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September 4, 2011 6:20:36 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next month


Budget Range: 1100$


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (BF3, Skyrim, etc)


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS, Optical Drive


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia Graphics Card


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe but not anytime soon


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

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Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Xigmatek Utgard (Gone cheap here to get into the budget, but still looks like a solid case)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1,085.80


So this is my first build in 7-8 years. Is this build ok?If not what should I change. Thanks for the help :) 

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September 4, 2011 7:39:00 PM

Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Building machines must be like riding a bicycle to you eh.

Only advice I can offer is to try and see if you can save any money by going for combos.

Nothing wrong with the case either.
September 4, 2011 7:51:21 PM

Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This case is only $10 more but you get usb3 with it and since your mobo supports usb 3 and has internal connectors for it, why not?
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September 4, 2011 7:57:20 PM

Just great. I wouldn't get that particular GTX 570 because it has only one fan, but otherwise I'm really jealous :D 
September 4, 2011 8:08:50 PM

amk-aka-Phantom said:
Just great. I wouldn't get that particular GTX 570 because it has only one fan, but otherwise I'm really jealous :D 


Is this better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ? :p , can get it for the same money locally so it's probably gonna go that way. Maybe will have to get another brand P67 MoBo locally but that should be pretty much the same right? Will update which one when I'll be 100% certain :) 
September 4, 2011 8:12:41 PM

peregy said:

Case: Xigmatek Utgard (Gone cheap here to get into the budget, but still looks like a solid case)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So this is my first build in 7-8 years. Is this build ok?If not what should I change. Thanks for the help :) 

Iv'e never seen that case before until now. That's a nice clean looking case. And it's roomy. Nice find. :) 

cgleckman said:
Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This case is only $10 more but you get usb3 with it and since your mobo supports usb 3 and has internal connectors for it, why not?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- That board comes with a black front USB 3.0 panel that has a nifty 2.5" SSD bracket behind it. It fits right onto the front of a case.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... <----- you can see it here about half way down that page

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag... <----- and in that pic there.
September 4, 2011 10:14:53 PM

Ah ok why_me I didnt realize it came with that. My mistake
September 5, 2011 2:05:00 PM

Hmmm I'm being told that a GTX 570 won't fit in this case, but i'm pretty sure it can fit, maybe not with a lot of space left but who cares :) . Also any suggestions on some Asus p67 or z68 motherboards similar in price with this one, coz it seems this one will be difficult to obtain
September 5, 2011 3:54:53 PM

Which case? If it is the Utgard, then it won't have any problems at all.
If it is the Rosewill Challenger, then according to the TH review it was fitting a card 10.5" long (an XFX Geforce GTX 285), with little room to spare, so you would need a GTX 570 that was 10.5" long or less.
September 5, 2011 3:58:33 PM

I'm talking about the Utgard. Thanks a lot :) 
September 5, 2011 4:20:25 PM

peregy said:
Hmmm I'm being told that a GTX 570 won't fit in this case, but i'm pretty sure it can fit, maybe not with a lot of space left but who cares :) . Also any suggestions on some Asus p67 or z68 motherboards similar in price with this one, coz it seems this one will be difficult to obtain


How will that mobo be hard to obtain? its being sold on newegg, and amazon currently and in stock
September 5, 2011 4:27:45 PM

Too lazy and toohard to explain but newegg is only for reference, I have to buy all the parts locally, but at least the prices are nearly the same as on newegg :) 
September 5, 2011 4:33:14 PM

peregy said:
Too lazy and toohard to explain but newegg is only for reference, I have to buy all the parts locally, but at least the prices are nearly the same as on newegg :) 


Do have any idea of what your local stores carry brand wise.. gigabyte asus asrock etc? I can post some mobo suggestions if you want but without knowing what u can actually get its a waste of time
September 5, 2011 5:02:19 PM

As I mentioned in the post before, can probably find any Asus MoBo. I'll still try to find the AsRock I listed but need another for backup
September 5, 2011 9:47:21 PM

peregy said:
As I mentioned in the post before, can probably find any Asus MoBo. I'll still try to find the AsRock I listed but need another for backup


ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this is a pretty solid board, its asus, its like $5 more then what u have listed and it will do all the same things
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