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December 31, 2011 9:39:47 PM

Hi! I came up with this list on newegg so far for a new gaming comp Im building. I havent built a computer by myself before so Im not sure on the compatibility of everything. My budget is $2000, but I have no problem going over a little.

Heres what I have so far:
Hard Drive: 2x to run in raid 0
Video Card:
CD Drive:
Power Supply:

My concerns are compatibility and if everything will fit. I also dont know if I have any piece thats not up to the par with the others that will hold my comp back. Any insight or help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!

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a b 4 Gaming
December 31, 2011 10:06:33 PM

What will be the main use of the computer?
You can save $100 with a i5-2500k and have just as good performance.
You can take the $100 saved from the cpu change and get a GTX 580.
Power supply could be higher , 750w.
The motherboard can be a little less expensive , there is no need for a $275 MB. and it's the wrong model for the cpu that you chose the MB is a 1366 socket and the cpu is a 1155 socket.
a b 4 Gaming
December 31, 2011 10:11:35 PM

The Antec Earthwatts 750W PSU is only $88 and $7 less than the Corsair 650W PSU, so definitely get it.
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a c 451 4 Gaming
December 31, 2011 10:25:19 PM

Please....Please list component names......think about how many peeps ya giving RSI with the clickety clicking

-Suggest 120MHz monitor Asus VG236HE

-RAID is a waste of effort on a gaming box , always has been
HD - $ 240 - Barracuda XT 2TB

-1366 ain't a gaming build, it's a workstation build
MoBo - $ 210 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
CPU - $ 210 - Intel Core i7-2500K
RAM - $ 49 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (White)

-Case is a little small if ya gonna upgrade to SLI and ill be doing heavy OC'ing. At least move up to the4 902 V3

Other choices are Antec 1200 V3, ANtec DF-85 (Both $135) and Corsair 500R ($130)

For $340, the 570 costs ya $0.65 per frame with 526 fps as a single card (Guru3D Game Test Suite) and $0.78 to get those 873 fps in SLI. For $230, the 900 Mhz 560 Ti costs ya $0.43 per frame with 495 fps as a single card (Guru3D Game Test Suite) and $0.50 to get those 862 fps in SLI. I'll give up 11 fps, to put $320 back in my pocket. Yes the 570 can be OC'd too but it has VRM issues (google "fried 570") and these 560's have OC ceilings as high as 30% ... they took this one from 900 to 1070

-Here's another optical to look at
DVD Writer - $ 58 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS

-I have 4 Neo's in my junk draw. If ya go with the 1200 or DF-85 cases from above the CP-850 is a no brainer .... extremely cool running and quiet....not to mention cheap at $115 ..... in giving it a 10.0 performance rating, jonnyguru said it would cost ya twice as much to get something comparable.....and it works with the aforementioned cases in away that was termed "unfair competition" by

For the other cases, would suggests the Corsair HX850 (10.0) or XFX Core 850 at $90

Match the KB w/
Mouse - $ 60 - Logitech G500

Suggest moving up to the 212's big brother .... 612 PWM

December 31, 2011 10:29:19 PM

Looks good 2 sugestions i would scrap Raid get a SSD it will aout perform Raid 2nd sugestion get a full tower the extra room is so handy also i had a cooler master 612 it was masive couldent see any of my shiny new board and i bought a liguid cooling self contained system looks so much better

PS where you live ill sel you my 612 cheap

a b 4 Gaming
December 31, 2011 10:31:59 PM

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan
$159.99 AND A $20 rebate makes it $139.99

ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$509.99 and a $10 rebate makes it $499.99

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

ASUS VE258Q Black 25" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1 ASCR

Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II 28 watts RMS 2.0 Speakers


The total for this build is $2128.88 and the list as you see it can be adjusted as you determine exactly what you do want and don't.