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June 15, 2011 1:21:57 AM

Heyas all,
This is my first build and I'm really quite excited!!! Looking into everything has been quite the adventure and I've not even started the building :D .

Approximate Purchase Date: Couple days-Week Max.

Budget Range: $1200-$1400 or so.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Mostly FPS games, Lotro) , Web-Surfing, School.

Parts Not Required: Speakers, Keyboard, and Mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg. I do live close to a microcenter so I plan on getting my CPU there.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: None Really, open to pretty much anything.

Overclocking: I would like to, so yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Again, I would like to so yes in the future.

Monitor Resolution: If I get the monitor I have selected now it will be 1920x1080.

Additional Comments: Just posting to kind of see the reaction to the build and see if you all have any suggestions on it.
I guess one thing. I would like to add a SSD to either the build or in the future.


Okay, with that done here is what I have so far:

CPU: $193.09 With Tax
Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

Motherboard: $159.99
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Heatsink: $39.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

GPU: $289.99
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Memory: $84.99
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

HD: 59.99$
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CD/DVD: $19.99
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

Case: $89.99
COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: $139.99
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Monitor: $169.99
ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)

Alright, well that is what I have picked out so far. If you have any advice on anything that would be awesome!! :) 

Thanks,
Tarp


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June 15, 2011 2:21:35 AM

Hey, I'm actually in the process of building a very similar system to yours. If you wanna check out my thread, it's here : http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/313234-31-1200-1500-g...

Your build looks very good do me, although I think you could change your monitor to a LED one for only 10 bucks : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

Also if you have a little bit more money to spend you could get a GTX 570 instead of a radeon 6950. The difference is pretty large and the prices aren't that different (add between $30 and $60).

Good luck with your build!
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June 15, 2011 5:22:11 PM

that cpu cooler is 10$ cheaper at amazon

a led monitor doesnt give a better picture just more efficiency (in consumers reports)

in crossfire 6950's run on par with gtx 570's

everything looks really good. nice job.
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June 22, 2011 3:02:52 AM

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June 22, 2011 3:04:07 AM

Thanks for the answers you two!! I finished the build and its running like a dream!!
Very informative and enjoyable first build!

Sincerely,

Tarp
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