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April 8, 2012 6:40:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: beginning of summer

Budget Range: 1600-2200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming....-_-

Parts Not Required: Monitors or routers or power strips/ surge protectors

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and amazon

Country:i am from the usa west coast

Parts Preferences: Intel Nvidia mainly

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: two 1680x1050 one 1920x1080

Additional Comments: would like it to be quiet and have a window but not at a really really high cost that is above my budget, also probably will swap out the graphics card and processor for a ivy bridge-i7-3770K(around $320) and a kepler card-GTX660(around $319) i just got the prices for the cpu and gpu from

cpu-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Bridge_(microarchitecture)#List_of_Ivy_Bridge_processors
gpu-http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Nvidia-Kepler-GPU-GeFo...

i also would like a better headset if it does not go over the budget and which one is more powerful the wifi that comes with the board or the linksys card. gonna use the ssd for boot-between 90-180 gigs, yes i want to keep the hdd at 2tbs and at those speeds, cool looking computer case would be nice, yes i want the 16 gigs of ram just cause its so cheap, if changing the keyboard i would like a volume knob backlit would be appreciated- i currently have a stock mouse and a old logitech g510 keyboard. and i think that is about it all the parts located below

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all the current parts
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...


Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F180GB3-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #:CSSD-F180GB3-BK
Item #:N82E16820233220
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$249.99 -$40.00 Instant $209.99


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Eagle Arion ET-AR512LR-BK 2.1 Soundstage Speakers w/Subwoofer & Remote - 5.25" Drivers, 20Hz to 20kHz, 80 Watts
Model #:ET-AR512LR-BK
Item #:N82E16836183041
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$79.99 -$7.00 Instant $72.99


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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model #:D RW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$19.99 $19.99


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MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
Model #:N560GTX-Ti Twin Fr
Item #:N82E16814127608
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$269.99 $269.99


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RAZER Goliathus Gaming Mouse Mat - Fragged Speed Edition - Omega S
Model #:RZ02-00210900-R3M1
Item #:N82E16826999067
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$14.99 $14.99


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COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
Model #:RR-212E-20PK-R2
Item #:N82E16835103099
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$34.99 $34.99


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Linksys WMP600N PCI Wireless Adapter with Dual-Band
Model #:WMP600N
Item #:N82E16833124342
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$79.99 -$31.00 Instant $48.99


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RAIDMAX Helios ATX-819WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:ATX-819WB
Item #:N82E16811156254
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$89.99 -$10.00 Instant $79.99


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ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard
Model #:p 8Z77-V DELUXE
Item #:N82E16813131818
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$284.99 $284.99


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CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular ...
Model #:CMPSU-850AX
Item #:N82E16817139015
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$199.99 -$10.00 Instant $189.99


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Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Model #:BX80623I72600K
Item #:N82E16819115070
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$324.99 -$25.00 Instant $299.99


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CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
Model #:CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
Item #:N82E16820145347
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$96.99 $96.99


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Transcend TS-RDP8K USB 2.0 All-in-One Multi Card Reader
Model #:TS-RDP8K
Item #:N82E16820208458
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$17.99 -$3.00 Instant $14.99


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Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:ST2000DM001
Item #:N82E16822148834
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$129.99 $129.99


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AZIO Levetron Mech4 KB588U Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
Model #:KB588U
Item #:N82E16823839010
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
Out Of Stock
Auto-Notify
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$119.99 $119.99


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Cyborg CCB437080002/04/1 Black USB Wired Laser R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse
Model #:CCB437080002/04/1
Item #:N82E16826102062
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$99.99 -$23.00 Instant $76.99


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Logitech C910 USB 2.0 1080p HD Pro Webcam
Model #:960-000597
Item #:N82E16826104385
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$99.


the subtotal $2189.12

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April 8, 2012 6:54:40 PM

Make it public.
April 8, 2012 7:04:15 PM

azeem40 said:
Make it public.



oops cant reallyamke it public right now so ill just post the parts thanks..
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April 8, 2012 7:09:46 PM

