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March 6, 2012 6:50:00 PM

I requested assistance a few weeks back, with GREAT replies. I have since increased my cap. I was also wondering how does this compare to an off the shelf computer of same price (Best Buy).

Approximate Purchase Date: with in the Week

Budget Range: 900 - 1K

System Usage from Most to Least Important: WOW, D3

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences: idc

Overclocking: ??????

SLI or Crossfire: ????

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: Also would like Win7. Why is the suggested build going to be better than:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+XPS+Desktop+-+12GB+M...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Cyberpowerpc+-+Gamer+Xtreme...

Thank you!

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March 6, 2012 7:20:35 PM

Intel i5-2500k $199.99 (NCIX)
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $129.99
Corsair Vengeance 8GB $44.99
MSI 560 TI $229.99
Corsair HX650 $115.99
Fractal Define R3 $99.99
or
Antec Eleven Hundred $129.99
or
Corsair Carbide 500R $139.99
Crucial m4 128GB $162.10
Corsair A70 $29.99

Total: $1,013.03~1,043.03

Everything is at newegg but the SSD is at Amazon.

Build your own for a better computer. PC manufactures like to cut corners everywhere.
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March 6, 2012 7:40:50 PM

What is NICX?

Can you provide link to the MSI 560 IT? I put it into newegg, and it listed 7 of them. This is my first build, and am very lost.

Would this work, since it comes with 2 fans?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What corners do manufactures cut?
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March 6, 2012 11:12:06 PM

NCIX is this new canadian company that just started selling in the US. They have a youtube channel called NCIXcom and Linus Tech Tip that are really famous. They sell computer parts like Newegg and also fully built system

Go with this card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It cost a few dollar more but comes with a higher clock and a nice cooler.
You can save $15 with the model below.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You posted a link for the case. Did you want opinions on it?

Manufactures would give you a crappy PSU that could break your whole computer, a cheap motherboard, no graphics or really bad graphics card, and a really slow harddrive filled with bloatware. The cases are pretty bad also at cooling.
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March 7, 2012 12:34:01 AM

phamhlam said:
NCIX is this new canadian company that just started selling in the US. They have a youtube channel called NCIXcom and Linus Tech Tip that are really famous. They sell computer parts like Newegg and also fully built system

Go with this card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It cost a few dollar more but comes with a higher clock and a nice cooler.
You can save $15 with the model below.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You posted a link for the case. Did you want opinions on it?

Manufactures would give you a crappy PSU that could break your whole computer, a cheap motherboard, no graphics or really bad graphics card, and a really slow harddrive filled with bloatware. The cases are pretty bad also at cooling.


Thank you so much. Yes the link on the case, it already has fans so I was wondering if that was a better case?
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March 7, 2012 12:47:16 AM

That is a nice case and good for LAN party since it has handles and it looks nice with the 3 LED.

If you want a sleeker case. The Fractal Core 3000 looks great and comes with 3 fans.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Either case is good. Just pick one that you like more.
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March 7, 2012 1:21:06 AM

Tried to get below 1000 but wanted to make sure you were good to go on a solid build

All items off NewEgg:

Cooler Master Haf 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda green 1.5 TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Evga GTX 560
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic 520w bronze
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Vengeance 16G DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus P8Z68 Sata 6Gbs USb 3.0 UEFI Bios
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500k 3.3ghz (3.7Ghz Turbo Boost)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 12X Blu-ray/DvD/CD Burner 3D Playback Support/Light Scribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucual M4 SSD 128G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This is a solid setup for you. SSD for pure O/S install and/or Essential programs/games that you wish to play.
1.5TB hard drive to hold any other excess programs/games that you play now or future tense.
The GTX 560 will hold you over for all games. Later down the road can go SLI or just O/C the the card for better Performance.
16gig ram for that extra memory space
i5 quad core easily overclock-able too

Final Price Including Shipping: $1157.00

If you go price shopping you can easily build this rig at or under 1000. Some of these parts are cheaper on other sites aka Amazon, Ebay etc;
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March 8, 2012 3:26:23 AM

Is ssd required? Or is it something I can add in like a month?

I found three SSDs which all look the same except price and model number, can someone tell me the difference?


Model: CT128M4SSD2

Model: CT128M4SSD2CCA

Model: CT128M4SSD2BAA

Thank you!
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March 8, 2012 3:29:30 AM

The difference is usually what the include in the box. Some include a 3.5" mounting brackets and some includes a HDD clone tool.
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March 8, 2012 3:52:54 AM
March 8, 2012 4:33:19 AM

Do I need SSD now, or can I wait?
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March 8, 2012 4:43:45 AM

well SSD does not gives you extra fps.it reduces loading times.add one when you have more bucks.
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March 8, 2012 4:53:24 AM

Thanks guys, I will be placing my order Friday and will post ya when it's built.
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March 15, 2012 12:13:54 AM

Best answer selected by Daasu.
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