schoolwork, surfing the internet & watching movies. I am also considering doing some video editing this summer.


Parts Not Required: I need everything other than a mouse and headphones.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, wherever I can do this the cheapest!

Country of Origin: U.S.


Parts Preferences: Performance to price ratio!


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe further down the road


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 preferred

ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA1155
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67-EX4&tit...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

Keyboard is personal preference but the one I picked came out to 50 and my total at the moment is: 1232 with shipping

I'm a little over my budget but that is okay. I'm really just looking for a little wisdom from the gurus that post on this forum! :-)

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March 5, 2011 11:52:51 PM

Forgot to mention, I have an OS so no OS purchase necessary.
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March 6, 2011 1:07:45 AM

I JUST purchased almost the same exact system except I am getting an XFX 6950 2 GB and my PSU was also XFX Black Edition 750w. That's the only difference! You should be well under $1200 with that, as you don't need an OS ($100) Everything looks good though...

Freaking MOBO's need to come NOW! Although I did take a chance and ordered what appeared to be an Asus P8P67 Deluxe <b3> MOBO from Amazon when the prices were all screwed up. I even e-mailed the company and they said it was in fact that motherboard. We shall see when it gets here next Friday... if it's wrong I just send it back!

Sorry to hijack your thread...

EDIT: I'm not sure what state you are in, but in NJ, I get charged tax from Newegg. I ended up buying a lot of my stuff from amazon, since it was free shipping and no tax. FYI
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March 6, 2011 7:12:25 PM

I live in Maine but I appreciate the consideration. I almost bought the 6950 to flash it to 6970 like everyone else seems to but I just couldn't justify spending the extra 40 or so dollars it was. Will there really be that big of a difference in performance?

Asus supposedly started shipping their b3 stepping mobos March 1st.
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March 6, 2011 7:28:19 PM

It's whichever your prefer really between the 6950 and the 560. I went back and forth between them both. The extra VRAM seems useful plus I think the 6950 has faster memory. But it will run hotter. And I think it's a little bigger. I'm doing 1080P so I figured the extra RAM would be worth it, lower resolutions are better for the 560. I won't be flashing it to a 6970 because I heard the VRAM timings could brick the card, but I will be unlocking the shaders and overclocking it. Also going with XFX because they have a double lifetime warranty and you can remove the cooler and replace the thermal compound without voiding the warranty.
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