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March 30, 2012 3:07:39 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: anytime into next month

Budget Range: (e.g. 1000-1200$) Before Rebates or after

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming WoW, and Crysis 2, and recording while playing WoW

Parts Not Required: I need a cheaper or medium priced wireless keyboard and mouse, willing to spend around 80-100$ For both

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: America.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

Overclocking: maybe in future time.

SLI or Crossfire: if you can afford it into a 1200$ budget.

Monitor Resolution: i need a 23-24 inch HDMI capable monitor 1080p

Additional Comments: pretty quiet, also i love the LED fan light's/ colors. i prefer blue or red. if not that's okay
March 30, 2012 4:07:23 AM

ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED Black 24" (23.6" Vis) LED Backlight LCD monitor - $199

AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ975FBK4DGM - OEM - $135 (334)

BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $72 (409)

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BA1339 - $43 (452)

GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $255 (707)

XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $100 (807)

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $45 (852)

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $85 (937)

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM - $25 (963)

Keyboard/Mouse = whatever - $100 (1063)

OS = Windows 7 Home Premium x64 = $120ish - $140ish (1200)

That should about cover everything.
March 30, 2012 5:39:57 AM

Raiddinn said:
ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED Black 24" (23.6" Vis) LED Backlight LCD monitor - $199

AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ975FBK4DGM - OEM - $135 (334)

BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $72 (409)

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BA1339 - $43 (452)

GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $255 (707)

XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $100 (807)

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $45 (852)

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $85 (937)

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM - $25 (963)

Keyboard/Mouse = whatever - $100 (1063)

OS = Windows 7 Home Premium x64 = $120ish - $140ish (1200)

That should about cover everything.


I seriously find it hard to believe that anyone would actually want an AMD / Biostar combination - compared to an i5-2500K and a Z68 that would be like putting a Yugo up against a Ferrari. :lol: 

Here's what I recommend for $1K:

Here you go:

Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $99.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - $104.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3h - $149.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 1TB - $109.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $249.99

Total: $1,012.99
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March 30, 2012 5:45:38 AM

Get a 23" if you want 1080p.
March 30, 2012 7:21:14 AM

CPU $14O: AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ Quad-Core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

MOBO $130: BIOSTAR TA990FXE ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

GPU $360: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 11199-03-20G Video Card OC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

RAM $50: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

DVD BURNER $20: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

HDD $85: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

CASE $55: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

PSU $70: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

If you really which to overclock get this cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL: $944.91 leaving you a nice margin to get the OS, monitor
Keyboard and mouse, if they are for gaming i don't recommend them wireless
March 30, 2012 8:04:28 AM

g-unit1111 said:
I seriously find it hard to believe that anyone would actually want an AMD / Biostar combination - compared to an i5-2500K and a Z68 that would be like putting a Yugo up against a Ferrari. :lol: 

Here's what I recommend for $1K:

Here you go:

Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $99.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - $104.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3h - $149.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 1TB - $109.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $249.99

Total: $1,012.99

Great build suggestion. Much better than any crappy AMD CPU lol.
March 30, 2012 12:18:33 PM

Do you also take mail in rebates.
March 30, 2012 12:18:33 PM

If the OP wants an AMD build then they can have one.

An Intel based setup would be more powerful and more expensive, maybe that isn't what they are going for.
March 30, 2012 1:53:32 PM

Hello.
Since your budget is high enough to use a Sandybridge i5, there is no reason to use something lesser.
Also since wow gaming is your 1st priority, wow favors a lot intel & nvidia.

Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight $204.99
24 inches, LED, 1080p, 2ms. Whatelse could someone ask?

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE $84.99
HAF series solid build and blue leds, as you asked :) 

Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $121.99
Always a great choice (PCIX3.0 2 slots, USB3.0, SATA3, Z68, etc etc).

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $219.99
i5 2500 for games is the best cpu available.

CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $34.99
Great cooler for $35 bucks.

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $54.99
Vengeance low profile so you can add better coolers.

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB $84.99
Solid and fast product. I have mine (320GB version) for almost 7 years and continues...

GPU: MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti $219.99
Factory overclocked to 880mhz!!! it is faster than anything at the price of 219 price.

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 $104.99
Originally made by seasonic, SLI/Xfire ready, 750watt.

Peripherals: Logitech MK550 Black USB RF Wireless Ergonomic Wave Combo $69.99
Great wireless Logitech combo mouse and keyboard.

Total without MIRS: $1201,90
:) 

edit: $1156,90 after MIRS.
March 30, 2012 2:46:01 PM

my recommendation

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

intel i5 2500k

the pinacle of gaming cpu

asrock z68 extreme3 gen3

the best and cheapest mobo supportoing sli

mushkin 2x 4 gb 1600 mhz cas8 ddr3 ram

cheap ram with cas8 lattency.

pc power and cooling silencer mkii 750 w 80 + silver

tier 2 psu with 80+ silver rating and 89 aafter mail in rebates

sapphire hd 7850

gpu equivalent of gtx 570 with less cost and eats less power

cm haf 912

award winning and customers favourite case with low cost.

seagate 1.5 tb green 5900 rpm hdd

just of 99 bucks only

acer 23" full hd led monitor

good but if you can extend your budget more i could fit a 24" asus full hd led display.

logitech wireless mouse and keyboard combo

very cheap and good performing.

and the star of the build

mushkin cronos 60 gb ssd

the best cheapest ssd and will give read times more than 4-5 times of hdd


this is my recommendation

good luck with your build :hello: 


March 30, 2012 5:02:06 PM

Will all these builds run crysis? and BF3 on good-max settings?
March 30, 2012 5:04:07 PM

loganator said:
Will all these builds run crysis? and BF3 on good-max settings?


Anything running a 2500K and newer GPU like the 7850 will easily - anything running AMD most likely won't.
March 30, 2012 5:06:10 PM

Raiddinn said:
If the OP wants an AMD build then they can have one.

An Intel based setup would be more powerful and more expensive, maybe that isn't what they are going for.

You might want to read the OP again. He copied the template and didn't change the part in parenthesis.
March 30, 2012 5:13:15 PM

sweet, sounds good. i will be looking forward to this, and the building of the computer is my favorite part!!!! and this should run diablo 3 no problem??? just want to make sure.
March 30, 2012 5:14:18 PM

loganator said:
sweet, sounds good. i will be looking forward to this, and the building of the computer is my favorite part!!!! and this should run diablo 3 no problem??? just want to make sure.


The 2500K will be able to handle anything, I think even my i3-2120 should handle D3 without breaking a sweat.
March 30, 2012 6:24:18 PM

okay, this will be alot of fun! thanks for the help.
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