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January 27, 2012 8:47:21 PM

Hey everyone poked around here for a year or two ad finally ready to build for the first time. I saw this link and liked the build and would like to know if I can build something better for the same price or less

Approximate Purchase Date: Im hoping to buy over the next two weeks to a month.

Budget Range: Same price or less than the link listed above.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: I do MMO gaming and would also like to use it as a blu-ray entertainment center. Also I do Video editing.

Parts Not Required: we can leave out anything not going into building the tower. mouse keyboard speakers. would like to see what monitor is suggested but dont include in final build price.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: new egg mostly but i have no problem with amazon or tiger direct.

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Even though the link is mostly corsair I dont have a preference when it comes to brads except I do prefer a AMD graphics card.

Overclocking: I say no, for now since I never have. But that doesnt mean I wont wanna in the future.

SLI or Crossfire: Same goes from the OC answer.

Monitor Resolution: The monitor I have currently is a I will be getting another monitor probably smaller size but excellent resolution for the Bluray watching and video editing and gaming. I use the samsung for bluray watching now and tv.

Additional Comments: This tower is in my room and close to my bed so being really quiet would be awesome. Looking cool would be a plus but not truly necessary.

Alright people help me out please, and I will be glad to answer anything I left out, Thanks!
a b 4 Gaming
January 27, 2012 9:04:31 PM

I would certainly get an i5 for your usage, 8GB RAM would be handy for video editing too.

That bundle looks OK but an i5 is going to destroy that FX-6 in games and be just as good in everything else. (If not better)
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a c 271 4 Gaming
January 27, 2012 9:41:22 PM

inzone said:
CORSAIR FX-6100/HD 6950 Graphite SuperCombo
$962.99 and a $40 rebate makes it $922.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

This is a good bundle and a nice rebate that makes it below your $1000 budget.


Why would you go with an FX when there's been so many problems with it? Especially when AMD still hasn't addressed the BIOS install issues.

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That bundle looks OK but an i5 is going to destroy that FX-6 in games and be just as good in everything else. (If not better)


But even an i3 will blow away anything AMD puts out. If movies/media/internet is the top priority here it'd be better to go with an i5-2400 or an i3-2120. I have two systems and I prefer my i3-2120 way over my AMD X6.

It'd be far better to go with an i3-2120 and a Z68 motherboard.

Try something like this - it's a very similar setup to what I use in my workstation and I love it:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 - $89.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $159.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ - $29.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHZ 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 MHz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST500 500GB 7200 RPM - $84.99
Optical: LG Black Super Multi BD-R Burner - $79.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 560TI - $249.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $94.99

Total: $1041.91
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a b 4 Gaming
January 27, 2012 10:09:09 PM

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$59.99 and a $10 rebate makes it $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$229.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COUGAR A-Series A760 (CGR B3-760) 760W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Ultra Quiet Power Supply
$84.99 and a $25 rebate makes it $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
$49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BWU-500S
$113.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$121.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
$99.99
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+
$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This total comes to $1090.90 and will be better than the prebuilt that is for $922.99 but with this build you have the i5-2500k which is a whole lot better than the cpu in the pre-built.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 27, 2012 10:17:55 PM

2498416,4,944741 said:
Why would you go with an FX when there's been so many problems with it? Especially when AMD still hasn't addressed the BIOS install issues.

That is the bundle that he had provided the link to. :lol: 
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a c 271 4 Gaming
January 27, 2012 10:38:40 PM

inzone said:
2498416,4,944741 said:
Why would you go with an FX when there's been so many problems with it? Especially when AMD still hasn't addressed the BIOS install issues.

That is the bundle that he had provided the link to. :lol: 
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Ah, I misread that. :lol: 

But even still I think it's pretty pointless to go FX and I'm an AMD owner saying that. :lol: 
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a b 4 Gaming
January 27, 2012 10:46:40 PM

I posted my real suggested build after that.
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May 17, 2012 6:56:21 AM

Best answer selected by l0new0lf7.
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