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$1500 or less 2500k build

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March 27, 2011 7:54:42 AM

Somewhat apprehensive to try this again. I was going to try a build late last year based on the i7 950, but took the advice and waited on SB. Hopefully most of the bugs are gone and I am only risking my dignity and $1500!

Approximate Purchase Date: No huge hurry, 4-5 weeks at most

Budget Range: Less is more, under $1500 hopefully

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, general PC uses. Will be using photo shop to print and edit photos later. Of course internet.
No online gaming.

Parts Not Required: All I have is a broke Dimension 2350 and this key board. I will need to get a monitor also, but I may have to go over on the cost.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Where ever it is cheapest, online or walk in. Near Dallas so allot to choose from.

Country of Origin: U.S.A.

Parts Preferences: Intel???

Overclocking: Maybe, like the option, but never have

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, like the option also

Monitor Resolution: I have some leeway here, like to keep the viewable to 22" or less

Additional Comments: I want to be able to go into a store and get any game I want and be able to play it, for at least a month. I had my old PC (store bought) for 6 years with a little upgrading and as time went by things became limited. I realize that will happen again, but I hope to get the "basics" so I can have room to grow. I Hope you guys can help an "old" guy out. I work nights and games help me stay awake on my off day's

Only thing I'm pretty stuck on is the MB.



CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Model #:BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:SABERTOOTH P67(REV3)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Model #:012-P3-1570-AR
Item #:N82E16814130593
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler
Model #:SCMG-2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Do I need this??


HS: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Model #:RR-B10-212P-G1
Item #:N82E16835103065
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: IN WIN Maelstrom Black SECC(0.8~1.0mm) ATX Full Tower Computer Case LIKE A FULL TOWER
Model #:Maelstrom
Item #:N82E16811108190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:RC-922M-KKN1-GP
Item #:N82E16811119197
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
Model #:SH-S223L
Item #:N82E16827151188
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Model #:GFC-00599
Item #:N82E16832116754
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I think the OS will allow me to play allot of my old games?

It's either try to do it my self on here with you guy's or go "store bought" again, if I can do this, I think I will have a better machine. A little nervous about all the "it's not working" threads. LOL

Thanks in advance

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March 27, 2011 8:11:47 AM

Everything looks good so far, only problem i think you might run into is the Heatsink getting in the way of your G-Skill ripjaw ram especially if you ever decided to put ram on all 4 slots...

Although i think the Asus Sabertooth motherboard would look really nice with the Noctua heatsink with Noctua fans...since it has beige on the fans and motherboard :p 

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March 27, 2011 6:20:18 PM

Bignac80, Thanks for the reply.

I want to be able to add RAM later. I was going to get only 4gb of the g.skill (2x2, cheaper), but I was unclear on correct matching of RAM , I went to Asus QVL and G Skill web site, helped a little. maybe I can adjust something in the RAM Dept.

I will take a look at the Noctua too. I wasn't even sure if I need the heat sink?
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March 27, 2011 6:38:58 PM

This is the only one I found that specified LGA 1155



Noctua NH-C14 140mm x 2 SSO CPU Cooler
Model #:NH-C14
Item #:N82E16835608020
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Dimensions : Scythe.......130x100x158mm
Noctua.......105x140x160mm


Also case ok?? It was a surprisingly a hard decision..

GPU any advice here also?? I found this one too

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ideas??
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March 28, 2011 5:58:00 PM

Anyone?
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March 30, 2011 3:15:57 AM

Seriously!


Anyway thinking about the HD 6950 vs HD 6970 over the GTX 570 Fermi
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March 30, 2011 4:39:29 AM

I personally like the Cooler Master 690 II Advanced over the HAF 922. Its the same price but looks better (to me) and is all black with superior cable management....
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March 30, 2011 4:57:09 AM

majin ssj eric said:
I personally like the Cooler Master 690 II Advanced over the HAF 922. Its the same price but looks better (to me) and is all black with superior cable management....



Thanks, I haven't seen that one, I will check it out.

Thanks for the reply too, I was wondering if my thread had gone "invisible"
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