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$1800 gaming rig (First Time Builder)

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December 20, 2011 3:03:42 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Probaly Late January

Budget Range: $1800, $2000 at the most

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I do favor Intel

Overclocking: It's something I'm interested in and would like to do I just need to put the time and effort into learning it

SLI or Crossfire: Wouldn't be against it

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080






SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99

CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product /Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 $29.04

CPU : I5 2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $219.99

MB: ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $259.99


RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $42.99


Razer Keyboard and Mouse-$96 figured I wouldn't link them since that is my personal preference


PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99


GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N570OC-13I Rev2.0 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $344.99


Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99


Data Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAV3200ENC-NRSN 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Internal Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $106.99



Case: Antec Eleven Hundred Black Super Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99



Optic Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99




Total: $1,660.92


Really I looking for help on choosing a motherboard I just feel like im going insane on reading reviews for them because if I believed them all then this world wouldn't have any working MB's ><







December 20, 2011 3:08:55 PM

Err almost forgot add in $100 for W7
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