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January 26, 2012 10:45:19 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $2,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and watching movies

Parts Not Required: Need pretty much everything

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / Maybe (not really sure the meaning)

Monitor Resolution: Does not really matter

Additional Comments: I plan on starting new and giving my old system to family so I plan on buying new accessories and hardware mainly for playing BF3 on ultra and watching movies in high res. This will be my first time building a computer so any feedback and opinions is appreciated. I have put together a list of things I would need/like to have. Price comes out to $1,953.86

Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I wasn't sure about the MOBO, I liked this one because it was red and kind of goes with the case

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is 16gb overkill?

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I do plan on dual booting Windows and Ubuntu.

HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tt eSPORTS CHALLENGER Pro Gaming Keyboard Fan Cooler Black KB-CHP001US
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50000000:1 (ASCR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tt eSPORTS BLACK Laser Gaming Mouse MO-BLK002DT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LINKSYS E3000 Wireless Router simultaneous Dual Band Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz / 5GHz up to 600Mbps with USB Built-in UPnP AV Media Server
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Need a good router for streaming movies, and playing Xbox360

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January 26, 2012 10:59:38 PM
January 27, 2012 8:18:34 PM

Get a Corsair H100 or H80 For the I5 2500k everything is Fine with that Budget but I would Cut Some Stuff To Get a more Powerful Card or A Sli.
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January 29, 2012 6:16:28 PM

y get t he h80 or h100 for 30-50 more when the tuniqu 120 extreme is only 65?
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