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February 9, 2012 2:45:22 AM

Ok so a few days I asked you guys for some advice on my first computer build and have made some changes to it so before I finalize it and get ready to order the parts I would like one more review. Thank you in advance.

My Budget: $1300 or there about
Preferred site: Newegg
Purchase time: Within a week
Location: United States
Purpose: Gaming (at highest setting hopefully)
Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
Overclocking: Yes
SLI: Maybe in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Here is what I am thinking:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k (Got a good price at microcenter so picking it up tommorrow.

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932
MOBO: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 560 Ti
PSU: Seasoni S12II 620W
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB
Optical: ASUS DRW
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
OS: Windows 7 Home premium

Here is a link to my public Wish list for full details:
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

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February 9, 2012 6:57:39 AM

I would update the motherboard to a z68 model and you should be good to go. P67 is getting a little long in the tooth as computer tech goes.
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February 9, 2012 10:38:05 AM

I see multiple areas where you can save some money and upgrade components. The first is obviously going with a z68 motherboard. The ASRock extreme 3 z68 is a great motherboard for only $122:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte has has an amazing z68 chipset motherboard for only $113
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Another place you can save money on is the case. The HAF 932 is a great case, but you can go with the cheaper NZXT Phantom. The Phantom is also a full size case, so you'll have plenty of room for your components:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The HDD prices are extremely high right now. I would recommend you go with a cheap $85 Seagate HDD. It's great and has 500GB of storage.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the money saved, you can go with a gtx 570:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 9, 2012 11:06:59 AM

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February 9, 2012 11:21:36 AM

I am not 100% sure but I think that Micro Center is still offering a $50 discount on this board if you buy it in store with an i5 2500k (its going to end soon if it hasn't already):

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

I own the above board and a p8p67 ws revolution. Both are excellent over clocking boards. They are also incredibly easy to OC with their bios.

I also have and recommend getting the Corsair H100 if you have the budget. It offers excellent cooling and is extremely easy to install. It also reduces the strain that a heavy air cooler puts on the motherboard and you don't have to pay extra for thermal grease since it is pre-applied. Here is a link:

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

Personally, I agree with your case choice: I own a HAF X and am very please with it.

Remember that Micro Center also price matches online store prices, so if you don't mind paying sales tax, you can get most of your components there.
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February 9, 2012 6:27:30 PM

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