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Advice for a New Gaming PC Build

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October 19, 2011 4:24:07 PM

This is my first time building a gaming PC and I have a lot of questions. Should I build or buy from cyberpower? What graphics card should I buy?

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two weeks

Budget Range: Would like to stay around $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming ie (MW3, The old republic, RPGs, MMO's) , surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: I have no parts yet

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't matter I just want the best value

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel CPU, GTX video card, Corsair, 27inch moniter (does samsung make a good LED moniter?)

Overclocking: Maybe down the line

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, I not familar with it very much right now

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

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a b 4 Gaming
October 19, 2011 5:57:02 PM

ok. 2K, needing everything.

Win 7 Home Premium: $100
I5-2500K: $220
AS Rock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3: $125
8 GB DDR3-1600: $46
DVD Burner: $18
1 TB HDD: $60
120GB SSD: $180
GTX 570: $330
HannsG 27.5" 1920x1080 monitor: $270
Antec EA-750W PSU: $100
Case to taste up to $100
keyboard: $20
Mouse: $10
Speakers: $40

total: $1619
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a b 4 Gaming
October 19, 2011 5:59:01 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
ok. 2K, needing everything.

Win 7 Home Premium: $100
I5-2500K: $220
AS Rock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3: $125
8 GB DDR3-1600: $46
DVD Burner: $18
1 TB HDD: $60
120GB SSD: $180
GTX 570: $330
HannsG 27.5" 1920x1080 monitor: $270
Antec EA-750W PSU: $100
Case to taste up to $100
keyboard: $20
Mouse: $10
Speakers: $40

total: $1619


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October 19, 2011 6:10:17 PM

Thanks for the response! What about the samsung P2770FH for the moniter any advice there? Also what about going with the MSI GTX580 Lighting 1.5gb? Another issue is there are so many cases any suggestions?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 19, 2011 6:13:23 PM

cases are very subjective. Pick several you liek the looks of and post links here.

The GTX 580 is fine if you want it, one will run fine on the 750W, but you might want to jump up to the Antec HCG 900W if you want to run two 580s eventually.

teh samsung monitor is also good, and only $20 more than the one I listed
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October 19, 2011 8:12:22 PM

In my opinion full tower is almost always bigger than needed.

A good mid-tower should hold two graphics cards, a DVD drive, a front panel card reader, and 2-3HDDs with no problem. (I know I've pulled that off in my case no problem)

Full towers are useful if you have a ton of peripherals you want to stuff in the case.
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October 19, 2011 8:23:10 PM

Thanks for the advice. This is what I've come up with so far. What does everyone think? Is it all compatible?

CPU: i-5 2500k 219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB 49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card:MSI GTX580 Lighting 1.5gb 524.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: Corsair Force 3 120gb 179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Corsair HX850W 149.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Blu ray: LG 54.99
http://www.amazon.com/Electronics-LightScribe-UH08LS10-...
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black 59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooling: Corsair Air Series A70 Performance CPU Cooler CAFA70 37.24
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Air-Performance-Cooler-CA...
Monitor: Samsung P2770FH 27-Inch 249.99
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-P2770FH-27-Inch-Monitor-B...






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a b 4 Gaming
October 19, 2011 8:25:12 PM

Looks like a good start :) 
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