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December 18, 2011 1:17:36 AM

Hi! I'm new to the forums and am looking to get a pc for around $1000.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week and next week (Christmas Present!)

Budget Range: $900~1050 Before Rebates. (I don't like rebates...)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: MMORPG Gaming, Occasional Racing or Action games, Productivity, Schoolwork, Internet browsing.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com, Newegg.com (Amazon first since I'm in NJ)

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe down the road

Monitor Resolution: will be getting 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Would like it to be a quiet PC and the budget is pretty much set, no going over since my parents won't allow it. D:

Parts that I've chosen:

1. CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 @ Amazon.com $179.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXIA/ref=ox_sc_a...
2. MB: ASRock P67 Pro3 B3 @ Amazon.com $99.99 http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Pro3-B3-Intel-Motherboard/...
3. HSF: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO @ Newegg.com $33.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4. RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 8GB(2x4GB) @ Newegg.com $36.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
5. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 500GB SataIII @ Amazon.com $89.99 http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern...
6. GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 @ Amazon.com $144.99 http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-6850-Video-100315...
7. PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 500W ATX 80+ Bronze @ Newegg.com $79.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8. Case: CoolerMaster Silencio 550 Mid-Tower Case @ Amazon.com $99.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ET4KYO/ref=ox_sc_a...
9. DVD: ASUS 24x DVD Burner SATA Internal OEM(Black) @ Amazon.com $19.99 http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-24x8x16x-48x3...
10. Case Fans: CoolerMaster 120mm Case Fan x2 @ Amazon.com $7.60 x2 = $15.20 http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Case-R4-C2R-2...
11. OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit @ Amazon.com $99.99 http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil...
12. LCD: Gateway FHX2152Lbd 21.5” LED Backlight Monitor @ Newegg.com $139.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 18, 2011 2:34:24 PM

Um... The case is one thing that I really don't want to change, I want a case that's really clean looking and the HAF is a bit out there.
and definitely xfire because of the gpu.

For the motherboard, I took a look at the H61 and H67 boards, but the ones that come with USB3 and SATAIII are all around the same price as my current choice. I'd prefer ASrock, ASUS or gigabyte. So wouldn't it be better to just keep my current choice in case I choose to drop in an upgrade down the road and overclock?
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December 18, 2011 3:59:44 PM

Well I got that one because it's fully modular and it's 80+ bronze, maybe I could go for something that's only half modular? I'd prefer a modular one though, because of cable management.
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December 18, 2011 4:31:19 PM

Screw "cable management" just get twisty ties and tie up the cables that are left. Not like you would be opening it up to put in new parts or disconnecting things every month. Once it's built you just close it up and leave it alone. I'd sooner save money rather then spend an extra 40/50 bucks to remove unneeded cables when you can just go out and buy ties for a dollar or two, hell you probably have some around your house already (I think the ones I listed send you ties with it but can't remember and too lazy to click my link). If you have the money though then go for it. I'm kind of a cheap-o with this stuff. If I can save money by just tying the cables together so they don't run amuck than that's what I'd. I also agree with the 1st guy too. 100 dollars for a case seems really steep. I'd suggest looking into a cheaper one. But again, If you have/are willing to spend the money on it then by all means go for it.
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December 18, 2011 5:29:45 PM

I found some cheaper cases that I might swap over to, but I'm still thinking about it. As for the power supply, that's one thing that I don't want to skimp on,
so maybe this one? I overlooked it before, it's from seasonic.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I actually would prefer some suggestions about for the mb, hsf, ram and case fans.
Also, if I were to go AMD, what would the differences be? for performance
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