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June 26, 2011 3:39:31 AM

Overview
Approximate Purchase Date: Whenever
Budget Range: Around 1000$ (don't know what MIR is, so it'll probably be BEFORE MIR) and will spend extra 100$ or so if necessary.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>leaving it on 24/7>everything else
Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, and OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon Only
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Don't really care as long as it's a reputable brand and scalable for future upgrades.
Overclocking: Maybe - Most likely yes for the processor
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe - Leaning toward no though since I don't know what it is
Monitor Resolution: I need a new monitor, can spend separate a +-200$. Will never use 2x monitors.
Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)

Plan
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard

Ram: Corsair Vengeance 4 GB PC3-12800 1600mHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

Graphics Card: Don't know

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Black SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache WD5002AALX

DVD: Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply

Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Monitor: Don't know

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June 26, 2011 4:03:06 AM

Hey there, welcome to the forums. For a $1000 build, I'm going to direct you to this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/312822-31-bestconfigs... A TON of good builds.

Why only amazon? Newegg has better selection and better prices. No real reason to go with amazon honestly.

And MIR stands for Mail In Rebate.

Hope that helps! Look over the builds and let us know which one you like best (P.S. Mine are the best :p )
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June 26, 2011 4:49:26 AM

Processor: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500K-Processor-3-3GHz-L...

Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/P8P67-DELUXE-REV-3-0-Motherboard/...

Ram: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platfor...

Graphics Card: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics...

Optical Drive: http://www.amazon.com/Asus-DVD%C2%B1RW-DVD-RAM-Internal...

Case: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Tower-RC-310-...

Case Fan x2: http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Thunderblade-Case-AF0...

Light to make it look gaming: http://www.amazon.com/12-Cold-Cathode-Case-Lights/dp/B0...

Power Supply: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-comp...

CPU HeatSink: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...

Thermal Paste: http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Dog-Arctic-Silver-Polysynthet...

Monitor: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VW224U-22-Inch-Widescreen-Mo...

When you said you well spend $200 on the monitor seperate, i assume it's $1200, if so get this monitor but if not get the one above: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SyncMaster-245BW-widescre... and I would recommend getting the 24" one because it is GREAT and my bro even got one too...

This should be fine for a 1 grand budget... You can change stuff if you dont like it but it's an cool build... The price is $1078 but with shipping, it cost around $1100... AND you can change the MoBo to the Asus Sabertooth or the Asus p8p67 Pro... BTW, you dont have to get a Z68 if you don't plan to use SSD and the only different is that they just fix a bug on SSD that's was on p67 MoBo(Not sure what else they fix LOL)... GoodLuck!!!
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June 26, 2011 10:39:55 AM

1. Is that the best motherboard for gaming?

2. You left out the hard drive I think :D 

3. Instead of those lights, is there a better alternative to that case?

4. I want to use the GTX 580 and is willing to save some money for it, would it be a viable card?

5. Is there an alternative to that monitor for Asus?

@striker, yes, I've been following that topic, but should I wait until it ends for the them to list the best one?
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June 26, 2011 11:07:03 AM

1. Is that the best motherboard for gaming?

2. You left out the hard drive I think :D 

3. Instead of those lights, is there a better alternative to that case?

4. I want to use the GTX 580 and is willing to save some money for it, would it be a viable card?

5. Is there an alternative to that monitor for Asus?

"My Answers"

1. Im not sure because it's the Best p67 board right now"

2. Yes I did and im sorry LOL... If yours just for gaming than get this 500GB:

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Black-Desk...

3. I rather get the case because it looks nicer and others just too dam expensive but it's your money and your choice LOL, it's just my opinion and my thoughts on it LOL :D ...

4. YOU can use that GTx 580 but it would overkill an 1680x1050 and maybe 1920x1200 or not...

5. If you got money than get the Samsung 245BW but like I said on number four, Your GTx 580 overkilled the Asus 22" 1680x1050(Overkill the resolution which means maxed every little thing to the resolution of the Monitor) BUT if you want a fast response than get the Asus 22"... I would get the 5MS now and get 2MS later as 5 years from now they be having 2MS 3d 120Hz LCD screen stuff at 200-500 US dollars.. No resolution at 1920x1200 got 2MS response tho LOL... AND again, your money, your choice but I would rather go with the 245BW over the Asus 22"...
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June 26, 2011 11:32:50 AM

1. Oh really? Didn't knew that :D  I'll get it then :D 

2. There's a 1tb one that cost like 20$ more, should I get that one instead? *I never use pass 30gb*

3. Hm...but aren't some cases have better position for fan and stuff?

4. I could save money and buy the biggest possible monitor later down the road. Would that not be an overkill for the gtx570-580? I might just get a GTX560 instead as well, but I don't know if it's worth it performance wise.

*i will never be using 2 or more monitors*
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June 26, 2011 3:57:39 PM

Depends on the res. If you get a 2560x1600, a GTX 580 is almost needed! Even at 1080p the 580 will NOT be overkill for games like BF3. That's the card they were using to run the demo's, and it looks friggin sweet!
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June 26, 2011 7:37:28 PM

Well, you dont really need full/max settings... Get the 1920x1200 but if you want to save money and buy the best of the best monitor, get a 30" 2560x1600 OR a 27" 2560 x 1440... Bigger monitor is useless unless bigger resolution... less pixels cause it to be a bit big(Looks big but ugly) like a 40" with a resolution of 720p looks ugly... Every resolution as a perfect monitor like 27" is a 2560 x 1440(Perfect combo) and a 24" 1920x1200(Perfect cojavascript:%20validform(this);mbo) and 30" 2560x1600(Perfect combo) Dont bother getting a 40" with a resolution of 1080p because you get mad at it when things aren't smooth looking...
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June 26, 2011 7:46:35 PM
June 26, 2011 9:29:47 PM

no! Not the SE! Those cards are models with disabled shaders and pipelines, making them dumbed down versions. For $10 more, you can get a REAL 460, and for $20 more you can get a 6850 which is more efficient and can support 3 monitors on it's own.

