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Gaming Computer from Black Friday deals. ($900-$1200)

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November 24, 2011 3:46:10 PM

This is my first time trying to build a computer, so there may be compatibility mistakes and things like that. If there are any, please point them out. Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated.

There were a lot of Black Friday deals at newegg.com, so I browsed through them and came up with this:

CASE $89.99
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PROCESSOR $199.99
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO $179.99
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VIDEO CARD $229.99
DIAMOND 6950PE52G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY $44.99
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HARD DRIVE $149.99
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU $94.99
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD $19.99
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WIRELESS NETWORKING $34.99
ASUS USB-N53 Black Diamond Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MONITOR $69.99
ASUS VH197D Black 18.5" 1366 x 768 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 10,000,000 :1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$1,114.90
(there are also some rebates that was not counted in the price, so the actual price should be lower after rebates.)


Alternatively, I also saw a site, http://www.cyberpowerpc.com, where you can customize the desktop, and they will make it for you. I ust wanted to see people's opinion about it.

Thank you very much
November 24, 2011 4:19:37 PM

usually sites that will build it for you cost more. also, i like the build :) 
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November 24, 2011 4:20:11 PM

As you want to get the i5-2500K, then you´re willing to overclock, right? If so, then you will need an after market cpu cooler system.
November 24, 2011 4:23:29 PM

if you get an aftermarket cooler, make sure it fits with your ram, if not try to get low profile
November 24, 2011 4:32:32 PM

jemm said:
As you want to get the i5-2500K, then you´re willing to overclock, right? If so, then you will need an after market cpu cooler system.


hmm what about this one?
XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included LGA 2011 i7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$24.99

and its as actually $5 after rebates
November 24, 2011 5:09:01 PM

With a 6950 rig, its a sin that you plug it into a 720p resolution monitor in my opinion.
Get a full hd 1920x1080 monitor for better viewing experience.

Otherwise, all looks set! Good luck with your build!
November 24, 2011 5:19:27 PM

perfectblue said:
With a 6950 rig, its a sin that you plug it into a 720p resolution monitor in my opinion.
Get a full hd 1920x1080 monitor for better viewing experience.

Otherwise, all looks set! Good luck with your build!



oh yeah, thanks :) 
November 24, 2011 5:21:25 PM

Just wanted to check as well, having solely an SSD is okay right? As long as I'm fine with its space?
November 24, 2011 5:32:16 PM

BlackHawk91 said:
This is a really sweet deal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Fully modular and 80Plus GOLD certification.


hmmm.. that is a pretty sweet deal, although I think I'm quite satisfied with the current one im thinking of buying. I think I'll look at this again when I have everything else figured out.
November 24, 2011 5:57:04 PM

I'd go for the Crucial M4 128GB SSD, if I were you, but other than that I think the build is decent.
November 24, 2011 7:00:12 PM

Eddie C said:
I'd go for the Crucial M4 128GB SSD, if I were you, but other than that I think the build is decent.


Is it because of the extra GB, or because it has an overall better performance?
November 24, 2011 8:19:21 PM

It has better performance
November 24, 2011 8:33:09 PM

domnoel said:
hmm what about this one?
XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included LGA 2011 i7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$24.99

and its as actually $5 after rebates


The cpu cooler depends on your overclocking level. If you go for a moderated overclock, then the cooler you quoted should do the job, however for the same price range I´d go for the CM Hyper 212 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
November 25, 2011 12:18:09 AM

That Diamond 6950 is not dual fan, its single. Read the reviews. Newegg should the picture or actually ship what is showed in the picture. :/ 
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