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October 17, 2011 3:03:28 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Will be purchasing most of it in a few hrs.


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet, Folding@Home


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, SAMSUNG S24A350H ToC Rose Black 24" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor, Logitech z-5500 speakers, Win7 64-bit OS, Antec 900 case, Kingwin Mach 1 ABT-700MA1S 700 W Power Supply, Tuniq Tower 120 cpu cooler. (if any of this might need replacing, please dont hesitate to say so)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: Living in the UK, but am stationed here with the USAF, so I am purchasing from US.


Parts Preferences: none


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Not right now


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Need 2 eSATA ports



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I will be purchasing these soon:

Processor:

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 - currently $204.99 with $15 off with promo code EMCJKJG34, ends 10/19


HDD:
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - currently $175 or 155 after mail in rebate


Motherboard and Memory Combo:
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) for $230 with a $20 mail in rebate

Have a question on the following:

Video Card:
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $270, but out of stock. Can either wait or I could go for SPARKLE Calibre Series X560 Ti DF GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card for the same price. It was reviewed vs the 1GB version of the Twin Frozr and was a bit better overall. Dont know if i should just go with this one or stick it out/shop elsewhere for the Twin Frozr 2gb version. Or if anyone has a better suggestion for $250-320 ish im all ears.

CPU cooler:

Currently have a Tuniq Tower 120 cpu cooler, would like suggestions if i should replace this or stick with it, would like to overclock the processor around 4.5-4.8ghz and have an antec 900 case.


Currently the total for what I am going to buy is $634.16 (including shipping of 24 dollars) this is not including the video card or the cpu cooler. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and just an fyi, this is a gaming computer for mainly BF3.

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October 17, 2011 3:24:12 AM

the tuniq should be fine. I's suggest that MSI has a better quality reputation than sparkle, but sparkle has been trying (and mostly succeeding) to improve its quality
October 17, 2011 3:26:09 AM

and as far as 2GB vs 1GB? will it make a huge difference? granted both cards are about the same price