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Need help chosing parts - 1600$

Last response: in Systems
November 19, 2011 9:41:14 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range:1600$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies,programing,music prodction

Parts Not Required:keybord,mouse,speekrs

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:lets go with amazon...its a good reflaction of price..i will not buy ther,i will buy in a local store in my contry


Parts Preferences:intel for cpu..

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: maybe
Monitor Resolution:1920x1200

Additional Comments:i mostly program and make music using cubase

this is the parts that i alrady selceted:

Intel Core i7-2600 Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 by Intel - $279.99

Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX - $42.95

Crucial 64 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT064M4SSD2 - $114.99

Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD5002AALX - $136.36

Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black) - $25.95

Thermaltake level 10 gt snow edition - $289.99

i relly whant the Thermaltake level 10 gt snow edition but if it will not fit with my budget i will have to pass...
i dont think that i need the i7 k edition,and the k edition i missing lots of tech that have in the 2600..
i need the i7 becuse the thred virtualiztion ,the i5 dont have that,and a software like cubase is using it

so..i need a recomndation for:
- motherbord
- power supply
- 24 inch monitor
- sound card for prodaction
- grapic card of the motherbord dont have a build in one...somting good but cheep

thank you!!

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November 19, 2011 9:46:35 AM

Now granted I know these prices arent from amazon but you can still cross reference the prices, everything will work great together. You can SLI in the future to give your system a performance boost, and the PSU will be able to handle SLI and OC with enough headroom left over

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $100.00

Intel Core i5-2500K - $215.00

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $175.00

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $26.00

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $245.00

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM - $150.00

LITE-ON DVD Burner - $19.00

Crucial M4 64 GB SSD - $115.00

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $45.00

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified - $105.00

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $100.00

ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers - $180.00

Total: $1475.00 (not including MIRs/Shipping/Tax)
November 19, 2011 10:04:08 AM

i need the i7 becuse the thred virtualiztion ,the i5 dont have that,and a software like cubase is using it

Everybody not use their PC just for GAMING.

OP. Get an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 motherboard + Corsair TX650 power supply and, same monitor and graphic card that Emelth has recommended.
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November 19, 2011 10:44:38 AM

Emelth,thanks for the quick replay!!
but i need the i7-2600...not the k version
the graphic card is way over my budget
the monitor is 23,and have speekrs...
my computer is for music and a litle bit of,an extrnal sound card is a must...

thnaks agin!!
November 19, 2011 12:01:10 PM

Newer motherboards have very good built-in sound so don't worry about that.
What is your budget for graphic card alone?

How about these:
November 19, 2011 12:10:10 PM

builtin sound card for music prodaction? i dont think so...
i dont need a graphic card...the one on the motherbord is what i need...
November 19, 2011 12:44:44 PM

how is the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3?
i think i will go with that one..
November 19, 2011 2:12:23 PM


Case - $ 105 - Antec 902 V3
PSU - $ 90 - XFX Core Edition 850 PSU
MoBo - $ 180 - ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
CPU - $ 220 - Intel Core i5-2500K
Cooler - $ 50 - Scythe Mugen 3
RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9
GFX - $ 225 - Asus GTX 560 Ti 900 Mhz
GFX - $ Later - Same
HD - $ 120 - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB
SSD - $ 190 - OCZ Vertex 3
DVD Writer - $ 19 - Asus 24X
Monitor - $ 170 - ASUS VH242H 23.6" LED
Sound Card $60 - Asius Xonar

Case w/ front USB3 port, excellent cooling
PSU line gets 9.5 ratings from jonnyguru
Cooler gives 5-7C over Hyper 212
Latest Gen SLI MoBo with full 3 year warranty

Tho I'd wait for the new 560/570 hybrid coming out Nov 29th for the same price
November 19, 2011 2:47:37 PM

^ Fix Scythe Mugen 3 and PSU link. :)  I haven't checked other links though. :p