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March 15, 2012 12:29:45 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: Next few months

Budget Range:$1600 max with monitor

System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming, surfing the internet,

Parts Not Required: keyboard mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Probably newegg but im open to any. I just want all parts from same website.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Whatever is best

Overclocking: Im very to this whole thing so probably not but maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Only if its best but i would prefer just one great graphics card.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: i would like to play my Xbox 360 and have computer hooked up at the same time. Is this monitor capable? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2012 12:51:46 AM

Assuming you have HDMI for your 360, then yes that monitor is fine.

Honestly, you'd be fine spending les than your budget.

Check out my $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
The 7870 comes out tomorrow or next week so I'd wait for that. It's going to have way better performance than a lot of cards around its current price point of $350 plus you have the budget for it. Here's a review of it:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...
Beats out the 580 for less

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March 15, 2012 1:04:50 AM

1)You can't go wrong with an i5-2500k for a gaming rig

2)Don't go SLI/CF if your going to play in less then 2500/1900 or 3monitors. (last generation GPU's CF beated SLI if you dig around tomshardwares reviews.)

3) At 300-350$ price range GPU will be good enough for your gaming need if you play in 1080p or less (above poster suggestions are pretty good)

4) tell us wich resolution you want to play. You don't need the same GPU for a 1080p set-up then a 30inch monitor or a 3 monitor gaming rig. One of my friend is playing on a 720p 32 inchs T.V. so his cheap PC can run battlefield 3 on ultra setting.

1080p 24inch (or lower resolutions) set-up are the "value" I'd say. You can build something top quality for your budget and still have money to buy a gaming mouse + surround headphone and possibly even a gaming keyboard.
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March 15, 2012 1:15:36 AM

venur said:
1)You can't go wrong with an i5-2500k for a gaming rig

2)Don't go SLI/CF if your going to play in less then 2500/1900 or 3monitors. (last generation GPU's CF beated SLI if you dig around tomshardwares reviews.)

3) At 300-350$ price range GPU will be good enough for your gaming need if you play in 1080p or less (above poster suggestions are pretty good)

4) tell us wich resolution you want to play. You don't need the same GPU for a 1080p set-up then a 30inch monitor or a 3 monitor gaming rig. One of my friend is playing on a 720p 32 inchs T.V. so his cheap PC can run battlefield 3 on ultra setting.

1080p 24inch (or lower resolutions) set-up are the "value" I'd say. You can build something top quality for your budget and still have money to buy a gaming mouse + surround headphone and possibly even a gaming keyboard.


yea i would want to play on 1080p at around 23in to 24in such as the asus monitor i posted. Anyway you can give me a complete build that you think would best fit me(including monitor)?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2012 2:05:32 AM

Check out the link I suggested above. Just wait for the 7870 like I said.
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March 15, 2012 2:12:21 AM

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=56599&vpn=015-P3-1580-AR&m... Just dropped its also on Newegg, but I prefer ncix IMO cheaper shipping for me (canada possibly us just enter ur postal and see how much it is) and I don't think there is tax as to newegg there is tax. Ill get some links for a complete build should have it in 15 mins or so.
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March 15, 2012 2:29:13 AM

aznshinobi said:
Check out the link I suggested above. Just wait for the 7870 like I said.


Probably will. Thanks for replies.
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March 15, 2012 2:29:59 AM

PureGXx said:
http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=56599&vpn=015-P3-1580-AR&m... Just dropped its also on Newegg, but I prefer ncix IMO cheaper shipping for me (canada possibly us just enter ur postal and see how much it is) and I don't think there is tax as to newegg there is tax. Ill get some links for a complete build should have it in 15 mins or so.


Thanks in advance. 8)
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March 15, 2012 2:34:58 AM

I will add all the parts in order at the bottom.

Gtx 580 eVGA -http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=56599&vpn=015-P3-1580-AR&m...

1TB Seagate (can get a 500gb for about $40 so if you need to cut something it can)
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=58746&vpn=ST31000524AS&man...

Corsair 400R case *witch cable management*
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=61928&vpn=CC-9011011-WW&ma...

Asus P8P67
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=63761&vpn=P8P67%20PRO%20RE...

Intel i5 2500k
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&m...

Corsair Gold AX 850W PSU *modular good for cable management so you only need to insert the cables you need and not have them bunched up somewhere*
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=53719&vpn=CMPSU-850AX&manu...

CPU cooler Corsair hydro H60
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=59432&vpn=CWCH60&manufactu...

Memory corsair vengencge 4*4 16GB
http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=57076&vpn=CMZ16GX3M4A1600C...

