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April 15, 2012 4:58:02 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Planning on this summer

Budget Range: Under $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, streaming netflix, surfing the web

Parts Not Required: Everything's required

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Prefer an intel CPU

Overclocking: Probably

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: The quieter the better

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Hi everyone, I just started planning to put together this PC this summer and was wondering if you all had any advice.

Here's the parts list:

CASE: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D $189.99

CPU: (Will almost definitely be an Ivy Bridge processor, but for now) Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K $219.99

MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Now: $239.99

PSU: SeaSonic X Series X-850 $179.99

GPU: EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB $429.99

OPTICAL DRIVE: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X $17.99

SSD: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 2.5" 90GB $139.99

HDD: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache $129.99

MONITOR: ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor $199.99

KEYBOARD: Logitech 920-000914 Black 106 Normal Keys USB Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard $72.99

MOUSE Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse $69.99

TOTAL $1891.00

Thanks guys.

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April 15, 2012 5:33:03 AM

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



http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-... $116.16 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

This XFX psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as are all XFX psu's and the mid and upper tier Corsair psu's.

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... $174.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 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 i5-3750K Ivy Bridge CPU 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)

Add this fan down below to that CM 212 EVO cpu h/s for a "push - pull" effect to help bring the cpu temps down even more.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-BladeMaster-Silent-... $10.25 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Cooler Master BladeMaster 120mm PWM High Air Flow Silent Case Fan R4-BMBS-20PK-R0

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-ST2000DM001-Barracuda-3-5... $109.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive

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
or....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $499.99
EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support 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

Total: $1,583.38 *not including shipping and mail in rebates


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

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... <----- a better look at that board
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April 15, 2012 5:51:43 AM

Hey, I appreciate all the advice. Can I ask though why you went with the Seagate HDD? It seems like there's reports all over the place about that particular drive being prone to failure.

Also, how long have the GTX 680s been out of stock? It seems like everyone is looking for one!

Thanks again
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April 15, 2012 5:56:10 AM

I have never heard of that. The only HDD I have heard that has problems is Hitachi HDDs.
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April 15, 2012 6:00:36 AM

joethesupercow2012 said:
Hey, I appreciate all the advice. Can I ask though why you went with the Seagate HDD? It seems like there's reports all over the place about that particular drive being prone to failure.

Also, how long have the GTX 680s been out of stock? It seems like everyone is looking for one!

Thanks again

I haven't heard that. I know the Seagate SATA II had some firmware problems that lasted for what seemed forever, but that was a few years back. If your not purchasing until this summer, there will be plenty of 680's before then to go around. Also Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th.

I just noticed though that you don't plan on SLI. If that's so, then the build can be cut down in price...mobo and psu.
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