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1400$ gaming computer: First build

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December 22, 2011 5:26:03 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next couple of days

Budget Range: Around 1400$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, unless you find somewhere better!
Country: US
Parts Preferences: I would prefer Intel

Overclocking: Yes, but probably only the most basic kind

SLI or Crossfire: SLI whenever I decide to get a second GTX 570

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: This is what I have put together so far:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=15831771

Do I have everything I need? Anything I should change?

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December 22, 2011 6:37:12 PM

The Crucial M4 is a far better SSD than the OCZ Agility 3 is.

You could probably drop the 850W to a 750W and save some money there, then put the difference into getting a better motherboard (or case) but otherwise your build looks pretty good.
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December 22, 2011 7:56:15 PM

Alright thanks! Yeah I wasn't certain about that SSD but I guess it's probably not a good idea to skimp out there. Also, I swapped the PSU for a 750w and got the Antec 900 case. If that's all I think I'm going to go ahead and buy this sucker!
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December 22, 2011 7:56:43 PM

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December 22, 2011 8:37:21 PM

Aray said:
Alright thanks! Yeah I wasn't certain about that SSD but I guess it's probably not a good idea to skimp out there. Also, I swapped the PSU for a 750w and got the Antec 900 case. If that's all I think I'm going to go ahead and buy this sucker!


Before you do - as a former Antec 900 owner I will say that it's not the greatest case on the market. For the price check out the Fractal Design Arc MIDI or the Corsair Carbide 400R, far better choices.
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December 22, 2011 9:05:03 PM

-I'd do the 902 V3 or Corsair 500R which have front USB3 ports

-Can't get behind MoBo manufacturer who doesn't offer standard 3 year warranty

-XFX Core Edition 850 PSU gets same 9.5 jonnyguru performance rating , 100 extra watts and $40 cheaper...750 small for two 570's

-For $90 more could increase ya GFX performance by 65%....make that $50 after PSU savings above
2 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Crucial M4 is tier 5, I'd want tier 3 (21% faster)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-price-ssd,3070...

-I like the 7200.12 and Baracuda XT, less keen on the Barracude (no XT)

-I'd pay $15 more for the 212's big brother....the big bro kicks lil bro's butt by about 7C
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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