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June 20, 2012 8:54:45 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Around a month out, though I can start buying parts now. Don't have the money to buy it yet or it would be coming sooner, I have no problem with buying the parts as I get the money to do so.

Budget Range: $1300-1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the internet, Streaming video, Watching movies

Parts Not Required: OS, Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard. Will likely be getting new mouse monitor and keyboard eventually but am more worried about the actual tower at this point.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country:United States

Parts Preferences: Nvidia over AMD GPU. Have had good experiences with ASUS parts in the past.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Potential to upgrade to SLI in the future preferably

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This is my first real attempt at building an all new rig. Home from the summer from college and am working so that I can afford a really nice gaming desktop, looking for a fairly high end computer. Been surfing newegg myself today along with various forums and this is what I've come up with so far - really just looking for input since I don't closely follow computer parts and know there are definitively people out there with way more expertise than I have that I certainly could learn a thing or 2 from. Figured I'd go for PCIe 3.0 in case I decide to go SLI in the future.

GPU - GeForce GTX 670: $419.99

CPU - Intel i5 3570K: $229.99

Motherboard - P8Z77-V LGA: $189.99

Power Supply - Silverstone 600w supply: $65.99

SSD - 120GB: $114.99

HDD - 500 GB: $80.99

RAM - 2x4GB DDR3 2133: $69.99

Case - Cool Master Storm Sniper: $149.99

DvD Burner: $16.99

Total Cost: $1338.91

Like I said this is my first attempt at putting together parts, I'd love to hear what you guys think of how I did and what you would change around if this was a build for yourself.

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June 20, 2012 9:40:51 AM
June 23, 2012 9:56:22 PM

hellfire24 said:

slipstream 12cm------>>>>>> put it one hyper 612 is push/pull config-

Can you explain what you mean by this?
June 24, 2012 2:17:13 PM

you can do push pull with the cooler. it just means that there is 2 fans on the CPU cooler.

heres my crack at the system. for the video card, you can either go with the asus directcu2 670 or a gigabyte windforce 670. they perform about the same