Get this drive instead: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... Double capacity, faster drive.

Save a bit of change, get this ram: http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-1600MHz-KHX16...

I would look into getting a ASRock Extreme4: http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-P67-Extreme4-B3-Motherboar... Save $20, get all the same features.
Get a beefier PSU, just in case you wanna add a second card: http://www.amazon.com/Antec-EarthWatts-ATX12v-Power-Sup... Not a glamorous picture, but it's an excellent power supply.

And that's about it! Have fun :) 

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June 26, 2011 9:48:27 PM
June 26, 2011 9:51:03 PM

Wow, looks awesome. I would drop the "superclocked" as you can easily do it yourself. Like, in 5 minutes you can have the same version.
And lol, didn't notice the ram's "$45.99 new" at the bottom.
But no, I don't see anything. We'll see what the others think.
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June 26, 2011 9:54:34 PM

Hm...so which graphic card would that be? Can you link me it? I'm a noob so it probably won't take me 5 minutes too.

I also might as well bump the ram up to the 8gb one seeing how I got some money to spare.

Also, thanks for the help/feedback guys!
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June 26, 2011 10:01:18 PM

Nvm. I went and looked at the one's from amazon, and with the "superclocked" version it's only $10 more and you get a full lifetime warranty. Keep that card.

Yeah, go ahead and bump the ram I suppose. You also might also drop a bit more for a quiet case. Just an idea.
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June 26, 2011 10:19:19 PM

I see.

And uh...I should have probably mention this, but I'm building this for Fall when I get back to college, so I'm not in a rush to actual buy anything right now. Can wait up to Fall if there's a part that I should really wait for.

:na: 
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June 26, 2011 10:19:24 PM

whoops sorry for the double post.
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June 26, 2011 10:24:57 PM

asdfgadsfz12 said:
I see.

And uh...I should have probably mention this, but I'm building this for Fall when I get back to college, so I'm not in a rush to actual buy anything right now. Can wait up to Fall if there's a part that I should really wait for.

:na: 

...... facepalm Yeah, that would have been important. We will probably have to redo the build when it comes to buying time, what with the Nvidia 600 series due and the 7000 from ATI supposedly coming, and Ivy Bridge and Bulldozer..... Yeah, I think that was important :lol: 

Well, at least you know where to go!
lol, be sure to come back around a week before you are ready to buy. We can jump on deals easily then.
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June 26, 2011 10:30:10 PM

Okay thank you for all your help ^^ I'll be sure to make another topic a week before school starts :D 

Back to lurking I go :D 
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June 26, 2011 10:35:05 PM

Lol, no need to lurk! Feel free to contribute if you know a bit on a topic. We'd like to keep you around, with maybe a slightly more recognizable name, or upload an avatar :D 
But seriously, don't be afraid to ask a random question. There was a thread a week ago about "What if the government secretly had control of all of our computers and was using them as a superserver to hack china?!?" Which I of course, participated in :D 

I hope I'll see you around the forums.

Striker
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June 26, 2011 11:02:57 PM

why p67? z68 has more features and costs about the same.

also your case doesn't appear to have windows.
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Mid-Tower-Gaming-Hundred-V3...
has a window, more blue lit led fans then you can shake a stick at, usb 3 ports and even has fan filters over the fans so your heatsinks stay dust free longer.
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June 27, 2011 1:58:31 AM

I would wait for the LGA 2011 and it looks so cool, but since I got a LGA 1366 like 4 months ago, I always said to myself, "My computer is junk now"... I didn't know anything about the LGA 2011 which replace LGA 1366... Wait for the 2011 LGA and by than, you can save more than 2k but it's unsure what's the price for the LGA 2011 but it should be priced around 300-1500 US Dollars and by than the Current Intel 990X would be around 500-700 US Dollars...

Side Window, you dont really need it but if your ganna mod than yes but having a side windows is kinda useless because you wont look inside 24/7 or never... Get a case with extreme good airflow to cool your motherboard and other component down... I prefer Performance over look(Speed over Looks), I also prefer storage over speed(HDD over SSD)
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June 27, 2011 9:22:46 AM

Check the $1000 rig in my sig. It's all from Amazon.
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June 27, 2011 3:02:54 PM

^Cool build Zero, but your priorities seem a little tangled. While is has a good upgrade path. I would have spent $10 more to get the Z68A D3H as it has more USB and USB 3.0 on the back. For the power supply, replace the 650TX with an Antec Earthwatts 750w. Same with the Barracuda getting the axe in favor of the Spinpoint F3.

I know I'm diverting from the original post, but thought I would throw a few suggestions out there :p 
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June 27, 2011 6:04:59 PM

Why get earthwatts? i tho corsair was the best name brand or best supplier?(For most of the computer stuff)
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June 27, 2011 6:18:36 PM

Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic, FSP, Silverstone, Cougar all make excellent products. Half of which are made by Seasonic anyway. Corsair is good, albeit a bit expensive for what you get. The Antec is simply a better deal.
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June 28, 2011 3:29:28 AM

striker410 said:
^Cool build Zero, but your priorities seem a little tangled. While is has a good upgrade path. I would have spent $10 more to get the Z68A D3H as it has more USB and USB 3.0 on the back.

my bad on the mobo. Amazon likes to mess around with their frames once in a while.

I'm 50-50 on the others though.
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