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April 25, 2012 3:08:14 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range:$800-$1000 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, and surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: Graphics card, and Antec 700w psu

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: intel, with a asus( or other) motherboard and a full size case or a mini Tower

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (really 1804x1000)

Additional Comments: a side window would be nice, and a SSD

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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 3:33:33 AM

For a case..take a look at this one. I upgraded to it last week and think its pretty sweet. Comes with 4 fans and a fan controller. The fans are extremely quiet, case is well made with room for wire management. It keeps my Phenom II system running nice and cool
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 4:07:35 AM

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO $224.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5-2500K $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LITE-ON DVD Burner $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LIAN LI Lancool First Knight Series $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
858.93
with smaller platter:
Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
808.93
less features on mobo (less usb3 and less phases for power)
ASUS P8Z77-V $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
783.93
also with 2TB platter
833.93
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April 25, 2012 4:12:30 AM

Anonymous said:
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO $224.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5-2500K $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LITE-ON DVD Burner $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LIAN LI Lancool First Knight Series $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
858.93
with smaller platter:
Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
808.93

What would you do with the extra $200?
EDIT: I want a good LAN pc, so would that case work?
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 4:19:32 AM

MrFlyingbananas said:
What would you do with the extra $200?
EDIT: I want a good LAN pc, so would that case work?

oh . .here i am looking to keep you UNDER $800.

:lol:  sorry.

btw, i am "case challenged" maybe someone else would have a better idea.
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 4:29:39 AM

MrFlyingbananas said:
What would you do with the extra $200?
EDIT: I want a good LAN pc, so would that case work?

EDIT:

found this on a LAN case site and it was on new egg. look good?

Thermaltake Armor Revo VO200M1W2N Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so that would be:
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO $224.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5-2500K $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LITE-ON DVD Burner $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103065

total now: $988.92

i think i missed a shipping charge or two . .
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April 25, 2012 4:36:16 AM

Anonymous said:
EDIT:
Thermaltake Armor Revo VO200M1W2N Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

found that on a LAN case site and it was on new egg. look good?

Hm... Looks kind of heavy, and I think I would like a smaller case.

I'm torn between the NZXT Vulcan and Corsair 600T white edition.
(I would give the links, but I'm on my iPhone, so I am using the app.)
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April 25, 2012 4:41:13 AM

P.S. I would like this computer to last 6+ years, with minor upgrades. (Not including HDD failure or any other components going out.)
It was so hard, my first dubble post! :lol: 
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 4:47:38 AM

oh cr*p i forgot:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total now: $988.92

EDIT: right now the release of ivy i7 isn't really exciting. when the ivy i5s come out it may change but sticking with a sandy i5 2500K is still the games choice so far.
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April 25, 2012 4:56:50 AM

Anonymous said:
oh cr*p i forgot:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total now: $988.92

EDIT: right now the release of ivy i7 isn't really exciting. when the ivy i5s come out it may change but sticking with a sandy i5 2500K is still the games choice so far.

Heard all about Ivy Bridge which makes me a very sad and disappointed panda
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 5:06:07 AM

MrFlyingbananas said:
Heard all about Ivy Bridge which makes me a very sad and disappointed panda

it is doing real well for video encoding, giving sandy bridge-E a run for it money. but overclocking like sandy is getting it rather warm.

thanks for letting me do some shopping with ya . .got work in the morning and it sucks to start the day grumpy if i don;t get my sleep.

good luck with your build :) 
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April 25, 2012 5:11:24 AM

Anonymous said:
it is doing real well for video encoding, giving sandy bridge-E a run for it money. but overclocking like sandy is getting it rather warm.

thanks for letting me do some shopping with ya . .got work in the morning and it sucks to start the day grumpy if i don;t get my sleep.

good luck with your build :) 

Heading off to bed too, tests are horrible when you are grumpy as well :p 

Side note for the afternoon, I'd like too look into starting some water cooling in my case, how much would that be? (No ram cooling or anything, just CPU for now, graphics card later after I get a better one)
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April 25, 2012 5:47:13 AM

Anonymous said:
btw, i am "case challenged" maybe someone else would have a better idea.

I'm not much of a fancy case fan either... I have an Antec 300 and the only major gripe I have with it is that the 140mm blowhole fan easily sends the case into "negative pressure" airflow which causes dust to get sucked into the case by every opening/crack, entirely defeating the purpose of the two filtered 120mm front intake fans, so I disconnected the 140mm fan and taped the blowhole shut to solve my computer dust bunnies problem.

Just a reminder that putting together a case that has more exhaust capacity than filtered intake capacity significantly undermines the purpose of bothering with having filters in the first place.

Of course, I might be singing a different tune if I were running a 700W rig instead of a sub-200W one.
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 9:57:07 PM

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
"Reinforced carrying handles for fast and efficient mobilization." :) 
19.23 lbs. - best i could find ATM.

if you want a smaller/lighter case that would mean going with a microATX board.
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April 25, 2012 10:16:07 PM

Anonymous said:
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
"Reinforced carrying handles for fast and efficient mobilization." :) 
19.23 lbs. - best i could find ATM.

if you want a smaller/lighter case that would mean going with a microATX board.

Looks good, I think I will get that, but, you have any ideas on a microATX build? :p 
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 10:52:57 PM

MrFlyingbananas said:
Looks good, I think I will get that, but, you have any ideas on a microATX build? :p 

ASUS Maximus V Gene Micro ATX $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SupremeFX III built-in 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) & 2 more with ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller (4 more total)
8 -phase CPU power design + 4 -phase iGPU power design 2 -phase QPI/DRAM power design
alot more features than:
ASUS P8Z77-M PRO $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
which is different with
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

the only "flaw" with a micro is the build up of heat due to a smaller case if you have a multi card graphics. but fans were invented for that :) 

it does almost beg for a modular PSU for cable management but not necessarily.
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April 25, 2012 11:19:31 PM

Anonymous said:
ASUS Maximus V Gene Micro ATX $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SupremeFX III built-in 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) & 2 more with ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller (4 more total)
8 -phase CPU power design + 4 -phase iGPU power design 2 -phase QPI/DRAM power design
alot more features than:
ASUS P8Z77-M PRO $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
which is different with
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

the only "flaw" with a micro is the build up of heat due to a smaller case if you have a multi card graphics. but fans were invented for that :) 

it does almost beg for a modular PSU for cable management but not necessarily.

Any case ideas?
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 26, 2012 12:52:13 AM

i was just about to give up because i kept running into heatsink height issues then saw this:
NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Black Steel / Plastic Gaming mATX Computer Case $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU heatsink cut-out + 170mm heatsink support (12mm more than the least limit)

it is a few pounds lighter but honestly, i sorta like the storm scout. just seems to look like better quality . .don't know why.
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