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1200-1300$ Gaming PC

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January 1, 2012 2:00:10 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:Soon

Budget Range: Maximum of 1300 US Dollars Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Watching Videos-BluRay Videos, Web, etc

Parts Not Required:Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Country: The US of A

Parts Preferences: Intel k proccesor, Z68 Chipset- if my GPU fails, I need to still use my computer

Overclocking:Later

SLI or Crossfire: Possibly in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:Hopefully a Corsair 650d, definitely want a modular PSU, good cable management, quiet, not much bling, and a closed loop water cooler. I think that the huge coolers put too much strain on the motherboard. I will get that at a later date probably.I do need a wireless card. other than that best value. Just in case it matters I play FPS mainly

Here's what I was thinking.

650d-I absolutely love the way it looks. Other than that I am considering the HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Standard PCI Wireless Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire 6870-Not sure on this, may get a 6950 or 560ti, but as I said, not sure.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair HX750- Looks good, mostly modular!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Vengeance- I know it isn't lp, but if I'm going to get a closed loop wc'ing thing does it matter? They look awesome.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3- Maybe ASUS or ASRock instead?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i7-2600k- I know that it isn't needed for gaming, but I really want the i7... You guys know how hard it is to cut something...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung BluRay Reader-Don't need to burn BluRay
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Vertex 60gb- I know it's small, I'll get a HDD when prices come down



Thanks!

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January 1, 2012 4:52:57 PM

The 650D and 912 are worlds apart....how 'bout something int he middle ?

My problem is a 60GB SSD is hard to own.....unless you are very astute with windows, within 6 months it be full. I can't get the 2500k in their w/o compromising something else....and it won't improve gaming or video watching.....in fact, you will get a higher OC with the 2500k .... hi OC's on the 2600k oft require turning off Hyperthreading because of heat issues.

Howz $1,301 + ya wireless card (I'd run a cable)

Case - $ 130 - Corsair 500R White http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 150 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 210 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $ 210 - Intel Core i7-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $ 50 - Hyper 612 PWM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 48 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (White) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz Same
HD - Later - Spinpoint F3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $ 210 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 58 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I can't recommend the self contained closed loop water coolers....too dang noisy and they don't really outperform the air coolers.....Sandy bridge has made water cooling just about obsolete.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Quote:
It's almost ironic that [air] coolers like this are becoming available just as processors transition to designs that may ultimately render them unnecessary; even overclocked to 5GHz, an Intel Sandy Bridge 2600K doesn't need anywhere near this level of cooling.


http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Coolit ECO A.L.C. 75.2 +12.9
Corsair H50 73.1 +10.8
Coolit Vantage A.L.C. (extreme) 73.0 +10.7

Thermalright Macho HR-02 71.0 +8.7
Prolimatech Super Mega 67.2 +4.9
Antec Kühler H2O 620 65.9 +3.6
Corsair H70 (high)* 65.3 +3.0
Thermaltake Frio OCK* 65.2 +2.9
Thermalright Venomous X 63.0 +0.7
Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM 62.3 +0.0
Thermalright Silver Arrow* 61.8 -0.5
Cooler Master V6 GT* 61.2 -1.1

As you can see, the water units in bold didn't fare so well
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January 1, 2012 5:09:28 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Howz $1,391

Case - $ 130 - Corsair 500R White http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 90 - XFX Core Edition 850 PSU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
MoBo - $ 210 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $ 210 - Intel Core i7-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $ 50 - Hyper 612 PWM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 48 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (White) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz Same
HD - $ 150 - Spinpoint F3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $ 210 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 58 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



That's a little much.

The 612 PWM comes with TIM I believe; The pictures have it in their. Would I need the Shin Etsu?
Your PSU links to a Corsair one. I have no problem with either company but a modular PSU is basically a must.

On the case I'm going to get the HAF 912 I think.

Is their a big problem with the ASRock mobo? It has good newegg reviews.

On the GPU, this shows the 6950 being better, and they are around the same price, would I be better off with a 6950?
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=293
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/299?vs=441

I think I will skip the SSD, they haven't been around long enough, but I must still consider them. The performance of them is appealing.

I think I'm going to do what sosofm said.


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January 1, 2012 5:10:45 PM

Woah, you must have edited it while I was typing!
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