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May 9, 2012 8:50:25 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Diablo 3, League of Legends, possibly 20+ browsers at one time when i get into researching mode, movies, music, maybe burning some dvd burning

Parts Not Required: seagate 1TB sata HD, Keyboard, g9 mouse, syncmaster 205 bw 1680 x 1050 monitor, generic mid tower case (kept a couple of older systems cool)
http://www.afterdawn.com/products/product_details.cfm/7...

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, microcenter

Country: US

Parts Preferences: asus gigabyte asrock

Overclocking: Not initially, after getting the rest of the upgrades then yes.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments:
First off, I'd like to add that I've already ordered a majority of the parts after doing my own research on a budget build. I'm running circles around different motherboards. originally was going to pick up a asus z86 m pro board open box but microcenter offered a z77 for less with the sale theyre having this week. although i purchased a cpu+mobo combo the cashier messed up the scans and actually saved me about an extra 20 or 25 bucks more then theyre listed deals. instead of scanning the cpu and asrock board, he scanned the asus p8z68 m pro matx $99 and the asrock z77 pro3 boards $109 bagging me the asrock and cpu for me to take home. =)

Parts I have right now:

ASRock Z77 Pro3 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard $109
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor $169.99 (due to scanning wrong product) $99 as "p8z68 m pro"
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Parts being shipped from newegg:

Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit - $179.99 (asus currently running $20 MIR this month on this)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB ddr3 1600 - $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold $139.99 - current promotion $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Is this setup a pretty good lasting setup? Should I return the Asrock Z77 motherboard for a diferrent board offered at microcenter or will this work fine ? willing to put another 50ish bucks into it if needed.

Things i plan to get in the future for overclocking:

A new case - taking suggestions

cpu fans - coolmaster 212 evo, Noctua nh d14, n100? if i decide to save for liquid cooling. taking suggestions on budget cpu fans

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May 9, 2012 9:07:50 AM

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It would probably also be a good idea to get some cheap but nice case fans later down the road too. A couple of these would probably do the trick (They also come with red or blue LEDs ) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case: Cooler Master eLITE 430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or Case: Cooler Master Haf 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 9, 2012 9:25:08 AM

So now you don't have a proof of purchase for the CPU. That's not exactly brilliant :p  (warranty)

It's a nice setup though. That's a great mobo as long as you weren't planning to crossfire.
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May 9, 2012 4:55:50 PM

I've seen the HAF case suggested alot in the many different posts. May go for that down the road

If this motherboard is good enough with this setup then I MAY go back and have them fix it for my proof of purchase. Cause I've already informed them about it yesturday when I got home and checked the receipt. Its either that or I take the gamble and assume all new parts are going to work great for years to come.

i have alot extra fans i can stick in the case from a bunch of old desktops also.

any other suggestions?
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May 9, 2012 7:20:51 PM

buggz33 said:
I've seen the HAF case suggested alot in the many different posts. May go for that down the road

If this motherboard is good enough with this setup then I MAY go back and have them fix it for my proof of purchase. Cause I've already informed them about it yesturday when I got home and checked the receipt. Its either that or I take the gamble and assume all new parts are going to work great for years to come.

i have alot extra fans i can stick in the case from a bunch of old desktops also.

any other suggestions?
No that's about it good luck! ;) 
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