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November 3, 2011 11:48:08 PM

I am looking to build my first pc and just have a few question as to what you guys would suggest as to the components for it.

Approximate Purchase Date: I am hoping to have all the parts and build it around Christmas. I am hoping to save money overall by buying on black Friday.

Budget: ~$600

System Usage: 1. Gaming 2. School work

Parts Not Required: HDD, Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, DVD drive, OS

Preferred Websites: newegg.com, amazon.com , tigerdirect.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: I have not real preferences.

Overclocking: yes on the cpu and maybe on the graphics card

SLI or Crossfire: yes I will being doing this but at a later date. So I would prefer if the mobo was able to so I don’t need to buy another in the next couple of months.

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Parts I already have:

1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor I do not know the resolution (I am being given it as a gift) I know it is a widescreen LCD but that is it.


Parts I have already pick out so please don’t include these in the budget:
Coolermaster HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would like 8 gigs of ram if possible.

Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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November 4, 2011 12:14:28 AM

G.skill Ripjaws 8gb $49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASrock z68 motherboard $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx? Item=N82E16813157271&Tpk=asrock%20extreme3%20gen3

GTX 560ti $245
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EA 750w $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$514

Coolermaster Evo $35 (best air cooler)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 4, 2011 12:17:23 AM

Sorry I was not very clear in my first post.

What I need is a multi-Gpu Board, graphics card, psu, ram, and a cpu heatsink/fan.
And I have about $600 to spend.
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November 4, 2011 12:33:51 AM

andrewj1991 said:
Sorry I was not very clear in my first post.

What I need is a multi-Gpu Board, graphics card, psu, ram, and a cpu heatsink/fan.
And I have about $600 to spend.


Cool. That's pretty much what I gave you... The asrock can handle SLI. The 750w can handle dual 560tis easily. :D  Good luck! The Evo is the best air cooler right now.
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November 4, 2011 12:43:27 AM

Thanks ...That is about what I had come up with as the best I could get. I have been looking around for about 6 months now and with all the sales that are going on or coming up I figured this would be the best time to finally go for it.

Does anyone know how the OCZ ZT Series 750W psu is? I like the idea of having a modular psu.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 4, 2011 1:21:34 AM

Thanks again for the help
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November 14, 2011 1:50:06 AM

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