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$1100 gaming PC (First build)

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May 14, 2012 8:27:00 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: After the summer (I know Its a long time from now, but I just want to plan ahead);

Budget Range: $1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, Uploading/ watching YouTube

Parts Not Required: Speakers, Hardrive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: America (U.S.)

Parts Preferences: Need to look nice, while still performing good

Overclocking: Yes (CPU and GPU)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, but in the future.

Monitor Resolution: Not sure, because I also need a monitor.

Additional Comments: Parts I have already picked out- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Cpu Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Fan Controller
The Gpu I picked out is the Radeon HD 7850 2GB. I'm not sure what brand to get it from, though. Also, I still need a monitor. I already have a mouse and keyboard, but I'm gonna purchase new ones later. The mouse I'm thinking is the the Razor Naga Molten Edition, and the keyboard is the Microsoft Sidewinder X4.

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May 14, 2012 9:34:38 PM

That's a good start but you should definitely go Ivy and get a different PSU - the OCZ Fatality series does not have the best reputation on the market.

Try this:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 - $89.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $159.99
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $29.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $79.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $249.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

Total: $1084.90
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May 14, 2012 9:40:46 PM

go with g-unit11111
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May 14, 2012 10:00:53 PM

Im note sure if you want it to cost 1100 with or without a monitor so ill assume with. That leaves about 900 for a computer.

cpu: i5 2500k $220 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

motherboard: MSI P67A-GD53 $130 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

graphics card: MSI R7870 $370 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB $30( im sure you think 4gb is small but i use this ram in my personal computer and its fine. 8gb wont help you play games any smoother.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: (personal preference) price $50

Dvd burner: SUS 24X DVD Burner $18 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total: $878

Concerning sli/crossfire: I highly recommend you do not use crossfire/sli. The only circumstance i recommend using it is if you are an extreme enthusiast playing on a 2560x1600 monitor os a multiple monitor setup. In my experience alot of games do not support sli. You are better of selling your current card and buying one 2x as powerful

i hope you found this helpfull in some way

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May 14, 2012 10:55:25 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-com... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
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... $129.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... <----- another look at that board along with the latest bios update

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme... <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3570K-Processor-BX8063... $228.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99 FREE SHIPPING
Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA160A

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SH-222BB-BEBE-Internal-So... $19.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-SP7850 $248.99 Free Shipping
Sapphire AMD Radeon HD7850 2GB DDR5 DVI/HDMI/2x Mini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card - 11200-00-20G

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

Total: $909.01 including shipping


http://www.amazon.com/HP-S2031-20-Inch-Diagonal-Monitor... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shippin
HP S2031 20-Inch Diagonal LCD Monitor - Black

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-Moni... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full HD LED HDMI Monitor - Black
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May 14, 2012 11:43:58 PM

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151244
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$16.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$59.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$60.00 Instant
$79.99

ViewSonic VA2248m-LED Black 22" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
Item #: N82E16824116476
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
$139.99

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-01-20G)
Item #: N82E16814102984
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$259.99

AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon
Item #: N82E16800995124
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$59.99 Saving
$0.00

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139028
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$69.99

G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
Item #: N82E16820231461
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$49.99

GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128547
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
$104.99

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$219.99

Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $10.00
Item #: N82E168GC000001
Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 4 days after invoice.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$29.99

Total: ~$1132 (not including shipping or rebates: $30) (all prices from newegg.com)
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May 15, 2012 3:38:14 AM

mauoi 67 is smart. go sandy with z77!
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May 15, 2012 10:53:04 AM

maui67 said:
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151244
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$16.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$59.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$60.00 Instant
$79.99

ViewSonic VA2248m-LED Black 22" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
Item #: N82E16824116476
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
$139.99

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-01-20G)
Item #: N82E16814102984
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$259.99

AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon
Item #: N82E16800995124
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$59.99 Saving
$0.00

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139028
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$69.99

G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
Item #: N82E16820231461
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$49.99

GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128547
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
$104.99

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$219.99

Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $10.00
Item #: N82E168GC000001
Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 4 days after invoice.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$29.99

Total: ~$1132 (not including shipping or rebates: $30) (all prices from newegg.com)


Is 600 watts enough for Crossfire in the future?
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May 15, 2012 5:58:13 PM

Ghost Taco said:
Is 600 watts enough for Crossfire in the future?

No it is not, especially with that psu. See that OCZ 750w psu I posted up above for $90 and free shipping?
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