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July 5, 2012 1:53:51 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: July 2012 - August 2012

Budget Range: 1000-1700 dollars

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing the Web

Parts Not Required: Speaker, Monitor, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon....but willing to use other reliable sources.

Country: New York, United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Nvidia GPU, Full Tower NZXT preferrably..., Intel i5....

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I really want a cool temp desktop that is able to handle good graphics, I will SLI in future as graphics is a high priority to me. This desktop will provide a general ground layout for further upgrading once I have money.

Here's my build:

Case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811146067

Mobo: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131821

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130610

PSU: XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
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 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD : Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148844

Optical 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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099
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OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116986

This is the basic for my desktop build. Any thoughts and input? I will probably SLI 670s in the future also.

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July 5, 2012 2:32:50 AM

I wouldn't waste the money on that Sabertooth mobo. Get a Asrock Extreme4 and use the money to move up to a 7850, 7870 or spend a few extra bucks to get a 670.

Also, don't get that ram with those silly heatsinks, they will probably interfere with the Hyper 212. Try this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 5, 2012 3:03:37 AM

smart move on the SSD.

why the heck are you spending 200 bucks on the GPU

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bprL

heres my take. it should easily max out your games at 1080p
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July 5, 2012 3:04:25 AM

oh and for the case. the corsair 500r is a great case. you can get it in white if you want though
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July 5, 2012 5:50:10 AM

O sweet thanks! Btw I read alot of bad reviews for motherboards.. are they just negative because people fail to follow directions or is there really a high chance of motherboards breaking...?
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July 5, 2012 5:54:59 AM

Also, your recommended gpu is the same as the one I have listed >.>

Yea, I decided not to use the sabertooth afterall hehe thanks!
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July 5, 2012 11:59:55 AM

it isnt. the gtx 670 is double in performance compared to the 560ti.

in the case of motherboards, you look for quality caps, mosfets, and chokes. in the case of a bad board, sometimes its a bad unit or someone has bent pins on arrival
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July 12, 2012 4:00:06 AM

Best answer selected by gm32489.
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