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Under $900 new build. sugestions/improvements

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May 5, 2011 2:13:57 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (this week)


Budget Range: (800 - 900 before rebates)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)


Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, have a 500W Thermaltake Purepower PSU)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)


Country of Origin: (US)


Parts Preferences: CPU, Intel 2400 or 2500k, Gigabyte or Asus Mobo, CoolerMaster or Antec Case, G.kill Ram,


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: (1440x900)

Comments: Would not mind buying from Amazon if there are significant savings/free shipping. CompUSA is selling the SB 2500k for $189.99 this week, but it would add 6.5% sales tax. Walked thru their shop today, the HAF 912 seems nice enough, 922 is way bigger. Need to know if MB or case will allow to add more fans to top and sides, or will I have to buy a separate fan controller to be installed at front of case. Thanks.


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 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...

XFX HD-685X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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 with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400 combo with GIGABYTE GA-H67A-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1-Pack - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 5, 2011 3:12:16 AM

It looks good. Here's one that's a little different for $800.

Rosewill Blackbone Case (comes with 2 fans, option to add two more 120mm fans, though stock cooling will be sufficient)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$44.99, free shipping

Intel Core i5-2400 combo w/ ASUS P8H67-M Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$297.98, free shipping

G.Skill Ripjaws X 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333 CL9 1.5v
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$44.99, free shipping

Sapphire HD 5850 Xtreme (Performance is comparable to the HD 6870)
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph...
$149.99, $3.49 shipping ($10 cheaper on the egg plus free shipping, but currently sold out, click here)

Antec EarthWatts 500D PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$69.99, free shipping, $20 off w/ promo code EMCKEKG84, ends 5/9

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB OEM
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H...
$60.85, free shipping

LG 24x SATA DVD Burner OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$20.99, free shipping

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99.99, free shipping

Total: $793.26 shipped before promo code
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May 5, 2011 3:26:56 AM

For your monitor you shouldnt bother with such powerful gfx cards . Save some money here unless you plan on buying a higher resolution monitor in the future

Just personal choice but I'd have an Antec 300 before either of the cases mentioned .

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May 5, 2011 3:52:10 AM

Outlander_04 said:
For your monitor you shouldnt bother with such powerful gfx cards . Save some money here unless you plan on buying a higher resolution monitor in the future

Just personal choice but I'd have an Antec 300 before either of the cases mentioned .


It fits in his budget and it's a great card for the money. I doubt the OP will stay at 1440x900 forever, so it's a bit of future-proofing as well.
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