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Interested in your guidance around a new build

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July 30, 2011 3:10:25 AM

So I'm getting ready to slap together a new system built around a Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz. I was looking over Mobos and what not and to be honest It's been a while. I'm more than a bit lost as to what I should be looking for. The last Build I did was back in 2000 so you can see my dilema. Any and all help is appreciated...even if my processor is out of date.

Thanks all. I look forward to your help
July 30, 2011 3:26:27 AM

here is a great combo if you are looking for a whole system- 190$ i would get this soon b4 they are out of stock (they will be very soon)

Samsung spinpoint f3 1tb- 60$

i5 2500k & scythe mugen 3- 255$

OCZ ZX 850w & Lite-On DVD burner- 170$

XFX 6970- 340$

windows 7 home premium 64 bit oem- 80$ w/ promo code- EMCKCHB36

you already have a monitor?

what is your case by the way and can you put a link to it?

Total=1095$ not including mail in rebates

July 30, 2011 3:28:04 AM

Im working with about 1200 but obviously if I can save it would be nice.

Aside from the internals of the tower I have everything else though I suppose a new HD wouldn't hurt.
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July 30, 2011 3:52:28 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: Before December

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) $1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard,mouse, case???

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: U.S.

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 / 1920x1200

July 30, 2011 4:24:24 AM

Add a case to this build. This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on for SLI. $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 $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 $24.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $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 $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 $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 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 AD-7260S-0B - OEM $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 $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $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: $1,069.90 *not including mail in rebates
July 30, 2011 5:05:34 AM

i edited my post above to a whole system...
July 30, 2011 6:12:04 PM

Interesting choices. I didn't even notice that turbo boosted i5. What made you go with the graphics card you chose?
July 30, 2011 6:37:18 PM

chambered said:
Interesting choices. I didn't even notice that turbo boosted i5. What made you go with the graphics card you chose?

u talking to me?
July 30, 2011 6:39:57 PM

you have a monitor right? if so what is its size and resolution?
what case do you have?
July 30, 2011 7:03:19 PM

chambered said:
Interesting choices. I didn't even notice that turbo boosted i5. What made you go with the graphics card you chose?

u talking to me?
July 30, 2011 8:57:52 PM

Yes mjmj. I was asking you about your choice in gfx card. I have a Smilodon case and I do need to upgrade my monitor,
July 30, 2011 9:05:32 PM

first off sorry about the double post

your case is good...

you can duel up your monitors which will be a big upgrade just want to know how big it is and what your screen resolution is

i chose that card because it was the most powerful card in your budget (w/out a monitor) maybe this combo if you are getting another monitor-
July 30, 2011 11:37:41 PM

I onl;y have a 17" monitor and I run at 1400x900.

The gfx card you posted earlier will that last me a while? I like many others don't want to have to upgrade it next year when some new games come out.
July 31, 2011 6:18:11 AM

yes itll last you a while
ya i guess you need a whole new monitor