Get 8GB of RAM instead.
Get an i5 2500K. The i7 is an i5 with hyperthreading which never gets used unless you're video editing. Use the saved money to get a 7870/7850.
April 8, 2012 7:13:33 PM

wish list is empty


just get it public :D 
April 8, 2012 8:03:30 PM

I wouldn't use last generation GPUs on a 2000$ build personaly. a 680gtx 2g would last you for years in 1080p or a HD7870 if you don't want to blow 500$ on a GPU.
April 8, 2012 8:22:11 PM

As stated - GTX680 GPU - get a cheaper mobo and go for i5-2500k or Ivy equivalent. Make sure your ram is 1.5v and low profile so as to not interfere with the 212 Evo cooler. 180Gb ssd is just a strange size - go smaller or larger. And if you are waiting till summer - wait for the dust to settle on GPUs, cpus, and mobos.
-Bruce
April 8, 2012 8:39:29 PM

dish_moose said:
As stated - GTX680 GPU - get a cheaper mobo and go for i5-2500k or Ivy equivalent. Make sure your ram is 1.5v and low profile so as to not interfere with the 212 Evo cooler. 180Gb ssd is just a strange size - go smaller or larger. And if you are waiting till summer - wait for the dust to settle on GPUs, cpus, and mobos.
-Bruce


QFT.

SSD are realy just a luxury. high $ just to boot faster and having short loading time in a few games (exept maybe if you spend 200$+ for a bigger one but their is bether upgrade for a 2000$ set-up).

As for ram 2x4GB is more then enough and 1333Hz is fast enough for gaming, their is no gain going faster for gaming only. Some poeple goes for 16G of ram because they are so cheap now but for gaming only I don't think we will need that much for the next 10 years.
April 8, 2012 8:40:35 PM

I have an SSD, and I can tell you that there is a earth and sky difference between it and my 7200RPM HDD.

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April 8, 2012 8:41:10 PM
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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.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.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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $154.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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: $1,456.31 *not including shipping


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.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <---- a better look at that case
April 8, 2012 8:45:15 PM

obsama1 said:
Get 8GB of RAM instead.
Get an i5 2500K. The i7 is an i5 with hyperthreading which never gets used unless you're video editing. Use the saved money to get a 7870/7850.


thanks for the suggestion but i video edit alot of my family's vacation videos and stuff so ill probably stick with the i7 and the 16gbs wont hurt and i can afford it. id prefer to stick with an nvidia card..though upgrading might not be a bad idea
April 8, 2012 8:46:14 PM

There are no longer driver issues with AMD GPUs. The 7870/7850 beats the current NVIDIA counterparts.
April 8, 2012 8:47:32 PM

@Why Me
No offense, but you spam every thread with the same thing. Ivy Bridge is VERY over-hyped. 10% performance gains, which is nothing. The only tangible thing will be PCIE 3.0 which won't be fully used for the next 5 years.
April 8, 2012 8:49:27 PM

If it is fully used on X79, it should be fully used on IB.
April 8, 2012 8:49:48 PM

venur said:
I wouldn't use last generation GPUs on a 2000$ build personaly. a 680gtx 2g would last you for years in 1080p or a HD7870 if you don't want to blow 500$ on a GPU.


true, but it is a 1600-1700 build cause the rest is just mice and stuff but i should probably get a better gpu, any nvidia suggestions that arent that expensive though? thanks. and i would probably switch out that suggestion with the kepler card that comes out later at the same price point
April 8, 2012 8:51:26 PM

Zukincu13e said:
thanks for the suggestion but i video edit alot of my family's vacation videos and stuff so ill probably stick with the i7 and the 16gbs wont hurt and i can afford it. id prefer to stick with an nvidia card..though upgrading might not be a bad idea


If your doing video editing also yeah 16gb of ram wont hurt especialy at the price. If your lenght on editing 1333hz still more then enough but the 1600Hz are cheap and stable too (but it void your intel CPU warranty if I'm not mistaken)

If your doing only minor video editing you don't need an i7-2600k over an i5-2500k but if you can afford it without going cheaper on anything else (like GPU, monitor and SSD) I'd say go for it.

