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April 26, 2012 9:24:40 PM

Hey all, I'm looking to build my own computer to replace a Gateway that is on it's last leg.

Approximate Purchase Date: May 2012

Budget Range: 1000 (maybe a bit more) including OS

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet surfing, movies, online blogging, photo editing.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or tigerdirect

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference really.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This is my first time building a PC. I have installed parts, but never done the whole thing myself.

LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - Retail - OEM

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

APEVIA X-DREAMER3-GN Black / Green metal ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...

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

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...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

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

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K

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

Do I need extra fans on this system?

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April 26, 2012 9:26:13 PM

No extra fans needed as long as the case has 2 120mm fans - one in the front and one in the back.

Drop down to the i5-2500k. You will not notice any difference once OCed.
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April 26, 2012 9:28:38 PM

Does everything else look good?
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April 26, 2012 9:30:38 PM

Yes, everything else but my two tidbits on the fans and the CPU looks good.
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April 26, 2012 9:39:11 PM

I think you are spending way too much.
You can achieve what you want to do, spending much less. I'll be back with a few recommendations, just for thought.

P.S.
Most here are performance/enthusiast ( high end gamers ). Most the time they look at builds with a lot of bias towards gaming performance. You don't need that, hence you don't need to spend as much.
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April 26, 2012 9:40:30 PM

That is a bit of an exaggeration, ismaeljrp. On a 1000 dollar budget, that is the best he can get.
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April 26, 2012 9:54:00 PM

azeem40 said:
That is a bit of an exaggeration, ismaeljrp. On a 1000 dollar budget, that is the best he can get.



That is true. I'm not doubting that is the best he can get for 1000.

But at the same time I don't see harm in recommending parts that will allow him to get performance where he needs it. At a lower cost. I know he is willing to spend the $1000, I just figure there is no harm in recommending possible savings, without sacrificing the performance needed.

Example : Do you really need a GTX 560ti for "System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet surfing, movies, online blogging, photo editing. " ?

Also, Why overclock? I just don't see the use of it.

Regardless, I only want to show an alternative. Ultimately the OP is going with whatever he likes, he can't go wrong really.
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April 26, 2012 10:01:29 PM

At 4.5 GHz, there is a noticeable gain in performance.
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April 26, 2012 10:06:36 PM

azeem40 said:
At 4.5 GHz, there is a noticeable gain in performance.



Where would he need 4.5ghz?

maybe photo editing? ( and that is a huge maybe ) even then, he listed it as the least important.

I don't wanna turn this into a pissing contest. I'll just post the recommendation. It's just a part of the ethics of giving a solid consult.
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April 26, 2012 10:24:18 PM

Metabor 89 : If you are not trying to do high end gaming. I think you should take a look at this.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Under $1000. And increased performance thanx to that SSD I included.

If you absolutely want to Overclock. then there is more than enough room in the budget to go with a 2500k and third party cooler.
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