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February 4, 2012 11:53:51 PM

1st time computer builder, had a $1500 budget and this is what i got, hit $1501. Would like some opinions please Going for a decent gaming desktop.

Case: AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V LE 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...

RAM: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse: Logitech G300 Black/Gray 9 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink: Thermaltake CLP0579 120mm Contac 30 Intel LGA-2011 Ready 160W TDP Heatpipe Direct-contact
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Would like some feedback ASAP, fore i will be ordering on Monday!

Thanks

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February 5, 2012 12:31:13 AM

I am currently using a system with very similar specifications, i am extremely pleased with my ASUS motherboard and i5 2500k. Newegg is neglecting to let me view your chosen items but your build looks great from what i can see!
Good luck!
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February 5, 2012 1:56:42 AM

It's not Newegg; it's the OP's pasted links, complete with Tom's inserted ellipses :p 

Get a mobo that can handle Xfire. The LE's second PCIe slot is limited to x4. Try the ASRock Z68 Extreme3.

At $35, the Hyper 212 EVO's definitely a better heatsink.

I think you'd be much happier with a 120gb SSD, as 64 will fill up awfully quickly and require careful management. I know it'll put you $50 or so over budget, but I think you won't regret it. Maybe get a 500gb HDD to save money.
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February 5, 2012 2:09:40 AM

Lg 22x $18
Kingston HyperX 8gb 1333 1.5v $40
(Same Case as Above) $115
Antec Earthwatts Series 750w $85
i5 2500k $230
1tb HDD(same as you chose) $125
Samsung 830 SSD 128gb $220
Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 $122
ATI Sapphire OC Version 7950 $480
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $35

Total: $1470

This is better.
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February 5, 2012 2:46:52 AM

Where'd you find the extra $100 for the GPU?
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February 5, 2012 3:36:51 AM

I forgot to add, I also have a Mouse, Keyboard, Headset and Monitor on my list. So i cant go changing the entire thing around just to accommodate the interior components.
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February 5, 2012 3:52:13 AM

Yeah, sounded suspicious. I don't know how you fit all those into ~$150, though.
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February 5, 2012 4:45:21 AM

I updated all the links and added the mouse, keyboard and monitor to the list. And yes, it all comes up to $1501 :p 
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