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[New Build] Buying This Weekend. Any last minute changes? ($1,000 rig)

I had excellent help from many members on this forum! I thank all of you! From gathering all their help and support, I came up with this rig:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=19737346

The case and dvd player will be a combo and I will save $12 there.

I want to double check and make sure everything is compatible with each other. This is my first build.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

If everything looks good, I should be buying Saturday or Sunday!
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  1. Make that into a Public Wishlist and repost. that link only works for you
  2. It looks great! Just one suggestion. Intel motherboards may have a good warranty but they have less features.
  3. I thought I did make it public. Try this one: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=19737346

    Also, Azeem, I know its a little pricey. but it has usb 3, bluetooth, and wifi, and great stability. What features is it really missing?
  4. Hm, I guess it should be fine. Great build!
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    That looks like an excellent build. My only suggestion would be to cut back on the case (maybe go with the HAF 922) and invest the $70 difference in upgrading your GPU to a 560TI but other than that it looks really good.

    I'm not the biggest fan of Intel-branded boards but they do have unbelievable longevity. The D975 board I have is still running strong after 6+ years of owning it. Alternately you might want to consider the board I use: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506
  6. If you go along with the above's advice, which I would, come to think of it, I recommend this 560ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
  7. azeem40 said:
    If you go along with the above's advice, which I would, come to think of it, I recommend this 560ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610


    That's the exact same one I would suggest. I pretty much use EVGA exclusively for NVIDIA cards.
  8. And rightly so. It has a better clock rate for not much more. :P
  9. azeem40 said:
    And rightly so. It has a better clock rate for not much more. :P


    Plus you also get 10 year warranty and the optional step up program. You really can't go wrong.
  10. So what does that mobo gunit provided have that Intel doesn't?

    I don't mind spending a little extra on parts. but I really like that case so I am definately getting that lol.

    How many more frame rates could I average out more with that nvidia card?

    thanks for your replies!!!
  11. So I looked around at the different graphics cards and decided to stick with the graphics card I chose, the 6870, because I do not mind playing games on low-medium if I have to. And I may be upgrading by the end of the year.

    I would still like to know what the difference is in the mobos?
  12. I am buying this tomorrow and I am just going to bite the bullet and go for it.

    Oh and do I hook up the hdmi to the monitor with the graphics card or the mobo?
  13. ksteven813 said:
    So what does that mobo gunit provided have that Intel doesn't?

    I don't mind spending a little extra on parts. but I really like that case so I am definately getting that lol.

    How many more frame rates could I average out more with that nvidia card?

    thanks for your replies!!!


    Gigabyte has a bit better brand reliability plus it has features that Intel doesn't including ability to use higher RAM speeds and UEFI BIOS.

    Quote:
    Oh and do I hook up the hdmi to the monitor with the graphics card or the mobo?


    You hook up through the GPU instead of the onboard video - and if you use a GPU you can disable the onboard video in the BIOS on the Gigabyte board with a couple of clicks.
  14. does gigabyte have wifi?
  15. And does it have bluetooth?
  16. No, most boards don't have both. It is generally accepted that ASus makes the best motherboards, and many of their models support Bluetooth. If you want wifi, you can get a pci-express wifi card that will probably outperform the intel wifi anyway.
  17. Asrock also makes terrific motherboards(they are related to ASus). This is a sweet ride:

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0384988
  18. This one may be better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790 ?

    Ugh, I am so overwhelmed about all the different mobos :( I have everything else picked out and I wanted to buy it all today.

    This one is probably better if it has PCI3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131701
  19. I found a good deal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.836287

    So I think I am going to get that mobo. Can anyone confirm if it is PCI3?
    Also, it has a ton of bad reviews. I just dont know what to do. Can someone give me some advice?

    What about this wireless card, is it good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166073
  20. I think I am just going to give that mobo a try.

    I just need some clarification from y'all if that is a good wireless card for my rig?
  21. I want to buy in an hour. anyone have feedback that can help?
  22. ksteven813 said:
    I want to buy in an hour. anyone have feedback that can help?


    I think you should be patient if the reviews are poor. The combo savings are not worth the hassle in RMA, time, delay, frustration and possibly money.

    Good luck
  23. I mean it has good reviews and bad reviews. But every mobo I looked at had the same good and bad reviews. So i am just going to go for it on that.

    Will that wireless adapter work good that I picked?
  24. The boards appear to support PCI 3. I am still a youngster so you might want to hear from a pro.
    You could also put a request in the MB forum dealing specifically with the final choices you have made
  25. ksteven813 said:
    I mean it has good reviews and bad reviews. But every mobo I looked at had the same good and bad reviews. So i am just going to go for it on that.

    Will that wireless adapter work good that I picked?



    The reviews are excellent so I would say yes. Good luck
  26. It is late today. But I will be buying evrything tomorrow including this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.836287

    Let me know if anyone has any other suggestions.
  27. i think this mobo is good
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130610

    i have my i3 2100, i5 2500K and my wifes i5 2500k with that mobo and works really good never had any problem so far. going to be building a new i7 2600k build using that mobo and the deal for that is great too. but your call
  28. well asus mobos are great too, but still your call...

    btw i suggest to never go with an OEM OS, really since 1 mistake = game over, i suggest going for a retail by adding a few dollars
  29. Here is the updated list of everything I am getting, I am happy to hear everyone's thoughts:

    Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $84.99


    Rosewill RNX-N250PCe (RNWD-11005) PCI Express 150/300Mbps 2T2R Wireless Adapter
    $24.99

    SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    $169.99

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $69.99


    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
    $39.99

    Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
    $189.99

    Rosewill - Pellucid HD Series High Speed HDMI® cable (6 FEET)
    $5.49

    COMBO
    • COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and ...
    • LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM

    -$10.00 Instant
    -$12.00 Combo
    $175.98

    COMBO
    • ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    -$12.00 Combo
    $297.98

    Subtotal: $1,059.39
  30. well thats actually great, if your really set on OEM, but make sure your all set before installing your OS as you can't transfer it anymore once you install it,
  31. Hey sorry, I didnt see your replies before I posted. Can you link me to a non OEM version? Whats the difference?
  32. ksteven813 said:
    I had excellent help from many members on this forum! I thank all of you! From gathering all their help and support, I came up with this rig:
    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=19737346

    The case and dvd player will be a combo and I will save $12 there.

    I want to double check and make sure everything is compatible with each other. This is my first build.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!!

    If everything looks good, I should be buying Saturday or Sunday!



    The MB is capable of overclocking, I suggest change the CPU to i5 2500K
    Look at think link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
  33. What kind of issues would be bad if I only got the OEM version?
  34. ksteven813 said:
    What kind of issues would be bad if I only got the OEM version?



    OEM OS is only limited to one Motherboard. If you upgrade the MB in the future, you can't use that same OS OEM.
  35. What if the mobo goes bad. Can I reuse it?
  36. What problems could arise that I could get screwed over if I only have the OEM windows 7?

    And if the motherboard or hardrive or something goes bad, can't I just reinstall on the same computer? Or it will not allow you to do that?
  37. I just need some help with which version of windows to buy. The OEM or regular version and why. Then I am buying everything today! :)
  38. Well I am going to buy now. I am getting the OEM version because I read on the microsoft forums that if I have to replace the mobo because its bad, then they will reactivate the new mobo as long as it is the same type.
  39. Best answer selected by ksteven813.
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