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October 22, 2011 7:00:00 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Yesterday

Hi everyone, trying to do my first system build for my kid. We're both excited!

I want to make a build for CoD4:MW CoD:MW2 and CoD:MW3 and BF3. Probably I will not use it other than gaming.

Budget Range: max $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming - BF3

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, NewEgg, Microcenter

Country of Origin: CO, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe/ Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Things I have already decided on:

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K - $200

GPU - 1 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 - $500

MOBO - Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 - $200

Cooler: Antec 620 - $60

Microcenter had a great deal on CPU and MOBO for $400 - otherwise I woulda gone i5 2500k

Leaning towards:

Case - Cooler Master - HAF X or Cosmos S

SSD - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive - $199

HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s - $60

Optical - LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache - $70

Need help on:

PSU - Want Corsair, thinking 850W for future headroom. Do I go Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W or Professional Series HX850? Or something else?

RAM - Like Crucial, best option in 16GB configuration? Prefer 1600 mhz

If you have thoughts on anything on the list, definitely let me know. I've gleemed this all from the 1000 threads or so I've read from this forum this week :) 

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
October 22, 2011 8:14:36 PM

no one needs 16gig of RAM for gaming . Dont waste your money

even at that price a 2500k is cheaper . Dont waste your money
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October 22, 2011 8:19:38 PM

Thanks, figured for $20 more than the i5, the i7 was a good upgrade.

Also figure its about $50 for 8GB, $100 for 16GB - nice to have incase I end up using it for work realted stuff, video/photo editing.

Any thoughts on Power?
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
October 22, 2011 8:32:08 PM

750 - 850 watts sounds about right

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October 22, 2011 9:08:32 PM

Munchdog said:
Thanks, figured for $20 more than the i5, the i7 was a good upgrade.

Also figure its about $50 for 8GB, $100 for 16GB - nice to have incase I end up using it for work realted stuff, video/photo editing.

Any thoughts on Power?


Here's a good calculator for that: http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx
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