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New build $1100 - $1300. Need Advice

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May 18, 2011 12:31:03 AM

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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May 18, 2011 12:48:18 AM

Hi Belak
here's a build I threw together.

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $225

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $85

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $105

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $ $275 before rebate


HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $65

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $160

DVD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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 ;) 
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May 18, 2011 1:09:09 AM

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
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May 18, 2011 1:12:26 AM

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.
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May 18, 2011 2:57:34 AM

oh that is stupid people must really hate amd! haha :lol: 
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May 18, 2011 4:47:06 AM

Belak said:
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-advic...
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May 23, 2011 4:56:37 AM

I5-2500K Combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
695$ & 30$ Mail in Rebates

Graphics Card:
MSI GTX560 Ti Hawk 1GB OC'd to 950MHz.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
265$ & 20$ mail in rebate
Or
XFX Radeon 6950 1GB OC'd to 830MHz.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
270$.

Cpu Cooler:
Thermaltake Frio.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
60$

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

Total: 1085$..




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May 23, 2011 6:42:15 AM

ammar711 said:
I5-2500K Combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
695$ & 30$ Mail in Rebates

Graphics Card:
MSI GTX560 Ti Hawk 1GB OC'd to 950MHz.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
265$ & 20$ mail in rebate
Or
XFX Radeon 6950 1GB OC'd to 830MHz.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
270$.

Cpu Cooler:
Thermaltake Frio.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
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