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New Gaming PC [$ 1500][will order in sept 1st week}

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August 10, 2011 4:29:56 AM

Hi all

i have decided to get a new PC for playing games specially for battlefield 3 and all the new games coming this fall.

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: planning to buy it by next month when the beta comes out for battlefield 3)


Budget Range: (e.g.: 1500) Before / After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Mostly gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)


Parts Not Required: DVD drive


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, amazon.com)


Country of Origin: (e.g.: USA)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: Intel i7 PC with nVidia gfx card)


Overclocking: Maybe in future


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in future


Additional Comments: (e.g.: Just wanted to ask you guys i have decided to go for dell u2412 is this a good monitor for 400 dollars.)


Now this is what i have in mind your suggestion for optimization or completely new ideas are welcome.


CPU And Mobo combo [$399.98]
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid [$99.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive[$79.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 [$494.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified [$89.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) [ $63.99 ]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) [$249.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive [$184.99]

So the total is around $1450

Guys suggest me about mobo, ssd, ram gpu or anything u think i am spending too much and is not required

Thanks

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August 10, 2011 5:13:16 AM

^ Nice parts,... Some suggestions,...

CPU + Mobo
i5 + MSI Z68A-GD65 - This board is in the same league as the PRO and Gigabyte UD4, so IMO this would also be fine,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CASE - Check out the newer cases with USB3.0 like this one,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card - IMO I would suggest the GTX 570 over 580 based the price/ performance value,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also the HCG 750 would be a little too close for 580 SLI, but should be just about good for the 570 SLI...

Rest are fine,...
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August 10, 2011 5:22:27 AM

Thanks for the mobo and cpu combo suggestion

and regarding case i have been reading the forums and lian li and rosewill both look good to me might have to go over the features and see for myself.

gpu i think i will go with 570 only because 580 is a bit costly when compared performance.

anways thanks any other suggestion guys anything about ssd.
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August 10, 2011 5:32:45 AM

SSD - The OCZ had issues early on with their firmwares, but now it seems to be solved,... Anyways you would get better responses in the respective manufacturer forums, so post there too,...
But till what I have seen, the Crucial M4 though are a bit slow compared to the OCZ 3 series, but are mostly free of any glaring issues,...
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August 11, 2011 3:37:51 AM

any ideas about a good 570 gpu which i can then buy in future also for sli
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August 11, 2011 4:25:28 AM

^ Go with EVGA cards,.... they will surely be available either new or used in plenty,...
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August 11, 2011 4:30:11 AM

Thanks gkay09 for all the answers and one more thing i will not be overclocking right away but may do it in future untill the warranty passes which cpu cooler do you suggest i was thinking of a corsair 212 would be enough or may be a good scythe brand cpu cooler
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August 11, 2011 4:47:31 AM

For Case after reading a lot of threads in tomshardware i found a lot of guys recommending Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case so i was thinking of going for it what do you think about this
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August 11, 2011 5:02:14 AM

^ That case does look good,... But I have heard that they are going to come up with a direct USB 3.0 connector which connects to the onboard USB 3.0 instead of a USB 3.0 extension cable routing back to the backpanel of the mobo,... So you might want to wait a bit,...
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August 11, 2011 5:10:18 AM

Best answer selected by avinash1234.
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August 11, 2011 5:11:35 AM

thanks gkay09 for all the support and i will see if any new case from them till next month when i buy or else i will go with the above
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August 11, 2011 5:16:02 AM

^ Hmm good luck,... also just before buying, post again so that you can get to know if there are any good alternative which might have come up,...
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August 29, 2011 4:01:59 AM

gkay09 said:
^ Hmm good luck,... also just before buying, post again so that you can get to know if there are any good alternative which might have come up,...



i will start to buy the parts by next week

i am fixed on
CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop

SSD
Crucial m4 128 GB already bought

HARD DISK
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB

RAM
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)


need suggestion on the following

MOBO was thinking of taking the MSI z68 board but new gen 3 boards have come so i need some suggestion there.

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this is cheaper but has only 2 sata 6 GBps ports and only 1 year warranty
or
MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this is costly but has 4 SATA 6 GBPS ports and 3 years warranty i like the MSI board what do you guys suggest.

CPU CASE

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or a bit pricey one
Corsair 600T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or suggest any other good case with ventilation within 100-120 dollars
GPU

EVGA DS Superclocked 015-P3-1587-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 $465 with promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
lifetime warranty

or any other card you guys suggest

PSU need to be sli ready just in case i plan on sli with 580

LEPA G900-MA 900W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor
i am planning on getting the hpzr24w if anybody already owns this monitor please let me know if its good for gaming.
please suggest me anything u guys think is inappropriate and let me know of any good combos.




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August 29, 2011 11:06:24 PM

bump...somebody please look at the final list and let me know
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