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$1000 Ivy Bridge

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June 6, 2012 2:24:36 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week.
Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video encoding, watching video

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 2560 x 1600

Additional Comments:
Anything you guys would change from this build? I'm going to use a Vertex 2 SSD I already have as my boot drive.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

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June 6, 2012 2:56:16 PM

I was reading Why_Me's reply to a post for a $1000~ Gaming/Multimedia Rig and it seemed very similar to mine so I've made a couple changes based on his recomendations.
1. Waiting for the GTX 660 to come out and using my GTX 460 until then.
2. Changed my case to the Antec 1100 because it looked pretty sweet.

Thanks for the help guys I've made my order, can't wait for it to arrive!
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June 6, 2012 3:09:45 PM

Here's a build suggestion based on your needs, but it makes some compromises to include a much better GPU. Have a look :

CPU & Optical Drive: $226- i5-2500K & Samsung(Although i5-3570K is better in terms of power consumption, performance reamains more or less same )

Comparison : i5 2500K & i7-3570K(like i5-3550K, but with hyperthreading and more base clock)

Motherboard & HDD: $185- Asrock Z77 Extreme4 & Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB

PSU & RAM: $110- Corsair Enthusiast CX600 & Corsair Vengeance 8GB

CPU Cooler: $30- CM Hyper 212 Plus

GPU: $400- EVGA GTX 670(Comparison GTX670 & GTX 570)

Case: $60- Antec 300 Illusion(or any other of your choice)

Total( Excluding Rebates): 1011 USD

Rebates: 20 USD


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June 6, 2012 4:49:36 PM

It's 3570k. :p 
But the above build looks good. I personally hate that the 300 has no cable management, so I'd get the HAF 912.
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June 6, 2012 5:26:16 PM

Best answer selected by agentbb007.
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