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February 27, 2012 1:53:55 PM

OK so i was going to build a 2k pc but i didnt want to spend that much on a first build. $1600 is max i will spend but i would like to spend less :p 

i already spent $270 on speakers keyboard mouse monitor and case. so that leaves us with about $1400

Here are the parts i choose:

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $209.99

Motherboard
ASUS P8P67 DELUXE $209.99

RAM
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) $49.99

Video card
SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 $169.99

HDD
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 129.99
SSD
SAMSUNG 830 Series 64 GB 109.99

Power supply
Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W $45.99


after market CPU cooler
cooler master hyper 212 plus $33.99


optical drives $?
DVD(2) (on newegg they are cheap but i also need a burner and a player 2 total on neweggg they c0me with no cables)


OS $?
win7 home premium (i have win xp disk so would it be better if i installed xp first and then use the upgrade disk or buy full)

case
aerocool syclone 2 b (already paid)

Total
$1230 (aprox)
so what do you think is this good?
i need some suggestions for dvd optical drive i need a burner and a player
i will buy from newwgg and hope to order by tomorrow or the day after :sol: 

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February 27, 2012 2:50:56 PM

There's a logic problem in your build.

i5-2500 cpus do NOT OC, and you get a P67 motherboards designed for overclockable Cpus.

So you need to:
1 - Get a i5-2500k CPU (see the K here)
If you get the i5-2500k CPU try to get a Z68 motherboard. It's the P67 replacement.
2 - Or get a H67 motherboard (cheaper than P67, since you don't need the P67 advantage)

Could you please answer the following questions?

- Do you intent to OC the CPU?
- Do you intent to go for SLI/Crossfire route in the future?
- Do you have a microcenter near you?
- Is it possible to return the Aerocool Syclone case without losing money?
- Besides games, which softwares you gonna use?
- Do you have monitor? If yes, which the resolution?
- Do you intent to go in the future for 3D gaming?

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February 27, 2012 2:51:45 PM
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February 27, 2012 3:47:18 PM

Dead Pixel said:
OK so i was going to build a 2k pc but i didnt want to spend that much on a first build. $1600 is max i will spend but i would like to spend less :p 

i already spent $270 on speakers keyboard mouse monitor and case. so that leaves us with about $1400

Here are the parts i choose:

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $209.99

Motherboard
ASUS P8P67 DELUXE $209.99

RAM
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) $49.99

Video card
XFX Double D HD-685X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6850 $169.99

HDD
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 129.99
SSD
SAMSUNG 830 Series 64 GB 109.99

Power supply
Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W $45.99


after market CPU cooler?


optical drives $?
DVD(2) (on newegg they are cheap but i also need a burner and a player 2 total on neweggg they c0me with no cables)


OS $?
win7 home premium (i have win xp disk so would it be better if i installed xp first and then use the upgrade disk or buy full)

case
aerocool syclone 2 b (already paid)

Total
$1195 (aprox)
so what do you think is this good?
i need some suggestions for dvd optical drive i need a burner and a player
i will buy from newwgg and hope to order by tomorrow or the day after :sol: 

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <---- I'm not sure how anyone here can help you seeing how we don't know the intention of your build, when you plan on purchasing, your resolution, etc...
February 27, 2012 5:22:25 PM

vitornob said:
There's a logic problem in your build.

i5-2500 cpus do NOT OC, and you get a P67 motherboards designed for overclockable Cpus.

So you need to:
1 - Get a i5-2500k CPU (see the K here)
If you get the i5-2500k CPU try to get a Z68 motherboard. It's the P67 replacement.
2 - Or get a H67 motherboard (cheaper than P67, since you don't need the P67 advantage)

Could you please answer the following questions?

- Do you intent to OC the CPU?
- Do you intent to go for SLI/Crossfire route in the future?
- Do you have a microcenter near you?
- Is it possible to return the Aerocool Syclone case without losing money?
- Besides games, which softwares you gonna use?
- Do you have monitor? If yes, which the resolution?
- Do you intent to go in the future for 3D gaming?


1 i do not want to overclock this build
2. no
3 yes but i do not want to purchase from there the taxes are an extra $100 and no good discounts i would like to buy from newegg
4 i want to keep the syclone 2 black case
5. ms office programming some video editing ect
6 my monitor res is 1280 x 1024 pix
3 3d games yes i have some games already that require good graphics but i think that the graphics card i choose would pass

BTW the z68 mb cost me $291 at microcenter im returning it this sat secondly
i do not see why i need to oc st all i think i will be fine
third why is this mb not good and why do i want an h67 ( i can still use it even if it does not oc)
February 29, 2012 6:01:50 PM

so this build would be good right ?
what about the optical drives
February 29, 2012 6:04:23 PM

I like @hellfire24's build. That build is a beast.
February 29, 2012 6:10:11 PM
February 29, 2012 6:47:09 PM

Something like that.
February 29, 2012 7:32:07 PM

sosofm said:
Something like that.

so i uh still didnt get it right :sarcastic: 
February 29, 2012 7:34:52 PM

Buy the retail and if something is happening call the microsoft to give you another key.
February 29, 2012 7:37:01 PM

sosofm said:
Buy the retail and if something is happening call the microsoft to give you another key.

yes i know im going with retail :) 
February 29, 2012 7:39:09 PM

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