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1000 Dollar Gaming Rig With Compatiblility.

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July 4, 2012 3:10:35 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime this Winter
Budget Range: 1100$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard,mouse,monitor,speakers, Dont know the positives of a SSD just might go HDD.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NEWEGGG :D 
Country: US
Parts Preferences:
Case:
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
Motherboard:
Memory: (2x8) Cas 9, 1.5V Dual Channel
Graphics Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive-
SSD: Explain the benefits of having a Solid State?
Optical Drive: Ill have some laying around, not a big deal as i dont rip CD's or Install games, Steam Powered *Laughs*
Sound Card: Dont know? :p 
Power Supply:
Overclocking: No expirence overclocking, dont feel like having things blow up cause of heat. XD
SLI or Crossfire: 1GPU Used. Later on in the next few years i might want it so i can dual the 560"s
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 23in, Not quite sure, :p 

Additional Comments: Im new to this so dont call me out on any of this but hey! :D 
July 4, 2012 3:35:25 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - pretty good MOBO. Compatible with all the new devices (ssd's and pci-e 3.0). You'll be able to crossfire/sli if you want to. You could probably get by even cheaper as you won't be using pci-e 3.0 with your card. It's pci-e 2.0. Just make sure you have 6gb/s for the hard drives. That will keep you up to date with SSD's.

SSD has little affect on gaming(unless the game requires map changes then the loading will be almost instantaneous. Windows will boot up a lot faster. Some people get a small SSD just to install the operating system on and then use a 1tb for storage. SSD uses flash memory instead of the old spinning disk. Picture yourself standing in a library. HDD = walking across the room to grab the book you need. SSD = wanting the book and having it appear in your hand. Loading time is the key benefit to SSD.

For the powersupply 3dguru suggests 500 minimum for 1 card. 700+ if you plan on running 2 in SLI. http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-sli-revie...

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - cas latency 9 - 2x8gb 5 out of 5 egg average rating.
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July 4, 2012 4:03:11 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 750 W powersupply. This is what I went with on my build. It may be a little pricy for your budget range but I went with it because of its good reviews/ratings by other people who bought it. Heard too much about people having problems by cheaping out on the power supply.
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July 4, 2012 5:50:22 PM

Thanks for the replies guys ^^ Anyone else opinion? Am I missing anything? I might get a SSD just for the operating system. Win 64 :D  Thanks guys :D 
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July 4, 2012 5:50:42 PM

Anyone telll me why i need an audio card? One that comes with the Mobo ok? Case?
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July 4, 2012 5:51:49 PM

^ Dont know how to Edit :p  But do these components all work together?
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July 4, 2012 6:19:11 PM

The mobo I listed has built in audio. There is a video explaining all of the components if you want to watch it. It also has wifi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me3Pf1XyInI

The mobo I listed is LGA 1155 socket. Your CPU is LGA 1155 socket. The mobo also supports 1333 mhz ram that I listed. Your CPU supports 1066 and 1333 mhz. If you run 1600 mhz or higher you'll have to adjust settings for it to run at that speeds. You stated you don't want to overclock so I wouldn't go higher than 1333. You really won't see any difference anyway.

Main thing you want to match is the CPU and motherboard. Then make sure the ram is supported by the mobo. The mobo is compatible with SSD and HDD hard drives. It will run SLI no problem. Then you want to make sure you have enough wattage from the powersupply. Any midtower case should work. I'll link you mine if you want it. Cases are all pretty standard as they will fit most boards (unless you're going crazy or put a large after market CPU fan).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - This is the case I used. 6000 reviews and still 5 eggs so I'm guessing its pretty good. Good airflow plus you get a window to look inside at all your components.
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July 4, 2012 6:44:22 PM

And say i wanted to add more fans, (Im scared of overheat, especially CPU) How would i mount them on the case?
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July 4, 2012 6:48:57 PM

^ lol Im stupid X D But does the case come with the fans or no?
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July 4, 2012 6:53:16 PM

The one I listed has 4 fans. It will be plenty. You don't need to buy any extra. You're not stupid they are legitimate questions.

CPU also comes with a stock fan. As you don't want to overclock I'd use the stock fan. Using an aftermarket will void your warranty.

Newegg also has a 3 part video on assembly. It's a little bit lengthy but very informative for a first time builder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok
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July 4, 2012 6:58:49 PM

you might want to consider that hardware this month will be different in the winter most likely (new hardware release, bla bla bla)


maybe your could spend the coming months learning about each component and then once your ready to buy, you can post a thread and get the most up to date answers.

im sure $1100 will get you better hardware 3 months from now than it will today. thats just how computer tech works :/ 
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July 4, 2012 7:00:46 PM

firefoxx04 said:
you might want to consider that hardware this month will be different in the winter most likely (new hardware release, bla bla bla)


maybe your could spend the coming months learning about each component and then once your ready to buy, you can post a thread and get the most up to date answers.

im sure $1100 will get you better hardware 3 months from now than it will today. thats just how computer tech works :/ 

Aight, Cool Beans ^^
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July 4, 2012 7:12:17 PM

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (130)
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (230)
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (430)
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (90)
Case: (anything in budget)
Windows 7: 100
Ram: anything, prices vary depending on what you want. (20-40)

Total price not including case = 1000 - 1020 (didn't add a hdd, didn't know if you had one or not.)

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