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February 27, 2012 6:23:18 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next week.

Budget Range: $1400-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing games.

Parts Not Required: Monitor. I will be using a 46" LCD 1080p Samsung as my monitor. LN46C650

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Just where ever they are cheapest.

Country: United States

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p

Additional Comments: This is what I have been working on for the last couple of weeks and I am just wanting to get some feed back/suggestions before I purchase. The only thing I am "married" to is the cpu and the gpu.

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I5250...

CPU COOLER: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64385&vpn=RR%2D212E%2D...

MOTHERBOARD: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(Desktop%20Memory)-_-G.SKILL-_-20231314&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65701&vpn=ST1000DM003&...

GPU: Sapphire 21197-00-40G Radeon HD 7970 Video Card - 3072MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0 (x16), 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 2x Mini DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, Eyefinity, CrossFireX Ready
http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-de...

CASE: HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

PSU: Corsair HX Professional Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i7 and Core i5 - CMPSU-750HX
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0029F21LK/?tag=pcpapi-20

OPTICAL DRIVE: Lite-On Super AllWrite IHAS124-04 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=IHAS124-04&c=C...

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

This comes to right at $1400.00.

I am going to get a cheap mouse and keyboard. I plan to mostly play racing games with a fanatec wheel and games that use an XBOX 360 controller. Any suggestions for a cheap mouse and keyboard would be appreciated.

I think I will also get another 200mm fan for the front of the case and move the 120mm fan that comes with it to the top of the case.

I admit that I have put a ton of time into this and have read alot about building a cpu. However, I am not very computer savy, so I was starting from zero.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks.

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February 27, 2012 6:29:07 PM

Mbalmer said:

I admit that I have put a ton of time into this and have read alot about building a cpu. However, I am not very computer savy, so I was starting from zero.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks.


This is really your first build? I can't find anything wrong with your build; it is going to blow away any modern games you throw at it!
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February 27, 2012 6:31:12 PM

Looks fine with one exception. I would go with a z68 mobo. Same price range but slightly better feature set and more current. Pc 1333 ram will do as well if there is a better buy.
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February 27, 2012 6:32:50 PM


I have been doing TONS of research and got some help from a couple of people at another website. However, some of the information I was getting wasn't adding up with the reviews I was reading so I wanted some different opinions.

Thanks.
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February 27, 2012 6:34:57 PM

QuietPC said:
Looks fine with one exception. I would go with a z68 mobo. Same price range but slightly better feature set and more current. Pc 1333 ram will do as well if there is a better buy.



There isn't that much difference between the 1333 and 1600? Also, I haven't found a z68 board that impressed me with reviews. Can you suggest one.

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February 27, 2012 6:36:57 PM

well first off i can see why youd be married to that cpu and that gpu second you need to know that you are building a pc or a computer NOT a cpu and third there are a few minor changes for example your going to need a case

case: cooler master haf x
mobo: asus maximus IV extreme-z z68
cpu: intel i5 2500k
cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212 evo
video card: sapphire amd radeon hd 7970
ram: g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb
hhd: western digital 1.5tb
(you can also get 500gb, 1tb, or 2tb)
ssd: corsair force series 3 60gb
psu: corsair ax850
optical drive: lg black 12x
(if you dont care about blu-ray then you can get the sony 24x multi)

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February 27, 2012 7:17:35 PM

xtremegamer2da-max said:
well first off i can see why youd be married to that cpu and that gpu second you need to know that you are building a pc or a computer NOT a cpu and third there are a few minor changes for example your going to need a case

case: cooler master haf x
mobo: asus maximus IV extreme-z z68
cpu: intel i5 2500k
cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212 evo
video card: sapphire amd radeon hd 7970
ram: g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb
hhd: western digital 1.5tb
(you can also get 500gb, 1tb, or 2tb)
ssd: corsair force series 3 60gb
psu: corsair ax850
optical drive: lg black 12x
(if you dont care about blu-ray then you can get the sony 24x multi)



Yes, I will be building a computer, not a cpu. Nice catch.

I don't think I could get your suggested build for my $1500 budget. If you figure out a way, let me know because I would love to have an Asus Maximus board and an ssd.

Also, I am getting the HAF 912 for my case....it is listed in my build log.

Thanks.
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