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$1086 - $1200 build, need help and suggestions :D

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September 18, 2011 9:27:10 AM

:hello:  Hi, im new to this forum, but i have been lurking for a while without an account. so please bare with me. i am planning to build a gaming rig with these parts. i don't know if its legit or something something bad. anyway, i have no idea if the PSU is too much for the build (but, 'im planning to SLI it in the near future). i don't know which games i want to run since im still uncertain, but any cool game that would be released in the near future will be on the list of games i want to play on pc, including BF3. so please be gentle, all suggestions, criticism and feed backs are welcome specially if people know a cheap and alternative way that saves money or if im making a mistake making the system insignificant. all the price are based on amazon and tigerdirect.com all taxes+shipping are excluded from the total price, though i have amazon prime. the rebates are also excluded except for the silverstone rv02 :D  help meeeeee.

PSU Cooler Master 1000w Modular PSU RSA00-AMBAJ3-US - $159.99 Amazon.com


RAM - CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 - $99.99 Amazon.com


CPU AMD 1100T Black Edition (Combo deal CPU + MOBO) $420 tigerdirect.com

Motherboard – Asus Crosshair V formula (Combo deal w/ CPU + MOBO) $420 Tigerdirect.com


DVD-Rom - Sony AD-7261S0B w/ Lightscribe $26.99 Amazon.com


Mid Tower CaseCooler Master Storm Enforcer$79.99 Amazon


GPU – Asus Gtx 560 TI - $249.99 anywhere i go (or the MSI HAWK)


Hard Drive – Seagate Barracuda – 7200RPM 1TB HDD - $49.99 Amazon.com


OPTIONS:

SSD - SEGATE SSD ST95005620AS MOMENTUS $99.99 Tigerdirect.com

Full Tower Case - Silverstone RV02 $159.99 (EXCLUDE REBATE) AMAZON

Note: Both of these will replace the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer and the Segate Barracuda

TOTAL:
$1086 WITHOUT THE SSD AND SILVERSTONE RAVEN

$1215 WITH THE SDD AND SILVERSTONE RV02 (REMOVING THE HARD DRIVE) Minus the $15 rebate at Amazon the total is $1200
September 18, 2011 9:35:14 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 : XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $320
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...

SSD : OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower - $100
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...


Total : $1129 after rebates
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September 18, 2011 9:38:33 AM

wow im going to start thinking about getting intel its pretty good :D 
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September 18, 2011 9:44:26 AM

snipemenot said:
wow im going to start thinking about getting intel its pretty good :D 


Yeah. Sandy Bridge i5 and i7's easily beat AMD's six-core processors. :) 

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288 <------ AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition vs. Intel Core i5 2500K
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September 18, 2011 9:59:51 AM

my only problem is the budget T_T can i add a little bit more to get i7? and a better case that suits my taste? T_T and btw is the ssd really necessary? or could i buy it later?
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September 18, 2011 10:04:24 AM

There is no point of getting an i7 for almost $100 more for a gaming rig. Hyperthreading doesn't help much in games at all. i5 2500K is the best intel option for gamers at the moment.

You can get a better case, though.

No, SSD isn't really necessary. I don't usually recommend it to people, too. It just costs too much.
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September 18, 2011 10:06:53 AM

haha i thought so i could remove the ssd and just add i7 or a better case :D  dammit lol i was just b--ched slapped believing amd is better but oh well, good thing i didnt buy it even thought it was about the same price :D  btw how long is the lifespan for this build? :D  and i havent really done much research on the xfx hd697a :D 
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September 18, 2011 10:11:51 AM

snipemenot said:
haha i thought so i could remove the ssd and just add i7 or a better case :D  dammit lol i was just b--ched slapped believing amd is better but oh well, good thing i didnt buy it even thought it was about the same price :D  btw how long is the lifespan for this build? :D  and i havent really done much research on the xfx hd697a :D 

As long as you wish. This build will hopefully be able to handle all games in the next 3 years. after that, you can upgrade just your GPU. Still, HD 6970 is a powerful card that can single-handedly maxx out any current games out there.
That processor won't get outdated so early, so don't worry.
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September 18, 2011 10:15:27 AM

OMG you just answered one of my many questions in life :D  about sandy bridge being outdated. one last question about crysis 2 and its tessellation? do you know how many fps i could run crysis 2 with the ultra settings mod and dx11?
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September 18, 2011 10:41:51 AM

its cool i just found out that its in the middle of gt570 and 580 for a little bit more than 560 ti its the bang for the buck :D  anyway im going back to my thinking chair lol thank you so much i think your built is gonna be my next build, but lets wait for some more advice :D  going to check that asrock mobo theyre talking so much about have a good morning
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September 18, 2011 10:48:24 AM

Yeah, its the best bang for the buck at that price point. :) 

Good Morning to you, too. :) 
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September 18, 2011 1:18:04 PM

anyone else have opinions or builds to give me? bump bump before i sleep
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September 19, 2011 11:53:57 AM

well i think the psu is over kill. 750 is more than enough, i have been told by many experts that more than 750 is realy over kill, also c/m haf 922 is massive case. also get leds they make things look cooler so then people think that the pc is better ;) 
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September 19, 2011 12:26:32 PM

That PSU is overkill for a single HD 6970 but not for two of them in Crossfire. Plus, that PSU is a high quality one, literally the same as Corsair HX850, but a lot cheaper than that. Seasonic made PSUs are the best.
HAF 922 is a good looking and useful case that fits in the OPs budget. Still, cases are to be bought according to one's personal preferences.
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September 19, 2011 10:55:56 PM

008Rohit said:
That PSU is overkill for a single HD 6970 but not for two of them in Crossfire. Plus, that PSU is a high quality one, literally the same as Corsair HX850, but a lot cheaper than that. Seasonic made PSUs are the best.
HAF 922 is a good looking and useful case that fits in the OPs budget. Still, cases are to be bought according to one's personal preferences.


I made an intel build using the specs you gave me. anyway, you got the best answer.
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September 20, 2011 1:10:26 AM

So, you bought those parts already?
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September 20, 2011 1:29:43 AM

008Rohit said:
So, you bought those parts already?

still waiting for money might be next week

you should check out this build i did and i modified your old build

my intel build
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September 20, 2011 1:52:54 AM

Let me check.
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