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My Build so far- is it good?

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February 19, 2012 4:36:45 PM

Runs me about - 1280$

Case: (Still searching for the right one)
Noise Reduction: Power Supply Gasket, Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts
CPU: Intel Core i7- 2600 3.40GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache
Cooling: CoolerMaster V6 GT CPU Cooler
Motherboard: [CrossFireX] Asus P8Z68
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) Dual Channel Memory
GPU: NVIDIA GeFore GTX 560 Ti 1GB
Power Supply: 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: Vigor iSURF HDD Cooling System
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Duel Format DVD+-R/+-RW CD-R/RW Drive
Sound: High Def On-Board 7.1 Audio
Wireless Network Card: 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home - 64 Bit

How much might I save if I tried to build this myself?

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February 19, 2012 5:32:41 PM

Oixide said:
Runs me about - 1280$

Case: (Still searching for the right one)
Noise Reduction: Power Supply Gasket, Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts
CPU: Intel Core i7- 2600 3.40GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache
i5-2400 or i5-2500k
Cooling: CoolerMaster V6 GT CPU Cooler
Or CM 212 EVO
Motherboard: [CrossFireX] Asus P8Z68
Depends on how much you want to spend. I can't see any reason to go over $150 fora z68 and you can get to about $90
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) Dual Channel Memory
Ok so long as low profile and 1.5v
GPU: NVIDIA GeFore GTX 560 Ti 1GB
Consider a 6800 series from AMD for the money/performance
Power Supply: 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2
Sinlge gpu build 550w is fine
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Given prices and warranties: 500gb WD Black series if this is the sole drive
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: Vigor iSURF HDD Cooling System
Never use them
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Duel Format DVD+-R/+-RW CD-R/RW Drive
Ok. Never spend over $25
Sound: High Def On-Board 7.1 Audio
Wireless Network Card: 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card
I use USB dongles rather than cards that take a slot
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home - 64 Bit

How much might I save if I tried to build this myself?


What are you going to do with it? Is this your true budget? My comments above will assume gaming as #1 in the absence of more info.
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February 19, 2012 5:38:05 PM

if this is for gaming or mostly gaming then get the 2500k or even 2500 if you know you wont overclock. its the same gaming performance for a good bit less money.

again if you dont want to overclock you will be fine with stock cooler. its pretty quiet and does plenty of cooling.

you dont need noise reduction if you get the right case. look at the antec p180, p180, p280.

you dont need hard drive fans.

get a two stick ram kit. they are often cheaper and if you want more ram later you can still get more without throwing any away. plus if a ram slot dies you can just use other ones.

if you listen to me on the rest you can get a better video card.

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February 19, 2012 5:41:45 PM

Alright. Also, yes this will be used purely for gaming and possibly some small amounts of video editing.
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February 19, 2012 8:39:06 PM

Oixide said:
Alright. Also, yes this will be used purely for gaming and possibly some small amounts of video editing.


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