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October 5, 2011 11:14:28 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the week


Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) $1100 before rebates and tax

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming
Gimp
Web Browsing

Parts Not Required:
Keyboard Microsoft Natural 4000
Logitech G7 Mouse
Klipsch Ultra 5.1 speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Ncix, Newegg


Country of Origin: USA Phoenix AZ


Parts Preferences: by brand or type
Intel
Gigabyte Motherboard(not set in stone) but must have at least 2 or 3 year warranty on it.
Nvidia Graphics gtx 560ti is what I was thinking of.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 upgrading to 1920x1080 soon

Additional Comments:

I was thinking of these parts:


case corsair 400r
motherboard gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3
cpu intel i5-2500k
windows 7 home premium

I would like to get at least a 1 TB hdd for primary and a sound card to use with my speakers never like onboard audio.

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October 18, 2011 6:35:29 AM

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October 18, 2011 4:59:19 PM


Those links don't work and I for one wouldn't have wanted to press them all. I and others find it helpful if people post descriptions or model numbers next to links.
If you do this and fix these links then I will be glad to come back and give my opinion.
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October 18, 2011 5:15:52 PM

oops my bad

99.99 windows 7 home premium oem
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil...

99.99 5.00 mir corsair 400r
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Comp...

446.98 $20 mir intel i5-2500k and MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti bundle and currently 10% off the ram $5.00

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

179.98 MSI Z68A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS and CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM combo

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

104.99-10%-10 mir corsair tx750v2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

18.99 asus dvd burner

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


64.99 HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721010DLE630 (0F13180) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 18, 2011 5:26:39 PM

Not a fan of Hitatchi for your HD selection..... recommend Seagate or WD

like the 560 Ti for the GPU

PSU is probably more than you need, you could go with a 650W unit and save a few $
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October 18, 2011 5:48:06 PM

i was going to go with a 650 but for $10 it was worth it. i might sli later.

what hd do you recommend
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October 18, 2011 7:46:43 PM

Probably nothing wrong with the Hitachi, but these are the drives I would consider:
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HD103SJ $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It is possible to SLI GTX 560 Tis with 650W PSUs, but it would be more "comfortable" with a 750W unit. The Corsair 750TXV2 is a good choice.

As you said that you want to overclock I think you should consider getting an aftermarket CPU cooler, which will help keep both the temps and the noise down compared to stock.
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus/Evo are popular budget choices. The Evo is the update of the Plus, the differences include an improved base, lighter weight, and a fan that is, according to the specs, quieter at the slowest speed, but noisier at the highest speed. I would suggest making a different choice if you especially want the noise level to be low, or at least changing the fan.
The Plus/Evo are unlikely to interfere with RAM slots, but there are coolers around which would prevent you from using them with RAM with tall heatspreaders like the Vengeance, especially if you wanted to fill all four slots.
Tall heatspreaders are mostly unnecessary these days (perhaps unless you wish to heavily overclock the RAM itself) so if you do decide you are going to install a CPU cooler (now or in the future) then if I was you I'd try and get a set without such tall heatspreaders - Corsair sell Low Profile versions of the Vengeance for instance.
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October 18, 2011 8:25:01 PM

what ram and motherboard should i get then. corsair is 10% off right now at newegg. I lose the bundle that way.
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