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April 2, 2012 2:18:09 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 Weeks

Budget Range: $900 Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the internet, gaming, graduate school work, movies, music

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, OS, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: Athens GA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Doubtful

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p

Additional Comments: I'm in college and I don't want a big overzied cybord looking case with 90000 blue leds, I want a cool, sleek, low profile case that doesn't take up much room or cause to much attention.

I only plan to play MMORPGs (WoW, SWTOR, GW2, LoL, DOTA 2), since I do most my gaming on consoles.I also don't plan on building it since I'm busy, and I'm looking to find people who build computers, OC them, and do cable management. I've built 2 computers before but the cable managment was horrible, things didn't work for a while, didn't know how to OC, and I don't feel like dealing with the stress. So if anyone knows a reputable custom computer building company who I can just ship my order too and have them build it, please list them.


Parts so far:

Case: SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E Black Aluminum front panel, steel body MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

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

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k

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

Mobo: ASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

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

PSU: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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

GPU: XFX Double D Black Edition FX-777A-ZDB4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB

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

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

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

HDD: Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX 500GB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

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

Other Stuff:

120mm Case Fan: Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan

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

CPU Cooler: COOLERMASTER Hyper 212 Plus

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

Artic Silver 5

Total cost before rebates: $847.99

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April 2, 2012 2:52:36 PM

Anonymous said:
stay away from micro cases and boards. they build up heat very easy w/o case fans.

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $121.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Elite 311 Now: $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Well thank you for your suggestions, but I know a lot of people who have micro atx cases and boards and haven't had a problem.

I don't like the case you picked out that much either. The case I choose has case fans that push a lot of air, according to reviews.
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April 2, 2012 2:56:09 PM

CantThinkOfANamelol said:
Well thank you for your suggestions, but I know a lot of people who have micro atx cases and boards and haven't had a problem.

I don't like the case you picked out that much either. The case I choose has case fans that push a lot of air, according to reviews.

ok, i had hoped you'd have some case fans.

btw, i don't really give much for case looks, sorry, i usually pick up a POS from the curb :) 
April 2, 2012 2:59:13 PM

Yoyoman2000 said:
For the exact same price you can get a much better GPU.

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

The 6870 will outperform the 7770 in every way.


What? That is totally wrong, the 7770 is waaaay better than the 6870, I got benchmarks to prove it. Don't speak on things you don't understand.

Lol, I'm joking, thanks for that. For some reason my computer cant get your link to work, but I'm assuming you're talking about the Sapphire 6870?

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

I'll change that, thanks.
April 2, 2012 3:01:36 PM

I like micro cases if everything fits but I think mid atx is best for me. I just hate full sized ATX... just too damn big lool.

Look into if the Hyper 212 will fit in your case.
April 2, 2012 3:02:40 PM

Anonymous said:
ok, i had hoped you'd have some case fans.

btw, i don't really give much for case looks, sorry, i usually pick up a POS from the curb :) 


It has a 180mm front fan and it uses that cooling system that has positive air pressure or something. (It may be negative, but I compared them on tomshardware, and it uses whichever air pressure cooling system thing is the best) And it has a 120 rear fan.
April 2, 2012 3:03:49 PM

confish21 said:
I like micro cases if everything fits but I think mid atx is best for me. I just hate full sized ATX... just too damn big lool.

Look into if the Hyper 212 will fit in your case.


Already looked into it. :) 
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