As for Nvidia if you don't want the 680gtx 2gb at 500$ you can wait for their mid and high mid range GPUs.
April 8, 2012 8:52:06 PM

It would be a crime not to put in an SSD into a $2k build. 16GB will give you a safety barrier. DDR3-1600 is the sweet spot for the i5-2500k (and the IB equivalent).

Since you're waiting, put in the IB processor. I think that you could go with the i7-2600k equivalent. Also, Z77 mobos are out on newegg. Either get the Extreme6 or the Extreme4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

So, here's what I suggest:

CPU: IB equivalent of i7-2600k
SSD: 128GB or at the least 64GB
Mobo: Extreme4 (the Extreme6 isn't worth it imo)
RAM: 8GB (or 16 if you want it. Isn't much of a price difference) of DDR3-1600 CAS9 1.5v
GPU: GTX680
Case: There aren't many silent cases with windows. For a quiet case, go with a Fractal R3 (or the Fractal XL) or Corsair 550D.
PSU: Try 800W

That's it, I think. I can't advise you on peripherals. Oh, yeah, and get a 1TB (or 2TB) 7200rpm HDD. To see how to make it completely silent, see this:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article8-page1.html

Basically, what dish_moose said. The CPU cooler still stands.
April 8, 2012 8:53:05 PM

obsama1 said:
^^^
No offense, but you spam every thread with the same thing. Ivy Bridge is VERY over-hyped. 10% performance gains, which is nothing. The only tangible thing will be PCIE 3.0 which won't be fully used for the next 5 years.

No offense but why do you choose to post in this forum? As in giving people advice on here. I'l tell you what. You recommend older tech to the people on here planning to purchase new pc hardware components, and I'l recommend the newest technology on here backed up by links and reviews in my post so that the OP has something to go on. How's that sound? Oh and btw, I'm guessing you don't game. I would much rather have native USB 3.0, PCI-E 3.0, less wattage, lower temps, and better performance.
April 8, 2012 8:54:07 PM

dish_moose said:
As stated - GTX680 GPU - get a cheaper mobo and go for i5-2500k or Ivy equivalent. Make sure your ram is 1.5v and low profile so as to not interfere with the 212 Evo cooler. 180Gb ssd is just a strange size - go smaller or larger. And if you are waiting till summer - wait for the dust to settle on GPUs, cpus, and mobos.
-Bruce


thanks i like the mobo tho cause of the bluetooth and the wifi and all the extra stuff, i really like that stuff, i think my ram is 1.5v and yea i remember reading somewhere that the high profile interfere with the aftermarket cooler, ill switch it out with low profile ones, by the way is there any difference between the high and low profiles? and ok ill go with a 120gb sdd
April 8, 2012 8:55:24 PM

Actually, Why_Me, your links do help, but I would suggest directing everyone to a forum thread with the links on them. Like... make a discussion thread with all of that on it, and when you recommend things to people, link them to the discussion thread. That way, we save on space. 'Cause even though those are helpful, I've seen them in every post you post :) 
April 8, 2012 8:55:37 PM

ddan49 said:
^I disagree. It would be a crime not to put in at least a 64GB SSD in a $2k gaming build. I'd go 128GB. 16GB of RAM is nice as a safety barrier. DDR3-1600 is the sweet spot for the i5-2500k (and the IB equivalent).




Didnt said he shouldn't get one but its remain a luxury int he sense it won,t let him run game on a bether graphix quality. You don't put a 300$ SSD if you have to buy a cheaper GPU in order too.

Seem he said 1600$ if possible with an i7, 16gb of ram and still want to be playing games. 60gb or 120gb max like you suggest is mroe then enough.
April 8, 2012 8:56:43 PM

venur said:
QFT.

