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August 10, 2011 8:43:13 PM

I am thinking of building a new pc and here is my pre-build hardware: Budget $600 - $700

Would like to have everyone's thoughts on this build?

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

Burner: 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...

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

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

Video Card: mid-range video card

Processor: Coreā„¢ i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

MotherBoard: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe R3 LGA 1155 P67 ATX Intel Motherboard
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August 10, 2011 8:54:01 PM

Unless you'll be doing pro-level video work, not much else will benefit from the i7 CPU, so get an i5-2500K instead.
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August 11, 2011 12:23:25 AM

I think it is a great overall build
I would suggest looking at this case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
just as an option

also like jtt283 said
2600k is kind of over kill

it would help to know how you plan to use your computer

as far as video card goes
what is your budget for card?
everybody's idea of mid range is different

I would recommend a GTX 460 1gb at around $150 as a good deal
they are in the process of discontinuing the 460
have dropped prices
Great card for the money

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August 11, 2011 11:14:50 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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August 11, 2011 3:42:31 PM

Thanks for doing this for me. I am new at this and my friend mentioned to me that I should ask all the guys from Tom's to get feedback on a pre-build.

I appreaciate you doing this for me.

Tony
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August 11, 2011 3:54:24 PM

AMD > Intel

You must also be an Iphone lover too...
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August 11, 2011 4:17:57 PM

re: "(2) HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185 "

Are these for RAID 0 or RAID 1 ? Your MB gives you intel matrix storage manager.

http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/matrixstorage_sb.h...

re: "Video Card: mid-range video card " You've seen this... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...

Aside: If the full gtx460 is going for $150 (noted above) that is not a bad price. Just avoid the 1GB SE version (crippled vs. non SE) and the 768MB version. While both are great cards, they are not the same as the full gtx 460 and a $150 price on them wouldn't be the same great deal.
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