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March 29, 2011 7:40:54 AM

Hey all, first of all I would like to thank everyone for this great forum. I went from knowing absolutely nothing to knowing enough to build my first system. I have made a final list and would like to know about any compatibility issues. My final cost comes out to be 999$ after rebate, which seems kind of perfect but will definitely take suggestions to replace any components.

My number one priority is to future-proof this for at least the next 3-4 years. I am not a heavy gamer or anything and will probably start gaming for the first time with this build.

*The following prices do include tax and shipping.


CPU - Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 $290.59

MOBO - Asus P8P67 Pro LGA 1155 $197.18

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) $108.24

HSF - Hyper 212 Plus Universal CPU Cooler $30.58

HDD - Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $65.54

PSU - XFX XXX Edition P1-650X-CAG9 650W - 102.83 - 30rebate = $72.83

GPU - SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 129.89 - 20rebate = $109.89

DVD - Samsung 22X DVD+R SATA DVD Burner with Lightscribe Technology $24.03

CASE - RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 70.35 - 15 = $55.35

Kingwin Anti-Static wrist strap $4.36

Wireless Router w/nas - ASUS WL-520gU 802.11b/g 48.7 - 10rebate = $38.7

Couple of issues to address, please address them if you can. Thank you!

I was only going to get 1600 ram but got the 1866 for the same price so I got that.

I am still unsure about the case.

Should I spend extra for the deluxe p67?

Is there a better alternative for my hsf with thermal compound pre-applied?

Any compatibility issues?

Is there a way to fit in an ssd or should I wait for the prices to drop even more?

Anyone know of a cheap card reader for the 5.25 bay?

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March 29, 2011 9:50:11 AM

If gaming is where you are heading... On a similar budget I'd look changing your CPU to the i5 2500K & a 4GB DDR3 1600 kit.

CPU = $245
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM =$50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the money saved there, look at a better GPU. See if you can stretch to the 6950

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

Case for similar dollars. I like the Antec 300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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March 29, 2011 3:19:26 PM

if the only thing you are going to be really doing is gaming it would be better to get the i5 2500k. it has the same performance and is overclockable as the i7.

dont downgrade to 4gb or ram, spending the extra $40 to get double the amount is worth it in the long run.

have you looked at the HAF 922? for about $20 more you can get a very nice case with a good amount of airflow.

if you dont plan on SLI/Xfire in the future you can get this mobo for $130

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


also i would try to get a newer videocard. the 5770 is good, but in about a year or so you are going to want something more powerful.
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March 29, 2011 3:32:46 PM

I agree with blak0ut the HAF 922 is a very nice case I just did a build with it this last weekend, tons of space with good cord management and it comes with 3 fans for good airflow from the get go with room for additional fans.

As far as P8P67 Pro Vs. Deluxe I would imagine that you will be just fine with the Pro if you want to compare the two in more detail check out this thread, it has a nice side by side comparison, there are really very few differences.

For those wondering about ASUS P8P67 Pro Vs. Deluxe
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March 29, 2011 3:35:11 PM

The latest $1000 SBM build on this site would be a better build. It uses a 2500K + HD 6950. As others stated above, this would be better all around build.
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March 29, 2011 3:38:10 PM

Overall you have a solid build. While I haven’t heard of anything 3 to 4 years down the road, as far as software goes right now the best that most games will support is 3 threads (there are a few that will support more but not many). So if gaming is your plan you should be safe in the short term with the Intel® Core™ I5 2500K and its support for 4 threads.
Now one area I don’t see listed on your build is an SSD. For boot and access time SSDs can make a real difference on performance. Since you are using a P67 based board I would take a look at the Intel Solid State Drive 510 SATA 3 (6Gbit) 120GB drive.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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March 29, 2011 5:41:44 PM

Best answer selected by crazynuts16.
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March 29, 2011 5:50:37 PM

Thanks. I looked at the 510, and it seems a little too expensive for my budget. Is there a drive you can recommend for around 100$ to be used mainly as a boot drive?

IntelEnthusiast said:
Overall you have a solid build. While I haven’t heard of anything 3 to 4 years down the road, as far as software goes right now the best that most games will support is 3 threads (there are a few that will support more but not many). So if gaming is your plan you should be safe in the short term with the Intel® Core™ I5 2500K and its support for 4 threads.
Now one area I don’t see listed on your build is an SSD. For boot and access time SSDs can make a real difference on performance. Since you are using a P67 based board I would take a look at the Intel Solid State Drive 510 SATA 3 (6Gbit) 120GB drive.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team

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March 29, 2011 5:58:46 PM

crazynuts16 said:
Thanks. I looked at the 510, and it seems a little too expensive for my budget. Is there a drive you can recommend for around 100$ to be used mainly as a boot drive?



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

Newegg is having a deal on this SSD. Good reviews. You just need to know what you are doing with it (no defragging, read up on proper SSD maintenance, etc)
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March 29, 2011 6:41:54 PM

has better reviews for a little bit more money. Go with the one you found if you can swing it.
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March 29, 2011 6:50:56 PM

Yeah, I found the same one on tigerdirect for 127.99 and no tax :) 

and also for 119.99 at micro center.

Should I get the 2500k and this ssd or just spend extra on the 2600k?

disabledteacher said:
has better reviews for a little bit more money. Go with the one you found if you can swing it.

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March 29, 2011 6:53:13 PM

stick with the 2500k. I see over by overclock and other places that it seems the preferred one. Plus if you mean to overclock it does it make that much of a difference?

Save the money and throw it into something else.
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March 30, 2011 9:00:04 AM

Blak0ut said:


dont downgrade to 4gb or ram, spending the extra $40 to get double the amount is worth it in the long run.



Could not disagree with you more. In a build of this budget that $40 is much better invested in the GPU. In upgrading from 4 to 8 GB of RAM for gaming the performance improvement is minimal.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-module-upgra...

An older article, but the results stand.

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March 30, 2011 9:02:51 AM

I agree, but this is not a gaming build. My number one concern is to future proof it as much as possible for the next 3-4 years. And i do believe that i would end up upgrading to 8gb in a year max.


Formata said:
Could not disagree with you more. In a build of this budget that $40 is much better invested in the GPU. In upgrading from 4 to 8 GB of RAM for gaming the performance improvement is minimal.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-module-upgra...

An older article, but the results stand.

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March 30, 2011 11:13:58 AM

I wont argue with you! Your mind is made up. Enjoy your 8GB of RAM and have fun putting together your system :) 
From a 'future proofing' perspective in a $1000 build I wouldn't recommend the 5770, and replacing it will be a lot more expensive than upgrading your memory!
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