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February 10, 2012 12:27:14 PM

I have around 1700 to throw at a new gaming rig. I need to have a mobo and cpu that i can stick with for 3 yrs. but able to upgrade graphics cards and other parts as needed. Also a monitor is needed as well and for that im looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Im up for any and all suggestions, looking to purchase in the next week.
Games that will be played, BF3, WoW, Diablo (if it ever releases), and CoD.

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2012 12:34:34 PM

Are you looking to Spend the Extra for Intel, or would you like all AMD?. Also Please tell us all the Info. Will you be overclocking, Are you interested in Dual GPU?. or do you want Single card.




COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED, 1x 140mm rear, 1x 230mm top, and 1x 230mm side

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x ...
Item #: N82E16811119160
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate

$159.99
$149.99




Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Refurbished: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822236094
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-$80.00 Instant


$199.99
$119.99




EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130593
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy



$339.99




CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139022
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-$25.00 Instant
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$159.99
$134.99




G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231314
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy



$46.99

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i-Work OTI-1508 21pc Quick Change Screwdriver

i-Work OTI-1508 21pc Quick Change Screwdriver
Item #: N82E16896439143
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$14.97
$0.00




ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131806
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$189.99




Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623i72700K

Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623i72700K
Item #: N82E16819115095
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$369.99




Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
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$99.99




CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm A70 Dual-Fan CPU Cooler

CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm A70 Dual-Fan CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835181011
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Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820167050
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Sub Total: $1,691.90
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2012 12:37:46 PM

You can accomplish this for far less than 1700, unless you just feel like building something outrageous just to say you built it.
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February 10, 2012 12:44:57 PM

Rockdpm said:
Are you looking to Spend the Extra for Intel, or would you like all AMD?.


Intel unless swayed differently.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2012 12:50:50 PM

Are you going to overclock? Are you wanting this as a gaming rig?

This can save some extra cash that would be used towards a better GPU(s) etc.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2012 12:58:12 PM

MOBO :ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD : Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W 80 PLUS BRONZE Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MONITOR : ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $1,679.88 and 1645$ after MIR.
If you raise the budget with 60$ you can change the 7950 with 7970 video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 10, 2012 1:01:39 PM

sarinaide said:
Are you going to overclock? Are you wanting this as a gaming rig?

This can save some extra cash that would be used towards a better GPU(s) etc.


I don't have any experience overclocking...I would be willing to learn if it would mean getting more longevity out of my system.
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February 10, 2012 1:06:35 PM

sosofm said:
MOBO :ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD : Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W 80 PLUS BRONZE Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MONITOR : ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $1,679.88 and 1645$ after MIR.
If you raise the budget with 60$ you can change the 7950 with 7970 video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Its been a while since I've researched parts but as for hard Drives is there any real advantage for going w SSD?
And also would be willing to raise budget for the Video Card.
I like the suggestions, ty
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2012 1:07:02 PM

Eastwood7 said:
I don't have any experience overclocking...I would be willing to learn if it would mean getting more longevity out of my system.


Longevity in the sense that you can squeeze more blood from the proverbial stone, yes. But its rather ironic that we say longevity gives you more life yet it can also have th opposite effect of shortening the lifespan of any componant. Essentially Overclocking is like daddy's old sports car hobby, its histrionic and should be reserved for the odd moment to impress friends or strictly reserved for a secondary bench mark machine rather than a expensive "hoopla" rig.

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February 10, 2012 1:12:32 PM

sarinaide said:
Longevity in the sense that you can squeeze more blood from the proverbial stone, yes. But its rather ironic that we say longevity gives you more life yet it can also have th opposite effect of shortening the lifespan of any componant. Essentially Overclocking is like daddy's old sports car hobby, its histrionic and should be reserved for the odd moment to impress friends or strictly reserved for a secondary bench mark machine rather than a expensive "hoopla" rig.


True, so I guess from that standpoint the answer would be no to Overclocking.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2012 1:19:51 PM

There are pro's and cons to not having a OC capable chip;

Pros:

Chips integrity will last longer
Price (overclocking requires better motherboards, PSU's, Cooling and requisite CPU)
No void warrenties because you made your shiny new toys go kaboom (it happens ;)  )

CONS:

You miss out all the joy of doing your own overclocks, and most here will say it is fun, and somewhat liberating, ask dad why he builds sports cars and tunes them, the exact same reason we overclock.

So here it is, you can roughly save $ 150 odd by not overclocking and put that elsewhere, or you can learn said art and have the option to overclock when needed.
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February 10, 2012 2:12:07 PM

sarinaide said:
There are pro's and cons to not having a OC capable chip;

Pros:

Chips integrity will last longer
Price (overclocking requires better motherboards, PSU's, Cooling and requisite CPU)
No void warrenties because you made your shiny new toys go kaboom (it happens ;)  )

CONS:

You miss out all the joy of doing your own overclocks, and most here will say it is fun, and somewhat liberating, ask dad why he builds sports cars and tunes them, the exact same reason we overclock.

So here it is, you can roughly save $ 150 odd by not overclocking and put that elsewhere, or you can learn said art and have the option to overclock when needed.


Any websites that you would refer for Overclocking in general or is it all specific to the hardware and brand?
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2012 2:14:47 PM

I am not sure on sites in general but on this site there is a OC section and guide.

I will post a list on specs later today.
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February 10, 2012 2:16:00 PM

sarinaide said:
I am not sure on sites in general but on this site there is a OC section and guide.

I will post a list on specs later today.


cool thx
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2012 2:16:04 PM

To overclock an 2500k is verry easy. Go in BIOS and raise the cpu multiplier to a higher frequency ( example 42 multiplier = 4.2Ghz ) , save and quit and the overclock is done. In 10 seconds is all done.
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February 10, 2012 3:18:42 PM

sosofm said:
To overclock an 2500k is verry easy. Go in BIOS and raise the cpu multiplier to a higher frequency ( example 42 multiplier = 4.2Ghz ) , save and quit and the overclock is done. In 10 seconds is all done.


Wow cool Ill definently look into overclocking more seriously, Ill adjust my list to incorporate this for sure.
Ill come back with a list later today taking in considerations of this and previous suggestions.
Thx
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2012 3:21:06 PM

Delirious788 said:
Im sorry but he has a $1700 budget...Intel definitely...

On the other note please fill out this to get better feedback... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...


Hey man, if he wants Sunshine and rainbows to run his computer. I wouldn't care. Hes buying, its his money. He has a right of choice and opinion. You can't tell someone what they are going to buy, you can only make suggestions and post opinions
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2012 3:22:52 PM

+1 Rockdpm good pointed.
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February 10, 2012 6:09:33 PM




Do you think it would be worth it to upgrade cpu to

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

and cut back on maybe GPU?
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2012 6:17:30 PM

eh not really, The i5 will do all you need it to. But you can get the i7 and get a kepler card coming out in 2 months, maybe just get somthing to get by for a month or 2
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2012 6:37:15 PM

Unless you are going to do something which utilises the 2600/2700's HT then it is rather like a $100 waste of cash.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
February 11, 2012 5:55:59 AM

If you do 3D graphic, video rendering , CAD or use softwares with high CPU demanding buy 2600k if the PC is just for gaming and usual PC use ( surfing internet , listen music ) then buy 2500k.
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