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March 20, 2012 8:06:41 PM


LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM
$15.99


HIS IceQ X H687QN1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$179.99


Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS
$59.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
$46.99


ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$132.99


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


Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$159.99

Rosewill Thor V2 (bought from friend so I already own it)


Total
$815.93

If anyone has any good suggestions, feel free to add.

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March 20, 2012 8:11:28 PM

Get a Hyper212 for your 2500k. Works way better than the stock fan, and will let you overclock much more while keeping the chip cooler.
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March 20, 2012 8:13:42 PM

This build sounds pretty good except that i would probably put a little higher end graphics card in it. I would recommend you a GTX 560 TI 448 core or if you want to stay with AMD the 6950.
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March 20, 2012 8:22:53 PM

would you recommend getting the 560ti 448 now or wait for keplar?
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March 20, 2012 8:26:55 PM

mad2 said:
would you recommend getting the 560ti 448 now or wait for keplar?

It depends on if you want to wait Kelper is not officially announced...
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March 20, 2012 9:01:39 PM

It's $720 before rebate, but if you do all the rebates and various promo codes listed on the product pages, it should be ~$660-$690.
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March 20, 2012 9:04:41 PM

OK, just added an aftermarket cooler(Hyper 212), so now it's $750, the wishlist doesn't factor in rebates, so it'll be cheaper.
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March 20, 2012 9:22:25 PM

thanks for the tip...ill have to look into microcenter
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March 20, 2012 9:26:43 PM

Trust me, my build would be $600 from Newegg or $500 from MicroCenter. Especially good if you live near one(I do).
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March 20, 2012 10:48:53 PM

Just a comment on power supplies - it's far too easy to overlook the critical nature of the power supply. One bad experience with a power supply can spell the death of every component in your system.

Because of that, I personally only recommend purchasing the best possible power supply you can get - and that does mean spending a little bit more.

I would go with either a Seasonic or a Corsair.

Seasonic 620 Bronze should do the trick - you can pick it up for $90 on newegg right now.

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March 22, 2012 4:58:57 PM

Best answer selected by mad2.
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