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[New Build] Intel Gaming Rig

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July 14, 2011 5:19:54 AM

Hello Tom's team. I build my first desktop in 2006, and I haven't read about computers until now. I recently got back into building desktops, and I'm amazed at how they have changed, so I've been reading up on many of the new things, but I need some advice/tips from you all. This is what I have so far:


CPU:
Motherboard:
GPU: Crossfired
PSU:????? Help.
HDD:
RAM:
Case:

I think that is mostly it. I plan on including wireless, and maybe a few more things if you guys have any advice. My budget, no more than $1200-$1500 as I am no rush to get it all, I plan on putting it together as I can afford it.

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July 14, 2011 5:59:44 AM

^ Good parts some suggestions -

Mobo - Get this one, it is better
Gigabyte Z68 UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Assuming you will want to go Crossfire later one,
Antec HCG 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - IMO this is better
Samsung F3 1TB
$5 off w/ promo code EMCKCKB22, ends 7/14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD for boot - Your budget will allow this,...
Crucial M4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - Other options with USB3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 14, 2011 9:48:21 AM

Here's my build, remove the monitor and the second video card and you're under $1500. The only thing lacking is mass storage because I have a 3TB NAS I use.


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options27-135-204|hide options27-135-204)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info27-135-204.0.18)

1 year: $5.99
2 year: $9.99
$20.99
select item 2 quantity of item 2
Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case
Item #: N82E16811129093
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$35.00 Instant

$25.00 Mail-in Rebate11-129-093 $199.99
$164.99
select item 3 quantity of item 3
Hanns-G HZ281HPB 27.5'' 3ms Full HD 1080P HDMI WideScreen LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers
Item #: N82E16824254052
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options24-254-052|hide options24-254-052)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info24-254-052.0.120)

1 year: $24.99
2 year: $44.99
-$50.00 Instant
$319.99
$269.99
select item 4 quantity of item 4
ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
Item #: N82E16814121425
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options14-121-425|hide options14-121-425)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info14-121-425.0.120)

1 year: $24.99
2 year: $44.99
-$10.00 Instant

$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card14-121-425 $529.98
$509.98
($254.99 each)
select item 5 quantity of item 5
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
Item #: N82E16817371049
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$35.00 Instant

$25.00 Mail-in Rebate17-371-049 $129.99
$94.99
select item 6 quantity of item 6
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
Return Policy: Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy $11.98
select item 7 quantity of item 7
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820233144
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$79.99
$74.99
select item 8 quantity of item 8
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131730
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options13-131-730|hide options13-131-730)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info13-131-730.0.120)

1 year: $23.99
2 year: $39.99
$209.99
select item 9 quantity of item 9
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
Protect Your Investment (expand for options19-115-072|hide options19-115-072)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info19-115-072.0.120)

1 year: $23.99
2 year: $39.99
$219.99
select item 10 quantity of item 10
OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0230 PCI-E 230GB 4 x PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820227710
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options20-227-710|hide options20-227-710)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info20-227-710.0.120)

1 year: $39.99
2 year: $79.99
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card20-227-710 $439.99
Subtotal: $2,017.88
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July 14, 2011 1:52:08 PM

I've heard that a lot of computers are having trouble with the SSD/HDD Combo, I don't know how hard it is to fix the problem, but it is possible from what I have read. This is my new system build so far.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you all so far for the help. Any more advice, or am I missing anything really?
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July 14, 2011 7:35:22 PM

And also, what is a good CPU cooler. I plan on over clocking.
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July 15, 2011 12:23:54 AM

Sorry to post back to back, but is the video card able to be OC'd?
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July 15, 2011 5:32:29 AM

Why would you get that ram when you can get G.Skill Ripjaws X for $34...

and the Hyper 212+ is $30 on amazon
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July 16, 2011 4:32:32 AM
July 18, 2011 4:57:08 AM

I highly recommend going with an ASUS over a Gigabyet board based on my personal experiences.
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