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August 22, 2011 10:30:53 PM

Hello everyone. I'm just getting into building computers, and I think I have decided on the parts that I'm going to want:

CPU - Intel i5 2500k
Mobo - Asus P8P67 Pro
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked EE
PSU - Antec BP 550 (looking for better suggestions)
Case - CM Storm Scout
HDD - WD Caviar Black
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB
Asus Black SATA DVD Burner
Am I missing any other parts?

I'm trying to keep the budget around $800 so I can buy software and other things that I need. I'll be using this computer mainly for gaming and some music production, so I'm planning to upgrade the sound card sometime in the future. But basically, what I'm looking for is an easily transportable computer for gaming and music that has potential to be upgraded in the future. I'd appreciate any help since I'm completely new to building computers. Thanks!

EDIT:

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks or month (possibly even this week)


Budget Range: ~800 after rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Music Production, watching movies, everything else


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, etc.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: centralcomputers.com (preferably), or newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: anything really


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future


Monitor Resolution: not really sure...Single monitor though

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August 22, 2011 11:24:29 PM

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is faster or at least no slower than the WD Black, it's a lot cheaper too. That PSU looks fine in terms of quality but in terms of wattage you only need 450-500W or 650-750W for SLI.
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August 23, 2011 1:03:58 AM

robns said:
Hello everyone. I'm just getting into building computers, and I think I have decided on the parts that I'm going to want:

CPU - Intel i5 2500k
Mobo - Asus P8P67 Pro
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked EE
PSU - Antec BP 550 (looking for better suggestions)
Case - CM Storm Scout
HDD - WD Caviar Black
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB
Asus Black SATA DVD Burner
Am I missing any other parts?

I'm trying to keep the budget around $800 so I can buy software and other things that I need. I'll be using this computer mainly for gaming and some music production, so I'm planning to upgrade the sound card sometime in the future. But basically, what I'm looking for is an easily transportable computer for gaming and music that has potential to be upgraded in the future. I'd appreciate any help since I'm completely new to building computers. Thanks!

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <---- You have too much money in that board and not enough elsewhere. That board is expensive and it's meant for a dual vid card set up, yet that psu is meant for a single card.

Now do you plan on going SLI later on or a single card set up? You can get a single card board for a lot cheaper.
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August 23, 2011 1:29:35 AM

If you want easily transportable and upgradable pc u sol.
pick either one. Like why_me said u can get single gpu mobo cheaper. And I think that will be ur best bet as u can always put in better gpu later on
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August 23, 2011 2:33:57 AM

Thanks everyone. I think I'll change the mobo to something made for single card setups, and if I want to go SLI later, I'll switch the whole thing out. Any suggestions for a good single card mobo with this set up?
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August 23, 2011 2:45:31 AM

robns said:
Thanks everyone. I think I'll change the mobo to something made for single card setups, and if I want to go SLI later, I'll switch the whole thing out. Any suggestions for a good single card mobo with this set up?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $114.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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August 23, 2011 4:38:37 PM

Here's my new build plan:

CPU - Intel i5 2500k
Mobo - Gigabyte Z68P DS3 (I cannot find the Asrock Z68 at Central Computers, but if it makes a decent difference, I'll go ahead and get it from newegg. Please let me know!)
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked EE
PSU - Antec BP 550
Case - CM Storm Scout
HDD - WD Caviar Black (Once again I cannot find the Samsung Spinpoint F3 at Central Computers, but I may order it from newegg.)
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB
Asus Black SATA DVD Burner


Also, does anyone have any decent monitor suggestions? I don't want something too big or too expensive, but I would like something decent.

Thanks!

-Rob
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August 23, 2011 4:49:12 PM

With Asrock u can go sli in the future ... but u'll have to change ur PSU and probably case. I would recommend looking for other case.
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August 23, 2011 4:52:34 PM

Why_Me said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <---- You have too much money in that board and not enough elsewhere. That board is expensive and it's meant for a dual vid card set up, yet that psu is meant for a single card.

Now do you plan on going SLI later on or a single card set up? You can get a single card board for a lot cheaper.


+1
agreed, save $50.00 by getting a cheaper p67 mobo and put it into your GPU or SSD capacity.
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August 23, 2011 4:57:14 PM

madchemist83 said:
With Asrock u can go sli in the future ... but u'll have to change ur PSU and probably case. I would recommend looking for other case.

Alright. Any suggestions for a case? (Preferably something with handles or something easily transportable so I can move it from school to home).
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August 23, 2011 5:12:31 PM

Actually that CM Storm Scout is not bad ... kinda expensieve for $70. U can try NZXT Gamma which is smaller case .. have to look into dimensions to figure out if u can fit 2 GPUs if u even planning on doing it or HAF 912 (great case)
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August 23, 2011 5:33:32 PM

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HAF 912 IS amazing. Though I think most ppl end up wanting to add more fans to it, since it only includes 2 x 120 but can hold so, so, so many more.
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August 23, 2011 6:09:21 PM

The Storm Scout is a perfect LAN party case, i'd stick with it.
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August 23, 2011 7:06:45 PM

Very well. I think I'll be sticking with the Storm Scout then.
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