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April 5, 2012 1:03:08 AM

I am building a computer with my friend, and I am a little bit of a n00b(only built a computer once before).

Here is the link to the spreadsheet with parts on it.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhZVy_6eOr...

Budget: $2000.

Any advice/no-nos?

Should I get an extra heatsink for such a high build?

Really any suggestions in general would help.

**Okay, update time**

I made a couple changes, what do you think?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhZVy_6eOr...

The 3700K was way too expensive.
I think we're going to go with both types of drives (people do that right?).
I basically just changed most of our parts to the recommended things.

This good?

More about : custom 2000

April 7, 2012 6:28:01 PM

You only need 8 gb of RAM
The CPU is way overpriced, get a 2500k, best price/performance ratio
Instead of a p8p67, make it a p8z68 by ASUS
GPU is good, but don't get a refurbished one
Make your PSU this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Get an IPS monitor like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you want to OC, get a Corsair H80
The best Mouse is a RAT 5
THe hard drive is the wrong type, get this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I cant argue with anything else
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April 7, 2012 6:58:03 PM

Thanks so much.

I was gonna get a normal HD, but then I thought maybe I should just get an SSD. The prices are ridiculous because if the flood in Thailand. I thought I would just wait until prices went down again. Can my friend survive on am SSD until then?
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April 7, 2012 7:01:56 PM

The prices aren't THAT bad. A 1TB drive is $100-$110. That gets you only a 90GB SSD. If you need lots of storage, get a HDD. If you need speed, get a SSD.
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April 7, 2012 9:01:21 PM

Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th.

http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... <----- Here's a price run down of the Ivy Bridge cpu's in $USD

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa... <----- Z77 boards already for sale in Australia. In the past few years the Aussies have been getting the goodies a month ahead of the US and Canada including Sandy Bridge and the 1155 boards. The Aussies have already pulled some of the 1155 Cougar Point boards (H61/H67/P67/Z68) from their site. In fact a lot of those boards are no longer for sale on that site compared to last month.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5166/ivy-bridge-overview <----- Line-up of Ivy Bridge desktop cpu's to date.

Z77/Z75 motherboards (Panther Point chipset w/native USB 3.0) and PCI-E 3.0

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html <----- Quick and brief rundown of Ivy Bridge, PCI-E 3.0 cards and the new gen boards.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- Asrocks Z77 and Z75 boards to date. They all get released with Ivy Bridge.

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Inte... <---- Asus Z77 board lineup to date.

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=2&p=... <----- Gigabyte Z77 board lineup to date.

http://us.msi.com/product/mb/#/?sk=Socket%201155%20(Intel%20i3/i5/i7) <----- MSI Z77 board lineup to date.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-c... <---- Ivy Bridge cpu review with benchmarks



http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock... <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks




http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-... $118.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-850-Power-Supply/dp/B0050... $122.75 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... $160 +/- $15 is a close guess imo
ASRock Z77 Extreme4

http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... $225
Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3570K 3.4GHz

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $34.64 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... $19.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $109.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $499.99
ASUS GTX680-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $1,301.32 *not including motherboard


http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004J6BIJ8/ref=ox_sc_a... $154.53 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
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April 7, 2012 9:02:38 PM

I second the above case. I have the 500R and it is simply amazing.
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