+ your monitor I sure you could find one. But I will add it up from the top to the bottom and list the parts for you. *After rebate and there is room for others*

GTX 580 -400
1TB HDD -130 =530
Case -100 =630
Mobo -170 =800
CPU -240 =1040
PSU -180 =1200
CPU cooler -75 =1275
Memory -110 =1385
+monitor -200 =1585

If you are looking to upgrade later I would look into the Obision 800D I think, It has dust filters etc. But for $100 that case is nice. Hope this helped hit me up some questions if you need too. I'm looking at something around this build pretty much. It's also under your budget aswell.
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March 15, 2012 2:59:14 AM

PureGXx said:
I will add all the parts in order at the bottom.

Gtx 580 eVGA -http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=56599&vpn=015-P3-1580-AR&m...

1TB Seagate (can get a 500gb for about $40 so if you need to cut something it can)
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=58746&vpn=ST31000524AS&man...

Corsair 400R case *witch cable management*
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=61928&vpn=CC-9011011-WW&ma...

Asus P8P67
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=63761&vpn=P8P67%20PRO%20RE...

Intel i5 2500k
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&m...

Corsair Gold AX 850W PSU *modular good for cable management so you only need to insert the cables you need and not have them bunched up somewhere*
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=53719&vpn=CMPSU-850AX&manu...

CPU cooler Corsair hydro H60
-http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=59432&vpn=CWCH60&manufactu...

Memory corsair vengencge 4*4 16GB
http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=57076&vpn=CMZ16GX3M4A1600C...

+ your monitor I sure you could find one. But I will add it up from the top to the bottom and list the parts for you. *After rebate and there is room for others*

GTX 580 -400
1TB HDD -130 =530
Case -100 =630
Mobo -170 =800
CPU -240 =1040
PSU -180 =1200
CPU cooler -75 =1275
Memory -110 =1385
+monitor -200 =1585

If you are looking to upgrade later I would look into the Obision 800D I think, It has dust filters etc. But for $100 that case is nice. Hope this helped hit me up some questions if you need too. I'm looking at something around this build pretty much. It's also under your budget aswell.


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

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

SAPPHIRE 11196-02-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Version)

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

LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

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

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

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

ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

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

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

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

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

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

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

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

Fractal Design Define R3 Arctic White w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Total: $1639.88
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March 15, 2012 3:02:38 AM

phillylol said:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

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

SAPPHIRE 11196-02-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Version)

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

LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

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

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

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

ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

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

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

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

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

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

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

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

Rosewill RHRC-11001 Windows Vista/Window7 MCE Infrared Remote Control with Learning Function

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Total: $1639.88

I wuld toss in the 580 IMO ;) 
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March 15, 2012 3:05:31 AM

PureGXx said:
I wuld toss in the 580 IMO ;) 


So was my build compatible? and able to play 360(via HDMI) and use monitor for comp. at same time? is it a good value?
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March 15, 2012 3:25:05 AM

phillylol said:
So was my build compatible? and able to play 360(via HDMI) and use monitor for comp. at same time? is it a good value?


would* and Yeah, as long as the monitor has 2 outputs then why not. I'm making the move from AMD to Nvidia. PSU looks good, if I were you I would get a corsair modular
so you just have the wires you need and not have a bunch fo them bunched up at the bottom of the case ;)  I would also use this its a $5 cheaper and runs quiter. And more efficient I think. Very easy to install aswell. But its up to you in the end. That one you posted has good reviews so just a thought.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 15, 2012 3:34:10 AM

PureGXx said:
would* and Yeah, as long as the monitor has 2 outputs then why not. I'm making the move from AMD to Nvidia. PSU looks good, if I were you I would get a corsair modular
so you just have the wires you need and not have a bunch fo them bunched up at the bottom of the case ;)  I would also use this its a $5 cheaper and runs quiter. And more efficient I think. Very easy to install aswell. But its up to you in the end. That one you posted has good reviews so just a thought.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thank you for the help i will keep your suggestions in mind.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2012 11:03:52 PM

Don't go for a Corsair modular, Corsair's PSU's are good but their expensive for what they offer. Keep your mind open on PSU options, OCZ or Antec usually has the best PSU deals going on for a good price.

For the CPU cooler, stay away from Corsair's Hydro series, they're expensive for terrible performance/dollar ratio.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1581/5/
The Corsair A50 is $25 but performs better than the H60 for $20 less. Another thing, the A50 performs at the level of a Hyper 212+ which is also $25 but performs a little better.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
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