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September 12, 2011 12:28:56 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Some time this week

Budget Range: $700 - $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Gaming, Gaming

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Microcenter

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: If you can find me some combo deals, sales please do tell. :) 


PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI
GPU: MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti
CPU: Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM
COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

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September 12, 2011 2:08:51 AM

BUMP!
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September 12, 2011 2:23:05 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $147.98 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

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September 12, 2011 2:30:52 AM

At last. My first reply. Thank you sir. Anyway. Is A GTX 560 Ti considered high end gpu or at the mid end? just wondering.
Also, if I was planning to SLI 560 Ti in the future would TX 750 do good? Good combo.
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September 12, 2011 2:32:31 AM

you're going to need a hard drive. The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is a popular choice.

Also the ASRock gen3 extreme3 might be a better pure gaming mobo at that price point. It's at least worth looking into.

If you are planning on adding a second 560ti later then 850W is good but if you're not then you can get a lower wattage PSU. Even with sli 850W might be a little high.
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September 12, 2011 2:40:43 AM

@dan
What can you prefer for a PSU? That can take 2 GTX 560 TI. I'm planning to buy another GTX 560 TI in the future.
Okay, gonna look up the ASRock Gen3 Extreme Mobo. Thanks
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September 12, 2011 7:09:37 AM

Can anyone request a good Mobo? For overclocking / sli. Thank you
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September 12, 2011 2:26:11 PM

Yea. I will take the Mobo and PSU ( with the RAM on a combo deal ) given by the people above. Thank you for the advice.
But I'm not about the video card thou, Coz I read about some good comments about the MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti and a good bang for my buck. Wouldn't you say too? Thanks by the way for the response
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September 12, 2011 3:31:16 PM

650 is enough to run SLI 560 Ti's. 750 if OC'ed. I'd rather spend your money on a 750W modular PSU or even a 650W one.

EDIT: you might also want to consider 6950s.
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September 12, 2011 4:02:31 PM

my recomendation

Processor - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W - $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $52.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card - GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 - $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply - PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - Personal choice

Hard drive - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Now: $20.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total Price: $ 729 + Computer Case
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September 13, 2011 6:53:15 AM

@Squad
I will not be needing a dvd burner, I will be planning on getting SLI in the future. So I think I wouldn't be getting a 650 PSU.
@Phantom
PSU is too much for me. I mean the price XD. Also I did some research too about the GPU. Wouldn't you think a 560 TI OC would be better than 6950?

So far. Here are the FF parts. Could be change tho if given a better deal w/e :

CPU: i5 2500K - $179.99
GPU: MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - $244.99
MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI - $124.99
PSU+RAM: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V and CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB - 147.98
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $55.99
COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 - $23.99
HDD: Spintpoint F3 - $54.99

TOTAL: $833 before rebates

Feel free to share your thoughts, ain't my final decision yet. Thanks for the people above for sharing.
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September 13, 2011 6:59:19 AM

dabeed said:
@Squad
I will not be needing a dvd burner, I will be planning on getting SLI in the future. So I think I wouldn't be getting a 650 PSU.
@Phantom
PSU is too much for me. I mean the price XD. Also I did some research too about the GPU. Wouldn't you think a 560 TI OC would be better than 6950?

So far. Here are the FF parts. Could be change tho if given a better deal w/e :

CPU: i5 2500K - $179.99
GPU: MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - $244.99
MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI - $124.99
PSU+RAM: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V and CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB - 147.98
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $55.99
COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 - $23.99
HDD: Spintpoint F3 - $54.99

TOTAL: $833 before rebates

Feel free to share your thoughts, ain't my final decision yet. Thanks for the people above for sharing.

That cpu combo's with that MSI card to save some money, and that Corsair psu combo's with RAM to save even more money.
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September 13, 2011 7:10:39 AM

No problem. If your budget is tight, go non-modular. I'm using TX750W, myself, for exactly the same reason.

I'm not sure that 560 Ti OC will be better than a 6950... 560 Ti vs. 6950 is an on-going flame war that brings no clear winner. Benchmarks show they're sort of on par, but many people immediately start arguing about how OC'd 6950 or 560 Ti will be definitely better than the other card... blah blah blah. I'm happy with my 560 Ti, maxes out almost anything I throw at it @1080p (Exceptions: Crysis 1, Crysis Warhead - I have to reduce AA to 4x or so to get butter-smooth fps; possibly Metro 2033 - didn't play, but it's very consumptive).

I'd take a 560 Ti, seeing as how many games are biased towards nVidia. Even Deus Ex: HR, which was developed under AMD's banner, shows better results with nVidia cards. But 6950 is a great card, too and you can unlock it to 6970 if you get a model which supports it (don't ask, I have NO IDEA which models on the market still have that feature and which don't... let's wait for some AMD people in this thread).

Damn, you're getting nice deals on all the stuff. I wish my country would have the same. Except for the 560 Ti - I think the 900 MHz Asus card can be had for cheaper and performs a bit better. Or find a better deal on this one. Or try to find the MSI 560 Ti SOC for the same price, if you can.
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September 13, 2011 7:10:40 AM

Why_Me said:
That cpu combo's with that MSI card to save some money, and that Corsair psu combo's with RAM to save even more money.

I searched for the GPU combo which would save me $16. But the price of an i5 2500K on newegg is $219.99. While at microcenter the price of an i5 2500K is $179.99. Which would save me a lot more ( $40 ). But the card that was given in my post is factory OC'd. would you prefer that I get the non-factory oc'd one?
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September 13, 2011 8:15:45 AM

Anyone. What can you say about these MoBos?

MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI - $124.99

and

GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI - $121.99

What do you think is better? OC / SLI ?

If you can suggest another MoBo. Please. And I'll to look it up. Still thinking over about what MoBo what to buy.
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September 14, 2011 5:16:12 AM

BUMP
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September 14, 2011 5:43:59 AM

Look up Asus P8Z68-V Pro, also a good board.
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September 14, 2011 5:49:35 AM

Just saying.
i5 2500K + MSI 560 Ti TFII OC $449 ($20 MIR + $15 EMCKAJG23 Promo code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600 $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 $125 ($10 EMCKAKA32 code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ ZS 750w $100 ($25 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate S3 1TB + Lite-On CD/DVD burner $72
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Rosewill Challenger $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hyper 212+ $29
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...

Total: $845 before rebates after codes
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