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September 23, 2011 8:56:06 PM

Ok so I posted awhile ago and got some good ideas, here's what I've come up with. Any last minute changes?

Approximate Purchase Date: Probably this weekend

Budget Range: $1100ish before rebates/shipping/tax

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, web surfing, homework etc

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, MAYBE mouse/...I have an old Diamondback and pad I really dont want to reuse but I guess I can for awhile.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, maybe others but everything needs to come from ONE site and one site only. They also need to accept checks.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Corsair PSU, GSkill RAM, Gigabyte or ASRock mobo with good reviews

Overclocking: Maybe but not to start, do not want to buy aftermarket cooler yet

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, also buying a HDMI mini to HDMI cable so I can run it to my TV for movies...so 1920x1080 or whatever it is

Additional Comments: I dont NEED a quiet PC but all of the parts i've picked are rated as pretty quiet so if it comes down to saving a couple bucks for a major bump in noise i'd rather not do that. I also hate lights. The less light my computer puts off the better. I do not want to get parts that run below average stock but have OC room, or parts that have value only when OC'd. I have no problem overclocking but I want parts that run as advertised at stock speeds. One last thing, I do NOT need future proofing things like PCIe 3.0 or motherboards that take future socket CPUs etc. If something comes with it and is budget then thats fine but I do not want to pay more for something I will probably never use.

Here's what I have so far:

$54.99 COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$84.99 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$154.99 ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$219.99 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$69.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$234.99 PNY VCGGTX560TXPB-OC2-S GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$79.99 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$99.99 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extras:

$9.99 Link Depot C6M-50-WHB 50 ft. Cat 6 White Network Cable (This is required)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$9.99 BYTECC 6 ft. HDMI Male to HDMI mini Male High Speed Cable Model HM-MINI6 (This is required)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$69.99 RAZER Lachesis Black 9 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Mouse (Not required but would be a pretty nice upgrade)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$10.99 XTRAC PADS PRO HS plastic top mouse pad (Again not required but I have this pad and its pretty beat up after lasting a good 7-8 years)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total: $1100 before tax and shipping, $1200 after, $45 in MIR not factored



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September 23, 2011 9:29:45 PM

750w psu for dual 560's. If it were dual 6950's you could get by on a 650w psu, but not with dual 560's.
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September 23, 2011 10:09:35 PM

Nevermind, just went through the entire first page of the forum and noticed every post you make is just recommending people upgrade their PSU to run SLI/Xfire even though none of them said they wanted to and only listed one card.
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September 23, 2011 10:30:29 PM

weknowhowtolive said:
Nevermind, just went through the entire first page of the forum and noticed every post you make is just recommending people upgrade their PSU to run SLI/Xfire even though none of them said they wanted to and only listed one card.

I missed the part where you marked no on the dual vid card set up and took it for granted that someone spending $250 on a board would go with dual vid cards.
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September 23, 2011 10:37:56 PM

I dont know if you mean motherboard or GPU but neither are 250. The GPU is about $200 after rebates.

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if 200-250 is a large sum for a GPU and doesnt need to be spent unless I'm going SLi, what single GPU would you recommend in its place then?
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September 23, 2011 10:55:16 PM

weknowhowtolive said:
I dont know if you mean motherboard or GPU but neither are 250. The GPU is about $200 after rebates.

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if 200-250 is a large sum for a GPU and doesnt need to be spent unless I'm going SLi, what single GPU would you recommend in its place then?

I know you you don't plan on going with SLI but ...I'm saying but if you had the option for no extra cost I can see where it would be doable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... <------ combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... <----- combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... <----- combo w/promo code $5 off w/ promo code EMCKAHH23, ends 9/28

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- larger case that allows room for a decent size cpu h/s

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <---- if rear 3.0 USB ports are enough and you don't need a front USB 3.0 header this board is a bargain.
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September 23, 2011 11:05:11 PM

Thanks for the Windows combo, didnt see that.

Cases are a pain in the ass for me to pick out, which is why I settled on the one I did. I cant have the top air ducts because I'm in a tiny room and drinks regularly get placed/spilled on the top of my case.

I actually dont need a DVD drive, I have a few laying around. Forgot to mention that.
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