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August 14, 2011 12:07:21 AM

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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August 14, 2011 1:06:05 AM

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...
If you really want the i7-2600k for $280 then here's the link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
Seasonic M12II 620 $105 Modular
http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-80Plus-M12II-620-BRONZE/...
CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 Modular $126 with shipping [$20 MIR available]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
August 14, 2011 6:29:12 AM

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=N82E168... $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?Ite... $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... $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-H... $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... $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-Ex... $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
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August 15, 2011 2:21:49 AM

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=N82E168... $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?Ite... $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... $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-H... $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... $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-Ex... $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.
August 15, 2011 2:27:45 AM

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...
If you really want the i7-2600k for $280 then here's the link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
Seasonic M12II 620 $105 Modular
http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-80Plus-M12II-620-BRONZE/...
CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 Modular $126 with shipping [$20 MIR available]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...


Thank you, I took the advice on the antec psu, Scythe mugen 3, Samsung hard drive.
August 15, 2011 2:40:44 AM

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=N82E168... 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.
August 15, 2011 3:29:31 AM

ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 58
cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 315 or 300 if you order tomorrow
mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 125
psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 95
hdd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 55
gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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.
August 15, 2011 4:31:30 AM

jackspeed said:
ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 58
cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 315 or 300 if you order tomorrow
mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 125
psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 95
hdd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 55
gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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
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