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February 5, 2012 3:34:44 AM

Hey all. First time posting here but have been a big fan of Tom's for a few years. The ex wife took my gaming rig I built back in 08 lol, so gettiing ready to build myself a new one. I will be using Fry's Electronics mostly since it is nearby and they price match newegg and tiger direct. I will be using the Intel I5 2500k as my foundation. I already have the case/ windows 7 home 64 bit/monitor/keyboard/mouse/noctua dh-14 cpu cooler and is not included in the budget ( Cooler Master HAF 922 and also bought a red led 200 mm side fan for it ) the rest i need help with. So with 800 dollars, can i build a decent gaming rig?

Approximate Purchase Date: 6-10 days from now

Budget Range: 800 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching movies, internet surfing.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse, case, cpu cooler

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: fry's electronics in WA, newegg, tiger direct

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Nvidia or whatever you all recomend =)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later

Monitor Resolution: currently my 1600x900 until I upgrade to a 1080p

Additional Comments: is the noctua NH D-14 a decent enough cooler in your eyes? Also will it be possible to build a decent rig on my budget and with my current parts that is future proof?

Thanks in advance folks!
February 5, 2012 4:23:51 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphi... $234.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I x 2 / Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N560OC-1GI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

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LITE-ON 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 iHAS124-04 - OEM

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Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

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Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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February 5, 2012 4:39:54 AM

In that price range for a vid card, might be better of going with a 6950 2 gb and unlocking shaders and OCing to 6970 levels for about the same price. IF you are comfy doing that, that is.
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February 5, 2012 6:30:06 AM

vrumor said:
In that price range for a vid card, might be better of going with a 6950 2 gb and unlocking shaders and OCing to 6970 levels for about the same price. IF you are comfy doing that, that is.


What brand of 6950 2gb has the best cooling/oc'ing ability?
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February 5, 2012 8:51:56 AM

What do you all think of the MSI Gtx 560 ti Hawk or the 6870 Hawk?
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February 5, 2012 12:46:02 PM

Here is a little quick list from where I bought some of my first system.
Microcenter There are $60.00 in rebates wich will bring cost down From $852 to $792


Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Mothe...

1

$109.99



SKU: 533281








Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

1

$179.99



SKU: 200121








Kingston HyperX blu 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 ...

1

$34.99



SKU: 385971








Diablotek EVO Mid Tower ATX Computer Case

1

$37.99



SKU: 133835








OCZ Technology Vertex Plus OCZSSD2-1VTXPL6 60GB SA...

1

$74.99



SKU: 635953








Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" ...

1

$139.99



SKU: 646901








Thermaltake TR2 Series 500 Watt ATX Power Supply

1

$44.99



SKU: 517755








Gigabyte GV-R685OC-1GD ATi Radeon HD 6850 1024MB G...

1

$164.99



SKU: 193052

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