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October 21, 2011 4:14:52 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: black friday.

Budget Range: Around $1300 before rebates and before shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: generally gaming, maybe making some videos.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse.

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

Country of Origin: Doesn't matter.

Parts Preferences: Intel i7-2600k processor, Nvidia GTX 560 ti or higher, trying to avoid an Asus mobo because I've heard it was unreliable, but who knows?

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: SLI.

Monitor Resolution: Not needed.

Additional Comments: See-through case or a case with a lot of lights would be nice.

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October 21, 2011 4:21:26 PM

EmoPopsicle said:
Approximate Purchase Date: black friday.

Budget Range: Around $1300 before rebates and before shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: generally gaming, maybe making some videos.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse.

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

Country of Origin: Doesn't matter.

Parts Preferences: Intel i7-2600k processor, Nvidia GTX 560 ti or higher, trying to avoid an Asus mobo because I've heard it was unreliable, but who knows?

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: SLI.

Monitor Resolution: Not needed.

Additional Comments: See-through case or a case with a lot of lights would be nice.


Nice ....few things to consider. Most Mobos with the Sandy Bridge can support both Xfire and SLI. I have an ASUS and love it ...but that was after RMAing two. ASRocks makes some SOLID motherboards, that being said Black friday is not always your best bet as it is normally trash they are selling off with exception of a few items. For that price range you can build an AWESOME computer.

2600k is a great start to a build.
8 gigs of ram .....its very cheap now
dont skimp on PSU/Mobo or tower you can get nice stuff for $150 per each
that puts you up to 800 ish ....get a samsung spinpoint for $60 and you have 600 left for a video card.... what res do you use?

October 21, 2011 5:03:02 PM

envymert said:
Nice ....few things to consider. Most Mobos with the Sandy Bridge can support both Xfire and SLI. I have an ASUS and love it ...but that was after RMAing two. ASRocks makes some SOLID motherboards, that being said Black friday is not always your best bet as it is normally trash they are selling off with exception of a few items. For that price range you can build an AWESOME computer.

2600k is a great start to a build.
8 gigs of ram .....its very cheap now
dont skimp on PSU/Mobo or tower you can get nice stuff for $150 per each
that puts you up to 800 ish ....get a samsung spinpoint for $60 and you have 600 left for a video card.... what res do you use?


i believe its 1900x1080 or 1900x1200. i forget.
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October 21, 2011 5:07:19 PM

I wouldn't get an i7-2600k. I'd get i5-2500k since there is no big difference between them when it comes to gaming.

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October 21, 2011 7:00:25 PM
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Since you want do do video editing in addition to gaming, the 2600k and nVidia should be on ya list

Case - $ 155 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - Later - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 190 - ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $ 315 - Intel Core i5-2600K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $ 50 - Scythe Mugen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 (900MHz) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $ 60 - Spinpoint F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - Later - Corsair Force Series GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 59 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Game Free Batman incl w/ GFX Card
Keyboard - Existing - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - Existing - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor - Existing - ASUS VH246H 23.6" LED http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $ 100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL $ 1,329

Drop the Blue Ray and ya save $40, puts ya at $1,289

Add the 3nd GFX card, SSD and case fan come XMas....

Csse is roomy with hot swap 2.5" bay, easily replaceable air filters and great cable managment, PSU is 10.0 performance rated per jonnyguru and among the quietest / coolest ever measured at silentpcreview.com. MoBo is GEN3 eliminating any concerns about upgrade ability (not that Im worried about P67 at this point). Have room and power for 2nd GFX card anb both will easily do 1000MHz. RAM is low profile. Cooler is excellent (outperforms Hyper 212 by 5-7C)
October 21, 2011 9:01:08 PM

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