SSD are realy just a luxury. high $ just to boot faster and having short loading time in a few games (exept maybe if you spend 200$+ for a bigger one but their is bether upgrade for a 2000$ set-up).

As for ram 2x4GB is more then enough and 1333Hz is fast enough for gaming, their is no gain going faster for gaming only. Some poeple goes for 16G of ram because they are so cheap now but for gaming only I don't think we will need that much for the next 10 years.


nah like azeem40 said ssds are awesome and i dont think 8 gigs at 1333 will last TEN YEARS that is a really long time for tech to evolve, hell we might not even have ram in ten years
April 8, 2012 9:01:47 PM

venur said:
If your doing video editing also yeah 16gb of ram wont hurt especialy at the price. If your lenght on editing 1333hz still more then enough but the 1600Hz are cheap and stable too (but it void your intel CPU warranty if I'm not mistaken)

If your doing only minor video editing you don't need an i7-2600k over an i5-2500k but if you can afford it without going cheaper on anything else (like GPU, monitor and SSD) I'd say go for it.

As for Nvidia if you don't want the 680gtx 2gb at 500$ you can wait for their mid and high mid range GPUs.


thanks for your understanding.
April 8, 2012 9:06:44 PM

I don't think 32GB is a good idea. It's not like you'll be making a feature length movie. It's pretty expensive, as well.
April 8, 2012 9:14:28 PM

Why_Me said:
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.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://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph5626/44758.png


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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $154.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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: $1,456.31 *not including shipping


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.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <---- a better look at that case


wow look at all those links and pictures, really impressive but yet again id like to stay with the 16gb of ram, i guess i could switch to 120gbs of ssd storage id stick with the 80plus gold power, i think about the case and the motherboard, naw with the processor, 2tb hdd please, any cheaper gpus? oh and i already have win 7 pro
April 8, 2012 9:16:14 PM

You will need both an IB CPU and an IB MOBO to make use of PCIe 3.0.
April 8, 2012 9:18:34 PM

Why_Me said:
Look @ this RAM down below so you have room to expand if you ever need more RAM. No need to fill up all those slots with a 4x4GB set.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GAO

And this cpu ...

http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... $332
Intel i7-3770K


cool thanks and yep im gonna get the 3770k when it comes out and is there any difference between using 4 sticks and two?
April 8, 2012 9:19:13 PM

Zukincu13e said:
wow look at all those links and pictures, really impressive but yet again id like to stay with the 16gb of ram, i guess i could switch to 120gbs of ssd storage id stick with the 80plus gold power, i think about the case and the motherboard, naw with the processor, 2tb hdd please, any cheaper gpus? oh and i already have win 7 pro

Look at my post a few post above this one with the link to the 2x8GB set of RAM. You don't want to fill all those slots up with a 4x4GB set. Leave yourself some room to expand , as in add another 8GB (2x8GB set) in the future.
April 8, 2012 9:19:15 PM

ddan49 said:
I don't think 32GB is a good idea. It's not like you'll be making a feature length movie. It's pretty expensive, as well.


uh....32gb of what? and if your reffering to ram im only getting 16....-_-
April 8, 2012 9:19:57 PM

azeem40 said:
You will need both an IB CPU and an IB MOBO to make use of PCIe 3.0.


which is exactly what im going to get :) 
April 8, 2012 9:21:19 PM

Why_Me said:
Look at my post a few post above this one with the link to the 2x8GB set of RAM. You don't want to fill all those slots up with a 4x4GB set. Leave yourself some room to expand , as in add another 8GB (2x8GB set) in the future.


ah thats smart, and im replying to the posts as i scroll down so i might be kinda late to the party... sorry!

edit:
and do you have that in blue? i kinda want everything to match. Thanks!
April 8, 2012 9:34:41 PM

Zukincu13e said:
uh....32gb of what? and if your reffering to ram im only getting 16....-_-


Sorry. I did mean RAM, and I was replying to the post above mine. This is going so fast that someone posted before me. Also, $120 is actually a pretty good deal on two 8GB sticks of DDR3-1600 RAM. Here's some blue:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$140, but if you want color, you've got it.

