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$1450 Gaming build advise

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March 18, 2012 9:51:52 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 Weeks from now.

Budget Range: $1450

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

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com,

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel cpu, Nvidea graphics card, full tower case

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: maybe 3-4 months down the road

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080, 1920x1200

This is what i had picked out:

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$219.99 -$25.00 Instant $194.99

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
$219.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
$99.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
$29.99

NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller
$54.99

ZOTAC ZT-50313-10M GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
$259.99

OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 ...
$109.99

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$94.99

ASUS VH236H Black 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers
$169.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
$49.99

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
$17.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition
$139.99
Subtotal: $1,456.86

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March 18, 2012 10:09:04 PM

Can't see your link - it doesn't work.

Here's what I typically recommend:

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R - $139.99 ($15.00 MIR)
PSU: Corsair HX850 - $187.99 ($20.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $159.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 8GB 1600MHz 1.5V - $64.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $109.99
HD: Samsung Ecogreen F4 2TB - $149.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - $320 (approx)

Total: $1,388.91
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March 18, 2012 10:15:22 PM

Ok sorry about the broken like i posted what i had picked. i do need a monitor included in the $1450.
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March 18, 2012 11:29:46 PM

So i was thinking to swap the 7850 for a gtx 560 ti-448 core. would i get a loss of performance due to this?
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March 18, 2012 11:40:26 PM

jjd712 said:
So i was thinking to swap the 7850 for a gtx 560 ti-448 core. would i get a loss of performance due to this?


I'm curious about this as well. I was planning on buying the eVGA 560ti 448 Classified Ultra.
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March 20, 2012 11:06:42 PM

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March 21, 2012 3:37:05 AM

jjd712 said:
So i was thinking to swap the 7850 for a gtx 560 ti-448 core. would i get a loss of performance due to this?


No - stick with the 7850 - it's based on a much newer platform than the 448 core 560 is.
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