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December 29, 2011 7:38:01 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: asap

Budget Range: 600 tops

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming pc

Parts Not Required: keyboard/monitor/

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/fry's/Micro center

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I prefer intel but open for suggestions

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: -

Additional Comments: I have a micro center near me so I can get a 2500k(unlocked) for $179 in store pick up, and also a i5-2400 for $149. I am not sure but I think I can also get a cheap deal from micro center with a mobo bundle. I checked newegg prices on the $600 gaming build for december but alot of the prices are alot more expensive then in the guide making it much more then $600.

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December 29, 2011 7:58:04 PM

Check out my $600 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore

Since you can get the $180 2500K, I'd just suggest getting a motherboard from Microcenter just to see if they will indeed bundle and reduce price.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
It's cheap but will give you the ability to SLI/CF at 8x/8x and Z68. If they don't give you bundle price, tell them to price match this board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 29, 2011 10:10:31 PM

You can check out the $600 build made by Tom's hardware here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-p...

But personally, I would go with this build:

CPU: FX-4100 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: Gigabyte gtx 560Ti $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: NZXT Gamma $40
http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Bl...

HDD: WD 250GB blue drive $44
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59705&vpn=WD2500AAKX&m...

RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink+Fan: STOCK $0

DVD-ROM: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner $16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $635

Explanation: I chose this because of the FX-4100 and the gtx 560ti. The FX-4100 is a great CPU and is overclockable. Many people has said that the CPUs benchmarks do not reflect the CPUs actual performance and that the CPU performs amazingly. The 560Ti is one of the best gpus you can get for this budget. I chose the ASRock board because it is SLI capable and is from a reliable company. The OCZ 600W PSU is enough for SLI in the future, if you plan. The NZXT GAMMA is roomy and will allow for all your components to fit, it also has many fan slots. The HDD is from NCIX, and I thank aznshinobi for the link. 8GB of G.Skill RAM should be more than enough for gaming needs. DVD-Burner to watch DVDs and also to copy Win7
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December 30, 2011 2:17:46 AM

^ Err.... I think you should think more about recommending the FX-4100
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bulldozer-efficienc...
That's not the FX-4100 but the big brother 8150. If that's the efficiency expected, should be, I don't think the FX-4100 is even close to worth it. Specially since after overclocks the TDP sky rockets, the heat rises by a large margin and the efficiency is just gone. Just me though.
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December 30, 2011 2:28:55 AM

correct, the energy used skyrockets once you OC it, but it's still a decent CPU at stock speeds.

The only reason I chose the FX-4100 is because it's decently priced at $120 and I could fit a gtx 560Ti into the build
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December 30, 2011 3:14:20 AM

r0aringdrag0n said:
You can check out the $600 build made by Tom's hardware here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-p...

But personally, I would go with this build:

CPU: FX-4100 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: Gigabyte gtx 560Ti $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: NZXT Gamma $40
http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Bl...

HDD: WD 250GB blue drive $44
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59705&vpn=WD2500AAKX&m...

RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink+Fan: STOCK $0

DVD-ROM: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner $16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $635

Explanation: I chose this because of the FX-4100 and the gtx 560ti. The FX-4100 is a great CPU and is overclockable. Many people has said that the CPUs benchmarks do not reflect the CPUs actual performance and that the CPU performs amazingly. The 560Ti is one of the best gpus you can get for this budget. I chose the ASRock board because it is SLI capable and is from a reliable company. The OCZ 600W PSU is enough for SLI in the future, if you plan. The NZXT GAMMA is roomy and will allow for all your components to fit, it also has many fan slots. The HDD is from NCIX, and I thank aznshinobi for the link. 8GB of G.Skill RAM should be more than enough for gaming needs. DVD-Burner to watch DVDs and also to copy Win7


you chose asrock mobo because it supports sli, i would really doubt on that, have you seen the system builder 1200, fx 6100 massively bottlenecked 2xhd6950, i wouldn't bother multigpu on fx series cpu's. i would go with toms 600 build, really its awesome for all the penny.
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December 30, 2011 8:12:12 PM

is the Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 250GB is compatible with the Tom's 600$ build?Also which good power supply I can get on tom's 600$ build because the one they suggest got a price increase..
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December 30, 2011 8:22:09 PM

simonsauve said:
is the Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 250GB is compatible with the Tom's 600$ build?Also which good power supply I can get on tom's 600$ build because the one they suggest got a price increase..

-Yes! Most HDDs are compatible with most computers, all they have to be is have SATA connectors and be 3.5".
- You can try using this PSU, although I wouldn't recommend it with the bad reviews and such:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can also go with this, which is also 430W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
However, I would recommend this PSU that is $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 30, 2011 8:23:01 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
correct, the energy used skyrockets once you OC it, but it's still a decent CPU at stock speeds.

The only reason I chose the FX-4100 is because it's decently priced at $120 and I could fit a gtx 560Ti into the build


And you can get i3-2100 for $99 and won't need heatsink for it
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December 30, 2011 10:15:13 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
-Yes! Most HDDs are compatible with most computers, all they have to be is have SATA connectors and be 3.5".
- You can try using this PSU, although I wouldn't recommend it with the bad reviews and such:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can also go with this, which is also 430W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
However, I would recommend this PSU that is $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Alright thanks that's exactly what was I looking for!
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December 30, 2011 10:16:44 PM

And about build why does everyone never put a wireless adapter on their build is it because it is already include in the component?
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December 30, 2011 10:54:43 PM

Who uses wireless these days ? I go for LAN .. much faster. Wireless only for phones and stuff
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December 30, 2011 11:03:03 PM

simonsauve said:
And about build why does everyone never put a wireless adapter on their build is it because it is already include in the component?

The reason why is because wireless adapters and stuff are considered as "other non-needed stuff". Most times, when you're on any sites the computer build is a barebones computer, and most times won't even include OS. So saying "I want a $500 computer" will get just that, a $500 computer that will run, although without OS or any other peripherals.
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December 31, 2011 9:43:56 AM

Ohh ok now i understand why there was parts missing lol! Little noob that i am
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December 31, 2011 1:54:16 PM

No problem! and good luck with your build!
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