EDIT: Just don't get this RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I know it's blue, but its CAS latency is 11, which is no good for your build. Anyways, RAM isn't all that visible from the side:

I think some black RAM would still be fine for your color scheme
April 8, 2012 9:42:07 PM

ddan49 said:
Sorry. I did mean RAM, and I was replying to the post above mine. This is going so fast that someone posted before me. Also, $120 is actually a pretty good deal on two 8GB sticks of DDR3-1600 RAM. Here's some blue:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$140, but if you want color, you've got it.

EDIT: Just don't get this RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I know it's blue, but its CAS latency is 11, which is no good for your build. Anyways, RAM isn't all that visible from the side:
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Z6NrDUR8Snw/TM4Ecl-MdzI/AAAAAAAABb0/BRTYlFZXdd4/Computer_from_inside11.jpg
I think some black RAM would still be fine for your color scheme


ah i have no idea what cas latency is but ok! i was not going to get that one anyways because it looks terrible and pasty, and besides the ripjaws sounds and looks cooler. and black ram hmmm ok ill look into that, i guess the black could go into the black ram slots but i dont know if there is enough clearance under the 212 evo
April 8, 2012 9:44:12 PM

Zukincu13e said:
wow look at all those links and pictures, really impressive but yet again id like to stay with the 16gb of ram, i guess i could switch to 120gbs of ssd storage id stick with the 80plus gold power, i think about the case and the motherboard, naw with the processor, 2tb hdd please, any cheaper gpus? oh and i already have win 7 pro


You're building a gaming rig, you don't want to cheap out on the most important part of it. Ram, mobo and cpu take a back seat to the GPU. That's where you should be extravagant. Limit everything else to fit within your budget.
April 8, 2012 9:48:44 PM

Actually, PSu is the most important, even more important than the GPU.
April 8, 2012 9:51:32 PM

azeem40 said:
Actually, PSu is the most important, even more important than the GPU.


:lol:  ok, I'll give you that
April 8, 2012 9:53:58 PM

egilbe said:
You're building a gaming rig, you don't want to cheap out on the most important part of it. Ram, mobo and cpu take a back seat to the GPU. That's where you should be extravagant. Limit everything else to fit within your budget.


i guess but maybe a GTX670 :D 
April 8, 2012 9:56:31 PM

Zukincu13e said:
i guess but maybe a GTX670 :D 


GTX690 :hello: 
April 8, 2012 10:01:20 PM

SSD - I'd get Tier 1 (240/256 GB) or Tier 3 (120/128 GB) SSSD

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-review-benchmar...

GFX - If ya go with the 560 Ti.....the Twin Frozr has a great cooler but only a 6 phase VRM which limits its overclock ability. I'd get the Asus or Gigabyte 900 Mhz models (7 phase designs) or the MSI Lighting or Hawk.

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

I'd seriously consider a 680, you could easily do an SLI 680 system for around $2200....however CUDA plug ins work wonders on the 5xx series cards bit not on the 680.

Cooler - The 212 is a greta budget cooler but $2200 is nota budget system.....I'd at least get a Hyper 612 PWM or Scythe Mugen 3

Case / PSU: Better choices

Case - Corsair 500R White http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo / CPU - I'd wait for the Pro version..... Deluxe has features I don't think ya will use and Pro version usually $40-50 cheaper

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...

