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July 1, 2012 7:41:12 PM

Here is what I have so far:

CPU = Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W ~ $289.99

Ram = G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800 ~$55.00

Mobo = ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ~ $114.99

Graphics= PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity ~ $139.99

Power supply = 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 ~ $149.99

Boot drive = Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ~ $129.99

Second drive = SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 HN-M101MBB 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive ~ $109.99

Blu ray = Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer BDR-207DBKS ~ $89.99

Total cost = $1,080

This build is for light gaming, general office work with light SQL querries and burning media and storing the media ( will by more storage as needed will also look into raid if I need more drives)

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Thank you,

Lucas




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July 2, 2012 12:46:17 AM

Overkill CPU. i5 3570K/i5 2500K will suffice. Get the ASRock Pro 4/Pro3. Will also suffice. 6850 is a tad weak, so get the 6870. 750W is really overkill. 500-600W will be more than enough.
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July 2, 2012 1:19:11 AM

obsama1 said:
Overkill CPU. i5 3570K/i5 2500K will suffice. Get the ASRock Pro 4/Pro3. Will also suffice. 6850 is a tad weak, so get the 6870. 750W is really overkill. 500-600W will be more than enough.



Agreed on the CPU downgrade. It seems that he wanted to overclock, so is there a point to downgrading the motherboard? The one he picked has twice the number of phases compared to the Pro3/Pro4.

The graphic card might not be the best, but he said that it's for light gaming. (I assume he will play things like Source games)
PowerColor doesn't seem to be the best tough. OP, You should buy a MSI, Gigabyte, Asus or Sapphire card.

I agree on the PSU wattage change. Take this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Allow me to add this;

The RAM looks a bit expensive, a 2x4 set should be 40$.

WD Greens 2TB are 120$ (+10$ for +1TB!)



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July 2, 2012 1:53:06 AM

OK, a 6850 would be for the best. But, agreed, get a better version. I strongly recommend an XFX. I don't know if OP is overclocking, but if the OP is, get the Extreme4.
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July 2, 2012 11:42:07 AM

Thank you for the help.

I downgraded the CPU to the i5 3570, changed the psu to an antec true power 550 watt, and changed the graphics to an ASUS Ati hd 6870. With the savings I decided to buy new case instead of re-using a prior build. The case I went with is the Roswell challenger.

I do want the option to OC in the future, so I stayed with the Asrock z77.

Thank you again for the help,

Lucas
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July 2, 2012 11:14:57 PM

You should choose a best answer. Choose the one that helped you the most.
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July 3, 2012 12:51:23 AM

Best answer selected by Lucas623.
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