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December 15, 2011 8:32:56 PM

Hey I am new to the home build/ new build area, I have purchased pre made computers before but I am looking to move into this type of thing because it interests me and I can have more choices and versatility. I play many different games from FPS to RTS and surf the web quite often. Like just about everyone else, I am looking for the most bang for my buck and I have used the generic new build help format. Please comment and leave any suggestions you have: :D 
Approximate Purchase Date: Anywhere from now to early January

Budget Range: $800-1200 pre rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, surfing the internet, 3D CAD Software (Autodesk Inventor)

Parts Not Required: completely fresh build

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anyplace that is cheap/reliable

Country: East Coast USA

Parts Preferences: I have been looking at the Intel CPUs and

Overclocking:Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: doesn't really matter, probably closest to standard

Additional Comments: I usually play games such as Mount and Blade, MW3, Combat Arms, Diablo, almost any RTS game, Minecraft, the mainstream games . . .

As I said I am new, but I created a potential build, please tell me if there are any key components missing and how I could decrease the price but still attain maximum potential for the games listed above (same as everybody else)

motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
CPU: intel i7 2600k
graphics card: NVIDIA GeFOrce GTX 560 Ti 1GB (MSI)
RAM: Kingston 8GB DDR3-1333
case: Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid-Tower
keyboard: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K250
headset: Lenovo Headset P950
mouse: cheap, durable, wireless (undecided)
power supply: Antec TruePower 650W
cooler: Scythe Katana 3 (Intel 1155/6)
December 15, 2011 10:10:57 PM

go with an i5 2500k
go with an 8GB kit from G.skill
go with a razor death adder mouse
go with a ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
go with a CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 65

there ya go and with the money I just saved you get a better case
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December 15, 2011 10:48:28 PM

Also a Hyper 212 EVO.
Get a mouse pad with that DeathAdder. Maybe a Qck. Do you really need a wireless mouse?
You do NOT need a better case. Cases do not necessarily get better as they get more expensive. Get a 570 with the extra money instead.
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December 16, 2011 12:47:29 AM

kajabla said:
Also a Hyper 212 EVO.
Get a mouse pad with that DeathAdder. Maybe a Qck. Do you really need a wireless mouse?
You do NOT need a better case. Cases do not necessarily get better as they get more expensive. Get a 570 with the extra money instead.

I do not need a wireless mouse, but it is definitively a near future upgrade
Agreed about the case as well
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December 16, 2011 12:50:25 AM

redeemer said:
go with an i5 2500k
go with an 8GB kit from G.skill
go with a razor death adder mouse
go with a ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
go with a CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 65

there ya go and with the money I just saved you get a better case


so the graphics card can remain the same?
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December 16, 2011 12:56:25 AM

So the new build would be ?
motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
ram: i dont know if this was the one you mentioned: http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/memory/g-skill-ripjawsx-...
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid-Tower?
Graphics Card: (same) NVIDIA GeFOrce GTX 560 Ti 1GB (MSI) ?
Keyboard: (same)
Mouse: I actually have a wired one that is decent and a mini wireless
Headset: not necessary atm
Cooler: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 65 or Hyper 212 Evo?

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December 16, 2011 1:12:34 AM

The TX650 is a power supply, not a heatsink. You will need both that and the 212 EVO.
You can get a 570 with the extra money saved off your original build.
Choose the case by stylistic preference. If you like the look of the 922, go with that.
You might as well get 1600mhz RAM. You won't see a difference, and it's cheaper.
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December 16, 2011 7:53:15 PM

kajabla said:
The TX650 is a power supply, not a heatsink. You will need both that and the 212 EVO.
You can get a 570 with the extra money saved off your original build.
Choose the case by stylistic preference. If you like the look of the 922, go with that.
You might as well get 1600mhz RAM. You won't see a difference, and it's cheaper.

ok thanks and i realized that after i posted but i couldnt post any more because i had posted 3 in 10 minutes
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December 17, 2011 2:43:54 AM

You can edit your existing posts as many times as you like with the three buttons in the bottom right of each post.
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December 17, 2011 2:47:46 PM

Best answer selected by triiix_magik.
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