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What do u guys think about this 1000$ build?

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July 19, 2012 6:55:28 PM

CPU: I5 2500k- 180$NOT INTERCHANGeABLE
CASE: HAF 912-50$ NOT INTERCHANGEABLE
MOBO: Asrock Extreme3 Gen3- 75$ NOT INTERCHANGEABLE ALREADY BOUGHT
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w 80plus power supply: 80$ with 30 dollar mail in rebate
GPU: Gigabyte Gtx 670 windforce cooler 400$
RAM: ?? 45$ 8gb 1600 preferably
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM: 68.99 from softwaresupplygroup(Is this site legit?)
Homeplug from Actiontec:50$ or 60$ at amazon
Mouse: Logitech G400: 45$
Keyboard: I need help on this one, I need one that is for gaming, but is short, I have 17.5 inches of desk space available. Please help me with this. I was thinking the Azio Levetron Mech4 for 90$, but i dont know if it will fit and it doesn't have backlights. Suggest something please.
Please check this build for me. Thanks

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July 19, 2012 7:31:56 PM

I'd go with a different PSU, but that is a pretty good price...

I would recommend the Samsung Low Voltage 30nm ram. It is super low profile and OCs very well. On paper, it has slow timings but that is for 1.35V; at 1.5V, you can get amazing timings! Also around $45 so no brainer.

Is your mouse sharing the same deskspace as your keyboard? If you are, you might consider a 10-keyless. I think Ducky makes a fully backlit 10 keyless board and CM makes a similar model with only WASD and a few other keys that are backlit.

You will probably OC so do consider an aftermarket cooler.

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July 19, 2012 7:35:42 PM

ohhgourami said:
I'd go with a different PSU, but that is a pretty good price...

I would recommend the Samsung Low Voltage 30nm ram. It is super low profile and OCs very well. On paper, it has slow timings but that is for 1.35V; at 1.5V, you can get amazing timings! Also around $45 so no brainer.

Is your mouse sharing the same deskspace as your keyboard? If you are, you might consider a 10-keyless. I think Ducky makes a fully backlit 10 keyless board and CM makes a similar model with only WASD and a few other keys that are backlit.

You will probably OC so do consider an aftermarket cooler.

Thing is, I already bought the PSU, link me to the RAM. The mouse is sharing the same deskspace because i will be using a 32" tv as a monitor, and the slide out part is pretty short and has ends made of wood on it, please link me to the keyboards, thanks! Is the PSU going to be a problem or too low wattage? Cuz i thought a 700w would be fine for a 670.
July 19, 2012 7:50:49 PM

Oh the PSU will be more than enough for the 670.

I guess I was wrong about the 10-keyless backlits. Only the fullsized are backlit but the design is still pretty compact.

Ducky: http://tigerimports.net/sunshop/index.php?l=product_lis...

CM: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-QuickFire-Mechanica...

Ducky has a really nice selection for backlit colors and switch combinations. Quality matches filco and cost about as much.

Looked up the dimensions and might not fit on your desk, but still leave it as an option.

You might be forced to get a 10-keyless that is not backlit.

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 19, 2012 8:00:00 PM

ohhgourami said:
Oh the PSU will be more than enough for the 670.

I guess I was wrong about the 10-keyless backlits. Only the fullsized are backlit but the design is still pretty compact.

Ducky: http://tigerimports.net/sunshop/index.php?l=product_lis...

CM: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-QuickFire-Mechanica...

Ducky has a really nice selection for backlit colors and switch combinations. Quality matches filco and cost about as much.

Looked up the dimensions and might not fit on your desk, but still leave it as an option.

You might be forced to get a 10-keyless that is not backlit.

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I will measure, it might JUST fit. thanks for the help so far, I will let you know.
July 19, 2012 8:06:41 PM

ohhgourami said:
Oh the PSU will be more than enough for the 670.

I guess I was wrong about the 10-keyless backlits. Only the fullsized are backlit but the design is still pretty compact.

Ducky: http://tigerimports.net/sunshop/index.php?l=product_lis...

CM: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-QuickFire-Mechanica...

Ducky has a really nice selection for backlit colors and switch combinations. Quality matches filco and cost about as much.

Looked up the dimensions and might not fit on your desk, but still leave it as an option.

You might be forced to get a 10-keyless that is not backlit.

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I found out this, my desk has about 17.8 inches of room left, there are two little brass things that cover it, with that, I have about 17.6 inches of room, I may be able to fit it by squeezing it in there or cutting the mouse pad a bit. What do you think?
July 19, 2012 8:13:00 PM

I don't know if it will fit, i have 17.6 to 17.7 inches of room, it is 17.9 inches wide, should i buy it and try it?
July 19, 2012 8:15:47 PM

If you do try, get it the CM from amazon so you don't take as big as a hit when returning.

You won't have space for a mouse though...
July 19, 2012 8:33:40 PM

ohhgourami said:
If you do try, get it the CM from amazon so you don't take as big as a hit when returning.

You won't have space for a mouse though...

No i do, that's with the mousepad and mouse. Total I have 25 1/2 inches of room
July 19, 2012 8:49:38 PM

PFFF, you got plenty of space then...you will just have to use your mouse on high sensitivity. A small flick of the wrist gets you across the screen so all you really need is enough room for the mouse and another 2-3 inches on both sides of it.

Opt for the keyboard you like best or fits your budget. With a few backlit keys, the CM would do fine if you want to keep it under $100.
July 19, 2012 11:11:56 PM

ohhgourami said:
PFFF, you got plenty of space then...you will just have to use your mouse on high sensitivity. A small flick of the wrist gets you across the screen so all you really need is enough room for the mouse and another 2-3 inches on both sides of it.

Opt for the keyboard you like best or fits your budget. With a few backlit keys, the CM would do fine if you want to keep it under $100.

Well like i said i only have like 17.6 inches of space and the board is 17.9, do u think i can squeeze it in to fit?
July 19, 2012 11:53:56 PM

spentshells said:
You are missing two things

a cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

38 after rebate and yes it is better than the legendary Hyper 212 evo

And a hard drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... basic HD nice price 70

or 1 TB for 99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or SSD and cheaper HD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

just some thoughts

I already have a HDD, am buying some from a friend, also, I'm waiting to get an SSD and cooler because I want a keyboard and mouse first. I don't feel the need for overclocking at the moment and an HDD will do fine for now, but thank you for the suggestion. Any others?
July 20, 2012 1:52:28 AM

ohhgourami said:
PFFF, you got plenty of space then...you will just have to use your mouse on high sensitivity. A small flick of the wrist gets you across the screen so all you really need is enough room for the mouse and another 2-3 inches on both sides of it.

Opt for the keyboard you like best or fits your budget. With a few backlit keys, the CM would do fine if you want to keep it under $100.

also what cherry mx switches do u reccomend for gaming?
July 20, 2012 5:56:25 AM

2500 K no overclocking is like going to s strip club with 20 bucks
July 20, 2012 6:23:15 AM

Brown Cherry Switches are usually best for gaming.
July 20, 2012 7:04:01 AM

Got a few choices for gaming, but it is highly recommended that you get to try a few. I personally like browns as I just like the feeling of typing on them and react well for games. Some others like red or black switches since they feel more linear, closer to rubber domes.
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