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February 29, 2012 1:52:13 AM

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I ended up getting this off eBay because it seemed like a good deal for $835 shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300669556382#ht_500wt_1413

Was it a good decision or could I have built something better with that budget?

Also, will I need anything additional? Like a fan, thermal compound, or something because as I said my apartment can get really hot (like room temp 100F).


Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: $750 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Anime, Internet

Parts Not Required: Mouse/Keyboard, Monitor, Speakers (Recommendations still wanted though, except for the monitor)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Core iX (2500k would be great I suppose) and Nvidia (but will settle with Radeon 6870)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: My apartment gets really hot in the summertime so I'm kind worried about the PC overheating (my PS3 died like that). The quieter the better.

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February 29, 2012 2:09:10 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $127.99
Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $69.99
ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $41.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $84.99
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $16.99
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $59.99 - $10MIR
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $59.99 - $10MIR
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $289.99 - $20MIR
EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $751.92 - $40MIR
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February 29, 2012 2:44:34 AM

Isn't that PSU a bit underpowered for the rig and is that CPU/GPU worth the trade off of an i5/6870? I forgot to mention it but I will also be using this for video encoding.

I'll use this case if its okay as well:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Elite 311 RC-311B-BWN1 Blue Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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February 29, 2012 2:58:28 AM

video encoding i5/6870 is better. gaming i3/560ti448 is better.

cx500w should be enough for either 6870 or 560ti. but you can pay $10 more and get a cx600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $69.99 - $20
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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February 29, 2012 3:14:11 AM

What would a build with an i5/6870 look like/cost?
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February 29, 2012 3:19:18 AM

This is what I've got so far for my current build:

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BIOSTAR TZ68K+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R677SL-1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming 80Plus Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's 679, without rebates, still have to buy the OS as well.

I've ordered the case and PSU, had to send the case back though. Not totally settled on all of it yet, still researching.

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February 29, 2012 3:32:05 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $189.99
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $209.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157236 - $69.99
ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231311 - $41.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148767 - $84.99
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151244 - $16.99
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $39.99
COOLER MASTER Elite 311 RC-311B-BWN1 Blue Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139027 - $59.99 - $10MIR
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Total: $713.92 - $10MIR
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February 29, 2012 3:46:22 AM

Check my sig. $600 build with either a i5 2400, GTX560Ti or both if you can afford it.
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February 29, 2012 10:11:51 AM

Seems that I was misinterpreted. I want to spend a maximum of $700 Shipped and Before MIR. Also, I've up the budget to $750.
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March 1, 2012 6:45:37 PM

So I ended up getting this off eBay for $835 shipped. Was it a good deal or could I have built something better (exclude the accessories)?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300669556382#ht_500wt_1413

Also, will I need anything additional? Like a fan or something because as I said my apartment can get really hot (like room temp 100F).
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March 2, 2012 4:49:59 PM

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March 8, 2012 11:05:06 PM

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