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$1,350 Gaming PC + Monitor

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April 12, 2012 8:45:04 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: sometime between 4/20 and 5/10

Budget Range: $1,350 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is the only thing that will be done on this computer

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: (e.g.: India) U.S.A.

Parts Preferences: Intel processor, 22"+ LCD screen

Overclocking: would love to, but don't know how

SLI or Crossfire: not sure what this is

Monitor Resolution: would depend on what monitor you recommend for the build I guess

Additional Comments: This is my first build ever.

More about : 350 gaming monitor

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April 12, 2012 9:47:20 PM

Wait until April 29th when the new Intel Ivy Bridge cpu's are due to be released.


This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-RC-922M-KKN1-... $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
$79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99
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... $34.29 & 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... $99.99 & 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... $259.99
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card

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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

Total: $1,254.20


Save $10 with this card...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
SAPPHIRE 11200-00-20G Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Optional 200mm red LED CM MegaFlow fan to add to that case for better cooling...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4... $12.20 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP (Red)

Save a few dollars and later on pick up a nice SSD like this one down below. SSD's keep going down in price every month.

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.amazon.com/HD7870-DC2-2GD5-DisplayPort-Utili... $349.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon 2GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card HD7870-DC2-2GD5
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April 15, 2012 10:29:25 AM

A couple follow-up questions about these builds.

As mentioned, this is my first build. Would the Cooler Master CPU fan be necessary? I'm afraid I will mess up the installation when connecting it to my CPU. If you think it really is needed for gaming, I will do it though.

Also, will 8gb of memory be enough? If I were to double that to 16, would that be too much? Would any of it be wasted?

And finally, if I order these components, will they come with everything I need to build my computer (besides a screwdriver and twist-ties)? Or will I need to go out and buy more cables/etc?
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April 15, 2012 10:55:28 AM

spend 350bucks on a pentiumG530 or something and 1000 bucks on a awesome monitor...... nah scratch that.

actually I do advise for you to wait for ivy bridge and see if any price drop happens, if sandy prices drops, go for sandy as the performance for ivy is not really that much greater as it should be like a tick and the tock the one after ivy which should be like 1150 socket or something is a better buy, but your choice go ivy if you want
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