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January 11, 2012 1:44:20 PM

Hello, Building a Pc for 1500ish dollars this is what i have so far:

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 months

Budget Range: 1400-1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet surfing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, DvD player

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country: United State

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia, Cooler master

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: None

Hello, Building a Pc for 1500ish dollars this is what i have so far:

Case:
Cooler Master HAF 922 - 105$
Mobo:
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - 122$
Cpu:
intel i5 - Sandy bridge 2500K - 220$
GPU:
Gigabyte super-overclocked GTX 570 - 370$
Heat-sink:
cooler master Hyper 212+ - 30$
Memory:
8gb G.Skill RIPJAW 1600 ddr3 - 50$
HDD:
Seagate 1tb 7200 rpm - 130$
SSD:
Crucial M4 64Gb sata 3 - 140$
PSU:
Corsair 850 watt - 170$

Total cost:
1338$
[Not counting Shipping!]


Any recommendations for different parts?

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January 11, 2012 1:56:51 PM

Looks a pretty solid build over all.

The SeaGate Barracuda 1TB HDD can currently be picked up on NewEgg for $135 and comes with a free DVD/RW.

Z68 would be my choice over P67, but for no real reason other than it's a newer chipset and the price difference isn't all that great.

750w PSU - Not enough to SLI 570's, and over-powered for a single 570. Either grab an 850w with the intention to SLI or opt for a cheaper 600w unit and save yourself some money.

GTX 570 vs 6970 - Personally i'd go for the 6970 here, recent benchmarks seem to be more in favour of the 6970 over the GTX 570 following recent driver updates. The same PSU situation as above applies to 6970 too.
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January 11, 2012 2:07:55 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Looks a pretty solid build over all.

The SeaGate Barracuda 1TB HDD can currently be picked up on NewEgg for $135 and comes with a free DVD/RW.

Z68 would be my choice over P67, but for no real reason other than it's a newer chipset and the price difference isn't all that great.

750w PSU - Not enough to SLI 570's, and over-powered for a single 570. Either grab an 850w with the intention to SLI or opt for a cheaper 600w unit and save yourself some money.

GTX 570 vs 6970 - Personally i'd go for the 6970 here, recent benchmarks seem to be more in favour of the 6970 over the GTX 570 following recent driver updates. The same PSU situation as above applies to 6970 too.


Switched to a 850 watt PSU Ill probably stick to the P67 over the Z68 How much did the 6970 beat the 570 in benchmarks?
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January 11, 2012 2:08:26 PM

Where are you purchasing these parts from?
Save some $$ on the MB
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $121.99 $7.87 Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagat Barracuda 1TB is $135 on newegg free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You might want a DVD burner-$18 to $25.

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
Combo savings with media, ends 1/31 $18.99 free shipping.
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January 11, 2012 2:22:40 PM

DelroyMonjo said:
Where are you purchasing these parts from?
Save some $$ on the MB
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $121.99 $7.87 Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagat Barracuda 1TB is $135 on newegg free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You might want a DVD burner-$18 to $25.

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
Combo savings with media, ends 1/31 $18.99 free shipping.

Newegg, Switched to that HDD, im willing to spend 30$ more on the P67 over the Z68 but i will switch to the Z68 if the P67 is really not worth that extra 30$
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January 11, 2012 2:29:30 PM

FattyPatty said:
Newegg, Switched to that HDD, im willing to spend 30$ more on the P67 over the Z68 but i will switch to the Z68 if the P67 is really not worth that extra 30$


Z68 is exactly the same as P67 but with MORE features. 100% go for the Z68 if its cheaper!
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January 11, 2012 4:37:02 PM

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