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September 18, 2011 3:26:01 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: November ( Around Black Friday)

Budget Range: $800-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet Browsing, Schoolwork, Video Recording/Editing, Watching a Movie.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard & Mouse

Preferred Website(s) For Parts (May Pick Up Some Parts From a Local MicroCenter): Newegg (US)

Country of Origin: United States of America

Parts Preferences: A Mid-Tower case w/ either fairly large side-window or side-mesh. A good amount of room in the case for future upgrades, as well as POSSIBLY 2 graphics card. I would also prefer for the case to have 3 fans at the minimum.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (I have an idea of what it means, but could someone give me an in-depth explanation of it?)

Monitor Resolution: Not really sure what res. it will be at...

Additional Comments: I don't mind if it's a little loud, but I don't want it sounding like a hurricane. I would prefer for the case to be red/black as well as a "sleek" design, but nothin' too fancy. I don't mind what the monitor looks like, but I would want the color to be black. Black speakers as well :D ! Probably to be installed in the future: Liquid Cooling. If you can, please leave a recommended liquid cooling system so I can keep it in mind. Also, preferably Windows 7 OS.

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September 18, 2011 3:36:47 AM

Don't have time for details - but here's the nicest PC you can get for that price:

i5 2500k
asus p67 mobo
8gb DDR3
GTX 560 Ti
1tb HD
60gb SSD for OS if you have some extra cash
DVDRW
Coolermaster Storm Scout case (red black with window)

Good luck!
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September 18, 2011 4:04:11 AM

Going to need a bit more info x.x
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September 18, 2011 4:07:43 AM

Its going to be fun putting together a list, brb im going to go put one together for you =D
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September 18, 2011 4:10:14 AM

jasonw223 said:
Don't have time for details - but here's the nicest PC you can get for that price:

i5 2500k
asus p67 mobo
8gb DDR3
GTX 560 Ti
1tb HD
60gb SSD for OS if you have some extra cash
DVDRW
Coolermaster Storm Scout case (red black with window)

Good luck!



Oh..and at you...dont even bother to give advice. He needs a monitor, os, and speakers. You didnt even post links, or prices.
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September 18, 2011 4:11:31 AM

JustLiveYourLife said:
Oh..and at you...dont even bother to give advice. He needs a monitor, os, and speakers. You didnt even post links, or prices.

Exactly what was going through my head when I read that >_>
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September 18, 2011 4:27:45 AM

Here
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Has monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse, speakers. Not sure what games you wil be playing.but i gotta admit the graphics card isnt to high end.

And no offense, but if you dont know what sli + cf is (the ability to use two cards at once dpending on if its nivida - sli, or AMD - cross fire) You shouldnt be worrying about watercooling.

Someone else could probaly make a better build..sorry.

The PSU, case, and motherboard support sli or CF though.
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September 18, 2011 4:40:57 AM

For that price (CPU) you could get the 1100 Black Edition and have a 3.7 Turbo CPU. Just saying...


EDIT: And if you're buying at Black Friday, you could invest 100$ more for an FX processor with a 4.2-3 Turbo (around 4.5-6 O/C)
Of course, you'll need to change the motherboard, but AMD's are slightly cheaper
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September 18, 2011 4:48:04 AM

Satrack said:
For that price (CPU) you could get the 1100 Black Edition and have a 3.7 Turbo CPU. Just saying...


EDIT: And if you're buying at Black Friday, you could invest 100$ more for an FX processor with a 4.2-3 Turbo (around 4.5-6 O/C)
Of course, you'll need to change the motherboard, but AMD's are slightly cheaper

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288 <----- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE vs Intel Core i5 2500K benchmarks

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=287 <----- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE vs Intel Core i7 2600K benchmarks
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September 18, 2011 4:54:19 AM

I'm not buying a 1100, waiting for the FX, but I thank you for showing me this website !
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September 18, 2011 9:41:05 AM

Processor : Intel Core i5 2500K - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HeatSink : CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ - $30
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 - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : Gskill Ripjaws X Series 8(2x4GB) DDR3 1600 - $52
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics : Galaxy 56NGH6HS4IXZ GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 - $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply : XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive : LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD - $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor : Acer G215HVAbd Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor - $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $999 after rebates
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September 18, 2011 10:00:28 AM

do you think a heat sink is necesarry for a bugdet build
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September 18, 2011 10:05:44 AM

mershaq said:
do you think a heat sink is necesarry for a bugdet build


It doesn't matter if its a budget build or not. Its just necessary for overclocking the i5 2500K beyond 3.8Ghz.
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September 18, 2011 10:06:05 PM

Are you sure about that? I've seen many builds recommended that were to be overclocked without a heat sink
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September 19, 2011 3:10:14 AM

The stock HSF isn't really recommended for overclocking i5 2500K.
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September 19, 2011 3:55:24 AM

Right, an HS would be great, but you can slightly overclock the i5 2500k without having to worry too much. Although, Rohit is right, a heat sink is a good investment.
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September 19, 2011 4:09:11 AM

008Rohit said:
Processor : Intel Core i5 2500K - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HeatSink : CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ - $30
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 - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : Gskill Ripjaws X Series 8(2x4GB) DDR3 1600 - $52
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics : Galaxy 56NGH6HS4IXZ GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 - $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply : XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive : LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD - $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor : Acer G215HVAbd Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor - $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $999 after rebates

What's with the 850w psu?
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September 19, 2011 11:35:19 AM

the names of the things need more black ;) 
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September 19, 2011 12:34:29 PM

@ Why_Me

Actually because it costs less than the Corsair HX750, which I'd recommend normally. Both are Seasonic Made. That fits in the OP's budget, too.
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September 19, 2011 3:19:22 PM

008Rohit said:
@ Why_Me

Actually because it costs less than the Corsair HX750, which I'd recommend normally. Both are Seasonic Made. That fits in the OP's budget, too.

The reason I was asking is because you have a 850w psu that cost $160+ w/shipping yet you have the price posted for the 750w XFX.
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September 19, 2011 3:26:28 PM

Why_Me said:
The reason I was asking is because you have a 850w psu that cost $160+ w/shipping yet you have the price posted for the 750w XFX.


$125 after rebates actually.

anyways, this is a non-modular version of it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$120 before rebates, $90 after rebates.
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