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First Time Build, budget $1,500 max

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May 14, 2012 11:48:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Month

Budget Range: max $1,500 with tax and shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,Web Surfing, watching movies

Parts Not Required:D on't need monitors, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: no preference

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire:No

Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments: Want to future proof, and run all games on highest settings



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Will probably get a GIGABYTE version, when its not out of stock)

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

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

Any thoughts? Everything compatible? Should I pick different parts?
May 14, 2012 11:52:42 PM

please edit your post to include the parts instead of links to the parts so you can get more feedback from members.
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May 15, 2012 12:09:49 AM

Your motherboard link is the same as the CPU.

Your parts are fine but you should include an SSD.
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May 15, 2012 12:58:44 AM

change psu to this it is a combo with the CPU so you save a bit more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

can change case to 300r instead
300r and 400r are almost the same saves $10

the heatsink is a invalid link
don't know what it is but a hyper 212 plus will be fine

change mobo you really don't need sabortooth it will just be extra money where you can spend to increase performance

i suggest these mobos
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this one if you want fan xpert it saves quite a bit and with fan xpert you can control fan speeds to make your case less loud

or choose this one since you are not planning on doing a SLI config
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
saves a whole ton about $100

i really want to add an SSD inside because i think any computer over $1000 deserves one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
this combo SSD+mobo is really worth awhile please check it out

the Ram you got is a good choice but doesn't fit much in color scheme

these ram look look pretty good with the mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 15, 2012 2:13:19 AM

How do you find these combo deals? When i usually look for combo deals, the 2 items are not compattible to my wants. i either want 1 of the item and not the other....
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May 15, 2012 2:32:32 AM

It has to do with doing A LOT of builds :)  I don't do so many these days so I don't always know where they are.

On the M4 + Mobo combo, there is a very similar one with the ASRock Extreme4, and that would be my personal preference.
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May 15, 2012 2:37:43 AM

You don't need a heatsink if you don't do OC, just use the regular Intel heatsink.
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May 15, 2012 2:44:32 AM

fpoon said:
You don't need a heatsink if you don't do OC, just use the regular Intel heatsink.



No offense but I use the Antec water cooler and get almost 20 degrees Celsius cooler than the rated stock fan. If your cars engine could run 20 degrees Celsius cooler prolonging your engine life for only $80 wouldn't you do it? Now to put the icing on the cake the stock fan is very noisy compared to the Antec water cooler so for a measly $80 you are prolonging the life of your CPU and its very quiet, well worth the investment in my opinion. I have build many computers for people and my number one rule to them is never use the stock fan cause for very little investment it'll save you more in the end.
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May 15, 2012 2:56:48 AM

armandjordan58 said:
How do you find these combo deals? When i usually look for combo deals, the 2 items are not compattible to my wants. i either want 1 of the item and not the other....

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). Also that CM EVO comes with a small tube of great thermal compound (MX-4), so you can scratch the thermal compound off your list. And you want the updated version of that Seagate h/d...the 64mb cache. They got most all the bugs out with the revised one.

Combo to save some money on that revised hard drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $244.98 save: $15.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g... <---- that Asrock board kicking butt in a review here done on Toms

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

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

Low profile RAM so you don't impede the cpu h/s.

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

Save some $$ by using Amazon.

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.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Comp... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

Now with all that money saved you just got yourself a free 120GB SATA 3 SSD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $102.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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