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December 22, 2011 1:58:17 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: before the new year
Budget Range: #900 for the stuff inside the case

System Usage from Most to Least Important: internet, SWTOR(max settings if possible) and other normal things
Parts Not Required: mouse and keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type i5 2500k, and nividia gpu

Overclocking:Maybe down the road when i know more about it

SLI or Crossfire: id like the option for later on

Monitor Resolution: ill be buying a new hd monitor but i have no idea honestly

Additional Comments: Completely brand new to building a pc, ive only ever owned laptops so everything is new. This is a build I copied from another site/ thread and i really have no idea what im doing.

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)

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December 23, 2011 3:00:16 PM

Ok here is so much fluff:
CPU: Core i5 2500K
Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro
GPU: GTX560 Ti
Power Supply: Corsair GS600

The rest should be easy to get.
Oh and an nice 21.5" or 23" HD monitor should to the trick.
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December 23, 2011 5:06:13 PM

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Power Supply: Corsair GS600


I haven't heard good things about the GS series - the CX or the TX would be safer bets.
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December 25, 2011 1:12:47 PM

Ok ill check those out. I dont know what happened to my post but it seems I screwed it up int he posting process. Ive heard the i5 2500k is about the best for gaming. Im just looking for a solid rig for swtor on max settings for under a grand. Im new to building pc's and i just want to get the best I can for my budget. Theres just soo much information its hard to now what to believe and listen to in reviews wtc..
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December 25, 2011 3:57:57 PM

Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...

PSU - Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

MoBo - ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU - MSI N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

GFX - MSI N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

HD - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD Writer - 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

how does this look guys?
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December 25, 2011 9:11:24 PM

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Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...


Rosewill cases are OK - the Antec 300 or Cooler Master HAF 912 would be far superior choices for the money, IMO.

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PSU - Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


You have to make sure your PSU is certified and rated at least 80+ Bronze or better and if it isn't - don't buy it. Antec is a pretty good budget choice but you should at least check out the Corsair CX series and if you wanted something modular try the PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII.

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CPU - MSI N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


The 560 is a good choice for sure, but EVGA would be a far better brand than MSI would, IMO.

And if you're getting the 2500K I'd also recommend a good cooler if you plan to OC - the Cooler Master Hyper 212 is always a good choice in this area.
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December 28, 2011 12:42:23 PM

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -$49.99

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -$124.99

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP-$249.99

PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III PPCMK3S400 400W ATX 12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $69.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory -$39.99


hows that setup look?

also wondering which motherboard I should go with?

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS-$209.99

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$124.99
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December 28, 2011 1:30:34 PM

nVidia's suggested minimum power supply for the GTX 560 Ti = 500W.

Get the i5-2500K. Top off with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus or EVO = budget CPU cooler.

ASUS mobo is a quality board = great if your budget allows it. ASRock mobo is a popular choice for budget builders. Both will do well for overclocking and has sufficient amenities for your build.

You can probably get 1600 Mhz RAM for the same price (or lower if you shop deals).
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December 28, 2011 1:55:58 PM

CPU-Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop $219.99

Disk drive- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Case-COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -$49.99

Hard Drive-Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -$124.99

Graphics card-EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP-$249.99

PSU-CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$69.99

Ram-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $43.99

I fixed the ram and psu. Still wondering on the mobo's would it be worth the $80 for the asus. What would I benefit from it? sorry total noob here.

MOBO's
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS-$209.99

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$124.99
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December 28, 2011 2:16:53 PM

The ASUS board lets you connect 4 SATA 6Gb/s storage devices vs. 2 from the ASRock. It also has onboard USB 3.0 connectors (the ASrock board does not) to easily connect to a case's front USB 3.0 ports (which the HAF 912 does not have).

The ASRock board is Gen3 (compatible with Ivy Bridge and PCI-e 3.0 cards) - for so-called future proofing. The ASUS board doesn't offer this unless you get the GEN3 version (~$10 more).

ASUS warranty = 3 years. ASRock warranty = 2 years.

Other than the warranty, you basically get no benefit (particular to your build) from going with the ASUS board. Some people (including myself) stand by the quality from ASUS boards.
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December 28, 2011 2:26:58 PM

Ok I see what what your saying. Hard drive wise I dont plan on using more than 2. Just the one I have listed and the a SSD a little bit later, or if I find room in this budget. I like the price of the asrock, but I like the name of ASUS and I like the UEFI Bios. Upgrading wise, im not sure. I dont see myself upgrading the cpu or to a newer gfx card. when that time comes ill prolly do a whole new build.
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December 28, 2011 2:49:44 PM

Note: the ASRock board has a graphical UEFI BIOS as well.

Sounds like the ASRock board fits your build most appropriately at the moment.
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December 28, 2011 2:55:52 PM

Alright ASRock it is then. Thanks for you advice
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