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$1700 PC Gaming build *tower only*

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April 15, 2011 8:08:16 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today!
 
Budget Range: $1700
 
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and graphic design
 
Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, monitor
 
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
 
Country of Origin: USA
 
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, nVidia GPU
 
Overclocking: Maybe
 
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future
 
Monitor Resolution: 2560x1600
 
Additional Comments:
April 15, 2011 8:37:54 PM

based on your nvidia gpu preference, heres a start:

Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118039
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$21.99


COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119197
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$109.98
$99.98


MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814127568
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$30.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$354.99
$324.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231314
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$99.99


Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835185142
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$39.99


Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820148348
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$15.00 Instant
$269.99
$254.99


CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139011
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$30.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$259.98
$209.98


Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Item #: N82E16819115070
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131703
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$10.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$504.98
$474.98
Subtotal: $1,526.89
Shipping: $13.55
Grand Total: $1,540.44

EDIT: if you are buying today, try entering these promo codes:

EMCKFJE23
EMCKFJE26
EMCKFJE36
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April 15, 2011 10:28:36 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Advanced-Tower-Supe... $154.82 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - (RC-932-KKN5-GP)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 - $139.99 after mail-in rebate card
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$30.00 Combo Price: $249.98 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$20.00 Combo Price: $794.98 $30.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $764.98
EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $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.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0/ref=s9_simh... $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... $134.99 FREE SHIPPING
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHA... $24.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

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

Total: $1,699.24
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April 16, 2011 12:23:57 AM

Pretty good design.

I think the motherboard is pretty expensive for what you get. I'd probably get a $250 motherboard and an add-on card (Asus has some good audio cards) and good 2.1 speakers if you don't have them.

In general, I recommend $100-$150 for an audio card and $150-$200 for speakers. I found 5.1 setups a mess to setup. I got M-Audio AV40's which I love. There's no subwoofer with 2.0 (stereo) speakers but it limits the vibration to the other floors in the house. The AV40's or similar are the best option if this is an issue. If not, a good 2.1 setup is ideal (the Z-2300 rings a bell?).
http://reviews.logitech.com/7061/231/logitech-z-2300-2-...
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April 16, 2011 5:01:39 AM

Thanks for all the great input, what do you guys think about this?

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL (two of these, 16GB total)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

Subtotal: $1,644.89

Do you guys think the fan and heat sink that comes with the CPU will be adequate?
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April 16, 2011 5:59:12 AM

Not bad. A few fixes and your good to go. First off ditch that WD h/d for the Samsung F3 1TB. That Samsung is quicker, quieter, and cheaper. It beats that WD in all three category's that count. Then combo that Samsung with the Corsair 850w psu to knock off $10 - $15 off the total price, and then combo that Asus board with the RAM to save another $25 - $30. Then combo that 2600K with the vid card to save another $15.

Do all that up above and your ready to order. :) 
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April 16, 2011 6:32:29 AM

dont get the KR model video card from EVGA, it only comes with a 3 year warrenty, get the AR model its got a lifetime warrenty. also the 922 is a bit pricey, i would get the ANTEC 300 illusion, cheaper and just as good airflow. another thing, ASUS boards with a P67 chipset have issues right now with cold boots, i would go with a MSI board like the GD65, its a great board (i have it), with the money you save on the case you can get a nice CPU cooler like the mugen 2 B from scyth
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April 16, 2011 6:40:13 AM

fatsoferret said:
dont get the KR model video card from EVGA, it only comes with a 3 year warrenty, get the AR model its got a lifetime warrenty. also the 922 is a bit pricey, i would get the ANTEC 300 illusion, cheaper and just as good airflow. another thing, ASUS boards with a P67 chipset have issues right now with cold boots, i would go with a MSI board like the GD65, its a great board (i have it), with the money you save on the case you can get a nice CPU cooler like the mugen 2 B from scyth

Dual 580's and a after market cpu h/s all in a Antec 300 eh. It's something I wouldn't recommend.
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April 16, 2011 7:34:26 AM

Why_Me : excellent man, i went ahead and did the combo deals like you said, saved me some money.

genghiskron: Those promo codes saved me $45 good stuff

Thanks guys, placed the order can't wait to get this thing built

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119197

$109.98
$99.98

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131703

$189.99
$174.99

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130593

$359.99
$349.99

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active ...
Item #: N82E16817139009
$159.99
$139.99

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Item #: N82E16819115070
$314.99

Kingston DataTraveler G3 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Orange) Model DTIG3/2GBZ
Item #: N82E16820139254

$13.98
$12.98
($6.49 ea)

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820148348

$269.99
$254.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231428
$199.98
($99.99 ea)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185

$69.99
$64.99

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204

$21.99


DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #629905


-$20.00

DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #633300


-$30.00

DISCOUNT FOR AUTOADD #30555


-$12.98

(-$6.49 ea)

Subtotal $1,571.89
Tax $125.93
UPS 3 Days $15.01
Promo Code -$45.50
Order Total $1,667.33
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April 16, 2011 8:16:05 AM

you had to pay tax, OUCH.
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April 16, 2011 3:17:33 PM

looks great! thats alot of ram, but youll never have to upgrade. i would seriously recommend getting a cpu cooler in any $1000+ build. yes, you will probably be fine at stock speeds. but, i think its simply a good way to protect a large investment, it will be quieter than the stock cooler, and you will be able to overclock

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

all coolers are still 10% off with promo code EMCKFJE36

however, if you dont feel like spending the money now, you can always get one later, just keep an eye on your temps.
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