Best bang for the buck?


I had been planning this build since mid-November of last year and finally put it together by the end of last year. Probably saved around 200-300 bucks just from the holidays and all the newegg promos, Google codes, etc.

I made this excel sheet to help me keep track of the prices and shipping.

Basically I built this for school and occasionally gaming. What do you guys think?
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  1. I was also looking for a ~ $1100 bang-for-buck rig and bought essentially the same computer for roughly the same I would have to say great job!

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212
    CPU/RAM: Intel i5-2500k
    Graphics: Galaxy GTX 560ti 448core
    HDD: WD Caviar Green 1.5TB
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance (low profile) 2x 4gb
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
    Optical: Lite On DVDR
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650
    SSD: Samsung 830 64GB
    Thermal: Arctic Cooling MX-2
    Wireless: Encore ENEWI
  2. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you need separate thermal compound for the Hyper 212 Plus or Evo.
  3. You are correct - overkill on my part. Just in case since I don't know where I would pick up thermal compound locally - radioshack is as good as it gets here.

    212 is supposed to come with MX-2.
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