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~$1400 Gaming System - Verify before I order TODAY!

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April 18, 2011 2:43:52 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today/Tomorrow


Budget Range: 1400 max before rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Semi-Hardcore Gaming / Normal Usage


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg Only Please


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Prefer INTEL and NVIDIA


Overclocking: Yes, Eventually


SLI or Crossfire: Possibly but unlikely

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


Additional Comments: Looking for the best bang for my buck.

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Here is the current build I am about to buy. I just wanted to come here to verify it with the community. I need to purchase within the next day or two, so no "wait for this" or "wait for that" please.


CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50 Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 18, 2011 3:05:39 PM

You will regret getting the NZXT Apollo case. It's not very roomy. Maybe a HAF 912 or 922 would better suit your build. Those cases have cutouts on behind the motherboard tray for easy installation of aftermarket coolers should you ever decide to overclock.

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April 18, 2011 3:37:25 PM

I have the HAF 912. Not only does it look good, it is larger than the pictures suggest and has removeable hard drive cages. It is a pleasure to work with.

Also, you won't see any benefit of SATA 6.0Gb/s on a mechanical drive, so you might want to switch to this Samsung F3 1TB drive for $2 more.

This XFX XXX Edition 650w PSU is semi-modular, less expensive after rebates, and is just as good quality as that Corsair (both are made my Seasonic).

Finally, that MSI board has only 1 PCIe x16 slot, so you will be unable to add a 2nd card. Although you stated you will most likely not SLI, just keep that in mind. I do like the board as I built my dad's computer using it. Works flawlessly.
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April 18, 2011 4:45:22 PM

I agree with sadams04 go for the G.skill ram. its a better buy.

For better case try the Zalman Z9 Plus:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4 fans, 2ch fan controller, temp display and free shipping! 5 egg rated

both XFX and the corsair are good PSU's, if you can save some $ on one go for it.


other wise it looks good to me. Game on!




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April 18, 2011 8:21:41 PM

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

$224.99
1

MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130571
Standard Return Policy

$119.99
1

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

$64.99
1

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
Item #: N82E16814130590
VGA Replacement Only Return Policy

$519.99
1

XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...
Item #: N82E16817207007
Standard Return Policy

$88.99
1

LITE-ON DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106333
Standard Return Policy

$20.99
1

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Standard Return Policy

$59.99
1

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824236049
Monitor Standard Return Policy

$214.99
1

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Item #: N82E16820145345
Memory Standard Return Policy

$74.99
Subtotal $1,371.91
Tax $0.00
UPS 3 DAYS $3.87
Order Total $1,375.78


Here is my final order. Thanks guys!
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April 18, 2011 8:26:27 PM

PS, the reason I got the Vengeance ram was due to the fact that it was a shellshocker when I bought it. $30 off.
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April 18, 2011 8:28:01 PM

Nice. That should serve you well for a while. Come back to the forums if you have any questions or doubts while putting it all together! Good luck.
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April 18, 2011 8:31:20 PM

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