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June 30, 2011 6:29:08 AM

Alright well im building my first gaming pc and pc overall. I feel pretty confident and learned endless things on building computers and where everything goes including cables. Im inviting my friend who has built his own gaming pc to help me out if i miss something so make this build as smooth as possible. Now im going to post all my parts here and i want to know if u guys think this a good system for the money. Some things will be bought from Newegg and some from frys. Im getting the processor from frys and my NZXT Phantom Case from Frys also. Im trying to get as much things in person that i can get incase something doesnt work out otherwise its all newegg. If u can give me suggestions on parts that arent well for the price and something better thats cheaper for example the CPU cooler or anything that would be great. Also i have a Antec 900 and i wanted to sell it because it only has 6 motherboard risers and i would just like to have a new case so i dont have any problems when building my pc, so is 6 enough for ATX, or would it be better to just sell the case and buy a new one?

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
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...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

THANKS GUYS!!!!!! ANY EXTRA INFO ON BUILDING COMPUTERS ESPECIALLY WITH CABLES THAT WOULD BE GREAT!


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June 30, 2011 6:44:22 AM

If you want to build with the Antec case, I'm sure you can find three more motherboard standoffs somewhere, standard is nine for an ATX board (in my experience) The build looks good to me so far, but i don't see a GPU listed, so if you want to game you'll need a good one. I would recommend one, but I don't see a budget either. (forgive me if I'm overlooking something, it's late) I'd say your best bet is to but your info in this format:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

to get the best recommendations.
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June 30, 2011 7:16:20 AM

Yes, my bad. Temporarily im going to be using my XFX 8400gs till i get the money for my EVGA SC GTX 560 Ti. I am also wondering whats the difference betweem the GTX 560 Ti and GTX 560, because the Ti is $250 and the 560 is just $180 on newegg or something. And yea im just going to sell the Antec 900 and try to get a new full tower case.

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))


Budget Range: $600-720 Ending price, then rebates dont matter just wanting ending price no over $720, might go a bit over if needed


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Movies, school, video editing, competitive gaming ( FPS AND COD 4 PRO MOD IN SPECIFIC)


Parts Not Required: headset, monitor, keyboard, mouse blah blah


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg mainly and or any reliable pc website like ncix, tigerdirect that have the item cheapest


Country of Origin: United States (California)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Nothing particular, just good quality and in my budget


Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050


Additional Comments: I would like it to have a window but the best full tower case at my pricing and brand liking in the NZXT Phantom and it has great cable management, so im just going to have to settle for quality over looks.
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June 30, 2011 7:48:23 AM

I'd recommend trying to stick with Amazon and avoid the sales tax if possible. Tax can make things pretty expensive, try to stay away from Newegg, but use it only if the prices are WAYYY cheaper. Try Microcenter, if theres one near you, they're really cheap.

Check out my build guide for $600.
I'm a little confused by what you mean from the overclocking... It seems as though you're not going to but the parts speak otherwise. You also don't need to get the Asrock Extreme4 on such as small budget, specially if you're not SLI/CFing, you defiantly don't need 750w, and RAM you don't need to spend for 1600, makes virually no difference.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Check the 600$ build here
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Assuming you're not overclocking.
Get the i5 2400 (+70)
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2400-Processor-3-10GHz-L...
Change the 5850 for the 6870 (+30 before rebates)
http://www.amazon.com/HIS-PCI-Express-Video-Card-H687F1...
That should leave you with a total of about $700.
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June 30, 2011 5:30:31 PM

OK so pretty much the 1600 has no difference to my pc correct? Because i can afford this build atm and im looking to get the best quality parts i can get. I was planning on overclocking in the future but not that much. I was going to do it if i felt the pc was going slow. I will either stay with the 2500k or the 2500 if i can get a good reason otherwise. And the 750 watt corsair PSU im staying with because i would like the extra watts for the future. And im also going to get the GTX 560 later on because im an nvidia fanboy and i should get it no longer than a week after this build. Also i got the Asrock Extreme 4 because it had such good ratings and looked like a dependable and quality board. So if you can give me another board like this that is amazing and shouldnt cause me problems show me a link of your suggestion of a board! Also if the CPU fine? Or should i get another one thats cheaper because this one seems pretty cheap and its corsair and has good reviews.
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July 1, 2011 4:35:18 AM

Newegg reviews = retards reviewing the parts.
5 Tech level people on Newegg are just retarded, some have no clue what they are talking about. Specially people who have 5 tech levels but say DOA is a reason for 1 egg. Like wtf?

You aren't going to get SLI So why do you need a 750w? A single 560 Ti only needs 500w (That's for the entire system + the 560 Ti) So the 520w in my build is fine.
Also, the 2500 is useless, it's the same as the 2400 just that it has a TINY bit more clock rate but when the 2400 is in Turbo it surpasses the 2500's clock rate so it really doesn't matter the 2400 is fine. The 2500K is alright I suppose, but you said it yourself, a minor overclock. Might as well not overclock at all as it isn't needed. The 2400 will give you sufficient performance. The board is in my guide if you looked through it, it's the H61 Asrock board with SATA 3 and USB 3. It'll be fine.
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