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September 23, 2011 2:37:28 AM

First build so I'm open to suggestions!


NZXT Phantom PHAN-002OR Newegg Exclusive Black Finish w/Orange Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers


EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Kingston 4GB Micro SDHC Flash Card Model SDC4/4GB


ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Subtotal: $1,446.92

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 3:04:38 AM

Indeed, that would all work just fine. But, you could probably do a bit better with that budget.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 3:18:10 AM

The only problem I see is that you are using a green drive as your primary storage. You'll be disappointed in the performance of that drive, and you'll also be waiting all the time for the drive to spin up because it sleeps so aggressively. Get yourself a black drive - it's worth the extra money.
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September 23, 2011 3:42:46 AM

What would you recommend? I have about $1400
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September 23, 2011 4:12:38 AM

But for the budget anything I should tweak?
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September 23, 2011 4:16:59 AM

I rather like the look of the current case but I mean other wise like is the mother board really the one I need.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 5:22:43 AM

A pair of GTX 580s will pull about 450W max while gaming, but can pull up to 625W under full load, and that's just the two cards. So I usually recommend an 850W PSU if you are really planning to SLI.
On the other hand, if you are not planning to SLI a good 650W would do fine. The TX750 V2 is an excellent PSU, but it's more suited for GTX 570 SLI or GTX 560ti SLI.
Or 6970 crossfire.

And you will want a cooler for overclocking. CM Hyper 212+ would be one.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 5:24:53 AM

The MB id s good one. No need to change it. It has a good balanced set of features.
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September 23, 2011 2:54:35 PM

Ok I made all the changes you guys recommended. The price went up a bit but that's understandable.

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

$124.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$79.99

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers

$179.99

EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

$489.99


CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active ...

$134.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

$51.99


ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

$199.99

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

$314.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

$29.99


Subtotal: $1,606.91
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 8:47:18 PM

I like it. But if this is just a gaming rig you could shave quite a bit off by going with the 2500K instead of the i7 2600K.

If you really like the Phantom case OK, but you could get better air flow at that price, or for less. For instance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 24, 2011 2:58:14 AM

I really do like the ascetics of the Phantom but if the airflow makes that big a deal I'll take your word for it. What difference would I notice in the 2500k vs the 2600k?
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2011 3:09:49 AM

inevitablymia said:
I really do like the ascetics of the Phantom but if the airflow makes that big a deal I'll take your word for it. What difference would I notice in the 2500k vs the 2600k?


Unless you are running programs that take advantage of hyper-threading you will likely see the same real-world performance from both.
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September 24, 2011 3:11:58 AM

Well I will be mainly running games, Adobe Products, and fraps. Alright cool and these pieces should all fit and arrange correctly?
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2011 3:18:34 AM

inevitablymia said:
Well I will be mainly running games, Adobe Products, and fraps. Alright cool and these pieces should all fit and arrange correctly?


It appears as though you are good to go, mate.
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September 24, 2011 3:21:42 AM

Alright thanks everyone! TO NEWEGG I GO!!!
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2011 3:27:22 AM

inevitablymia said:
Alright thanks everyone! TO NEWEGG I GO!!!

Also, the Phantom is indeed a nice choice! But if you are still on the fence about a chassis have a look at the following case.

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

One of the best air cooling cases (and water cooling according to some) at a very reasonable price-point.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2011 6:09:49 AM

Yes the 690 is extremely functional, but I can't say much for looks. We have one around here... hidden.

Here is a review of the Phantom
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nzxt_phantom/5....

Note that the In Win Maelstrom kept the single GTX 260 15C cooler.
The In Win Maelstrom was the only real high air flow chassis they used in that review.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The HAF 932 would beat it of course, but costs more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 24, 2011 4:33:57 PM

I do like the Haf I'm still deciding between to two
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 25, 2011 3:13:11 AM

inevitablymia said:
I do like the Haf I'm still deciding between to two


I would go with the HAF over the Phantom, personally.
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September 25, 2011 3:37:27 AM

Alright thanks guys!
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November 12, 2011 5:25:21 AM

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November 12, 2011 5:25:27 AM

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