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$1000-$1500 Gaming PC

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March 30, 2011 5:25:10 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: N/A

Budget Range: $1000-$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movie, Photoshop, Music, School Work

Parts Not Required: OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.com, www.amazon.com, and www.tigerdirect.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I would like to use an Intel CPU, ASUS MOBO, and Full Tower Case

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. If yes, SLI.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC.

COMPUTER PART LIST:

MOBO

Asus Maximus IV Extreme - $364.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

Asus P8P67 Deluxe - $239.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

Asus P8P67-M PRO - $149.99
No link yet.

OR

Asus Sabertooth P67 - $219.99
http://www.amazon.com/SABERTOOTH-P67-REV-3-0-Motherboar...

RAM

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

G.Skill Ripjaws X series 4GB - $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU

Intel Sandy Bridge 2600K - Around $175 (my cousin works in Intel)

GPU

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 1280MB - $349.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 1536MB - $499
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HEATSINK

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140 SSO CPU Cooler - $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...[


MONITOR - I have a tough time to pick good one...

Resolution: 1920x1080
Screen Size: 22" and up
LED BackLight: Yes
Contrast Ratio: Uh, very high
Response Time: 4 or less
Connectors: HDMI, D-Sub, and DVI-D
Manufacturer: Samsung, ASUS, ACER, or ViewSonic

PSU

Antec EarthWatts EA650 640W - $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD

Intel X25-M SSD 2.5 80GB Around $109.29 (My cousin works at Intel)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE

Antec ATX Full Tower Gaming Case, Twelve Hundred V3 - $159.99
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Gaming-Twelve-Hundred-V3/dp...

OR

Anec Hundred Streel ATX Utimate Gamer PC Case - $99.99
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Nine-Hundred-Steel-Ultimate...

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March 30, 2011 5:28:24 AM

I have 1TB WD and OS, BTW. I will probably use two monitors in the near future. I am not sure if I want to buy GTX 590. AMD cards are good, but I read some comments that AMD cards runs hotter.
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March 31, 2011 3:25:11 AM

Hmm, anybody who helps me out?
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March 31, 2011 3:40:42 AM

Gamey said:
Hmm, anybody who helps me out?

I'l post a build on here in a bit. Those mobo's are over priced and not even close in comparison. One is a mATX board, another is made for tri SLI, and the middle board is just that...not great, and not bad, but spendy. The psu is good for one card, and one card only, yet you have boards posted that are for dual and tri vid card set ups. The CM V8 is a dog of a cooler, and not worth the money to pay it's postage, etc... With that budget of yours I'l get fit in two factory over clocked gtx 560's and a decent monitor.

btw, if this is a gaming build, forget the 2600K. That's not for gaming, that's for apps that utilize hyper threading. 2500K ftw in regards to gaming.
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March 31, 2011 4:28:53 AM

This build is set up so you can add another one of those 570's later on for SLI.

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Gaming-Twelve-Hundred-V3/dp... $159.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec ATX Full Tower Gaming Case, Twelve Hundred V3 (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99
XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $224.99 FREE SHIPPING
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

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $28.43 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$15.00 Combo Price: $434.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $414.98
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X 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 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - 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: $1,398.34 *not including shipping, rebates, etc..

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/news/events/201102ex/warranty.htm... <----- Asrock two year warranty
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April 1, 2011 2:46:19 AM

Hmm, I see. Thanks for helping me out. Well, I honestly am not sure about Asrock MOBO until I read these reviews. Not bad.

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