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

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March 2, 2012 3:11:24 PM

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...

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!
March 2, 2012 3:20:25 PM

Make that into a Public Wishlist and repost. that link only works for you
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March 2, 2012 3:24:48 PM

It looks great! Just one suggestion. Intel motherboards may have a good warranty but they have less features.
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March 2, 2012 4:22:34 PM

Hm, I guess it should be fine. Great build!
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March 2, 2012 4:33:47 PM

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=N82E168...
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March 2, 2012 4:48:48 PM

And rightly so. It has a better clock rate for not much more. :p 
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March 2, 2012 5:01:45 PM

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.
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March 2, 2012 7:28:51 PM

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!!!
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March 3, 2012 2:33:36 AM

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?
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March 3, 2012 3:39:17 AM

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?
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March 3, 2012 4:35:43 AM

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.

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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.
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March 3, 2012 8:52:12 AM

does gigabyte have wifi?
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March 3, 2012 2:09:52 PM

And does it have bluetooth?
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March 3, 2012 2:45:19 PM

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.
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March 3, 2012 6:03:00 PM

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?
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March 3, 2012 8:31:59 PM

I want to buy in an hour. anyone have feedback that can help?
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March 3, 2012 8:56:31 PM

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
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March 3, 2012 9:00:46 PM

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?
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March 3, 2012 9:02:43 PM

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
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March 3, 2012 9:05:52 PM

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
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March 3, 2012 10:43:59 PM

i think this mobo is good
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
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March 3, 2012 10:45:43 PM

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
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March 3, 2012 10:55:50 PM

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
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March 3, 2012 10:58:25 PM

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,
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March 3, 2012 11:01:58 PM

Hey sorry, I didnt see your replies before I posted. Can you link me to a non OEM version? Whats the difference?
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March 3, 2012 11:06:35 PM

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...

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...
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March 3, 2012 11:09:07 PM

What kind of issues would be bad if I only got the OEM version?
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March 3, 2012 11:32:01 PM

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.
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March 3, 2012 11:34:32 PM

What if the mobo goes bad. Can I reuse it?
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March 4, 2012 5:23:24 AM

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?
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March 4, 2012 2:28:01 PM

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! :) 
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March 4, 2012 3:14:16 PM

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.
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March 4, 2012 8:53:43 PM

Best answer selected by ksteven813.
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