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April 4, 2011 8:07:23 AM

Hey guys, second attempt at posting sorry about the previous im new to forums so i read the rules a bit late :p 

Approximate Purchase Date: April 3.


Budget Range: 1500 max after rebates.


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing.


Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse, i guess a monitor can wait but id really like to upgrade with everything else if possible.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com so i can get everything on one receipt.


Country of Origin: U.S.


Parts Preferences: Unfortunately i kno little about specifics but il do my best in answering. Choosing between Intel i5 2500k and 2600k cpu's and not too sure at all about motherboard choice. As far as GPU's go ive always used Nvidia cards but Im not opposed to trying Radeon.


Overclocking: Yes.


SLI or Crossfire: Yes eventually.


Monitor Resolution: As high as the budget will take me :p 


Additional Comments: If its not painfully obvious already, I dont kno too much so suggestions and pointers in the right direction wud b appreciated, I know this is pretty vague compared to everyone elses posts sorry about that :D  im trying to learn as much about all this as I can through the whole process.

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April 4, 2011 8:28:52 AM

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Hey guys, second attempt at posting sorry about the previous im new to forums so i read the rules a bit late :p 


Don't worry, everyone is new sometime


Samwisegam said:
Monitor Resolution: As high as the budget will take me :p 


Does this mean that you need a monitor too? What about windows?
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April 4, 2011 8:50:08 AM

Yea, il need both as well. I'l pick up Windows 7 of course but I'm not too concerned between pro or the other choices. I was looking at a Hanns G 27.5 inch for 299 but that puts me over the limit a bit. So far this is wat im looking at..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

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

I'm not relly sure if I need that set of RAM or if I can go with a cheaper option?
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April 4, 2011 9:05:04 AM

I got the core components

CPU: Intel core i5-2500k

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth p67

Memory: G.skil Ripjaws X series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 CL7

Hard drive: Samsung F3R 1TB

Power Supply: Corsir HX 850W modular

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master hyper 212 Plus

Case: This can be very subjective depending on your priorities (cooling/weight/noise/expandability/size/lights etc) so I'll leave that out for now.

Graphics card: waiting for your reply so I know how much is left over.

Total so far:$849.94

Notes: The Asus P8P67 pro would be my first choice but newegg doesn't seem like they have it in stock. You could also replace the sabertooth with the P8P67 Deluxe if you want.

The samsung F3 1TB is also out of stock, get that if it is in stock when you go to buy.
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April 4, 2011 9:14:36 AM

Samwisegam said:
Yea, il need both as well. I'l pick up Windows 7 of course but I'm not too concerned between pro or the other choices. I was looking at a Hanns G 27.5 inch for 299 but that puts me over the limit a bit. So far this is wat im looking at..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

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

I'm not relly sure if I need that set of RAM or if I can go with a cheaper option?


The motherboard is fine, I have a personal preference for Asus boards.

That graphics card is 3 slots wide, I can't really tell by the picture but it looks like you can SLI them on that motherboard, maybe not on others. But you will be covering all the PCI and PCI-e x1 slots when you go SLI.
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April 4, 2011 9:20:37 AM

Alright this is actually looking really nice :D  Thanks for all ur help by the way..So all motherboards except the one u posted under motherboard are sold out, and it sounds trivial and stupid but I REALLY dont like the look of that motherboard. I guess it comes down to how long it usually takes them to get more in stock..if it takes a bit I can live with it :p  I replaced the Samsung with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
wich seems to b the same essential specs but im probably wrong hahaha. i have close to 800 left!
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April 4, 2011 10:14:16 AM

Oh I just remembered, I read somewhere that newegg isn't gonna put up any of the P67 motherboards up on the site until they replaced all the early adopters RMA. The motherboards had a fault, they fixed it now but i guess they are still handling the returns. I'm not sure how long you will have to wait.
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April 4, 2011 10:18:46 AM

Just need to change the motherboard - you will probably need to remove the middle HDD cage in the case is 2 hard drive bays enough?

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April 4, 2011 11:12:28 AM

$23 over budget after MIR - you could wait a day or two till someone else sees this thread. I don't live in the U.S. so I'm not up to date on newegg specials and promos but you can try finding bundles to save some money.



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April 5, 2011 4:31:29 PM

EVGA is well known for quality - that alongside the rebate that looks to be available in the screenshot there is probably why he chose them.

I would also recommend EVGA and take a look at the this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the $20 mail in rebate put its about the same price as your asus card there, but you also get a lifetime warranty (just make sure you register the card).


As for your motherboard - granted they are out of stock on the ASUS boards right now, but my personal experience would say just to wait for them to get back in stock. Either that or consider a gigabyte board - they look to be reviewed very well right now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yea the price is a little higher, but I'm one to think its worth paying a little more to assure the quality and longevity of your system.
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April 5, 2011 8:00:30 PM

As far as a GPU goes..check this one out. It's $100 less, but performs close to the 570, and you can unlock the extra shaders and give it a small overclock, essentially turning it into an HD 6970.
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