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New build for photo/video/gaming $900-$1000

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July 26, 2012 1:43:31 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: (e.g.: $900-$1000) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Phot/video editing, gaming)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes/maybe



Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, amazon -- to show us selection & pricing)

Location: Philadelphia/south jersey region

Overclocking: No/Maybe in future

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I have done a little research and put together a couple ideas for what I want. If you guys could take a look and tell me if they make sense or offer suggestions that would be awesome. Also let me know if I am missing anything. I really appreciate the feedback.


Reason: Old laptop broke. Need a new computer and want to get the most bang for my buck.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...

Motherboard:
Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ($45.99 @ Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" -Bare Drive ($86.77 @ Amazon)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DMFAJ2/ref=ox_sc_a...

Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ($69.99 @ Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support (269.99 @ Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI (244.99 @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Suggestions?

Power Supply: Suggestions?

Optical Drive: Suggestions?

Monitor:
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080 WideScreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7, not sure which one.

Thanks for the help.
July 26, 2012 1:48:28 AM

mrwalrus88 said:


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...

Motherboard:
As Rock Z77 Extreme 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ($45.99 @ Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" -Bare Drive ($86.77 @ Amazon)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DMFAJ2/ref=ox_sc_a...

Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ($69.99 @ Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI (244.99 @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case: user preference, I am an Antec Fan boy

Power Supply: Corsair TX650 (99.99 @ amazon or something)


Optical Drive: Regular 20 Dollar DVD rom drive
Monitor:
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080 WideScreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit


Things I add are bolded
July 26, 2012 5:21:09 PM

Shockattackr said:
Things I add are bolded


Thanks for the advice. Just wondering the reasoning behind choosing the EVGA 560 over the 570 and the different motherboard. Is it cost/quality/etc?

Thanks again. I really appreciate it.
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July 26, 2012 5:28:02 PM

ivy bridge only compatible with z77 I believe z68 is for sandy bridge and the 3570k is ivy. The 560 is 40 bucks cheaper after the rebates may be his reasoning.
July 27, 2012 2:48:37 PM

Reasoning on the Motherboard is that your putting a New Processor in a Sandy Bridge Motherboard, If your going with the latest processor may as well go new motherboard, and the 560 TI is a great card, it plays most games on ultra or highest settings
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