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June 22, 2012 2:20:56 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next few weeks

Budget Range: $1500-$2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming: BF3, Skyrim, Napoleon TW,

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: see below

Overclocking: Maybe, I've never overclocked before

SLI or Crossfire: SLI

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'm a complete beginner when it comes to building gaming PCs. I've done a ton of researching and finally feel I've come up with something that might actually work. Any advice concerning the parts listed below would be great.

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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired Gaming Keyboard

Total via New Egg is $1426.90 before shipping and tax

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June 22, 2012 2:42:07 AM

Get the Ivy Bridge chip. i5-3570K

No reason not to on a brand new build when you have the budget room.

Other than that, nice build.
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June 22, 2012 2:49:28 AM

oh one thing you need low profile ram so it doesn't conflict with the aftermarket cooler here take your pick RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 22, 2012 5:18:54 AM

Vendetta452 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: within the next few weeks

Budget Range: $1500-$2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming: BF3, Skyrim, Napoleon TW,

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: see below

Overclocking: Maybe, I've never overclocked before

SLI or Crossfire: SLI

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'm a complete beginner when it comes to building gaming PCs. I've done a ton of researching and finally feel I've come up with something that might actually work. Any advice concerning the parts listed below would be great.

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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired Gaming Keyboard

Total via New Egg is $1426.90 before shipping and tax


i5 3570k & Asrock Z77 Extreme6- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 395$ As stated before you should go with the new i5 and the motherboard is a Tom's Hardware recommended buy.

G.Skill Ripjaws X 8gb 1600mhz- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 47$

EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 50$ This is an excellent cooler and built very well.

Asus DirectCU II GTX 670- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 420$ It's aftermarket cooler cools very well and is still very quiet.

OCZ Vertex 4 128gb SSD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 120$ Faster and cheaper than the Crucial M4.

Samsung F3 500gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?cm_mmc=BAC-T... 80$

Lite-On 24x DVD Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 20$

Rosewill Capstone 750-M- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 140$ Cheaper and a higher efficiency rating. Rated very well by JonnyGuru which is IMO the best PSU reviewer on the web.

Cooler Master Storm Trooper- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 150$ This case uses its space much better than the Antec 1200 which seems to have a bunch of wasted space. It also has a bunch of other features to make building easier that the Antec 1200 does not.

Now for your keyboard I strongly recommend a mechanical keyboard like this- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . The one you listed is basically a 10$ keyboard with a bunch of flashing lights. Mechanical keyboards are worth every penny because of their build quality and how much longer they will last.

Total=1502$ Not including promo codes and the keyboard
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