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Help me with my "NZXT Phantom" Slickdeals Build

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September 21, 2011 3:08:01 AM

I will build this over time. I am in no rush to get this done. But I would like to complete this build by the time Diablo 3 comes out.

Budget:
$500-600
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-120 (20AR GPU)
-50 (SSD)

Rebates:
GPU: 20AR

Have:
Case: NZXT Phantom (Got on eBay for $350 as a system, I parted the rest for $500) FREE!
GPU: XFX 6850 SLICKDEALS! http://slickdeals.net/forums/show...?t=3334082 - $100AR
Opt Drive: LG DVD Burner (Kept from eBay system)
SSD: 100GB OCZ SSD LE SLICKDEALS! $50

Need:
CPU: i5 / i7 Sandy Bridge
Mobo: ???
Ram: 8GB - Lowest I've seen is $20 so $10-20 would be good
CPU Cooler: ???
PSU: ???
September 21, 2011 3:18:40 AM

If you're going to wait, definitely wait for AMD's new line of bulldozer processors, set to arrive in a month or two. They will offer roughly comparable performance to the i5/i7 at competitive prices.

For a mobo, just look on Newegg for a one with good reviews. For bulldozer, a $100 AM3+ mobo will do. For Intel, I would recommend a $120 ASUS P8P67.

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

PSU: Any good-reviewed PSU on newegg. Look for 550-600w.

You probably only need 4GB RAM. However, this applies to all ram: make sure that it has timings of nine-nine-nine-(less than thirty) and is at least 1333Mhz. Otherwise it will be slow. Good 8GB RAM (1600Mhz, 9-9-9-24) goes for $65.
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September 21, 2011 3:22:45 AM

QwertyMusicMan said:
If you're going to wait, definitely wait for AMD's new line of bulldozer processors, set to arrive in a month or two. They will offer roughly comparable performance to the i5/i7 at competitive prices.

For a mobo, just look on Newegg for a one with good reviews. For bulldozer, a $100 AM3+ mobo will do. For Intel, I would recommend a $120 ASUS P8P67.

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

PSU: Any good-reviewed PSU on newegg. Look for 550-600w.

You probably only need 4GB RAM. However, this applies to all ram: make sure that it has timings of nine-nine-nine-(less than thirty) and is at least 1333Mhz. Otherwise it will be slow. Good 8GB RAM (1600Mhz, 9-9-9-24) goes for $65.


Lowest I've seen 212+ was 13AR

Ram I can get for $20

or even $10AR

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/58160

How much cheaper will the AMD CPU Bulldozer be compared to Intel?
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September 21, 2011 7:22:12 AM

How's this build??

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($310.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($46.98 @ Mwave)
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Kingwin 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $945.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2011-09-21 03:21 EDT-0400)
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