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Help a newbie with a future-proof 1k build

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January 5, 2012 7:55:37 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week the closer the better



Budget Range: 800-1100 Before MIR



System Usage from Most to Least Important: movies, gaming, internet



Parts Not Required:
I need it all :-(



Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, anywhere thats cheap



Country: USA



Parts Preferences:
would really like Intel i5/i7, something that will last awhile.



Overclocking:
Yes- one day



SLI or Crossfire: doubt it



Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 23"



Additional Comments: just want something that is going to last me a few years. Also will need wireless card.



Here's the local deals I've come up with to purchase with prices so you can adjust your build based on that...total no greater than 1100



Mouse and keyboard, headset, and Corsair TX750W PSU- $100 bucks used (tested and guaranteed)

EVGA GTX 570 - $318 used (tested and guaranteed)

Windows XP - $60 new with product key, then because I'm a college student I get to upgrade to Windows 7 ultimate for free via download



Still need:

cpu

mobo

HDD

disk drive

memory

case

wireless card

monitor



thanks!
January 5, 2012 8:57:41 PM
January 6, 2012 2:16:06 AM

You don't need a 750W PSU and a TX750 used for $100 is no deal. If it's a TX750 V2 it's not a bad deal, but still not good as they are frequently $120 new.

Likewise the GTX 570. New, $310 after rebate, free shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or a 6970 for $320... even better deal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec HGC-620
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That's all the PSU you need, better quality, for $75 new.
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January 6, 2012 3:07:03 AM

A little bit of an update:

Case: Lian-Li PC K-58W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Corsair 750w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Wester Digital Blue 320gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Disk Drive:- LG DVD burner combo drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Accessories:Entry level gaming keyboard, mouse, and headset
OS: Windows 7 ultimate
All of the above for $170 via a local guy selling extra parts, i figured it was well worth it b/c of the OS and case plus some decent peripherals

CPU: I5 2500k - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: Sabertooth p67 - $140 from ebay
GPU:EVGA GTX 570-$299 from ebay
RAM:G.Skills ripjaws 2x 4gb DDR3 1600 - $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Wirless card: Rosewill wireless N adapter - $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-------Full system minus monitor option = $894.00--------
Monitor:ASUS VE278Q 27-Inch LED Monitor - $315 amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043T34RK/ref=ox_sc_a...
Monitor Mount: v7 something - $44
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-----FULL SYSTEM WITH MONITOR AND MOUNT = $1253.00------


The reason i chose a 27" monitor and a mount like this is because I have a 55" tv in my living room that I let my roommates use, but it gets kind of awkward when I have girls come over because I can't really say like "hey lets go to my room where theres nothing to do so I can make a move on you" so i like the idea of having SOMETHING to kind of use as screen to watch movies ect.


My next question is this: I feel I have a pretty solid system, but should I just suck it up and go for the i7 2600k? I may need to drop to the LCD version of the monitor...I just need someone to lay it out....2500k or 2600k? I hate feeling like $100 is going to keep me from having a significantly better/future proof system :-(

Thanks again guys
January 6, 2012 3:15:02 AM

for $300 you could get a 3d monitor..don't spend that much on a monitor, you can do better. Ill try to find something better and post it here but i have to sleep, i'd hate to see you spend that much on that monitor though.

quick edit: there was a 1200p Dell monitor available for 260 a few days ago, you can get one for 300 most likely.
January 6, 2012 3:25:12 AM

Good deal on all those parts for $170. Make sure the Win 7 is not an OEM version tied to some MB already.

The TX750 is still the old CWT model, but it's a good deal with the rest.
January 6, 2012 3:27:17 AM

gregcky said:
for $300 you could get a 3d monitor..don't spend that much on a monitor, you can do better. Ill try to find something better and post it here but i have to sleep, i'd hate to see you spend that much on that monitor though.

quick edit: there was a 1200p Dell monitor available for 260 a few days ago, you can get one for 300 most likely.


haha i understand the sleep thing for sure! I'm headed that way myself. I appreciate you taking the time when you get a moment to look into this a bit further for me.

Something you should know though, I'm not an extreme gamer. I haven't played video games in LOOONG time. The biggest reason for this build is because I'm a college student with a macbook pro, and occasionally there are some PC only things I'd like to do...I plan on playing starcraft 2, and maybe edit some HD video and photos from my gopro HD hero 2 cam occasionally, and movies/tv..which I know my system may seem somewhat overkill for but when I first bought my macbook pro I over spent for it hoping it would last a looong time...and I'm running laps around people with $700-900 dell/hp laptops still so I figure overspend what I can afford now and still be satisfied for years to come.

Anyways my biggest concerns for screens would be size over sharpness and response time..I really doubt my eyes will be so "gamerfied" to notice the specs of really high end made for gaming monitors.
January 6, 2012 1:35:51 PM

I actually feel okay about my monitor choice...my only real question now is:

i5 2500k or i7 2600k?
January 6, 2012 3:38:14 PM

nick3232 said:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-S23A750D-23-Class-3D-LE... if your gonna spend $300 on a monitor get this one that one for $315 digusts people


thanks for the suggestion, but don't forget; I'm not necessarily looking for the best response rate, sharpest contrast, ect...size in my biggest concern...I'm not using it enough to notice an entry level monitor from a medium tier monitor.
January 6, 2012 7:43:22 PM

It sounds as if you won't need an i7 for anything. The i5 2500K will do fine.
January 6, 2012 7:51:23 PM

@Jkstam3

hey - if size is your biggest concern (lol) you should look into an HDTV, you can get a name brand 32'' for that price or a off-brand 37-40 inch for a few dollars more..

hope this helps
January 6, 2012 11:45:07 PM

I've considered that, but would it be significantly worse than a monitor like the asus in terms of picture quality? I do want a nice screen to some degree from mild gaming/video editing.

btw greg, you in KY? Thinking you might be if the KY in your post name stands for KY.
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