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Need to build new PC ASAP!!! $1000-1500

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April 10, 2011 8:08:35 AM

Hello,
i need to build me a new pc asap... i built 1 a day ago and ended up returning everything... went to frys got all of the following but wasnt happy.. btw ram failed then hd failed then mobo(gotta love frys)..i still kept building when done wasnt happy at all.

budget: $1000-1500
country: USA
overclocking: NO
parts not required: monitor.keyboard.mouse.speakers


-AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition
-16gb ddr3-1600 Kingston HyperX
-128GB SATA II (ssd) Kingston SSDNow V100
-Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
-xfx hd-6850 black edition
-GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H (mobo)
-plextor dvd burner 24x
-CORSAIR TX850 V2 850W PS
-COOLER MASTER HAF 912

anyways this pc is gonna be used for a lot of graphic work in photoshop and gaming... i even thought of buying something built off hp or something but its not the same... i really appreciate any help i can get...

please let me know what you think of the build and what you would build.. i am open to amd or intel

thanks

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April 10, 2011 3:15:55 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288 <------ AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE vs Intel Core i5 2500K

This build is set up so that you can add another one of those factory over clocked gtx 560's later on for SLI.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-RC-922M-KKN1-... $99.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case, RC-922M-KKN1-GP (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Truepower-TP-750-BLUE-Manag... $99.99
Antec Truepower 23754 TP-750 BLUE LED 750-Watt PSU NVIDIA SLI Certified 80 Plus Bronze Advanced Hybrid Cable Management Power Supply

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67X4B3&tit... $164.99 Free Shipping
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 B3 LGA1155/ Intel P67 B3/ DDR3/ Quad SLI & Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=ox_sc_a... $229.99 Free Shipping via Circuit City
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU BOX80623I52500K

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a... $29.51 & 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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

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.amazon.com/Lite-LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS... $25.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZ... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

Total: $1,060.42 *not including Windows 7, shipping, etc...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

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

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... <----- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard
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April 10, 2011 6:08:20 PM

Why_Me said:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288 <------ AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE vs Intel Core i5 2500K

This build is set up so that you can add another one of those factory over clocked gtx 560's later on for SLI.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-RC-922M-KKN1-... $99.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case, RC-922M-KKN1-GP (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Truepower-TP-750-BLUE-Manag... $99.99
Antec Truepower 23754 TP-750 BLUE LED 750-Watt PSU NVIDIA SLI Certified 80 Plus Bronze Advanced Hybrid Cable Management Power Supply

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67X4B3&tit... $164.99 Free Shipping
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 B3 LGA1155/ Intel P67 B3/ DDR3/ Quad SLI & Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=ox_sc_a... $229.99 Free Shipping via Circuit City
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU BOX80623I52500K

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a... $29.51 & 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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

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.amazon.com/Lite-LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS... $25.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZ... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

Total: $1,060.42 *not including Windows 7, shipping, etc...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

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

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



hey whyme...thanks for the setup..i do have original windows 7 pro already so wouldnt need that either..the main problem that i was having is that the system would be spiking... and when i first boot to install windows it took me like an hour or so.... not sure if its due to drivers or what...like i would get into setup and still would be lagging to start it.. i think it might have been the dvd rom was causing it or is it like that the first time you ever try to put a new OS on the system??

any other suggestions i would love to hear them.. btw the tower and gpu are cheaper at frys if anyone else wants to do this and has a frys around..also if i was to add 12 or 16 gb ram...would it still work?? on my build i put 12gigs and it wasnt recognizing the clock speed..i put it in manually and it would keep rebooting.. i changed it to 16gb kingston and it worked just fine after i put in manual clock speed.
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