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About to buy this .. any last minute advice? Thanks

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February 1, 2012 9:15:11 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: Today. < 1hour
Budget Range: $2,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: General use, Gaming.
Parts Not Required: Need All (Use to have laptop)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Country: United States
Overclocking: Yes I5 2500k to 4.5
SLI or Crossfire: Yes (when $ permits a second 6970)
Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: (Going to buy it in less than a hour but I was just looking for any last minute advice, or any crucial errors I might have made being I have built a system for me in 7 years)

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper $129.99

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB $124.99

Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" $204.99

Printer: Canon PIXMA MX410 $99.99

GPU: XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB $329.00

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W $99.99

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) $49.99

Mobo: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $229.99

CPU: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 $204.99

CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO $34.99

Optical Drive: ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM $57.99

SSD for SRT: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III $99.99

Keyboard/Mouse: RAZER Black Wired BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard $151.98

Speakers: Logitech Z623 200 w 2.1 Speaker System, THX-Certified $119.99

Newegg.com cart = $2063.75

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February 1, 2012 9:18:16 PM

I cried a little bit when I saw this build, I want it :'( .

But yeah, looks great.
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February 1, 2012 9:20:50 PM

bob lightnin said:
I cried a little bit when I saw this build, I want it :'( .

But yeah, looks great.


lol .. wife taking pity on me this year and I get to use some tax return money to replace my old dell laptop.
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February 1, 2012 9:21:42 PM

Save $15 and get the antec earthwatts 750w psu. The gpu is pretty weak for a $2000 budget. If you can, try to fit the 7950 gpu in to your build.
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February 1, 2012 9:26:57 PM

azeem40 said:
Save $15 and get the antec earthwatts 750w psu. The gpu is pretty weak for a $2000 budget. If you can, try to fit the 7950 gpu in to your build.


Keep in mind this is not a true $2k build I have to buy monitor, keyboard/mouse, printer and shipping. this eats $500 of build

The cheapest 7950 is $450 and at this point I dont know if i can justify the extra $120 for the newest tech. I will read some data on it real quick consider it though.
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February 1, 2012 9:30:31 PM

That is fine. Just a thought. : p
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February 1, 2012 9:31:30 PM

If you have a Micro Center near you, you can save about $100 off your build by buying a cpu/mobo bundle.

Also, the cpu cooler is fine, but you will probably run too hot with a 4.5 OC (unless you win the lottery and get a super chip :)  )

You will probably get 4.3 out of it realistically, if your chip can get you there.

If you aren't going to OC right away, I would recommend forgoing the cpu cooler for now and keeping your eyes open for a deal on a water cooler like these two:

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Cooling-Hydro--High-Perfo...

or

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Performance-Liquid-Cooler...

Prices on the H60 range anywhere from $45-$65 and I have seen the H100 as low as $70.

They willl help you to get the best OC that your chip can get and keep your cpu cool and quiet.
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February 1, 2012 9:36:43 PM

@volman1: I do not .. I live in Las Vegas we get Fry's

@zolton33: Very good info .. I might just have to do that
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February 1, 2012 9:37:21 PM

Also thought to tell you that you have your cpu where your motherboard is and your mother board where your cpu is :p 
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February 1, 2012 9:39:31 PM

Edited my previous post to advise on a cpu cooling strategy.
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February 1, 2012 9:43:50 PM

@zolton33: Ya sorry i was editing in a hurry. Also thanks to your OS info I caught I had a 32bit version in my cart!

@vollman1: I love those coolers a buddy has one I was just being cheap. Also from what I have read the stock cooler doesn't do very well at all even at stock speeds.
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February 1, 2012 9:46:18 PM

Ouch i'm glad i made you think the 32 bit can only handle 4 gig max i think of ram >_<
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February 1, 2012 10:04:53 PM

ok so i will go with the 7950:

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

use the stock cooler for now and buy a better one later when I get to OCing the I52500k.

For now I will use the Win 7 64bit OEM do to the fact that getting a full version is to much more right now and I rather sink that money into vid card. IF I upgrade mobo in future I will have to deal with it at that time.

I think I covered all the advice. I will purchase in 15 min if no one sees anything else. Final price at this time is $2,148.76
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February 1, 2012 10:05:34 PM

O and THANKS guys!!
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February 1, 2012 10:10:13 PM

Awesome and good luck and hope you have fun :)  Thats one kicking system and not much if anything out right now will beat it easilly :p 
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February 1, 2012 10:24:55 PM

vollman1 said:
Sorry here

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

Edit:

OOOps l;inked the 4GB here are the 8GB



It has been ordered. But no I will not be using a tower cooler I am going to pick up the corsair closed liquid system later. That 7950 ate into my budget. SO some time next month ill pick up the cpu cooler and then OC.
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February 1, 2012 10:32:19 PM

Look for deals on the H series. They regularly have MIRs and Newegg has Shell Shockers on them as well if you can catch one :) 
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