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April 28, 2012 9:10:51 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: ~$1600

System Usage: I will mostly be gaming and rendering videos

Parts Not Required: OS(I have Windows 7 64), keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I would like to have the NZXT Phantom(white) for the case.
Also to cool the CPU I want to use the corsair h100


Here are the parts i was considering. How does it look? Are there anythings you would change?

cd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
p/s: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 28, 2012 9:58:12 PM

You pay big premiums for a Caviar Black HDD. Drop that down to Caviar Green and get a 128GB Crucial M4 or 120GB Mushkin Deluxe Chronos SSD.

I highly recommend the Radeon 7950. It performs better than the GTX 580 and uses less power. Save yourself $60.

Drop down the PSU to 750W. Get the PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK 750W for $100. The GTX 570 is very power hungry.

Depending on the video editing, you may or may not need the i7-2600k. If the video editing is just a hobby, drop down to the i5-2400 and use the $ saved on a GTX 680. Otherwise, get the GTX 7950 and an i7-2600 (not the K version since you don't plan to OC).
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a b 4 Gaming
April 28, 2012 10:08:06 PM

cammycam said:
Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: ~$1600

System Usage: I will mostly be gaming and rendering videos

Parts Not Required: OS(I have Windows 7 64), keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I would like to have the NZXT Phantom(white) for the case.
Also to cool the CPU I want to use the corsair h100


Here are the parts i was considering. How does it look? Are there anythings you would change?

cd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
p/s: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


You filled out "No" on SLI/Crossfire, yet you have a $175 850w psu up there and a $190 board meant for dual vid cards. That and you chose "No" on the over clocking part of the form yet you have a $100 hybrid water cooler. So what is it?
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a b 4 Gaming
April 28, 2012 10:25:12 PM

Save some on your psu and your cooler and get a GTX680 - why GTX580 - wait for new nvidia cards if GTX680 is too much.
-Bruce
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