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New build, 1000$ budget

Approximate Purchase Date: week to 2 weeks
Budget Range: 1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, hulu.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: none
Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: My Build so far. This is going to be my first build, how does everything look? Is the Ram compatible? I couldn't find is on asrocks supported list but i might have missed it, the Ram says it works for z68. I could switch it but I like the black.

CPU: 195$ w/ DVD drive saving 11$
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz

Case/PSU: 170/PSU saving 20$
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W

Mobo: 122$
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68

GPU: 240$
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR

SSD: 180$
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III

Total:977$ w/shipping plus 30$ Mail-in rebate I didn't include

I was wondering, does the Mobo come with sataII or SataIII cables?
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  1. ram is fine. The corsair vengeance is better ram though. Only $5 more.

    mobo comes with 2 sataIII cables.

    You should consider overclocking. It's incredibly easy with sandy bridge (though you'd have to change to a 2500k and a cooler)

    Also you are missing an hdd and dvd drive.

    128GB ssd is kind of out of your budget...
  2. Looks pretty decent. I really only recommend SSDs with that capacity on that type of budget. The problem is while SSDs have signifcantly increased read/write times you will fill that thing up pretty quickly and you'll regret not having the extra space. Switch that out with a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint and then get an SSD like that later on as an upgrade.

    Also get this for your video card:

    Other than that it looks pretty good.
  3. only thing i would change is getting a 2500k over a 2400. whack a 212 evo cooler on it for 40 bucks and BAM instant overclock beast

    The only problem here is that you would need to bump your price up a little to accommodate at least a 6870 or use your current GPU until you can dish out the cash for a nice 560 ti or better!!

    If this doesn't come across as possible let us know, I'll try to come up with a less expensive package!
  5. Swap out the 2400 to a 2500k, put a Hyper 212 Evo on it and great build. Pretty good already.
  6. I have a 500gb external drive, I had planned to use it as a storage drive.

    I switched to that evga 560 ti card.

    Thanks for all the input, i'll look into your suggetions :)
  7. The 2500k + asus z68 board combo from microcenter will be a better value
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    This is my suggestion for a ~$1000 build. You can easily knock off the $60 or so bucks if need, but I think the extra 60 would benefit you greatly. At a later date I would add a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO air cooler for about $35, if you plan to OC much.

    LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black Case: $99.99

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W Power Supply: $99.99 (not including the possible $15 MIR)

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Motherboard: $121.99

    Intel i5 2500k Processor: $229.99

    MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB Graphics Card: $269.99 (not including the possible $15 MIR)

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Memory: $46.99

    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III SSD: $179.99

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner: $18.99

    Price (excluding MIR): $1067.92
    Price after MIR: $1037.92

    I recommend that case based on its cable management and airflow. For the price it's a great buy.

    The GPU has 2GB instead of 1GB of ram, games like Skyrim can utilize as much (some cases more) as 1.7gb when set at 'ultra.'
  9. Best answer selected by Josherz18.
  10. Thank you nunyaabidniss, I'm going to copy what you suggested. I think I'm pretty much done. it ends up being 1100$ with shipping. 30$ mail-in rebate.

    Thank you for all your help, I'm going to order it Monday. :)
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