Ivy Bridge Build

Approximate Purchase Date: After Ivy Bridge

Budget Range: $1300 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Interwebs, Photoshop etc

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Corsair 500R in WHITE

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Later in time

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Make sure it's ivy bridge etc
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  1. Haven't I seen this thread before..? hm..
  2. Haha... me too. Could you just deduct the Corsair from the price so that it's easier on everyone? I'm assuming it's $140. So your budget is $1160... well... let's go, then:

    CPU: i5-3750k - $220
    Mobo: Extreme4 Z77 ASRock - $140
    CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO - $35
    GPU: 7870 - $360
    HDD: 1TB 7200rpm $100
    RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9 1.5v - $42
    PSU: Silencer 750W - $90

    Total: $967 + case = $1100... so we've got $200 to spend wherever... I'm sure someone can help you either upgrade your GPU to a GTX 680 (which is probably what you should do) or get more RAM, or whatever...
  3. gary1 said:
    Haven't I seen this thread before..? hm..

    You'll see me do this a few times until I buy it :lol:
  4. It's generally better to do it on one thread to stop people from getting vewy angwy...

    I did one thread a month back to get a basic idea, and will do one more to get final feedback right before I buy it... in a few weeks. (No, that doesn't mean I don't know much about hardware, it means I want input from people based on sound emitted... I'm going silent).
  5. Well, I always change something or think of something to get more money into my budget, so it always changes before I post. The only reason I made this thread is because I wanted to see what someone else would build instead of me to see if it was better.
  6. Well... I'm not questioning, or anything. I chose to help, gary didn't. I guess that just makes me a better person than him ;)

    Anyway, is the build I posted okay with you? I'm sure you could go with a GTX 680 instead of the 7870, as well.
  7. Yeah, thats practically what I was going to pick. Know any 1920x1200 21.5 Monitors out there under $400? I can goto 23" to
  8. Best answer
    There are no 1200p res monitors under 24". Starting at 30" for TN panels is where 1200p begins (24" for IPS panels).
  9. I have no idea... sorry. I know nothing of monitors. May want to look at 1080p, though... it's a favorite. A lot of people buy monitors on ebay and stuff... that's all I know.
  10. For $340/400, you can get a 24" Dell U2412M, an IPS panel that is 1920x1200.
  11. Sounds good, Azeem. I will look into them. The reason I'm going for 1200 is because I want to get into Paintshop/video editing and I heard the extra pixels help.
  12. Best answer selected by BuBzXXL.
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