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September 25, 2011 11:07:44 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: next week

Budget Range: 1000-1200$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Internet, etc.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel CPU, preferably i5-2500k.
Overclocking: yes

SLI or Crossfire: later, maybe.

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200

Additional Comments: I cant RMA, a family member is sending the parts to me from the US.


Help appreciated.


PS:- I already chose a case- Lian Li Lancool PC-k62 DragonLord.

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September 25, 2011 11:47:07 AM

im sorry im no techincal help but were do you live and how are they sending the parts from USA to you, will this cost them or you much?
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September 25, 2011 1:27:07 PM

i5 2500k 200$
8 gigs gskill 45$
p8z68pro 200$
samsung spinpoint 1tb 60$
24x asus burner 20$
your case
1000w coolermaster 100$
Superclocked GTX 580 Or a 6970

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September 25, 2011 2:50:37 PM

mershaq said:
im sorry im no techincal help but were do you live and how are they sending the parts from USA to you, will this cost them or you much?


no, theyre coming over here to india next week so they're going to bring the parts with them
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September 25, 2011 10:52:30 PM

adityar0210 said:
Budget Range: 1000-1200$

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Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Are these numbers right? The i5-2500K's IGP could handle that resolution.
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September 26, 2011 8:08:54 AM

Nim Chimpsky said:
Are these numbers right? The i5-2500K's IGP could handle that resolution.


Whoops! Sorry, its an 1600x1200 ASUS LCD monitor.
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September 26, 2011 10:24:50 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
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September 26, 2011 9:38:33 PM

Both of our setups will make any upgrade to Ivy Bridge and the next-gen video cards easy, and give you good performance at 1600 x 1200. Mine will probably be quieter and give you a higher overclock. I would also recommend the Crucial M4 128GB if you want an SSD.

Corsair Carbide Series 400R: $99.99 ($89.99 after rebate)

3 x Thermalright TY-140 (1 bottom, 2 top): $14.99 each ($44.97)

SeaSonic X650 Gold: $109.99

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3: $124.99

Intel Core i5-2500K: $219.99

Thermalright Silver Arrow: $82.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1333: $47.99

XFX Radeon HD 6850: $149.99 (119.99 after rebate) + Free Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB: $59.99

LG CD/DVD Burner: $17.99

Akasa Flexa FP5: $9.99

Total: $968.87 ($928.87 after rebate)
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September 26, 2011 9:56:26 PM

Nim Chimpsky said:
Both of our setups will make any upgrade to Ivy Bridge and the next-gen video cards easy, and give you good performance at 1600 x 1200. Mine will probably be quieter and give you a higher overclock. I would also recommend the Crucial M4 128GB if you want an SSD.

Corsair Carbide Series 400R: $99.99 ($89.99 after rebate)

3 x Thermalright TY-140 (1 bottom, 2 top): $14.99 each ($44.97)

SeaSonic X650 Gold: $109.99

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3: $124.99

Intel Core i5-2500K: $219.99

Thermalright Silver Arrow: $82.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1333: $47.99

XFX Radeon HD 6850: $149.99 (119.99 after rebate) + Free Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB: $59.99

LG CD/DVD Burner: $17.99

Akasa Flexa FP5: $9.99

Total: $968.87 ($928.87 after rebate)

That h/s might run quieter, but I don't know about the case seeing how it uses 120mm fans vs the 200mm fans the CM case uses. Also sticking a $82 cpu h/s on a $125 board doesn't make much sense seeing how there's like zero gain in FPS after 4.4ghz with these SB cpu's. Going from a gtx 560ti which is king of the hill atm in regards to o/c vs a... 6850? That's like saying I want to trade in my Z-06 Corvette for a Dodge mini van.
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September 27, 2011 1:42:53 AM

Why_Me said:
That h/s might run quieter, but I don't know about the case seeing how it uses 120mm fans vs the 200mm fans the CM case uses. Also sticking a $82 cpu h/s on a $125 board doesn't make much sense seeing how there's like zero gain in FPS after 4.4ghz with these SB cpu's. Going from a gtx 560ti which is king of the hill atm in regards to o/c vs a... 6850? That's like saying I want to trade in my Z-06 Corvette for a Dodge mini van.

It would be quieter because of the PWM. You're probably right about the HS, though. Did you see the resolution he wants to play at? You're asking him to spend $100 more than he should on a video card that's going to be obsolete soon.
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September 27, 2011 1:57:35 AM

Nim Chimpsky said:
It would be quieter because of the PWM. You're probably right about the HS, though. Did you see the resolution he wants to play at? You're asking him to spend $100 more than he should on a video card that's going to be obsolete soon.

Not sure about obsolete. I do know that he will have a better chance of maxing out games such as BF3 with that 560ti, and I do know that I posted a build that came in around $50 cheaper than your build and got him a real vid card in the process not to mention he shouldn't have any problems getting to 4.4ghz with that set up.

Maybe you thought the OP was going to replace his gpu and cpu as soon as Ivy Bridge and the new generation vid cards came out and that's why you stuck a 6850 in that build? Anyone with a budget of $800+ these days deserves better than a 6850.
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October 4, 2011 2:57:55 PM

Best answer selected by adityar0210.
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