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July 24, 2011 6:42:17 AM

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Approximate Purchase Date: not sure because im trying to sell my M11x for it

Budget Range: 750-835 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Monitor, speakers, basically just the computer

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: going to be on a 1080p 37" TV so i don't know exactly

Additional Comments: Is crossfire like using 2 graphic cards at one? and what is SLI (this is my first custom built computer)




Is this build good?

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0

Video card:
SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


Power:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL


MotherBoard:
MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

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July 24, 2011 7:29:39 AM

what is your overall budget.
but, its a really nice planned rig and has all high quality parts.sexy rig.
you can go with an 650-750w psu if you want to xfire.

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or just go with a antec earthwatts green 650w.
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July 24, 2011 7:39:15 AM

A-Bomb said:
Is this build good?

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0

Video card:
SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


Power:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL


MotherBoard:
MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Without knowing your budget, intended use, monitor resolution, etc...it's hard to say if it's a good build or not.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <------ Please do a "copy & paste" of this on here and fill it out. :) 
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July 24, 2011 7:47:59 AM

Ok i updated the post with some info
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July 24, 2011 8:12:28 AM

FREE SHIPPING for this entire build.

This build allows you to add another one of those gtx 560's later on for SLI.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Enforcer-Interior-S... $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer USB 3.0 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window and Black Interior (SGC-1000-KWN1)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $324.98 save: $25.00 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $36.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a... $29.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 - $159.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Palit NE5X5600HD02F GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 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 DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Total: $766.42 *not including mail in rebates

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM


Here's an additional case fan for the top of that case.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4... $14.31 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan

Optional and stronger gpu...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $234.99 (Before $25.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id... <----- CM Storm Enforcer w/pics, specs, and professional reviews

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp... <----- review and benchmarks | gtx 560 > 6870

http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1693 <----- Another look at that Palit gtx 560
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July 24, 2011 8:34:10 AM

Why_Me said:
FREE SHIPPING for this entire build.

This build allows you to add another one of those gtx 560's later on for SLI.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Enforcer-Interior-S... $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer USB 3.0 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window and Black Interior (SGC-1000-KWN1)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $324.98 save: $25.00 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $36.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a... $29.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 - $159.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Palit NE5X5600HD02F GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 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 DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Total: $766.42 *not including mail in rebates

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM


Here's an additional case fan for the top of that case.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4... $14.31 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan

Optional and stronger gpu...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $234.99 (Before $25.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id... <----- CM Storm Enforcer w/pics, specs, and professional reviews

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp... <----- review and benchmarks | gtx 560 > 6870

http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1693 <----- Another look at that Palit gtx 560



Was the case changed just for the budget and to get the Gtx 560?
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July 24, 2011 9:54:38 AM

Alright this is the new build based off Why me's recommendations with the total being $910.17 (new customer 10$off) and after rebates its 825$

Dvd burner:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA

Case:
COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC

Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card:
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
(choose the stronger GPU)

Psu:
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

200mm Fan for top of case:
COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan

CPU cooler:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm
(is this really neccesary? or is it there for overclocking?)

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Mother Board:
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Is that good for the price?
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July 24, 2011 10:53:16 AM

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IF you don't plan on overclocking your cpu very much then you can remove the cpu cooler and just use the stock cooler provided by intel. You will still have a strong running pc and you can still safely oc w/o heat issues.

That saves you some money that you can spend towards a different mobo or nicer video card


3 main parts of your build should be

CPU
GPU
Mobo

They are the most important things to have, and are the most pron to becoming outdated. So you want to buy a product that will last a few years without any bottlenecking issues or future proof issues.

I suggest upgrading to a 570 video card with the money you would spend on the cpu cooler.

