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October 31, 2011 9:46:09 PM

main use gaming/web surfing/movies
complete new build
I am still looking for optical drive and keyboard, mouse (prefer wireless)

Here is what i have so far

SAPPHIRE Toxic 100312TXSR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
IN WIN Dragon Rider Black 1.0 - 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811108376
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$25.00 Instant


$159.99
$134.99




Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136795
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$124.99




ASUS VE276Q Black 27" Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers

ASUS VE276Q Black 27" Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers
Item #: N82E16824236091
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy

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-$25.00 Instant


$319.99
$294.99




CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Item #: N82E16817139011
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$189.99
$169.99




CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
Item #: N82E16820233180
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant


$59.99
$49.99




ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131730
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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$209.99




Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

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-$5.00 Instant


$219.99
$214.99




COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103099
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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$34.99

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XIGMATEK HDC-D802 Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler for HDD Bay

XIGMATEK HDC-D802 Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler for HDD Bay
Item #: N82E16835233080
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$4.99 Instant
-$10.00 Saving


$14.99
$0.00




Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820148441
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

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-$35.00 Instant


$144.99
$109.99

Subtotal: $1,344.91

Any advice any thing i should change?

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October 31, 2011 10:48:27 PM

build it your self and save

and ditch the hard drive cooler .
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October 31, 2011 10:52:06 PM

this is all from new egg with the plan of building my self.the hard drive cooler is free
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October 31, 2011 11:48:16 PM

Here is a build that will effectively handle future upgrades for at least 2 years with out the need of any upgrades.

(Case) - NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 410 Elite [Price: $89.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Motherboard) - Asrock z68 Extreme3 Gen 3 [Price: $124.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(CPU) - Intel Core i5-2500K [Price: $214.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Heat-Sink) - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO [Price: $34.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Additional Fan) - Cooler Master R4 Blue LED Fan [Price: $7.84]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Video Card) - Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 Dirt 3 Edition [Price: $264.99 ($244.99 After MIR)]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Memory) - Corsair Vengeance 8GB [Price: $46.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Hard Drive) - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB [Price: $79.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(SSD) - Crucial M4 64GB [Price: $109.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Power Supply) - Corsair HX650W [Price: $132.99($122.99 After MIR)]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Optical Drive) - SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner [Price: $17.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Keyboard and Mouse) - Logitech Wireless USB Combo Keyboard and Mouse [Price: $28.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Monitor) - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms HDMI LCD Monitor [Price: $199.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Price Before MIR: $1354.72
Price After MIR: $1324.72
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November 1, 2011 2:51:22 AM

zhongyan said:
I reckon you should change the psu to a cheaper 750w psu to have an option of adding a second card in the future
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Crossfire 6950's don't consume more then 650W even if you OC the CPU pass 4.9GHz...
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November 1, 2011 5:56:50 AM

Mastervivi10 said:
Crossfire 6950's don't consume more then 650W even if you OC the CPU pass 4.9GHz...


Even if two 6950's don't consume over 650 watts, it would be working really close to its limits, so an extra 100 watts would be necessary.
And for a lower price, why not?
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November 1, 2011 6:43:12 AM

I have to agree with zhongyan. The Antec High Current gamer is a pretty good 750w.
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November 7, 2011 11:21:13 PM

Best answer selected by ryswinton.
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