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My build so far: $1300 budget

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March 16, 2011 1:06:45 AM

Im currently waiting to get my gaming rig, here is a quick rundown of what I am planning to get:
Mobo:D eciding wich one to get (Wait for Z64 maybe?)
Psu:Antec truepower 750w 80 plus bronze
Ram:G skill sniper 8gb
HDD:Samsung spinpoint f3 1tb
CPU:I5-2500k
GPU:Radeon 6950 2gb (Flash to 6970? go for a 560 ti instead? Still havent decided wich one to get)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 or Cooler master Haf X (I dont know if all my components will fit on the haf 922 but I dont want to have a huge case)
Asus 23 monitor 1920*1080
Windows 7 home premium OEM

Any advice/change would be appreciated and I have a $1300 budget for everything without speakers before rebates.
Also planning to add another video card in a year


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March 16, 2011 4:52:06 AM

That Asrock mother board down below will be on newegg within the next two weeks for the same price as listed down below.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tow... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RC-922M-KKN1-GP HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67-EX4&tit... $153.99
ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA1155/ Intel P67/ DDR3/ Quad SLI & Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard - P67 EXTREME4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$8.00 Combo Price: $241.98
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$15.00 Combo Price: $329.98
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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... $17.99 FREE SHIPPING
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $149.98 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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 - $179.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1

Total: $1,273.89 *not including rebates, shipping, etc...

http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.htm... <----- Look for the B3 Stepping Chipset Logo/Sticker on the new boards

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bri... <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards :) 

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... <----- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard

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March 16, 2011 10:32:25 AM

Agree wityh Why_Me - do not wait for Z68.
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March 16, 2011 2:01:53 PM

Wait for Z68 only if you plan on doing lots of video transcoding using software that support QuickSync or SSD caching has any value to you (won't to most people if you ask me).

I would also wait for Z68 if I didn't need a discrete GPU, but still wanted to OC.
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March 16, 2011 7:40:07 PM

Im leaning more toward the radeon 6950 2gb, but will it fit the HAF 922 or should I get a full tower instead?
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March 16, 2011 7:56:34 PM

The HAF 922 will fit any video card, including the 6950. Get it and unlock it!
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March 16, 2011 9:24:49 PM

eloric said:
The HAF 922 will fit any video card, including the 6950. Get it and unlock it!

But im planning another 6950 in the future, will it still fit?
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