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1000.00 i5 gaming beast?

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March 12, 2012 2:51:30 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: tomorrow

Budget Range: 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,facebook,microsoft apps

Parts Not Required: keyboard,mouse,monitor,os
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: (e.g.: USA

Parts Preferences: not junk!

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:Would prefer an ssd

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March 12, 2012 3:00:33 AM

I definitely don't recommend junk - I do not patronize garbage manufacturers like Sentey, Raidmax, Xclio, Xion, Masscool, Coolmax, things like that.

If you can wait a couple of weeks and get a Radeon 7870 I would definitely do so - it will be a huge improvement over what's out now. If you're itching to pull the trigger finger on this build use the onboard video for now, get the 7870 when it's available.

Here you go:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99 ($10.00 MIR)
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 - $89.99 ($10.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $129.99
CPU: 3.30Ghz Intel Core i5-2500K - $229.99
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1333Mhz 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $42.99
HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $84.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - $320 (estimated)


Total: $1,015.93 - $20.00 MIR = $995.93
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March 12, 2012 3:24:25 AM

I tried to save money where I could to get the SSD to fit without letting go of reliability and performance.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Processor
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333Mhz Desktop Memory
Hard Drive: (Can be storage drive along with SSD) Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W Power Supply
Disc Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner
Case: (Personal Preference, but it's cheap and it works) Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SSD: (Optional, if you have the money) Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD)

Total: $1,046.90 - $40 in Rebates = $1,006.90
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March 12, 2012 4:46:00 AM

darkclownjoe said:
I tried to save money where I could to get the SSD to fit without letting go of reliability and performance.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Processor
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333Mhz Desktop Memory
Hard Drive: (Can be storage drive along with SSD) Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W Power Supply
Disc Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner
Case: (Personal Preference, but it's cheap and it works) Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SSD: (Optional, if you have the money) Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD)

Total: $1,046.90 - $40 in Rebates = $1,006.90


That's a good build for the most part but the problem with trying to meet the budget is that you're using a Caviar Black drive when WD is charging ridiculous premiums for them. Drop that to a 500GB Blue drive and you'll save about $70. Storage is kind of an afterthought when you can add and remove drives pretty easily anymore.
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March 12, 2012 4:52:20 AM

g-unit1111 said:
like Masscool

Masscool actually makes a good thermal paste. It is an ac5 without some problem jacknaylorpe mentioned to me.
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March 12, 2012 4:55:35 AM

:hello:  HELLO OP



AS others said that waiting will give u a big fruit newer graphics, faster and power efficient processors and new features in motherboards


we arent even telling to wait a month just a week or 2 or may in these week

the prices of hd 7xxx are really high due to no contender so we are giving advice to wait

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If you can wait a couple of weeks and get a Radeon 7870 I would definitely do so - it will be a huge improvement over what's out now. If you're itching to pull the trigger finger on this build use the onboard video for now, get the 7870 when it's available.



yeah he ment it

this is ur build if u can't wait

Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

$179.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

$34.99

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

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

$129.99

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

$46.99

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

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

$224.99
$194.99 after mail-in rebate card

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

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

$129.99

$109.99 after mail-in rebate card


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

$84.99

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

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

$89.99
$59.99 after mail-in rebate card

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

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$59.99
$49.99 after mail-in rebate

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


total(with rebates)= $892 :o  :bounce: 

gifts with these purchase

1. Kaybles Model DHDMI-10BK 10 ft. D-Series Heavy Duty HDMI Cable Standard Speed 28AWG with Gold Plated Connector M-M (value:$6.99)

2. MSI Gift - NBA2K11 PC GAME (value:$29.99)

3. OCZ Gift - Diesel 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (value:$19.99)

total gift value = $57



by the saved money you can get a bigger ssd or a headphone or games dvd etc

u could buy a bigger hdd

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$99.99

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

then ur total will be $907



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March 12, 2012 5:19:45 AM

Really good builds there guys. Now I'm thinking I will wait a few weeks and see if intel releases the ivy bridge. And maybe the new gpus will hit around the same time. If anything else it should drop the price of these builds.
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March 12, 2012 5:26:59 AM

They won't. The ib is not gonna release till june.
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