As for the CPU, the 2600k is a CPU w/o a market niche.....if ya need HT, the 2700k is the far better buy for only $40 more.....if gaming, HT does nuthing for ya and saves ya $100 ....with the video editing definitely get the 2700k

RAM = Skip the silly tall, toothy heat sinks and but the low profile version..... this article is what caused Corsair to release them

The only cooling effect of these big coolers is that they "look cool". While they served a purpose (when they were effective) w/ DDR2, they are absolutely useless on DDR3.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
Quote:
At more than 2" tall in certain areas the Corsair Vengeance could pose a problem for users like me who use large coolers such as the Scythe Mugen 2. I was able to use the Corsair Vengeance only after I mounted the fan on my cooler on the backside. Size is definitely a concern with heat spreaders of this size and therefore I encourage users to check that they will have enough space under their heatsinks before purchasing the Corsair Vengeance kit.


http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
Quote:
The problem I have with the Corsair Vengeance is the same I have with many kits of RAM on the market. Companies insist on putting large coolers on their RAM and it limits the choice in CPU heatsinks that can be used within users system. DDR3 does not require these elaborate coolers with its lower voltages which translate to lower temperatures then RAM saw during the DDR, and DDR2 era. Corsair is correcting this with low profile versions of its Vengeance line but ultimately I would like to see the average size of coolers drop instead of having to look for specific low profile versions of a memory line.


I don't think ya need 16GB for gaming .....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the video editing, may wanna opt for the CAS 7 versions
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 8, 2012 10:05:38 PM

egilbe said:
GTX690 :hello: 


NAW MAN thats like double the 680s price, i only got 1600 so far i have to earn the other 600 dollars somehow
April 8, 2012 10:08:13 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
SSD - I'd get Tier 1 (240/256 GB) or Tier 3 (120/128 GB) SSSD

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-review-benchmar...

GFX - If ya go with the 560 Ti.....the Twin Frozr has a great cooler but only a 6 phase VRM which limits its overclock ability. I'd get the Asus or Gigabyte 900 Mhz models (7 phase designs) or the MSI Lighting or Hawk.

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

I'd seriously consider a 680, you could easily do an SLI 680 system for around $2200....however CUDA plug ins work wonders on the 5xx series cards bit not on the 680.

Cooler - The 212 is a greta budget cooler but $2200 is nota budget system.....I'd at least get a Hyper 612 PWM or Scythe Mugen 3

Case / PSU: Better choices

Case - Corsair 500R White http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo / CPU - I'd wait for the Pro version..... Deluxe has features I don't think ya will use and Pro version usually $40-50 cheaper

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...

As for the CPU, the 2600k is a CPU w/o a market niche.....if ya need HT, the 2700k is the far better buy for only $40 more.....if gaming, HT does nuthing for ya and saves ya $100 ....with the video editing definitely get the 2700k

RAM = Skip the silly tall, toothy heat sinks and but the low profile version..... this article is what caused Corsair to release them

The only cooling effect of these big coolers is that they "look cool". While they served a purpose (when they were effective) w/ DDR2, they are absolutely useless on DDR3.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
Quote:
At more than 2" tall in certain areas the Corsair Vengeance could pose a problem for users like me who use large coolers such as the Scythe Mugen 2. I was able to use the Corsair Vengeance only after I mounted the fan on my cooler on the backside. Size is definitely a concern with heat spreaders of this size and therefore I encourage users to check that they will have enough space under their heatsinks before purchasing the Corsair Vengeance kit.


http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
Quote:
The problem I have with the Corsair Vengeance is the same I have with many kits of RAM on the market. Companies insist on putting large coolers on their RAM and it limits the choice in CPU heatsinks that can be used within users system. DDR3 does not require these elaborate coolers with its lower voltages which translate to lower temperatures then RAM saw during the DDR, and DDR2 era. Corsair is correcting this with low profile versions of its Vengeance line but ultimately I would like to see the average size of coolers drop instead of having to look for specific low profile versions of a memory line.


I don't think ya need 16GB for gaming .....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the video editing, may wanna opt for the CAS 7 versions
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


sigh* the computer does not actually cost 2200, 2200 is the combined cost of the keyboard mice, webcam etc.....
April 8, 2012 10:20:53 PM

Well, on the bright side, prices on everything current should fall by the time you want to purchase...except for RAM. That will probably rise some.
May 6, 2012 9:20:13 PM

Best answer selected by ZukinCU13E.
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