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Need Advice on My Future PC

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May 22, 2011 4:28:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 to 2 weeks from now

Budget Range: $750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Simple Video Editing, Movies, Surfing the Net

Parts Not Required: PSU (XFX 750W) Case (CM 690 II Advanced) keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, DVD Drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com Amazon.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia (unless I can get more bang for my buck with AMD)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Later on

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I've been stalking these forums for a while now and I'm finally ready to start getting my pc together, so I thought I would ask everyone here for a bit of advice/criticism. Thanks

These are the parts I've been tempted to go with:

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core I5 2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think it's a pretty solid build, but it does have me at the top of my budget. What do you think?

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May 23, 2011 4:26:30 AM

Looks very nice.
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May 23, 2011 6:49:35 AM

Looks good, I would buy later the HSF and get a HD 6950 like the HIS IceQ X Turbo (very nice card) or a 560Ti or something.
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May 23, 2011 6:01:37 PM

mosox said:
Looks good, I would buy later the HSF and get a HD 6950 like the HIS IceQ X Turbo (very nice card) or a 560Ti or something.

I'm already at the top of my budget with these parts so upgrading to a 6950 or 560ti right now is out of the question. Later this year I plan to buy another gpu and sli.
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May 23, 2011 7:47:31 PM

Alright. I'm about to buy today actually. I was wondering if I should spring for the extended one year warranty from newegg or just stick with the manufacture's warranty?
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May 23, 2011 7:57:12 PM

Overall the build looks rock solid. As far as an extended warranty goes you can go for them but with the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K, you have a 3 year warranty that should last you well past the point of finding out if there were any problems with the processor.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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May 23, 2011 8:00:50 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
Overall the build looks rock solid. As far as an extended warranty goes you can go for them but with the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K, you have a 3 year warranty that should last you well past the point of finding out if there were any problems with the processor.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team

Thank you. Ordering now.

I found out that I could go with the gtx 560 ti so I did that instead of a plain gtx 560. All other pieces remained the same, and I got the extended warranty for my mobo.
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May 26, 2011 12:02:27 PM

Just installed my hyper 212+ and according to bios the average cpu temp is 33.0C Hopefully is stays that low. The air intake in my case is worse than I hoped for but hey I thought this pc would be godly, lol. Thanks for the advice and I'm installing windows home premium right now then gonna make sure everything is stable. Plan to pull an all nighter with my new toy :love: 
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