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September 15, 2011 5:32:21 AM

I'm going to start purchasing the parts tomorrow, buying this thing has been
delayed a few time due to unexpected money usage...
I just thought I might as well post my final selection for any last advice
or wisdom I can squeeze out of you guys. I'm hoping to get some good gaming out of this rig.

Case- Cooler Master HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo- ASrock Z68 Extrem3 Gen 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

GPU- EVGA Geforce GTX 560Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU- SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD- Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 2x4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD- Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor- Acer 23"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS- Windows 7 OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total of $1,094.91 before rebates.

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September 15, 2011 5:48:04 AM

This build is complete garbage man, sorry. Just kidding xD. Solid build, I like it, your gonna buy a bunch of fans to fill the empty spots for your case, right?
September 15, 2011 5:56:34 AM

Only a few dollars more for a 2500k [ which you overclock if you wish ]

and generally the Radeon 6950 i a little faster and cheaper
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September 15, 2011 5:58:22 AM

Get a K and do some OC. Make use of that Z68 board man.

Also, the Antec Earthwatts has 30 more watts and is $20 cheaper on Amazon.
September 15, 2011 6:02:58 AM

Recommended Monitor or gaming 24/7:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Recommended CPU(You ain't overclocking, if you do, 3.7GHz max on stock heatsink is fine):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Recommended Case(Better cooling)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EDIT: IDK why people said 6950 is better because it's cost more... this videocard is sold for $180 for a excellent performance... http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
September 15, 2011 6:07:57 AM

@ OP, like outlander and zero said, GET THE 2500k, ABSOLUTELY worth the extra $10.
September 15, 2011 6:16:49 AM

Okay! I will get the 2500k, just means I need a after-market heatsink now for OC.

Leolego- I have a 200mm fan I'm going to plop into the top of it.

Outlander- If I was to go with Radeon 6950 what manufacturer would you recommend?

Zero- I was debating about getting that PSU, but I've always had good experiences with SeaSonic so I dunno!

Lengend- That monitor is pretty nice, I'll have to look into some more reviews on it.
The i5-2300 is a nice CPU, but I'm thinking the i5-2500 will let my GPU perform better.
September 15, 2011 7:17:29 AM

legendkiller said:

EDIT: IDK why people said 6950 is better because it's cost more... this videocard is sold for $180 for a excellent performance... http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

You are confusing the GTX560Ti with the non-Ti. The Ti costs the same as the HD6950 1GB and is slightly slower. The GTX560 non-TI you listed is on par with a HD6870, and is a level below what we are talking here.

StealVictory said:
Okay! I will get the 2500k, just means I need a after-market heatsink now for OC.

Get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ for $25 off Amazon.
September 16, 2011 12:06:09 AM

StealVictory said:
Okay! I will get the 2500k, just means I need a after-market heatsink now for OC.

Leolego- I have a 200mm fan I'm going to plop into the top of it.

Outlander- If I was to go with Radeon 6950 what manufacturer would you recommend?

Zero- I was debating about getting that PSU, but I've always had good experiences with SeaSonic so I dunno!

Lengend- That monitor is pretty nice, I'll have to look into some more reviews on it.
The i5-2300 is a nice CPU, but I'm thinking the i5-2500 will let my GPU perform better.

You not overclocking(You are but not much performance increase), why get 2500k, even if you do, your not ganna be at 4.5GHz+ or wont even ganan bother overclocking to that high... The 2300 is better because you can OC it you 3.7GHz which is fine and is the same as 2500/2500k(not OC) and also saves you money and no heatsink needed as stock intel heatsink is fine...

EDIT: The different from 2500k is just the K and the 2500k has a higher clock ratio(Turbo to 3.7GHz same as 2300 OC to max at 3.7GHz)... The different from both 2300 and 2500 is just clock ratio but it's the same if you OC the 2300... Who needs 5GHz(Or close too) anyway? Gaming dont need that high as it increase little FPS...
September 16, 2011 12:17:31 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/321025-31-building-ga... <----- Check my post on there. It might give you some ideas like a 750w psu that will push two of those cards in SLI.

http://www.amazon.com/ML228H-22-Inch-Ultra-Slim-Widescr... $148.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- same monitor on newegg
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