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September 12, 2011 10:06:13 PM

I am building a new computer and would appreciate some help in compromising a list of needed components. Thanks for the help :) 

1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing?
I wil be using the computer primarily for gaming.
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
I would like to keep my budget around 700 or so, but i realize that i will probably have to hit 800-1100 with a monitor and such.
3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
U.S....Florida...Stuart.
5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
Again as listed in the title this is my FIRST TIME building a new computer and am not yet sure on as to what is a necessity your input is greatly appreciated.
6) Will you be overclocking?
I would count on it (not to often but, hey who knows!! :D  ).
7) What size monitor do you have and/or plan to have?
23inch monitor.
8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
As soon as I get the list of parts, there's no rush but in the same respect there is no current reason to stall the building.
10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?
Yes I can get one, Microsoft (not sure if its 32 or 64bit.
11) Why did you skip 4 and 9?
To keep it interesting [you might like me more and want to help (then again who knows)].

I want this to be a very good, quick, "non-laggy" gaming computer. And no, no Solitary.
Thanks for any input you could offer me and lists of parts. The cost can't go over 1100 (1100.01 is fine) but, other than that as long as it is a great gaming DESKTOP I greatly thank you for your advice. I will take all lists into consideration and post back daily.

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September 12, 2011 10:12:44 PM

case: NZXT Lexa-S mid tower: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811146060

mobo: gigabyte am3+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128519

graphics card: his iceq-x radeon hd 6850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161363

cpu: amd phenom ii x4 965: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103727

psu: rosewill 700 watt: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817182191

ram: muskin 2 x 4b ddr3 1600: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226179

hd: seagate 1tb 7200rpm 32mb cache: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148697

cd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

wireless network card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6833425006

nzxt fan controller ( the one with that fits in two 5.25 inch bays or w/e): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811992004

my card reader (i think this all works exluding the e-sata): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820132021
I got this list from Apprentice as a starting point this was only the beginning of hit thread so the components probably varied greatly but this will give a format to the parts i will be needing.
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September 12, 2011 10:13:07 PM

This is the list of parts to my computer:


My Wish List Details


My Gaming Computer Build

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NZXT LEXA S LEXS - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:LEXS - 001BK
Item #:N82E16811146060
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$89.99 -$10.00 Instant $79.99
1
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:GA-990FXA-UD3
Item #:N82E16813128514
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$159.99 -$10.00 Instant $149.99
1
XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Model #:HD-687A-ZDFC
Item #:N82E16814150521
Out Of Stock
Mail in Rebate
1
XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply
Model #:p 1-750B-NLG9
Item #:N82E16817207016
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate
$134.99 -$5.00 Instant $129.99
1
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Model #:HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #:N82E16819103808
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$119.99 $119.99
1
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
Model #:F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
Item #:N82E16820231460
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$69.99 $69.99
1
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model #:D RW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$20.99 $20.99
1
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Model #:RR-B10-212P-G1
Item #:N82E16835103065
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
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$29.99 $29.99
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September 12, 2011 10:18:24 PM

ok so i changed my video card to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814131373

and my power supply to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817341018

and i could not find mushkin redline 2 x 2gb so i got blackline: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226184
Please post and offer advice on as to what I could change/save on or on as to what is really bad. Thanks Apprentice for the link to the monitor i thinnk i will be getting it, apprentice, "This is a great monitor for under 200 dollars: The HP 2509b 1080p monitor. i have it and it is amazing!!!

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] w=0&nojs=0."
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September 12, 2011 10:23:42 PM

THanks :)  Still an open thread. please comment
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September 12, 2011 10:24:05 PM

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NZXT LEXA S LEXS - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:LEXS - 001BK
Item #:N82E16811146060
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$89.99 -$10.00 Instant $79.99
1
BIOSTAR A870U3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:A870U3
Item #:N82E16813138318
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate
$84.99 -$15.00 Instant $69.99
1
GIGABYTE GV-R675OC-1GI Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:GV-R675OC-1GI
Item #:N82E16814125389
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$119.99 $119.99
1
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:BP550 Plus
Item #:N82E16817371016
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$79.99 -$15.00 Instant $64.99
1
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
Model #:ADX640WFGMBOX
Item #:N82E16819103871
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$99.99 $99.99
1
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770
Model #:996770
Item #:N82E16820226095
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$49.99 $49.99
1
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:ST31000524AS
Item #:N82E16822148697
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$64.99 -$5.00 Instant $59.99
1
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model #:D RW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$20.99 $20.99
1
Rosewill RNX-N250PC IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft PCI Draft N 2T2R Wireless Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates ...
Model #:RNX-N250PC
Item #:N82E16833166033
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$29.99 -$10.00 Instant $19.99
Subtotal: $585.91
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September 12, 2011 10:25:38 PM

What hard drive should i use?
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September 12, 2011 10:31:38 PM

actually the 600 dollar build has a hd in it: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:ST31000524AS
Item #:N82E16822148697
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$64.99 -$5.00 Instant $59.99
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September 12, 2011 11:57:54 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 $10 off w/ promo code EMCKAKA32, ends 9/15
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $448.98
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $72.48
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Total: $914.41 *not including shipping, rebates, and promo codes

http://www.amazon.com/ML228H-22-Inch-Ultra-Slim-Widescr... $155.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)
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September 13, 2011 12:22:17 AM

what he said^ :p 
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September 14, 2011 12:47:29 AM

Thanks Why__me
still an open forum if you can find anything to supplement or correct =) thanks all so far =)
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September 14, 2011 12:52:17 AM

You guys have been great still post i am having one of my dad's friends look at these lists to see if they willl work =)
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September 15, 2011 12:53:13 AM

Best answer selected by 3xplore.
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November 25, 2011 4:49:00 PM



Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118040
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COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119227
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-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$54.99
$34.99


Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148697
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$149.99


MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
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$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
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GIGABYTE GM-M6880 Metal Black USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
Item #: N82E16820233196
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$61.99
$51.99


ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157271
Return Policy: Iron Egg Standard Return Policy
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-$5.00 Instant
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$124.99


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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-$20.00 Instant
$219.99
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COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$24.99

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