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December 10, 2011 3:32:45 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next couple months

BUDGET: around $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: professional programs (solid works, revit, etc.), gaming (cod, battlefield 3)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, OS, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel for CPU. open to anything for other parts

OVERCLOCKING: no

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: in the future

MONITOR: ASUS VH238H 23" LED monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: thanks on advance. Im looking to see if these parts are compatible and performance for price

here is the list of parts i found.



CPU - Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115073

MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 ATX motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ODD - LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

FINAL COMMENTS - Any other suggestions are welcome. let me know how this looks. Also if anyone can explain how you can make sure if a blu ray drive comes with software. i know will just blatantly say it comes with it. Some say that OEM drives come without software but i see reviews where OEM drives do come with software. Thanks again for the responses.

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December 11, 2011 10:07:06 PM

hornyllamas said:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next couple months

BUDGET: around $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: professional programs (solid works, revit, etc.), gaming (cod, battlefield 3)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, OS, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel for CPU. open to anything for other parts

OVERCLOCKING: no

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: in the future

MONITOR: ASUS VH238H 23" LED monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: thanks on advance. Im looking to see if these parts are compatible and performance for price

here is the list of parts i found.



CPU - Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115073

MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 ATX motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ODD - LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

FINAL COMMENTS - Any other suggestions are welcome. let me know how this looks. Also if anyone can explain how you can make sure if a blu ray drive comes with software. i know will just blatantly say it comes with it. Some say that OEM drives come without software but i see reviews where OEM drives do come with software. Thanks again for the responses.


Are you sure you don't want to overclock? It is much easier than long ago, and you can get 4.0 without much effort. It is ten bones more and can make your system last longer. Up to you though.
Anyways, for crossfire in the future, I would go with a 750w PSU. Your brand and line that you chose is good though. Look at jonnyguru.com and hardwaresecrets.com for good PSU reviews.
For your HDD, that is fine, but I would get a Samsung F3. Honestly though, right now it is whatever works and is the cheapest because of flooding in thailand.
On your case, that is mainly personal preference and looks good.
If definitely not OC'ing and not getting a k proc, than the H67 chipset is cheaper most of the time. That is a good motherboard though.
What software are you looking for on the Blu-Ray? OEM just comes in a plain box without anything usually.
Your monitor is good for the price range.
I would pay more on the GPU up to a 6870/6950 if you can. That would last longer if you don't want to upgrade soon.
Oh and to the SSD statement, don't at this budget. People say they are wonderful, but you can't miss it if you don't have it. They are too expensive for this budget right now. Good build.
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