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July 17, 2012 7:35:19 PM

Yeah so I spent 2 weeks, editing, researching more, and asking people on this site to come up with my final build. Now, I gotta get the money for it and hope for cheap deals and sales so I can reduce the cost as much as possible.

The sites I will probably buy at are newegg, ncix (rebates), and other places with free shipping and rebates...

So here's my build:

1) CPU- Intel i5 3570k $229.99

2) Mobo- Asus Sabertooth Z77 $240

3) RAM- G. Skill Ripjaws series 8gb $46.99

4) Case- Haf 932 $159.99 After rebate $129.99

5) Power Supply- Corsair Enthusiast $84.99 After rebate $64.99
Series 650-watt

6) Heatsink- Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $29.99 After rebate $19.99

7) HDD- Seagate ST1000DM003 $90
Barracuda 1TB

8) SDD- Crucial M4 64GB $72

9) Optical Drive- Asus 24x DVD Burner $17

10) Video Card- Sapphire Radeon HD $249.99
Radeon OC 2GB

11) Monitor- Asus VE228H After rebate 129.98 (NCIX)

12) Keyboard and mouse-
Razer Deathadder infrared gaming mouse $48.93
Logitech Media Keyboard K200 $18.33

13) OS- Windows 7 home premium $99

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July 17, 2012 8:28:53 PM

I would get a larger SSD. Prices are dropping and you can find a 128GB Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 for around $100. The video card model isn't listed. What are you getting?
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July 17, 2012 8:36:04 PM

Is that a low profile ram? Because otherwise it will probably get in the way of the cpu cooler. Also the sabertooth is an overkill for the MOBO if you're not planning on really heavy OC'ing etc.
The extra money you can use in a better GPU.. (you didn't list what kind of card you're getting, just the fact that's a radeon one)
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July 17, 2012 10:15:30 PM

I am getting the Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5. It is currently out of stock right now on Newegg. So far, this video card is the best bang for the buck.

And I guess I will look into the bigger SDD if it is only 30$ more.

And the Sabertooth is not just people who are hardcore OC'ers. I want the Sabertooth Z77 because of its quality and high reviews.
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July 17, 2012 10:57:52 PM

I would get this 7850 MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video card http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/newegg/msi-video-card-r7850t... you can get it for $239.99 it's actually $209.99 after mail in rebate and it's just as good as the Sapphire Radeon HD that cost ten dollars more
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July 17, 2012 11:07:58 PM

You also need low profile ram with that aftermarket cooler that ram you picked will conflict with it here what some of your choices are Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
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 CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 17, 2012 11:21:10 PM

What is the reason for getting a 550W PSU ?You could get this PSU which is cheaper paying upfront and just as good if you want a 550W this one is also made by Seasonic
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$74.99 -$64.99 after mail in rebate
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 18, 2012 2:48:27 AM

Thanks for the response guys!

@bigcyco1 Lol I never said I wanted to get the 550W psu. I think the corsair enthusiast 650W is good enough for me. Also it is similar in price as the 550W you mentioned. And has more reviews.
And about the video card, I was confident about getting the Sapphire but you made me rethink about getting the MSI instead since it is cheaper too..Lol I guess I'm gonna ask for more opinions.
And low profile ram means the RAM sticks might not fit?
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July 18, 2012 3:04:56 AM

i just bought Asus HD7850 DCU II, and use mobo Asus P8Z77-V.. i think u no need to go to Sabertooth dude.. Sabertooth is more beneficial when it come to the very high performance GPU and CPU..

I also use CPU same with u - 3570k, but i use Hyper X and also 1TB Baracuda (same with u). but why not go for 1.5TB baracuda?

I use 650W psu Bronze GTX cooler master.. and 211 cooler ( i think so)

hehe.. i think your list also not bad bro.. just wonder, why you want to go to Saphire and G.skill..

P/S: beware of the cheapstuff.. u never know why it is cheap :) 
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July 18, 2012 3:09:40 AM

Your wasting $40 dollars on that mouse man just get a cheapo wired one and forget the LED's.
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July 18, 2012 3:10:18 AM

low profile RAM - i believe the height is lesser than the standard vengeance. it is just for those who use slim casing.. this is just what i think.. if u use HAF, then just use the standard one lol.

and also the performance of it will be slightly lower than the standard one. but you wont realize it because it is too litle like nothing lol..

Go for Asus HD7850! u never know until u use it :)  ..
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July 19, 2012 9:09:11 PM

jonathanyu96 said:
Thanks for the response guys!

@bigcyco1 Lol I never said I wanted to get the 550W psu. I think the corsair enthusiast 650W is good enough for me. Also it is similar in price as the 550W you mentioned. And has more reviews.
And about the video card, I was confident about getting the Sapphire but you made me rethink about getting the MSI instead since it is cheaper too..Lol I guess I'm gonna ask for more opinions.
And low profile ram means the RAM sticks might not fit?
low-profile 26.25mm heat spreader designed to fit around CPU coolers.
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