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$1600 first build

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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  1. 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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  3. 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-advice <---- 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...
  4. 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)
  5. so this build would be good right ?
    what about the optical drives
  6. I like @hellfire24's build. That build is a beast.
  7. sosofm said:

    right so if i buy oem and my PC crashes i wont be able to re install it and i will just throw away the disk as far as i see it :(
    so i wiill just buy the retail :D
  8. Something like that.
  9. sosofm said:
    Something like that.

    so i uh still didnt get it right :sarcastic:
  10. Buy the retail and if something is happening call the microsoft to give you another key.
  11. 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 :)
  12. Best answer selected by Dead Pixel.
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