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1200$ Comp. --D3 coming soon--

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May 2, 2012 1:32:32 AM

You can ignore the mouse/keyboard, ect....that stuff is personal preference i guess

Approximate Purchase Date: within a week

Budget Range: 1200$ all said and done. Including shipping and tax, ect...

System Usage from Most to Least Important: game, reliable, web/video surfing
Parts Not Required: need everything
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Using New Egg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference, just reliability, will be buying mobo/cpu warranties

Overclocking: Not right away, maybe eventually. first build so not so sure yet

SLI or Crossfire: not exactly sure about this..

Monitor Resolution: open to suggestions

Additional Comments: Using windows 7, getting help on actually building this from a friend who has done it before, but looking for outside advice
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Current Wishlist:

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill RKM-800RF 2.4 GHz Cordless Slim Keyboard and Mouse Combo
--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
---http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hanns-G HL203DPB Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor
---http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDP118-04 - OEM
--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BYTECC Model DVI-D06 6 ft. DVI-D Dual-Link Digital Cable w/Ferrites M-M
---http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS (FTC) 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Black
--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
---http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
----http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-- url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ...
----http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
---http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




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May 2, 2012 2:02:22 AM

just looking for any feedback on compatibility, how well this parts will mesh, ect...really need some feedback, any help would be great! thanks!
May 2, 2012 2:09:07 AM

for some reason my links aren't active, that sucks...
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May 2, 2012 2:24:08 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Mid-Tower-... $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

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

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005A2RJJ8/ref=ox_sc_a... $69.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $269.98
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX806237I53450

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=B75%20Pro3 <----- another look at that board

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-8GAO

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
SAPPHIRE 11200-00-20G Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX 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

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-LS21-Stereo-Speaker-Syst... $21.80 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Logitech LS21 2.1 Stereo Speaker System

http://www.amazon.com/ML228H-22-Inch-Ultra-Slim-Widescr... $149.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- that same monitor @ newegg

Total: $1,104.70 *not including shipping and rebates
May 2, 2012 2:44:09 AM

so you would suggest this build over the one I have up there?, just curious as to why? I was looking through this and saw that the mobo is about 60$ cheaper (what is the major difference?) and the processor is an Ivy-bridge, which is newer, correct? Why would the newer ivy-bridge (i5 3450) be 20$ cheaper than the older i5 2500k? My build comes to 1145$ with S&H and includes mouse-keyboard and warranties,
May 2, 2012 2:54:52 AM

berto813 said:
so you would suggest this build over the one I have up there?, just curious as to why? I was looking through this and saw that the mobo is about 60$ cheaper (what is the major difference?) and the processor is an Ivy-bridge, which is newer, correct? Why would the newer ivy-bridge (i5 3450) be 20$ cheaper than the older i5 2500k? My build comes to 1145$ with S&H and includes mouse-keyboard and warranties,

That cpu I posted doesn't over clock. After reading your post you didn't seem like you were really into that sort of thing. That board you chose is meant for dual vid cards yet you have a psu meant for a single card...and that Rosewill psu isn't one to be recommended on here.

For a single card board (no future second card) that over clocks with a cpu that over clocks then it would be this one here. But first ask yourself if you want to mess with over clocking. If so, then make sure you also get an after market cpu heat sink.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $354.98
ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX806237I53570K

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Pro4 <----- another look at that board
May 2, 2012 2:56:28 AM

Save yourself $50 and only get 2 4GB sticks of RAM.

Can use it on a better GPU (not that you need it for d3)
OR use it on a GAMING keboard/mouse

This is a decent build though. Are you planning on OC'ing?

ps: why_me always posts a different build when people ask for advice.
May 2, 2012 3:04:37 AM

My buddies brother is helping me build this and he knows about overclocking and will probably help me so it's most likely a yes on that front but not a guarantee. If my original CPU can overclock i will eventually look into it. also, that original mobo had 4 slots for RAM and I wasn't sure if i had to fill them all but apparently not. Thanks for the tip cause i def don't need 16 GB. And this is probably a little overboard on the D3 front but I want the comp. to last. I'm assuming you are reffering to the original build when you say decent build? Would you suggest a higher wattage psu?
May 2, 2012 3:11:46 AM

Azok said:
Save yourself $50 and only get 2 4GB sticks of RAM.

Can use it on a better GPU (not that you need it for d3)
OR use it on a GAMING keboard/mouse

This is a decent build though. Are you planning on OC'ing?

ps: why_me always posts a different build when people ask for advice.

Why_Me reads the OP, then thinks to himself; "What would I do if that was my budget and the OP's needs/intended uses were mine."

So in the budget I managed to get the OP into a B75 board meant for Ivy Bridge which gives the OP native 3.0 USB along with PCI-E 3.0, Thunderbolt, and some other goodies.

The OP on the other hand has a semi tight budget in that budget he has a $140 board meant for a dual card set up that he needs like he needs another hole in this head. The 550 is a piece of crap card (no offense to the OP), but it's an over priced paper weight. So by putting the OP into an Ivy Bridge set up and getting him those extra goodies, I also managed to get the OP twice the case that not only has better size and cooling, but also front 3.0 USB ports...along with twice the quality.

Then you look at the OP's monitor and then look at the one I posted. Now go to the hard drive in the OP and the one I posted and of course I managed to get in a AMD 7850 in that budget along with a quality psu...unlike that Rosewill.

So before you go telling someone on here...; "good build", make sure it is so the people that come on here for advice don't end up p*ssing their money away and this site getting a bad rap in the process.
May 2, 2012 3:32:28 AM

Looks like i need to do a little more research but I'll look into the build you suggested. Based on what you just posted it looks like a better fit for me. Thanks.
May 2, 2012 3:45:30 AM

check my sig as well.
May 2, 2012 3:50:54 AM

berto813 said:
Looks like i need to do a little more research but I'll look into the build you suggested. Based on what you just posted it looks like a better fit for me. Thanks.

You had the right idea. Just so you know, most people that purchase a board and psu because they "might pick up a second card later on", most likely never do pick up that second card. The reason for that is because every year or so something newer, shinier, quicker, and better comes out by then and whatever they have atm is outdated.

For a dual card set up you have to realize you need a psu that will push two of whatever cards, a case that will fit all that in there, a cpu that will over clock, and an after market cpu heat sink. All that adds up ($$$). The Ivy Bridge line up of cpu's is new to the market and they come with some extra goodies that Sandy Bridge never got. Newer tech with newer goodies.

That build I posted up above will not only last you for a good while, it's quality. And when components start taking advantage of USB 3.0..which they already are starting to, your set for that with the Ivy Bridge and that case I posted. Same with the PCI-E 3.0 and that new generation AMD 7850.

That Asus monitor is LED, 2ms response time, and 1920 x 1080 with HDMI and full HD.
May 2, 2012 3:06:24 PM

Alright, this makes more sense. Appreciate the advice. I just wanted to get the most out of my budget, i'll post what i end up buying
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