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April 27, 2012 11:01:47 PM

Hello, I am building a new build for myself soon and would like to see where I can make improvements, save money, etc... I plan on using this computer for gaming, surfing, and listening to music and movies. Any help would be appreciated!

HAF X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 post rebate
EVGA GTX 680 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $499.99 (I have plenty of time, so I'll just wait until it gets it in stock.)
INTEL i5 2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $219.99
ASROCK MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $134.99
ASUS DVD BURNER http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $18.99
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 1 TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99
CORSAIR 850W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 post rebate
ACER GD235HZbid http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $301.99
RAZER DEATHADDER http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99
G-SKILL RIPJAWS 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $46.99
STEELSERIES SIBERIA V2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $77.99
COOLERMASTER HYPER212 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $34.99
COOLERMASTER 200mm FAN http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $20.99
WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64 BIT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99
SKYRIM $49.99
BATTLEFIELD 3 $54.99

GRAND TOTAL (AFTER REBATES NOT COUNTING SHIPPING): $2016.84
Again, any help would be appreciated and just look for supplies on newegg.com. Thank you!

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April 27, 2012 11:06:08 PM
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Ditch the 200mm fan. It is not needed. If you really want a fan, get a 120mm fan for the Hyper 212 EVO for a push-pull configuration. For even two GTX 680s, a 750W PSU is enough.

Try this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 27, 2012 11:06:55 PM

Also, I do plan on overclocking the GPU and CPU as well as buying another GTX 680 in the future to achieve an SLI setup. Also, I don't plan on purchasing these parts for a month (long wait...) so I'm open to new products not yet out such as Ivy Bridge.
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April 27, 2012 11:07:55 PM

Thanks for the advice, is there anything else you can see to improve this rig?
April 27, 2012 11:09:45 PM

IB will not change the fact that 750W is sufficient for even an SLI setup of the 6xx series Kepler GPUs. :) 

To save a few bucks, you could buy a used BF3 and Skyrim game. There are plenty of great online guides for these games, so IMO, there is no need for a new game. :) 
April 27, 2012 11:12:14 PM

Thanks for your help. I'm going to buy BF3 with the pass as I won't have to buy the online pass with the game. I'm going to keep this discussion open to any others who could see a flaw or a way to save money on my build.
April 27, 2012 11:13:26 PM

*buy BF3 new with the pass. Because if you buy pre-owned it will not come with the pass. (Learned the hard way purchasing it on the PS3).
April 27, 2012 11:16:45 PM

Then you're good to go! GL with your build! If you have any more questions, PM me. :) 
April 27, 2012 11:18:43 PM

Best answer selected by htkilla.
April 27, 2012 11:19:53 PM

Thanks for all your help. The only thing I'm worried about is the monitor. Everything else I'm confident about. Thanks again!
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