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Building New system Need advice($1,000 budget)

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December 1, 2011 6:03:24 AM

I have done hours of research on how to build a comp and I think I have selected some solid parts that would be good for my needs but input from more experienced people would be very much appriciated. By my needs I mean mostly mid-high end gaming and burning/watching movies and shows.

Budget Range: Hopefully Under $1,000

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Monitor, keyboard, OS, Speakers, RAM(I'll post with parts)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Xoxide or any other recommendations

Country: United States

Overclocking: Most likely no

SLI or Crossfire: Would be cool

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: I'll post the parts I have selected in a post below.
December 1, 2011 6:04:31 AM

These are the parts with links and such... Idk if this comp is overkill but feedback would be nice!

MOBO: ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL SATA 6Gb/s LGA 1155 Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$190

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series 650W ATX12V v2.2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$120

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$~Already Have~

GPU: ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti Ready SLI Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$135

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$210

Hard Drive: Seagate Momentus XT SSHD(for faster performance, can downgrade if price becomes too much of a hassle)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$150

Optical Drive: ASUS DVD burner/writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$20

Case: Was looking at Azza Solano 100R Black/Red
http://www.xoxide.com/azza-solano-1000r-black-redcase.h...
$120
December 1, 2011 6:38:43 AM

A "locked" CPU along with a "P67" motherboard doesn't make sense to me. You can save hundreds of dollar buy going with a H67/H61 motherboard.

Since you're not into overclocking I'd say go with an i5-2400 + H67 motherboard, that'd be nice bet for you. Your monitor resolution is bad if you ask me save bucks and buy a new monitor with those.

Processor/CPU:
Intel Core i5-2400 - $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
Asus P8H61-M LE - $68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
You already have nice memory sticks

HDD:
Barracuda 7200.12 500GB - $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
Corsair 650 Watts - $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ODD:
ANY DVD-burner - $20

Case:
NZXT Gamma - $36
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-- Sub: $524 ; Pick any GPU and monitor with remaining bucks you'll be good to go wiht FULL HD entertainment.

Spending over $100 on casing alone is BS specially when you don't need much cooling (in case of not OC'ing).
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December 1, 2011 6:56:55 AM

Hello my friend. you might be better off investing in a new monitor that is 1920 x1080p

A good i3-2100 with H61 motherboard and a 6870 would be more than enough you need since your monitor is so small.
December 1, 2011 7:33:46 PM

cutebeans said:
Hello my friend. you might be better off investing in a new monitor that is 1920 x1080p

A good i3-2100 with H61 motherboard and a 6870 would be more than enough you need since your monitor is so small.


Well if i upgrade my monitor then im guessing i'd need a i5-2400 with a H67 Motherboard? What should I look for in a graphics card to not overdue it for the build(referring to naqqash's build for the most part)
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