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February 12, 2012 5:12:51 AM

Hello Everybody,

I am looking to build my first custom PC. The PC I am currently using is slowww and I need to upgrade.
Here are the parts that I am interested in buying:

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $1000 - $1300. Never used rebates before so I don't think I need it :X

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Normal uses (Web)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, hard drives, dvd drive, monitors

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com , Newegg.com , US.NCIX.com (Any other trusted website is okay, I am mostly going to buy some in stores i.e Frys since some of the parts I like are cheaper there)

Country: U.S.A (North America)

Parts Preferences:
Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced

Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
or
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Pick one for me please or any others recommendation are welcome!

PSU:
[url = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 ] CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W [/url]

GPU:
[url = http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67747&vpn=FX795ATDBC&manufacture=XFX ] XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double D Black Edition 900MHZ 3GB 5.0 GBPS [/url]

CPU:
[url = http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I72600K-Core-i7-2600K-Processor/dp/B004EBUXSA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329029603&sr=8-1 ] Intel Core i7-2600K Processor [/url]

RAM:
[url = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347 ] CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Blue [/url]

FAN:
Case Fans: [url = http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Silent-Value/dp/B000O8I474/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329029744&sr=8-1 ] Cooler Master 120mm Silent Case Fan 4-in-1 Value Pack [/url]

CPU Fan: [url = http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329029818&sr=8-1 ] Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler [/url]

Overclocking: Maybe ~ Most likely no because my dad said if I overclock my hardware, they will die sooner and I would have to buy a new one.

SLI or Crossfire: NO

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 on Samsung 24in and 1680x1050 on Acer 19in

Additional Comments: My comp right now is like a chain saw. I would love my new build is as quite as possible.

Open suggestions. I would love to hear recommendation and suggestions from everybody!

More about : 1000 1300 custom build

February 12, 2012 8:45:11 AM

If you don't Crossfire why to spend a lot of money to a motherboard.
My recomendations.
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 122$
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 150$
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 180$
Ill recommend you to buy 2 X 8GB RAM because if you need in the future an upgrade to 32 GB you can do it.
Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GeIL Evo Two 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 12, 2012 4:53:18 PM

Here is a full $1300 system including SSD. Add and subtract and replace as needed:

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COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:RC-922M-KKN1-GP
Item #:N82E16811119197
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$119.99 -$25.00 Instant $94.99


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ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Model #:p 8Z68-V LE
Item #:N82E16813131773
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$139.99 -$7.00 Instant $132.99


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GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:GV-R695OC-1GD
Item #:N82E16814125385
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
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$249.99 $249.99


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SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:M12II 520 Bronze
Item #:N82E16817151093
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$99.99 -$20.00 Instant $79.99


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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Model #:BX80623I52500K
Item #:N82E16819115072
Return Policy:Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy
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$229.99 $229.99


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Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
Model #:CT128M4SSD2CCA
Item #:N82E16820148448
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
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$199.99 -$10.00 Instant $189.99


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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
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231314
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
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$46.99 $46.99


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Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD5002AALX
Item #:N82E16822136795
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$149.99 $149.99


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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model #:D RW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204
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$24.99 $24.99


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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Model #:GFC-02050
Item #:N82E16832116986
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February 12, 2012 9:10:18 PM

I dunno which reply will be selected as the best answer lol. Thanks for replying to my questions. I think 16GB or i7 are overkill in my opinion. With those parts that I selected, It would cost around $1400, which is kind of too much for my budget. I guess I will step down to i5 and 8GB, and get an SSD for those money instead
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February 13, 2012 7:39:37 AM

Good luck with your build.
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February 19, 2012 4:18:33 AM

Best answer selected by xSOL.
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