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Final Build: i5 gaming (review and check)

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June 25, 2012 9:19:47 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow

Budget Range: $600ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com)

Country: USA

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments:

After much deliberation, and research this is the final PC order I will be putting in tomorrow. Please review, and let me know of any issues or changes I should be aware of.

Few notes:
Yes I know the intel stock cooler may run high temps. I plan on replacing this in the future when I OC, and get a 2500k or i7.

Ok made a few changes. Dropped the Case and PSU for better ones.



DVD: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Total after promotional codes: $633.77
Total after rebates: $578!!

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June 25, 2012 9:35:02 PM

Chuck that PSU and case - not only is buying refurbished never a good idea to begin with, but add that it's one of the absolute worst brands on the market (Diablotek, Rosewill is OK), that has the potential to be dangerous to your build.

Go with this for a $600 build:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair CX600 - $69.99 ($10.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77X-DS3H - $99.99
CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $124.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - $79.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $134.99 ($15.00 MIR)

Total: $631.89 - $25.00 MIR = $606.89
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June 25, 2012 9:36:55 PM

great gpu,ram,case OP
the cpu and mobo arent so hot I would get a i5 2500k and GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 like i have with the gpu ram case you have because i have the cpu,mobo and similar ram and they are great! get kingston Hyper x though it is rated higher and only 45 dollars!

That would be a sweet gaming machice
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June 26, 2012 12:23:27 AM

ok swapped out the case and PSU for better brands, and actually found a sweeter deal :) 
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July 3, 2012 8:28:36 PM

Best answer selected by amkronos.
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July 16, 2012 9:58:13 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Chuck that PSU and case - not only is buying refurbished never a good idea to begin with, but add that it's one of the absolute worst brands on the market (Diablotek, Rosewill is OK), that has the potential to be dangerous to your build.

Go with this for a $600 build:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair CX600 - $69.99 ($10.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77X-DS3H - $99.99
CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $124.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - $79.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $134.99 ($15.00 MIR)

Total: $631.89 - $25.00 MIR = $606.89



Total noob and my brain is about to explode, I like this build alot and am wondering if this build will run World of Warcraft well as well as other blizzard games.
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