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COOLER MASTER HAF 912 - $55 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 - $175 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 - $55 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $32 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231438

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $28 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Seagate Barracuda + Lg Cd/Dvd combo - $68 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696151

I5 2500k + Msi P68 - $324 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660241

BYTECC 6 ft. 18AWG Power Cord - $5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270406

Exactly $750 Shipped , which was my target price . Add any suggestions/changes.
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  1. I would get this PSU instead. More powerful and reliable at around the same price!

    XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20550w
  2. Plus your DVD drive is a crappy IDE one, that it's not supported by 2012 motherboards!
  3. I'm getting $15 off the Earthwatts for promo + free shipping which means its $20 cheaper or i would :(
  4. michxymi said:
    Plus your DVD drive is a crappy IDE one, that it's not supported by 2012 motherboards!

    What dvd drive should i look at. Just any sata right. i wasn't paying much attention.
  5. You can also get this case instead!

    ENERMAX HOPLITE ECA3220 Black 0.6 & 0.8mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811124139

    And yes, any SATA would do the job. Personally, I prefer Samsung drives!
  6. michxymi said:
    You can also get this case instead!

    ENERMAX HOPLITE ECA3220 Black 0.6 & 0.8mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811124139

    And yes, any SATA would do the job. Personally, I prefer Samsung drives!


    Anything else?
  7. Suggestions :

    1. Get 1x4GB instead of 2x2GB. Better upgradation possibility in the future.
    2. Samsung Spinpoint F3 SATA 6.0GB/s instead of Seagate Barracuda.
  8. 008Rohit said:
    Suggestions :

    1. Get 1x4GB instead of 2x2GB. Better upgradation possibility in the future.
    2. Samsung Spinpoint F3 SATA 6.0GB/s instead of Seagate Barracuda.


    If he gets 1 dimm of memory, his system is destroyed...He needs dual channel ram, that means 2 dims. Yes for the Spinpoint, though it's not Sata 3 but Sata 2
  9. michxymi said:
    If he gets 1 dimm of memory, his system is destroyed...He needs dual channel ram, that means 2 dims. Yes for the Spinpoint, though it's not Sata 3 but Sata 2


    I know the ram must be dual channel lol. Is the samsung worth losing the $10-15 savings with the seagate.
    i know its great but the seagate doesn't have poor reviews either.
  10. I didnt quite get what you said.
    I was using a 2GB DDR3 on my DH61WW and after 15 days it died. Whats all this?
  11. get single pcix mobo will save you some dough. Which u can use to get more ram.
    Also MSI mobos are not very good build quality .. go for Asrock or ASUS or Gigabyte
    There is a reason they bundle it :)
  12. madchemist83 said:
    get single pcix mobo will save you some dough. Which u can use to get more ram.
    Also MSI mobos are not very good build quality .. go for Asrock or ASUS or Gigabyte
    There is a reason they bundle it :)


    I picked that one because i might eventually crossfire. Do you have other suggestions.
  13. Well like you said you might cf/sli. 90% never do. All I'm saying is that is more reasonable to get better GPU for the money u save on getting single pcix MOBO then cf later on. I put i-5 2500k and HD 6950 built for 800 (shipping and taxes included) after MIR.
    But if you insist then choose diff MOBO. Also MSI Mobo designed poorly and if u do cf/sli second gpu will cover some of the SATA slots.
    happy to help to refine your build or throw some options at you :)
  14. Do u have microcenter close by?
  15. madchemist83 said:
    Do u have microcenter close by?

    idk I'm in northern maryland so id think so. Can you reccomend a cheap non croosfire mb?
  16. how northern ? there is one store in Rockville or one in Philly if you closer that way..

    sure thing
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128520
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230
  17. madchemist83 said:
    how northern ? there is one store in Rockville or one in Philly if you closer that way..

    sure thing
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128520
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230


    I'm in the very northeast corner of maryland.
  18. madchemist83 said:
    how northern ? there is one store in Rockville or one in Philly if you closer that way..

    sure thing
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128520
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230


    Which of those two do you prefer because i can combo with the giga and its z68 which is usually better right?
  19. Well then pretty close to Philly. Go there and pick up i5-2500k for 180 green ones. or ask ur buddy who lives there (assumption) to drive it to u next time he/she visits :)
  20. or do u mean ocean city ?
  21. madchemist83 said:
    or do u mean ocean city ?

    nah im about 2-3 hours from philly. by time i pay taxes gas and everything ill save about 20 probably.
  22. what about biostar.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138298

    I could get that for 90 and upgrade my gpu a little. Also would it be worth spring 10-20 for 8gb of ram?
  23. hehe funny .. I was looking at the same some time ago and considering it but then someone told me that Biostar has poor build quality. So no.
    8Gb would be better for sure get 2X4Gb gskill or something make sure it's 1.5V
    but again it's all up to ur budget and yopu don't like MIR (me neither) then ur choices r even more limited
  24. madchemist83 said:
    hehe funny .. I was looking at the same some time ago and considering it but then someone told me that Biostar has poor build quality. So no.
    8Gb would be better for sure get 2X4Gb gskill or something make sure it's 1.5V
    but again it's all up to ur budget and yopu don't like MIR (me neither) then ur choices r even more limited



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426 thats the ram for 40

    which of your two mb would you recommend. And a 6870 will be good for a while right?
  25. That ram is perfect.
    I would go with gigabyte - it's z68 so will probably support new intels cpu that's coming out end of this year next year. Also it has 3 years warranty compared to Asrocks 2. With your budget HD6870 is the best bet. Or GTX 560/ That's ur prefference
  26. madchemist83 said:
    That ram is perfect.
    I would go with gigabyte - it's z68 so will probably support new intels cpu that's coming out end of this year next year. Also it has 3 years warranty compared to Asrocks 2. With your budget HD6870 is the best bet. Or GTX 560/ That's ur prefference


    Yah ive already added the gigabyte. Im not decided on the graphics card.
  27. Well let me see your build ... what price u have it at?
  28. madchemist83 said:
    Well let me see your build ... what price u have it at?


    $757

    Everything the same except this mb and ram.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128520

    6870 for now unless someone can highly recommend a 560 because its cheaper and did a little better on the gpu chart.
  29. The price is pretty much the same. It's all about the features/ Nvidia have PhysX, CUDA .. ATI has more processing units I think. The performance is pretty much the same .. some games up some down. So it's up to you/ I am gonna try to get 6950 later this year with pretty much same build as yours except for PSU/
  30. madchemist83 said:
    The price is pretty much the same. It's all about the features/ Nvidia have PhysX, CUDA .. ATI has more processing units I think. The performance is pretty much the same .. some games up some down. So it's up to you/ I am gonna try to get 6950 later this year with pretty much same build as yours except for PSU/

    This should handle games fine right or is a 6950 a huge difference. Everything else is ready and to help answer my resolution is 1440-900. It will be upgraded to 1920-1080 soon. Should i wait and save enough to get the 6950?
  31. Best answer
    I think so. Plus u might find better deals/ Im waiting till black friday //or rather cyber monday
  32. madchemist83 said:
    I think so. Plus u might find better deals/ Im waiting till black friday //or rather cyber monday


    When is that?
  33. Monday after thanksgiving
  34. Best answer selected by vtphs.
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