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March 14, 2012 10:48:35 PM

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Need as much advice as possible about compatibility and maybe better parts or downgrade some? Primary use is for gaming

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March 14, 2012 11:18:53 PM

All is compatible for sure, but I would not recommend the 965 on any build right now - I'd go with an i5-2400, Asrock motherboard, and then put a little bit more into upgrading your GPU.

Try this:

Case: NZXT Phantom - $129.99
PSU: Seasonic M12II 620W - $79.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $129.99
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1333Mhz - $42.99
HD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black - $139.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 560TI - $249.99 ($15.00 MIR)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $1080.91 - $15.00 MIR = $1065.91

A little bit more but this build will completely waste any AMD 965 build right now - and I'm not a 100% Intel fan either. Drop the case to a Corsair Carbide 400R and that difference will come out to about $1,040.91
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March 14, 2012 11:30:57 PM

Do you think its necessary for me to spend this much on a gaming computer when I am mostly going to be playing mmos?
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March 14, 2012 11:47:40 PM

case: cooler master haf 912
mobo: asrock z68 extreme3
cpu: intel i5 2500k
cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212 evo
video card: nvidia gtx 560 ti
ram: g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb ddr3-1600
hhd: western digital caviar black 1tb
psu: corsair ax650
optical drive sony 24x multi
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March 15, 2012 12:01:28 AM

IMO You can do a lot better for the money.

Check out my $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
OS here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $936
You get the i5 2500K, 560 Ti, a SLI capable board and a 750w.

One suggestion though, tomorrow AMD is releasing the 7850's which should cost around $250. With that said I'd go for that instead as the performance is GREATLY better for the money.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...
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March 15, 2012 1:01:31 AM

skindawg11 said:
Do you think its necessary for me to spend this much on a gaming computer when I am mostly going to be playing mmos?


Try this for about $200 less - same GPU and CPU, but I cut down on the case and primary HD:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 - $89.99 ($10.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $129.99
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
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: EVGA Geforce GTX 560TI - $249.99 ($15.00 MIR)

Total: $870.92 - $35.00 MIR = $835.92
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March 15, 2012 1:45:34 AM

should i wait until tomorrow for the amd7850 or go ahead and purchase what's recommended now?
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March 15, 2012 2:04:52 AM

Wait till the 7850 comes out. I'd go for my build mainly because you get the 2500K and a 750w so you can SLI/CF in the future. After buying the OS, G-unit's solid suggestion is the price of my suggested build for a non-OC capable CPU and a 650w, though do-able to SLI with.
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March 15, 2012 4:01:21 AM

also if i don't plan on over clocking do i need to get COOLER MASTER Hyper 212?
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March 15, 2012 4:07:47 AM

skindawg11 said:
also if i don't plan on over clocking do i need to get COOLER MASTER Hyper 212?


No you don't, the i5-2400 can't be overclocked, not by much anyways.
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March 15, 2012 4:34:00 AM

skindawg11 said:
2500k?


If your not overclocking you don't need it. You could always get a aftermarket cpu cooler later if you change your mind.
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March 15, 2012 4:45:23 AM

So it is tomorrow when the 7850 is released? I will finally be buying the parts on Friday if that is the case! :)  CF here I come!
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March 15, 2012 11:09:07 PM

As stated you don't need to get the Hyper 212+ unless your overclocking the Stock fan will be fine. You can always buy it now just to have it if you do decide to do it later.

Doesn't look like the 78xx are released yet. Seems like the selling volume has reached retailers yet so... Probably in the next week or so is when we'll see it.
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March 15, 2012 11:44:19 PM

EHhh....

You can still do better. Corsairs are good but for the price... Not quite.
Get this OCZ 750w, more watts for for only $80 @ the moment with the promo code if you buy today
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd wait out for the 7850 with launch coming so soon. If you purchase the 560 Ti now @ $225 you'll regret it when the 7850 comes out specially with the benchmarks I posted of it beating out the GTX 570 for $70 less.
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March 16, 2012 12:55:45 AM

Best answer selected by skindawg11.
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March 16, 2012 12:56:23 AM

Thank you!! you are so awesome!! Any cables i need to buy separate or anything? this is my first build so i have no idea if i need to buy any extras
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March 16, 2012 1:07:03 AM

You'll get everything you need with the motherboard and case.
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March 16, 2012 1:10:39 AM

Nopes you're good to go. Good luck!
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March 16, 2012 2:01:32 AM

Thanks you guys are awesome! I know where to come if I have questions during build!
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