New build $1100 - $1300. Need Advice

It has been a while since i have last built a computer and i have not kept up with the latest technologies. I would love to have your imput on what i have selected. My price range is $1,100-1,300. If you see anything that you would change please let me know. Thanks

all from newegg.

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $159.99


Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $89.99

Video Card: MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $194.99

Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $179.99

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

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM - 99.99

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active - $134.99


DvD player: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM - $17.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM -$11.98

Heatsink: ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - $42.99

Total= $1,247.89
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  1. Hi Belak
    here's a build I threw together.

    Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131703 $179

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 $225

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426 $85

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021&cm_re=tx_750-_-17-139-021-_-Product $105

    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102914&cm_re=6950-_-14-102-914-_-Product $ $275 before rebate


    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $65

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119212 $160

    DVD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136238 $20

    Plus your heatsink and thermal paste (save a few bucks on thermal paste by getting it from amazon)
    Total? $1,173 before rebates :D
    This will max most games for a few years. When it can't throw another 6950 in there and BOOM, awesome system again.

    P.S. The 6950 I included is unlockable ;)
  2. same hdd is 60$ at amazon and just get a regular 932 case. also look into the asrock p67 extreme4. i am biased against the asus pro board because i got a bad one and it was the b3 revision but the asrock works great for me with a easy 4.5ghz oc to my 2500k
  3. mjmjpfaff said:
    same hdd is 60$ at amazon and just get a regular 932 case. also look into the asrock p67 extreme4. i am biased against the asus pro board because i got a bad one and it was the b3 revision but the asrock works great for me with a easy 4.5ghz oc to my 2500k


    Lol the AMD edition 932 is $15 cheaper than the standard one. Good suggestion on HDD and Extreme4.
  4. oh that is stupid people must really hate amd! haha :lol:
  5. It has been a while since i have last built a computer and i have not kept up with the latest technologies. I would love to have your imput on what i have selected. My price range is $1,100-1,300. If you see anything that you would change please let me know. Thanks

    all from newegg.

    Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $159.99


    Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $89.99

    Video Card: MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $194.99

    Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $179.99

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

    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM - 99.99

    Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active - $134.99


    DvD player: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM - $17.99

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM -$11.98

    Heatsink: ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - $42.99

    Total= $1,247.89
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  6. I5-2500K Combo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.638283
    695$ & 30$ Mail in Rebates

    Graphics Card:
    MSI GTX560 Ti Hawk 1GB OC'd to 950MHz.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578&cm_re=Msi_gtx560-_-14-127-578-_-Product
    265$ & 20$ mail in rebate
    Or
    XFX Radeon 6950 1GB OC'd to 830MHz.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150527&cm_re=XFX_Radeon_6950-_-14-150-527-_-Product
    270$.

    Cpu Cooler:
    Thermaltake Frio.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150&cm_re=Frio-_-35-106-150-_-Product
    60$

    I do also suggest that u add a second 4GB kit of ram.
    60$.

    Total: 1085$..
  7. ammar711 said:
    I5-2500K Combo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.638283
    695$ & 30$ Mail in Rebates

    Graphics Card:
    MSI GTX560 Ti Hawk 1GB OC'd to 950MHz.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578&cm_re=Msi_gtx560-_-14-127-578-_-Product
    265$ & 20$ mail in rebate
    Or
    XFX Radeon 6950 1GB OC'd to 830MHz.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150527&cm_re=XFX_Radeon_6950-_-14-150-527-_-Product
    270$.

    Cpu Cooler:
    Thermaltake Frio.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150&cm_re=Frio-_-35-106-150-_-Product
    60$

    I do also suggest that u add a second 4GB kit of ram.
    60$.

    Total: 1085$..


    I'm thinking why buy a $270 HD 6950 2GB, when a GTX 570 can be had for $295 AR and after promo code of $20, and overclocked to 797MHZ (EVGA SUPERCLOCKED GTX 570).
    At stock frequencies, the 570 owns the 6950.. by around 10-12% (Just scroll down the first few benchmarks, and you'll start seeing the GTX 570 get 91 fps in a game to the 6950 2Gb's 65FPS)

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=306
    570 clearly wins, and is only $25 more. Your choice... the GTX 570 also reasonably beats the 6970...The card ive included below is factory overclocked.. now even faster, without lifting a finger!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130622
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