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$1100 first time gaming build

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July 25, 2011 9:27:27 PM

Hello this is my first build and I think I settled on what parts I would like to use, but still I want to double check what I picked is okay and will actually work together.

Approximate Purchase Date: End of August

Budget Range: $1100 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, website building, photo editing

Parts Not Required: Mouse and Keyboard, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, but if the price is better any website will do

Country of Origin: USA (New York)

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe at a later date

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, but not right now

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This is my first build so any advice I can get about my build would be great

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CPU: 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 Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo: BIOSTAR TP67XE (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4EG HD155UI 1.5TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:Seasonic SS-850HT 850W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Silver Certified, Active PFC Power Supply - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I found a new set of RAM, the only difference is the jump from DDR3 1333 to DDR3 1600 is the $10 worth it or not, its a G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 26, 2011 8:00:20 AM

Check my sig :) 
July 26, 2011 8:26:20 AM

zero has a really good setup in his sig.

i wouldnt recommend a biostar board.
maybe go for a WD black hdd, the samsung is only a 5400rpm and thats a little slow.
the gtx 460 is a really good card, but you should go with something thats a little more current.
850w is completely overkill. you only need that much if you are going to sli 570's or 580's
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July 26, 2011 8:33:13 AM

Samsung spinpoint f3 is 7200 1tb around $60
500W would suffice
July 26, 2011 9:04:39 AM

Blak0ut said:
zero has a really good setup in his sig.

i wouldnt recommend a biostar board.


Thanks. don't go for Biostar unless you are absolutely strapped for cash.
July 26, 2011 9:16:26 AM

FREE SHIPPING for this entire build.

Here's a case that has 3.0 USB ports and a 2.5" SSD cage. This build includes a gtx 560ti with the option to add another later on for SLI and a 1TB h/d.

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.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... $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

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.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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 - $134.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

Total: $1,049.40 *not including mail in rebates


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

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... <----- gtx 460 vs gtx 560ti
July 26, 2011 8:06:12 PM

Thanks for the suggestions I think the only thing i would like to change is a 1TB to a 1.5TB HDD I found a
HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723015BLA642 (0F12114) 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., and a

Western Digital 1.5 TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD15EARS
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Intellipower-Desk...

I know Western Digital is more reputable, but the HITACHI is just slightly cheeper, so any insight on that.

Also the MoBo Why_Me suggested is out of stock what else is about the same at that price so I have a back-up.

Final point i think will also get the GTX 560 ti and the lesser PSU.

Everything altogether is just under $1100
July 26, 2011 8:20:06 PM

MatthewGill said:
Thanks for the suggestions I think the only thing i would like to change is a 1TB to a 1.5TB HDD I found a
HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723015BLA642 (0F12114) 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., and a

Western Digital 1.5 TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD15EARS
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Intellipower-Desk...

I know Western Digital is more reputable, but the HITACHI is just slightly cheeper, so any insight on that.

Also the MoBo Why_Me suggested is out of stock what else is about the same at that price so I have a back-up.

Final point i think will also get the GTX 560 ti and the lesser PSU.

Everything altogether is just under $1100

Sorry about that...I put the wrong link up there...it's fixed now. :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
July 26, 2011 8:25:19 PM

Ok thanks for help
July 26, 2011 8:32:05 PM

+1. unfortunately i agree with why_me all his part selections currently, so i have nothing original to add. :( 

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