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$1900 New PC build.. Suggestions?

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February 20, 2012 7:22:42 AM

So I strictly want a gaming rig, but not sure completely on how to approach everything.. I did my research and I am going with Intel and Nvidia Heres what I came up with for 1900$..

CASE: HAF 932 Case - $139
Coolermaster 120mm fan - $10

CPU: Intel i5-2500K - $229
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler - $85

MOBO: Maximus Gene-Z Gene 3 - $189

RAM: Gskill Ripjaws X 1600mhz - $44

HD: Western Digital Black 1TB 64MB - $149

SSD: Crucial M4 64GB -$119

CD/DVD: Asus DVD writer -$24

GPU: EVGA GTX 580 Superclocked 1.5 GB - $529

PSU: Corsair AX750 - $179

OS: Windows 7 Home - $120

They put my whole system together for $60.. Since I have never built a PC before I will spend the money to get it done and my OS loaded..

NOTE: I do not need a mouse monitor or anything.. I run a 120hz LED monitor @ 1680x1050



Is there anything I should do different? Should I go the GTX 570 Superclocked and save $120? Or a Corsair TX850 since there $100 right now?? With the gtx 570 and tx850 I can get the PC for 1700 instead of 1900.. Suggestions would be great.. Thanks (I want to stay with Nvidia and Intel)

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February 20, 2012 7:47:16 AM

MOBO : ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/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 : Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD : Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU COOLER : Noctua NH-D14
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 932
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 : $1,627.89 and 1538$ after rebates.
Ill buy 7950 or 7970 video card , is more performant even then 580.
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February 20, 2012 7:51:12 AM
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February 20, 2012 10:13:35 AM

a great build indeed... but do you want to see parts that i've listed.... i'm not sure where your location is... take a look... you can get more for less....

cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5-2500K - $230

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $122

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB - $45

hsf: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR CAFA70 - $25

ssd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB - $150

hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB - $125

odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG DVD Burner 24X GH24NS70 - $19

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W - $130

gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE 11196-02-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB - $480

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Rosewill BLACKHAWK - $90

os: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $100


total: $1516 after rebate excluding shipping....

first of all....

- for a sub $500 card you can get a pre-overclocked hd 7950 which is a little faster than gtx 580 even not by much... not to mention cheaper as well.... for 1080p this is very much recommended as it will handle all games out there with high details...

- paying $189 for a motherboard is abit much in my opinion... because there are cheaper alternatives that can do the job as well... i mean... with mild overclocking...

- 64gb for a ssd is just ain't gonna cut it... luckily 128gb can be had for $150 or cheaper... only extra $30 and double the capacity....

- for psu... although 750watts is enough for cfx... but be safe i recommend 950 watts assuming you're going to have two heavily overclocked cards... with oc cpu...

- for value this is absolute killer... that rosewill case can be had for $90 comes with alot of fan.. not to mention a removable drive cage....

- initially i would like to recommend the silverstone raven 3... take a look...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but its looks abit.... not everyone will like it... but it is really a good case for air-cooling setup....

- unless you're going for very heavy overclock... otherwise a $30 cooler can cool the cpu as well...
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February 20, 2012 10:24:34 AM

^Asus is always considered as best mobo maker.if you can then why not Asus?
write speeds of that SSD are horrible.
PSU is simply overkill and wastage.7950 CFX+2500k OC will not not consume that much power.XFX unit's are efficient and reliable and cheaper too!
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February 20, 2012 12:05:10 PM

phenom90s build is good
just change the ssd to crusial m4 or samsung 830 ram to sniper
and cooler to notula ud14 also go for corsair 600t or cm storm trooper also seasonic or corsair 850w 80+ gold will suffix and if u absoutely badly wanted nvidia go with 580 or even 2x570 but thats overkill also mobo u sugested is way to go if u are willing to pay a bit premium
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