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September 27, 2011 5:01:44 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week.


Budget Range: $1000-1200


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon


Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences:Intel/Nvidia


Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Definitely in the future (maybe 5-6 months down the road)


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: This is the first build I've done in a few years and would appreciate any expert advice on my build. I'll mainly be using this for gaming (BF3, Skyrim, D3) and some light video editing. I'd like to add a 2nd card down the road once my budget permits and hopefully have a rig that will last at least a few years. Thanks in advance for any help or insight! So far this is what I have come up with:

Case:
AZZA Hurrican 2000 CSAZ-2000 Black SECC Japanese Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB:
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total price shipped: $1,117.93 ($1,077 after mail-in rebates)


I know the case is a bit large and pricey, but I wanted to make sure there was plenty of room and airflow for 2 of those EVGA's in the future. Thanks again for any advice.
September 27, 2011 5:42:58 PM

Depending on how much video editing you do, you should be ok with the i5 2500k. If you do a lot of editing and extensive applications then the i7 would be better since hyperthreading could help. Otherwise the build looks great. If you are going to overclock I would get the CM 212 cooler.
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September 27, 2011 6:37:20 PM

cppl things i see ......if you want faster video editing capabilities your mobo choice should include lucid logix.......as the as rock does not may i suggest

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

or this one costs less....but not quite as good

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

you could save a bit on the case by going with this guy....best i see at the price

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

if sli is truly in your future id save a lil now and go with

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

2x 2gig 560ti's will scream and they scale quite well overclocked.......that and the 850watt psu could handle 2 of those easier than 2 superclocked 570's

and yes....get an aftermarket cooler!!!

this guy works great for the price

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

well......good luck

bTx

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September 27, 2011 7:13:34 PM

badtaylorx said:
cppl things i see ......if you want faster video editing capabilities your mobo choice should include lucid logix.......as the as rock does not may i suggest

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

or this one costs less....but not quite as good

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

you could save a bit on the case by going with this guy....best i see at the price

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

if sli is truly in your future id save a lil now and go with

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

2x 2gig 560ti's will scream and they scale quite well overclocked.......that and the 850watt psu could handle 2 of those easier than 2 superclocked 570's

and yes....get an aftermarket cooler!!!

this guy works great for the price

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

well......good luck

bTx

750w for dual 560's in SLI and that Asrock board in the OP has "Lucid Virtu"

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/IntelZ68/index.asp <----- ASRock Z68 Features

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <---- PCI-E 3.0
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September 27, 2011 10:29:54 PM

ahhhh...so it does....my bad.....damn waitervision

and ???750w for dual 560's in SLI???

thats kinda what i said???
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