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November 28, 2011 5:57:53 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: some stuff today possibly, others in a month

Budget Range: 1100-1200 USD before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, schoolwork, surfing the web

Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, HD

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Intel 2500k and nVidia 580GTX, the rest can be whatever brand

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: sli in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: (pasted from my original topic without this format.. sorry :(  )
That comes out to around $520, but I need a mobo and a recommendation on which 580GTX to purchase (I plan to SLI in the future). Is my PSU enough for SLI 580GTX's?

Does everything look good? Should I wait until the new lines of stuff comes out to build, or just buy them now? I found a couple things on sale for cyber monday (mobo, ram, the psu), so I could either buy those things now and hope ivy bridge doesnt come out before i buy the rest, or wait to buy. What should I do?

What I have picked out so far:


Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 28, 2011 6:02:33 PM

Hi there! Welcome to the forums.

First things first, please fill out this form http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... Gives us important information about usage and stuffs.

Second things second, come back a week-2 weeks before you want to buy. With price fluctuation and new hardware, it's impossible to plan far into the future. I know it's only about 6 weeks away but things can change very rapidly in that time, especially since AMD is supposedly launching the 7800 series around then.

So yeah. I would come back about a week before you plan to buy. However your basic template is pretty good!
November 28, 2011 6:04:52 PM

striker410 said:
Hi there! Welcome to the forums.

First things first, please fill out this form Gives us important information about usage and stuffs.

Second things second, come back a week-2 weeks before you want to buy. With price fluctuation and new hardware, it's impossible to plan far into the future. I know it's only about 6 weeks away but things can change very rapidly in that time, especially since AMD is supposedly launching the 7800 series around then.

So yeah. I would come back about a week before you plan to buy. However your basic template is pretty good!


But you dont understand, I said I could buy some of the stuff today because its on sale for cyber monday.. Thats why I am asking this today and not in a month.
November 28, 2011 7:39:44 PM

Ah I see. Problem is, there aren't any amazing deals. Those have come and gone with Black Friday. There's not really anything worth picking up.
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