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A Newegg Gaming Build.. will this work?

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June 5, 2012 7:47:06 PM

Hello,
I recently got the promotional Newegg Newsletter with all the great promo codes and it inspired me to try and put together a wishlist to see if I could finally buckle down to buy and build that gaming PC that I've been procrastinating with.

Problem is, despite the basic certifications, my confidence is a little low.. Ya think maybe someone could check and see if I've got the system balanced right?

Here's my wishlist: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

It says $1,041.91 but after all the promo codes and the mail-in rebates are applied, its supposed to come around to $888.91

All the promo codes expire on the 7th. Thanks in advance!
June 5, 2012 7:56:07 PM

The memory is a overkill. You can just use the DDR3 1600 RipJaw to save about $10.
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June 5, 2012 8:03:13 PM

Here's a few alternatives to have a look at.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637... $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

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

or...

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/Gigabyte-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphi... $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I x 2 / Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N560OC-1GI

or...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004L01QVM/ref=pd_lpo_... $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB Graphics Card (1024 MB, GDDR5, PCI-E 2.0 16x, DVI-I x 2, Mini-HDMI, SLI-Capable)

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003


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June 5, 2012 8:08:49 PM

When Why_Me has spoken it is best to just do what he says... he is pretty much spot on with all his suggestions.
June 5, 2012 8:16:46 PM

I agree, go with 1600 ram, and get it cas 8 or lower. You'll get better performance than 1866 cas 9 ram.
June 5, 2012 10:25:09 PM

Ok here's what I've got now so far:

$189.99
Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

$17.99
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

$229.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB Graphics Card (1024 MB, GDDR5, PCI-E 2.0 16x, DVI-I x 2, Mini-HDMI, SLI-Capable)

and the parts from Newegg-

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

-say $356.95, but with Promo Codes and Mail-in Rebates, it should come out to $311.95 ((partly because the HDD comes out to $79.99))




I'm debating on the monitor, though, because the Promo code and mail-in rebate I have for Newegg puts the

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)

at $129.99

But as Why_Me said, there's the

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito...
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

at $129.99 as well

Which one would show more of a 'fluid' picture. I guess I'm confused by the LCD being 2ms and the LED being 5ms

EDIT: links were broken, sorry
June 6, 2012 2:04:45 AM

(sorry for the double-post)
Ah, I found out my answer, I'm going with the LED.

So, should this updated build work well?
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