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May 14, 2012 10:31:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I get advice from the experts on this forum

Budget Range: approx 2000 max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: no preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Looking to build a new system for gaming, watching movies, staring blankly at the internets. I'm relatively new to this. Seeking advice from you good folks. DO these parts work together? Can you suggest an aftermarket cooler? Anyone have thoughts about my two case choices? Looking to pull the trigger as soon as I figure out that everything is compatible/optimal. I'm not married to any of these parts in particular.

Thanks in advance for any guidance!

MOBO:
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...

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(If it's not out of stock in the next 10 mins like all the others that I put in my cart)

PS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
either:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-830-MZ-7PC256D-Internal-D...

HDD:
?

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What do you folks think?

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May 15, 2012 12:08:55 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8aJx

this is my quiet 1500$ build. if you dont like noctua, go with a cooler master tpc 812 vapour chamber cooler. if you dont like the case, the corsair carbide 300r is also a great case
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May 15, 2012 12:58:07 AM

mindfulodyssey said:
Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I get advice from the experts on this forum

Budget Range: approx 2000 max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: no preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Looking to build a new system for gaming, watching movies, staring blankly at the internets. I'm relatively new to this. Seeking advice from you good folks. DO these parts work together? Can you suggest an aftermarket cooler? Anyone have thoughts about my two case choices? Looking to pull the trigger as soon as I figure out that everything is compatible/optimal. I'm not married to any of these parts in particular.

Thanks in advance for any guidance!

MOBO:
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...

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(If it's not out of stock in the next 10 mins like all the others that I put in my cart)

PS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
either:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-830-MZ-7PC256D-Internal-D...

HDD:
?

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What do you folks think?

Get a 750w psu so you can add another one of those cards later on and still have a little bit of headroom. You have $1,500 and that's a $400 card so don't try to snake by with a 650w psu. Look at Seasonic, XFX (Seasonic OEM) and Corsair (also Seaonic OEM). And what's the deal with 16GB of RAM? Is this build for professional CAD or video editing? 4GB of RAM is fine for gaming and you have 16GB? lol?

This psu is manufactured by Seasonic for XFX.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $137.99 - $127.99 after mail-in rebate card
XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $209.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $46.99 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/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-CC-9... $116.16 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

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

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May 15, 2012 7:48:31 AM

Thanks for the response! Do I need an aftermarket cooler for the CPU if I plan on overclocking? If so, any suggestions?
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May 15, 2012 9:46:47 AM

^yes you need an aftermarket cooler for overclocking.there are a wide range of coolers available,it depends on your budget.hyper 212+/EVO and 612 PWM are great coolers for their price.
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