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May 18, 2012 4:15:50 AM

I Plan on buying parts Friday or Saturday. It's my first computer build. I will be usin th computer for ARMA 2&3 and other menial task. If you could please check for compatibility and any other suggestions will be welcomed.

I am purchasing parts off of newegg.com

I don't have any preferences about SLI or other hardware.

Here is the list:




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Rosewill RANGER Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,two-toned interior coating,come with Three Fans,Support up to 7 Fans, ...
Model #:RANGER
Item #:N82E16811147061
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$79.99 -$20.00 Instant $59.99


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GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:GA-Z68XP-UD3
Item #:N82E16813128512
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$159.99 -$20.00 Instant $139.99


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PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:AX7850 2GBD5-2DH
Item #:N82E16814131464
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$249.99   $249.99


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OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 ...
Model #:o CZ-ZT750W
Item #:N82E16817341052
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$119.99 -$10.00 Instant $109.99


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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Model #:BX80623I52500K
Item #:N82E16819115072
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$219.99   $219.99


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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Model #:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Item #:N82E16820233144
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
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$54.99 -$5.00 Instant $49.99


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Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:ST1000DM003
Item #:N82E16822148840
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$109.99 -$10.00 Instant $99.99


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Logitech MK320 Black USB RF Wireless Standard Desktop
Model #:920-002836
Item #:N82E16823126188
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$39.99 -$3.00 Instant $36.99


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Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design
Model #:ET.VS1HP.001
Item #:N82E16824009255
Return Policy:Monitor Standard Return Policy
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$199.99 -$60.00 Instant $139.99


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Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
Model #:51MZ0310AA005
Item #:N82E16826158082
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$49.99 -$15.00 Instant $34.99


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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model #:D RW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204
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$17.99   $17.99


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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Model #:GFC-02050
Item #:N82E16832116986
Return Policy:Software Standard Return Policy
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$99.99   $99.99


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VIPRE Antivirus 2012 - 1 PC
Model #:VAV11Y2012MB-0000US
Item #:N82E16832832007
Return Policy:Software Standard Return Policy
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$39.99 -$5.00 Instant $34.99


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Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - OEM
Model #:980-000023
Item #:N82E16836121014
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
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$33.99 -$9.00 Instant $24.99


****it appears the video card is out of stock, any suggestions for a replacement?
May 18, 2012 4:40:40 AM

Don't include unnecessary accessories (headphones, speakers, anti-virus programs) in the cost of your build - put that back in the hardware and upgrade your CPU and motherboard to Ivy Bridge, you can always get that stuff later. What's your max budget? I can probably suggest a better build that can max out the best hardware you can get for your money. Get the accessories later.
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May 18, 2012 4:46:15 AM

This comes out to $1300 and some change. My original budget was $1000. I want to include the accessories because I don't want to wait until "later on down the road" . I want to get everything all at once. I am wide open to suggestions as long as it doesn't go over $1300 and I can keep all oft components (mouse keyboard monitor etc...) I don't know much about ivy/ sandy bridges and all that. So I'm open to different setups.
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May 18, 2012 6:34:37 AM

If you don't plan to CF/SLI, get a 550W OCZ ZS PSU. Everything else looks great IMO!
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May 18, 2012 5:48:51 PM

Okay! Will do.
Any other suggestions or different builds? I am buying this afternoon.
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May 18, 2012 7:33:54 PM

Would it be possible to game on my 37" LCD ?
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May 18, 2012 7:41:30 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Don't include unnecessary accessories (headphones, speakers, anti-virus programs) in the cost of your build - put that back in the hardware and upgrade your CPU and motherboard to Ivy Bridge, you can always get that stuff later. What's your max budget? I can probably suggest a better build that can max out the best hardware you can get for your money. Get the accessories later.



How much did the build in your sig run you?
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May 19, 2012 12:24:26 AM

CrispyGlock said:
How much did the build in your sig run you?


Good question - my original build in 2009 was around $1200 and I've been upgrading it incrementally. I didn't buy it all at once, it's been a work in progress over the last year and a half and I used my tax refund that I got for the video card and CPU. At current pricing I'm estimating that it's somewhere between a $1200 - $1500 build. :ouch: 

That's not including my monitor / TV - that would put it over $2K. :ouch: 
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May 19, 2012 2:49:50 PM

What would you such as far as an ivy bridge setup?

I've scraped the anti virus, speakers, and monitor. So the total is down to $1200 , I want to try and keep the price around there give or take a few bucks.

Is it hard to game on your tv? I'm thinking about using my 37" for playing games on.
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