Need advice $1000 build

Approximate Purchase Date: When ever

Budget Range: $1000-$1100(including shipping and tax)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3d Graphics(cinema 4d), Gaming, Internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Microcenter

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel, Gigabyte

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 3360,1050(dual screen)

Additional Comments: This PC will need to be able to do a dual boot with win7 and osx

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This what i have in mind:
Newegg Part List

*Newegg Part List (updated)
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  1. If you can shop at Microcenter, you can get the i5-2500k [it's really all you need unless you require hyper-threading] for like $180.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
    If you really want the i7-2600k for $280 then here's the link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354587

    The Samsung Spinpoint F3 has better platter density than the Western Digital you chose which means better performance. It also costs $60 which is a lot less.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    OCZ chose a bad OEM for the ModxStream Pro so I wouldn't go for them.
    Antec HCG 750W $95 [$25 MIR and $10 promo [8/14] available
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
    Seasonic M12II 620 $105 Modular
    http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-80Plus-M12II-620-BRONZE/dp/B003HE260I
    CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 Modular $126 with shipping [$20 MIR available]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

    Instead of the Thermaltake Frio.. you can grab a Hyper 212+ for $30 but I think you'll be more satisfied with Scythe Mugen 3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168
  2. With dual monitors you want a card with plenty of vRAM like this 6950 2GB down below. Add a 2600K or 2500K from Microcenter to this. It's set up to add another one of those cards later on.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKBJH49, ends 8/14
    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 Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.715048 $190.98 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_1 $28.57 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1313196236&sr=1-1 $59.79 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S-0B/dp/B003MRHOQG/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_2 $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
    Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-100312-3SR/dp/B0055Y66A4 $264.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Sapphire DIRT 3 EDITION Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100312-3SR
  3. Why_Me said:
    With dual monitors you want a card with plenty of vRAM like this 6950 2GB down below. Add a 2600K or 2500K from Microcenter to this. It's set up to add another one of those cards later on.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKBJH49, ends 8/14
    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 Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.715048 $190.98 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_1 $28.57 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1313196236&sr=1-1 $59.79 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S-0B/dp/B003MRHOQG/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_2 $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
    Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-100312-3SR/dp/B0055Y66A4 $264.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Sapphire DIRT 3 EDITION Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100312-3SR


    Thank you, I appreciate your advice on the 2gb card.
  4. um I'm not sure but isn't nvidia the "leader" or the better cards for 3d applications if that is the case than the gtx 570 is what you are looking for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613 320

    EDIT: by osx do you mean you are wanting to build a hacintosh??
  5. wintermint said:
    If you can shop at Microcenter, you can get the i5-2500k [it's really all you need unless you require hyper-threading] for like $180.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
    If you really want the i7-2600k for $280 then here's the link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354587

    The Samsung Spinpoint F3 has better platter density than the Western Digital you chose which means better performance. It also costs $60 which is a lot less.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    OCZ chose a bad OEM for the ModxStream Pro so I wouldn't go for them.
    Antec HCG 750W $95 [$25 MIR and $10 promo [8/14] available
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
    Seasonic M12II 620 $105 Modular
    http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-80Plus-M12II-620-BRONZE/dp/B003HE260I
    CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 Modular $126 with shipping [$20 MIR available]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

    Instead of the Thermaltake Frio.. you can grab a Hyper 212+ for $30 but I think you'll be more satisfied with Scythe Mugen 3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168


    Thank you, I took the advice on the antec psu, Scythe mugen 3, Samsung hard drive.
  6. jackspeed said:
    um I'm not sure but isn't nvidia the "leader" or the better cards for 3d applications if that is the case than the gtx 570 is what you are looking for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613 320

    EDIT: by osx do you mean you are wanting to build a hacintosh??


    Yes a hackintosh, but the gtx 570 is a bit out of my budget. Plus the 3d program i am using only uses the graphics card for moving through out the view finder, and rendering uses the cpu only.
  7. ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148420 58
    cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070 315 or 300 if you order tomorrow
    mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495 125
    psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_sp=Cat_Power_Supplies-_-Best_Sellers-_-17-139-005 95
    hdd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148764 55
    gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148764 320

    total 968 and you could shave off a few bucks by comboing. I didn't look at what parts are/are not compatable with mac osx 10. and leaves rooms for a small ssd to put you to 1100 if you wanted to be on the upper end. Micro center would be cheaper for the i7 in store.
  8. jackspeed said:
    ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148420 58
    cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070 315 or 300 if you order tomorrow
    mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495 125
    psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_sp=Cat_Power_Supplies-_-Best_Sellers-_-17-139-005 95
    hdd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148764 55
    gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148764 320

    total 968 and you could shave off a few bucks by comboing. I didn't look at what parts are/are not compatable with mac osx 10. and leaves rooms for a small ssd to put you to 1100 if you wanted to be on the upper end. Micro center would be cheaper for the i7 in store.


    whats the video card, your link is wrong, it is the link for the hdd
  9. Sry I was having trouble posting links yesterday here it is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613 not enough sleep
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