Oh gawd here we go again (Another build)

Alright, so its almost time for me to be back in the States after being deployed for a long time. Thinking about selling my old system between $600-$800 built it a little over a year ago. I know it can do everything I want it to and I dont really need to upgrade anything (except for add another GPU & CPU cooler and OC the crap of out it). But I want to build another, why cause I love building them...

My system will be running 24/7 mostly, I got a couple external HDDs that can use eSata and USB3.0 (I love you Seagate GoFlex). I use them to hold my movies and music on them for when I deploy (Thank you DVDShrink along with Any Video Converter , if anyone knows a better option let me know). Want it to be as quiet as possible (if I need to add that sound reduction crap let me know how to do it never modded a case before and what I would need for it), dont mind getting my hands dirty trying to Mod the Case.

Budget: $2000 or less (not including acessories: Monitor, Keyboard, speakers, etc...)
Purchase Date: Feb 2012
Purpose: Gaming (mostly play WoW currently but I'm debating if I want to switch all the way over to PC gaming for MMO/RPGs, FPS is gonna be on my XBox and PS3)
OC'ing: Dont know how to do it but plan to get into it
SLI: Down the road
Monitor: ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236051
Going to be getting a TV possible 42" or lower want to be able to hook my new Rig up to it (havent decide which TV yet).
I would like to, when I have company, play my movie files on the new TV I get, dont think I will game on it much because on WoW alone with a 21' is a lot of room but I will probably try it out for chuckles
Thinking about changing the case just because I found a card reader that has an eSata port on it. If you know any good cases that have Blue LEDs, dust filters, front USB3.0, etc..., let me know.
I will use the speakers to play music and movies with and I got a cheap headset so I can have Vent up while raiding. (would love to learn how to record videos while playing WoW and I have over 800 movies close to 1000)
Also if anyone can help me out with this (I want to burn my PC games onto my desktop so I wont need the CD to play it [Borderlands, Diablo 3, etc...])
Going to get the SSD to put OS and WoW + addons on it

Currently Owned:

How much do you think its worth?

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified

ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

Palit NE5X460SF1102 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


RAZER Naga MMO Gaming Mouse - $80.00 (not going to sell this I actually havent even used it yet bought if for my laptop when I deployed)

A regular cheap keyboard


New Build:

COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition - $200.00 ($190 MIR)

i5 2500k - $220.00

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $125.00

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $30.00

EVGA DS SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB - $240.00 ($230 MIR)

Hypre 212 EVO - $34.00

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - $19.00

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 64MB Cache 7200 RPM - $170.00

OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD - $100.00 ($80 MIR)

All-in-one USB Card Reader with USB 3.0/IEEE 1394/e-SATA Port/HD Audio Ports - $27.00

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W - $105.00 ($90.00 MIR)

Total: $1270.00 (not including MIRs/Shipping/Taxes)

Logitech G19 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - $160.00

Logitech Z313 25 w 2.1 Speaker System - $40.00

FYI, I know about the upcoming releases of GPUs and CPUs still dont think I would need them just because WoW doesnt require much but I will look at them when they come out to see how they preform. Also some parts might be switched out because price on base might be better for some of the accessories. Really debating right now on the Keyboard if I need that little LCD monitor or not, going to try and get more into macros I have almost 1 of each class in WoW and I think using macros would greatly increase my dps/hps/ or when I tank.
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  1. i recommend this cases...


    and since you're going to sli down the road... i would recommend to get at least 850watts and above...


    you can get a larger ssd... 60gb ain't gonna cut it...


    you can get a gtx 580 or even 570 with your budget... but this one is a great overclocker too... grab it while it is still available...

  2. 1) 560 Ti SLI only requires 750W with enough headroom left over to OC
    2) 60GB will cut it since it will ony be the OS and WoW
    3) WoW isnt graphics intensive (560 TI, 6870, 6950 call all max it out depending on the monitor)

    But thank you for your comments and looking at the cases especilly the Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel version (didnt like the white version it would annoy the crap out of me)
  3. Thinking about changing the Speakers out to this one:

    Logitech Z523 40 Watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System

    Read the reviews of the one I listed earlier said it didnt have much bass, I need that boom boom boom xD
  4. Why not too hold on to ur current hdd?
    Ur build can probably go for 500 easy.
    For a case I recommend fractal design arc midi or define r3.
    Don't forget that ram might interfere with cooler. Also I would go for cm 612.
    And stay away from asrock mobo
  5. Yep already took the measurements into account should provide about a little less than half an inch clearing.

    How is the 612 compared to the 212
  6. Found a couple good TVs that I would look to see what everyone thinks




    I'm leaning towards the first link the most, would like to keep the price to $500 and below
  7. It looks like it's at least 1-2 degrees cooler then 212 evo
    on some reviews up to 3-4 degrees ... basically on par with Silver Arrow but for half the price
    Is there a reason u going with LCD tvs ?
    imo either go with LCD LED or plasma
    I'm using 50" plasma from earlier generation and it's awesome
    Plasma has better blacks so for movies it's better and LED is better for fast action plus more energy efficient and thinner but also more expensive
    but I would suggest going either with Samsung or Panasonic
    LG quality is pretty crappy
  8. Hold on you ask me why i am going LCD and then you advise an LCD, LED, or Plasma TV. Is there something I'm missing from that statement?

    I'll bump up to the 612 no problem with that, thank you so far
  9. No matter how much I look through on the internet on what the best TV type is there is no real answer think im just gonna wait till i get back in the states and check them out manually.
  10. no I choose LCD LED .. u going for LCD
    all im saying that LG looks weak compared to samsung or panasonic side by side
    yes it's great idea to look at it urself
    btw i'm choosing cooler right now .. comparing different ones ..
    will update as i go :)
  11. Awesome

    LCD LED ive heard it but dont really understand it, the reason I was going with an LCD was because I know plasmas were known to have burnt images if let on for a while, and my LCD monitor for my current desktop works really good, so thought I couldnt go wrong with an LCD TV with IPS technology

    Even though I said I was gonna wait I'm still looking into lol

    Currently this one has my eye which is LED LCD with IPS
  12. Burning pixels was last era technology. New plasmas don't have that problem. Also I would go with at least 120 hz
  13. I hate choosing TVs its harder then picking out computer parts >.<
  14. And what makes LED-LCD so special from an LCD with IPS
  15. ips technically is better .. I guess
  16. damn still nothing yeah just gonna have to look at the TV personnaly once back in the states. Anyone else got any suggestions
  17. First off all, thanks for serving are country!

    Ok, IPS has much better color accuracy/reproduction. It looks a lot better. The downside? Cost, and lower response times. Movies are generally recorded at 28fps, so only TV shows benefit from higher hz tv's I've heard. 60hz or above is good.

    LED is actually a LCD technology and doesn't do much besides slightly lower energy usage. It doesn't do much with the actual picture, all though sometimes it can be brighter.

    And your build looks good. I would get a Crucial M4 though, as I'm sure RMA's on the other side of the world would be a pain. OZC has had alot of problems but they have supposedly been fixed. I would still go M4. Your build looks good IMO.
  18. Thanks Raptor anyone know any place where I can get that sound reduction foam?
  19. NP, no clue... Sorry! oh wait I think frozencpu.com might have some... possibly.
  20. quietpc .com
    thay have kits
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