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June 26, 2012 7:10:37 AM

Hello everyone,

Would like to preface this post with a thank you for your knowledge and time. The following is a build I have been mulling over for quite some time and will be pulling the trigger on purchasing the parts in about a month. This will be my first ever build I have done and I am wanting to do it right. I would appreciate your thoughts on the build and if it is compatible.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Month.

Budget Range: $1,500.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Starcraft 2, Diablo III, FPS), photograph editing, and internet use.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse.

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

Country: United States.

Parts Preferences: See parts list below.

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080.

System Build:

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155
Video GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 Video Card - 1GB
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
OS: Windows 7 Professional Premium SP1 64-bit – OEM
HD: WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal HD
SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4 SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC - SSD used for OS.
DVD Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor

Thank you!

GrayFox
June 26, 2012 7:48:39 AM

One month is a long way away, for planing a build i.e is this build below is 1531 - 20 MIR so 1511 right around your budget and offers alot more.

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

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

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

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

CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ( links not working ) but its this one
Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570

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

GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ( links broke )
EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

MONITOR Same as you had ) ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

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

What i did is give you the best single GPU non OCing rig with the best FPS you can get at your price range, with the other stuff you need i.e OS and monitor.

The mobo was lowered to a single PCI E 3.0 ( because you dont need sli you said )

The PSU was over kill for that build

The GPU was to low for a 1500 build, now a GTX 670 you can even do a 7850 and save 150 or see what the new 660 be in test if there out at the time of the build.

The SSD is now 120 GB VS 64 GB

The CPU is a tad better non K version ( Because your not OCing )

Case what can i say its not the one you had, but i had to cut cost.

OS not sure if you need to Pro version ?


Anyways hope this helps ( but its all for no good ) because in a months time things will change :) 

gl with the build M8
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