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January 20, 2012 8:51:38 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Feb 1st (Tax Return!!! ;) )

Budget Range: 800 MAXIMUM no monitor After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Basically going to be playing WoW and perhaps a few other newer games...

Parts Not Required: Don't need keyboard, monitor, mouse, simply the tower. May possibly reuse an old hard drive as backup storage

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Have never purchased....Was thinking about in-store at Fry's, but am open to suggestions

Country: Portland, OR USA

Parts Preferences: Only preference I had was for an Intel chip, as all the top tier cpu are Intel, but would be satisfied with I5 2500 or whatever. But if everyone says AMD is better or better priced, I'm open to it.

Overclocking: Doubtful, don't think I'll need it.

SLI or Crossfire: Would prefer not to. I think a simple, single card is all I'll need.

Monitor Resolution: Would really like to run these on my 32" 720p HDTV, and maybe a monitor, with the potential to run games at the highest graphics levels....but satisfied with middle of the road.

Additional Comments: Looks of the case and how cool it is aren't that important. Not interested in anything too complicated like water-cooling or crazy lights. Basically looking for a first time build on a low budget with possible upgradeability in the next couple years.
January 20, 2012 9:08:28 PM

newegg or tigerdirect i'll post some on both sites give me a moment
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January 20, 2012 9:31:45 PM

elidril said:
Approximate Purchase Date: Feb 1st (Tax Return!!! ;) )

Budget Range: 800 MAXIMUM no monitor After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Basically going to be playing WoW and perhaps a few other newer games...

Parts Not Required: Don't need keyboard, monitor, mouse, simply the tower. May possibly reuse an old hard drive as backup storage

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Have never purchased....Was thinking about in-store at Fry's, but am open to suggestions

Country: Portland, OR USA

Parts Preferences: Only preference I had was for an Intel chip, as all the top tier cpu are Intel, but would be satisfied with I5 2500 or whatever. But if everyone says AMD is better or better priced, I'm open to it.

Overclocking: Doubtful, don't think I'll need it.

SLI or Crossfire: Would prefer not to. I think a simple, single card is all I'll need.

Monitor Resolution: Would really like to run these on my 32" 720p HDTV, and maybe a monitor, with the potential to run games at the highest graphics levels....but satisfied with middle of the road.

Additional Comments: Looks of the case and how cool it is aren't that important. Not interested in anything too complicated like water-cooling or crazy lights. Basically looking for a first time build on a low budget with possible upgradeability in the next couple years.


EDIT: I'd really like Windows 7 Home 64bit to be included in the price....
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January 20, 2012 9:33:11 PM

ok this one is for non overclocking build using intel

Processor: 189.99$
Intel i5 2400 @3.1Ghz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Mother Board: 169.99$ = after rebate = 139.99$
MSi P67A-GD65 (B3)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Video Card: 149.99$
SAPPHIRE HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 (also has free dirt game coupon)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Memory: 39.99$
G.SKILL RipjawsX 1333Mhz CL9 (2x4GB) 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Hard Disk Drive: 124.99$
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RMP 64Mb Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Power Supply: 149.99$ = after rebate = 129.99$
Corsair AX650W 80PLUS Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Chassis: 59.99$ = after rebate = 49.99$
CoolerMaster Haf 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


total 824.93$ after rebate, ok its a bit over your budget lets tone down on the GPU

Graphics Card: 129.99$ = after rebate = 109.99$
SAPPHIRE HD 6770 1GB GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for a total of 784.93$ after rebate

this is if you have an optical drive, if not lets fit it in the budget

ODD: 13.99$
samsung cd/dvd drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this should give you a lot of open headroom for upgrades and for a total of 798.92$
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January 20, 2012 9:33:42 PM

ok here i will write the one using tigerdirect using a different build


edit: ok after looking at tigerdirect, its much more expensive,

and well first why iget 650w 80plus gold psu = more upgrade possibilities
msi p67a-gd 65 (b3) = allows for future upgrade together with the psu
i5 2400 = since you won't be overclocking anything this is the best choice and it's very affordable, and it should last you long

this build allows you to play any game you trow at it, at high settings, if not mid/high setting combination or mid settings,

it's very open for upgrades, like crossfire or adding more ram if you want,
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January 20, 2012 9:48:24 PM

Awesome...

After reading around would the I5 2600k be a better choice, in case I want to overclock or play around more as I learn more? And forgive my noobedness, but do I need to install a separate component for an ethernet connection? For example an ethernet PCi card?
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January 20, 2012 9:49:26 PM

Is it worth it to use an older HDD and get a SSD for OS and maybe WoW?
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January 20, 2012 10:06:08 PM

1x Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Four Fans - 2 x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1 x Top 120mm Fan,1 x Rear 120mm Fan, Support up to 6 Fans (Model:FUTURE)

$59.99
1x ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (Model:p 8Z68-M Pro)

$124.99
1x EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Model:01G-P3-1556-KR)

$134.99
1x CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply (Model:CMPSU-600CXV2)

$69.99
1x Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400 (Model:BX80623I52400)

$189.99
1x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (Model:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B)

$49.99
1x Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST500DM002)

$84.99
1x Panda Security Antivirus Pro 2012 - System Builder (Model:B12AP12B1)


645.99 Good Build?
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January 21, 2012 10:19:12 PM

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January 22, 2012 8:33:55 AM

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