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Best bang for the buck?

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January 15, 2012 9:58:10 PM

Greetings!

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.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_...

Basically I built this for school and occasionally gaming. What do you guys think?

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January 15, 2012 10:05:39 PM

I was also looking for a ~ $1100 bang-for-buck rig and bought essentially the same computer for roughly the same price......so 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
January 15, 2012 10:17:09 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you need separate thermal compound for the Hyper 212 Plus or Evo.
January 15, 2012 10:22:30 PM

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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