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Quiet gaming capable build at approx $800

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May 28, 2011 10:20:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks from now

Budget Range: ~800, would prefer not to deal with rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, movies, school/programming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: No Preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (possibly 2 of these when programming, but not when gaming)

Additional Comments: Keeping the system quiet is pretty important and I don't need it to have any flashy LED components
May 29, 2011 1:32:01 AM

I'm just going to recommend a case to you to begin with as I do a quick parts search:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
That's probably my favorite quiet case that I can find right now. Of course, that's just an opinion, though, and it really depends on personal taste. Like it? I feel your commend about 'flashy LEDs' makes you one of the people like me who enjoy a minimalist, sleek design...
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May 29, 2011 2:18:52 AM

unfortunately, an $800 build doesnt really have a lot of room for a $140 case, as nice as it may be.

newegg cart:

LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50 Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136216
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$18.99


Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129042
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$69.95
$59.95


EVGA 01G-P3-1560-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130634
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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-$28.00 Instant
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$249.99
$221.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231275
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$46.99


CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139021
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$30.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$184.98
$139.98


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128502
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$25.00 Combo
$354.98
$329.98
Subtotal: $817.88
Remove EMCKEHC62 Discount From Promo Code -$7.00
Grand Total: $820.98
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May 31, 2011 8:36:23 AM

How would the build suggestion change if i planned instead on constructing this closer to late July, early August?
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May 31, 2011 8:56:42 AM

Well..as It seems Bulldozers will come, If you buy at late July, early August..This results in a)more competition(I hope) so you should see again what's best for your budget and b)maybe lower prices (mainly at Intel cpus)
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