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Input On Build. Also Need A Mouse+Keyboard

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May 12, 2011 11:25:12 AM

Hey Guys!

Approximate Purchase Date: In about 1 to 2 weeks

Budget Range: $650 excluding the mouse/keyboard. $100 for the mouse/keyboard

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the net then Gaming

Parts Not Required: CPU Cooler as I already have the thermaltake frio. No monitor and headset needed either.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: Mechanical keyboards are nice.

My Build :

CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

Mobo : ASRock 890GX PRO3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

GPU :EVGA 01G-P3-1380-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) SSC+ 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAM : G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU : SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

CPU Cooler : Thermaltake Frio

TIM : Shin - Etsu

Case : HAF 912


I want to get the 5850 for it's good price/performance but it's out of stock on NewEgg and don't know if it will come back.

So far, I've picked out the Razer Black Widow and the R.A.T. 5. I originally was leaning towards the deathadder but I heard that it has many problems. I really want a mechanical keyboard so the Black Widow seems as a good choice.

Any suggestions/input is appreciated.


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May 12, 2011 2:44:51 PM

First things first. Any wired keyboard and mouse will allow you to game. How about putting that $100 into your computer budget where it can go towards performance? This will allow for a Core i5-2500k and a P67 motherboard. Here's a comparison from AnandTech that will hopefully change your mind.

Now, lets assume your mind is changed....

CPU & Mobo: Intel Core i5-2500k combo w/ MSI P67A-G43
$334.98, $7.87 shipping

RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 CL9 1.5v
$39.99, free shipping

GPU: Sapphire HD 5850 Extreme
$159.99, free shipping

HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
$59.99, free shipping

Optical: Lite-On DVD Writer
$21.99, free shipping

PSU: Corsair 500CX V2.3
$64.99, $1.99 shipping, $10 mail-in-rebate available

Case: Rosewill Challenger
$54.99, free shipping

TIM: Shin Etsu
$4.99, $1.99 shipping

Total: $753.76 shipped, before rebate

I get that you want a nice keyboard and mouse for gaming...I really do. But it shouldn't be 15% of your budget. Get the above parts and go to Wal-Mart for a cheap keyboard and mouse until you can save up to get the nice ones you want.
January 3, 2013 4:28:12 AM

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