You can always buy the cpu cooler later, you cant just throw that money you would have spent on the cooler into your 560 to make it a 570 later on :p  (oh only if life worked that way)



lol i may just remove the cpu cooler for now making the price 796 and just buy one later on
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July 24, 2011 1:46:21 PM

Actually, you can change the GPU later if you want. Just sell it (e.g. on ebay) and buy a better one that someone else is getting rid of. The price difference will probably be a bit less too! Or get the better one and use the original for building someone else a computer that doesn't need a higher model.
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July 24, 2011 7:43:05 PM

Yeah im just going to stick with the last build i posted
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July 24, 2011 10:20:53 PM

Personally I would get MSI mobo and GPU. Gigabytes are little trashy and evga are too hyped
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July 25, 2011 12:28:13 AM

A-Bomb said:
Alright i thought so and should i stick with the gigabyte board bundled with the CPU or get one of the ones i posted above?

Either board will work fine.
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July 27, 2011 6:36:20 AM

Get the G43 from MSI. Pretty stable and gets easy overclockin'
Also think of sliing ur gpu later on or not. With 560ti should be enough for 2-3 years so might as well get 1 pciX mobo
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July 27, 2011 9:47:57 PM

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Yeah but that is if he doesn't ever plan on upgrading that system.

I would get one with atleast 2 slots so you have the possibility of expanding to two video cards without having to buy a whole new mobo.

The future is near! Be prepared :3



This is the motherboard i'm getting
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

the only problem i've seen about it is that bigger cards can block some Sata ports making it harder to run 2 cards and that it will require cables with a certain type of connector to get it to work
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July 27, 2011 11:04:55 PM

Its technically 30$ more if you include the rebate of the other board
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July 27, 2011 11:53:37 PM

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True but rebates take time, you will forget about the $20 after 2 weeks.



Alright i'll stick with that motherboard than
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July 28, 2011 6:22:20 AM

Dude if you getting a board for design just cut out one out of cardboard and color i pretty colors. If you read reviews the board can't do sli or crossfire or even fit two big cards in. And its glitchy, there is a reason it costs 99$ believe me.
Just get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nice features, easy overclock and has sli/cfx.

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July 28, 2011 6:28:49 AM

Another question/ Do you have microcenter close by&
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July 28, 2011 6:46:37 AM

madchemist83 said:
Dude if you getting a board for design just cut out one out of cardboard and color i pretty colors. If you read reviews the board can't do sli or crossfire or even fit two big cards in. And its glitchy, there is a reason it costs 99$ believe me.
Just get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nice features, easy overclock and has sli/cfx.



I'm just going to stick with this board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And for your question i don't have a microcenter nearby
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July 29, 2011 6:13:19 AM

OK this is the final build i am getting once my laptop sells (and i changed the mobo back to the gigabyte one)
**Update: the motherboard and processor have a bundle with 25$ off and i found 8GB of RAM with 20$ off so i upgraded the RAM

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extra 200mm fan:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wifi Adapter:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DvD Burner:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total cost: $916 ( $856 after rebates)


And based on those specs do you think this would be able to run BattleField 3 on maximum?
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July 29, 2011 7:30:59 PM

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It is only speculation atm but I am sure that one 560ti could run bf3 at very high settings at around 1920x1080 resolution.



Awesome! Can't wait to get this built
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August 1, 2011 4:08:55 AM

Yeah if it ends today i cant get it XD i need to sell my laptop before buying anything
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August 1, 2011 6:37:38 AM

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Just keep in mind that some of the things you buy should be 100% future ready as in a nice up to date mobo with 3.0 usb + sata 6gb + good pci-e ports and other things that new mobos. they are the best part of the computer because normally people have to buy new mobos because they dont future proof them enough. Mine I bought back in 09 before I knew the difference between 24pin and 6pin usage XD


Would you consider this board future ready?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 1, 2011 8:54:05 AM

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Now that is a sexy board

I love how it supports godly ram without ocing

imo that thing is like one of the best z68 boards there is.

That is what I would buy if I purchased the intel 2500k.

It supports both nvidia and ati so you have the choice of switching to either at any time if you feel the other brand might give a better run for your money!

Many options with that board and a very slick looking board at that.



Great, no more looking for mother boards for me lol
final price of my setup after discounts/rebates/coupons its 890$!

And my ebay auction for my laptop ends today so hopefully i will have it ordered by tomorrow :bounce: 
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