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Already have Graphics cards. Just need to order the other parts.

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July 30, 2012 11:37:40 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: Possibly within the next 3 months (This is not a necessity, I would just like my girlfriend to have a decent/awesome comp)

Budget Range: As cheap as possible, while maintaining bestmode (For its age)

System Usage : Mostly gaming and school work

Are you buying a monitor: No

With those questions out of the way, I'd like to move on to what I am really looking for.

The graphics cards that I have, got at work pretty much for dirt (x2): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So what am I looking for?

Mobo: I like asus or evga. both have done me extremely well. Looking for one that will support these two guys in SLI

CPU: a quad core intel. (I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... in my comp, maybe there's a mobo that will support my GPU's and this CPU, cant seem to find one.)

RAM: I have this handled. 1600 ddr3 ofc

Heat sync: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i have this one in my current rig now, Will get the same for hers sans it fits the mobo, shouldnt be a prob.

HDD: Using the one out of her current comp. will do fine till I get us spares for RAID setups

Disc drive: Easy peasy

Case: now comes the tricky part. I need an awesome sauce PINK case. I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and absolutely love it. She will not have anything to do with a case, unless its pink, white I might be able to slip by with, but def pink if an option.
a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 11:46:20 PM

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Case: now comes the tricky part. I need an awesome sauce PINK case. I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147107 and absolutely love it. She will not have anything to do with a case, unless its pink, white I might be able to slip by with, but def pink if an option.


That really narrows down your selections. :lol: 

I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Pink) ATX Full Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $856.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-30 19:46 EDT-0400)
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July 30, 2012 11:50:27 PM

for the ram, id get the gskill ares 1600mhz at newegg. they sell for 44.99 for blue and 43.99 for the orange

the graphics cards are ancient man. get a 670.
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July 31, 2012 3:22:16 AM

@g-unit: Thanks man. I know a good chunk of that is auto gen, but the mobo, PS, CPU, and case were what i was really looking for. Since that mobo works with most i5s ill save a bit of money with the 2500K (Used one in my old rig oc'd to 4.0, was more than enough)all around i think thats a solid build.

@ Thebigtroll: Yeah. I was thinking about taking 8 gb of my 1600 gskill ram out of my current rig for that. (16 is more than enough) an i know the graphics cards are old. I got both of them for next to nothing. If i wanted to SLI 670s I would just give her the 2 560s in my current rig.

Thank you both for the replies.
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