System build revisited

Ok try again
comments please... :hello:

Intel BOXDH67CLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core

2 X Pareema 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Memory (8mb total)

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

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

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W (thanks for the tip mousseng)

COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Computer Case

Subtotal $768.91
Ship $11.15
Order Total $780.06
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  1. id go for a Asus P8Z68-V PRO motherboard and a 2500k cpu im guessing you want this for gaming? the 2500k is the best right now for gaming and can overclock till your hearts content
  2. dont no if u can but maybe a ssd. no idea what ur bugdet is?
  3. are you using newegg as a price reference?
  4. You could have just posted this redesigned build in your other post , you didn't have to start a new one , I see you have changed some things but that's the purpose of posting your build here so as to get ideas and different suggestions about what you can build. By doing that in the other post we would have just continued to see what you put in and made futher suggestions if needed.
    What really helps is to put the link to the part and the price and to give the overall budget and what the computer is to be used for. In this case you do seem to be around $700 to $800 for both builds so that must be your budget?

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO
    $45.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544

    If you ever get to where you want to add a second video card then you will need a second slot on the motherboard for that.

    MSI Z77MA-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    $114.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $99.99.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647
  5. if you are using newegg, the only slight tweaks i would recommend are

    this

    and

    This

    if you havent done any of the combo deal stuff. if you are not planning to crossfire, than using the 520w model of the seasonic m12ii would be beneficial price wise.
  6. Budget. yes yes ala bang for buck. I started with Tom's $650 gamer build but didn't like cramming everything in the little case. Upped the GPU and RAM per Tom's forum comments. I liked the quad over dual core (for longevity) so I scaled the CPU up to the I5 from the I3. And just like that I'm $130 over the $650 build. At some point I just gotta stop but need analysis on the build so far (bottlenecks, wasted resources etc) BTW these forums on Tom's are great!
  7. inzone said:
    You could have just posted this redesigned build in your other post , you didn't have to start a new one , I see you have changed some things but that's the purpose of posting your build here so as to get ideas and different suggestions about what you can build. By doing that in the other post we would have just continued to see what you put in and made futher suggestions if needed.
    What really helps is to put the link to the part and the price and to give the overall budget and what the computer is to be used for. In this case you do seem to be around $700 to $800 for both builds so that must be your budget?

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO
    $45.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544

    If you ever get to where you want to add a second video card then you will need a second slot on the motherboard for that.

    MSI Z77MA-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    $114.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $99.99.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647


    yep...my bad. won't happen again
  8. Use the MSI 7850 twinfrozr II its cheaper at the current moment. I would also push for some of the changes i had posted earlier.

    after that, you can choose your ram preference and psu, and it should come out to be under what you currently have right now
  9. Thanks dudewitbow for the tips on New egg bundling. You just saved me $30!
    The Twinfrozr is the same price as the Sapphire. Any reason to change?
  10. aweebunny said:
    Thanks dudewitbow for the tips on New egg bundling. You just saved me $30!
    The Twinfrozr is the same price as the Sapphire. Any reason to change?



    free shipping, if you decide to go for mail in rebate, thats an additional like 30$ i think
  11. inzone said:
    You could have just posted this redesigned build in your other post , you didn't have to start a new one , I see you have changed some things but that's the purpose of posting your build here so as to get ideas and different suggestions about what you can build. By doing that in the other post we would have just continued to see what you put in and made futher suggestions if needed.
    What really helps is to put the link to the part and the price and to give the overall budget and what the computer is to be used for. In this case you do seem to be around $700 to $800 for both builds so that must be your budget?

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO
    $45.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544

    If you ever get to where you want to add a second video card then you will need a second slot on the motherboard for that.

    MSI Z77MA-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    $114.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $99.99.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647


    Great advice/tips on memory and mobo Thanks inzone. and, thx for tips on the proper board protocol.
  12. inzone said:
    You could have just posted this redesigned build in your other post , you didn't have to start a new one , I see you have changed some things but that's the purpose of posting your build here so as to get ideas and different suggestions about what you can build. By doing that in the other post we would have just continued to see what you put in and made futher suggestions if needed.
    What really helps is to put the link to the part and the price and to give the overall budget and what the computer is to be used for. In this case you do seem to be around $700 to $800 for both builds so that must be your budget?

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO
    $45.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544

    If you ever get to where you want to add a second video card then you will need a second slot on the motherboard for that.

    MSI Z77MA-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    $114.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $99.99.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647


    It looks like this mobo will be a little lite on slots after my fat GPU future card


    I'm thinking of upgrading the core components and waiting on (or using older) GPU card:

    LG DVD Burner $16.99
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drive $119.99
    SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W Power Supply $86.99
    G.SKILL Ares Series 2 x 4GB 240 DDR3 1600 PC3 12800 Mem $46.00
    BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 Motherboard $85.00
    Intel Core i5-3450 Processor $199.99
    Total $614.95

    Inzone, I look forward to any thoughts you might have. Chris
  13. The biostar only has one video card slot at x16 which is what you need for a video card , the othe slot is a x4 and the rest are pci x1. So if you have intentions of adding another card then you need two x16 or x8.
    What is your fat future video card?
    I know you are on a budget and your trying to keep costs low but if you have any intentions of going with two video cards at some point then I suggest getting this MB and spend the money now instead of finding out later that you got the wrong board.

    ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    $139.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $119.99.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

    If you have no plans for a second card then you will be fine with your biostar board.

    Western Digital Red WD10EFRX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236342

    You can save $10 with this new drive that was just released by WD and looks to have the same spec's as the WD Black.
  14. inzone said:
    The biostar only has one video card slot at x16 which is what you need for a video card , the othe slot is a x4 and the rest are pci x1. So if you have intentions of adding another card then you need two x16 or x8.
    What is your fat future video card?
    I know you are on a budget and your trying to keep costs low but if you have any intentions of going with two video cards at some point then I suggest getting this MB and spend the money now instead of finding out later that you got the wrong board.

    ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    $139.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $119.99.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

    If you have no plans for a second card then you will be fine with your biostar board.

    Western Digital Red WD10EFRX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236342

    You can save $10 with this new drive that was just released by WD and looks to have the same spec's as the WD Black.


    Wow. Great advice! Now I need to go research and chew a little. Thanks for the quick reply Inzone. Your one of the good ones!
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