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August 2, 2012 3:51:40 PM

So after getting a laptop for about 2100 dollars it hasn't been working very well and I am going to see about returning it.
I found out I will be able to get a decent budget laptop for free, so I decided I'd much prefer a desktop to a laptop.

This is my first build but I'm going to try to have help from a couple people that know what they are doing.
I included the accessories because they will be included in my budget.
I'm hoping for this system to keep good for quite a while longer.
I might have considered the GTX 590 but they are sold out pretty much everywhere at the moment and I only have a little under a month. (is that even enough time)

Okay, So here goes.

Processor: i5-3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair 800w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Intel 520 180gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Caviar Black 1tb 7200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: Sony burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Asus 27"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Headset: Steelseries v2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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


Grand total is looking to be 2116. I can get the OS seperately so I don't need to include that.
Now then, first, I want to make sure I didn't miss anything? Also that everything will work together. And finally, I'm entirely open to any and all suggestions for whatever y'all think.

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August 2, 2012 4:22:05 PM

Depends on what you use your future PC for. You should swap that mobo by an Asrock Z77 Extreme4, get a
PSU with 600 W if you are doing a single card setup. If you are doing heavy video/photo editing, you will use 16 GB of RAM, you if you don't, you only need 8 GB. And you should grab a 670, there is a 100$ difference for only a 5 to 8% performance difference, so you're better going with a Gigabyte Windforce 3x 670 and OC it yourself, but if you don't want to OC it, get the Asus DirectCU II TOP one, it has a pretty decent factory OC.
The rest seems to be good.
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a b D Laptop
August 2, 2012 4:25:41 PM

Stay away from the Corsair GS series - they do not use a good OEM from what I am told. Get the TX750V2 instead - it's made by Seasonic: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And you'll need a Z77 board in order for the 3570K to work, the Z68 won't allow it to work directly out of the box. Get this for your motherboard instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm also not the biggest fan of Intel SSDs, go with this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 2, 2012 5:51:03 PM

Only your Intel SSD was debunk. Newer Intel SSDs, like the 520, have come out that are more reliable.
August 2, 2012 6:12:43 PM

He is not a fanboy. He has an Intel 330 SSD and it causes him trouble, but yes, the current Intel SSDs are far more reliable.
a b D Laptop
August 2, 2012 6:15:28 PM

hellfire24 said:
fanboyism does not proves the quality of a product.Intel 520 series is pretty good but there are cheaper alternatives.


Whoa, I'm no fanboy. I've had tons of issues with the Intel 320 SSD that I've been using. Issues like when Windows update runs it doesn't automatically register the update and then I have run system restore a number of times before I get the OS to register, and that kind of stuff. I've had lots of crashes, freezes, and BSODs with this drive more than any other I've used, so this isn't just going on pure fanboyism.
August 2, 2012 6:18:09 PM

i didn't mean that(seeing your reaction),but i can't really find a good reason for not being a fan of Intel ssds except slightly higher price(but taking their excellent customer service in account,i think it's worth it)
August 2, 2012 6:20:41 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Whoa, I'm no fanboy. I've had tons of issues with the Intel 320 SSD that I've been using. Issues like when Windows update runs it doesn't automatically register the update and then I have run system restore a number of times before I get the OS to register, and that kind of stuff. I've had lots of crashes, freezes, and BSODs with this drive more than any other I've used, so this isn't just going on pure fanboyism.

i didn't mean to say that you are a fanboy,i just wanted to say that fanboyisn does not proves the good quality of a product.for example,justin beiber has a lot of fans lol.
August 2, 2012 6:21:41 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Whoa, I'm no fanboy. I've had tons of issues with the Intel 320 SSD that I've been using. Issues like when Windows update runs it doesn't automatically register the update and then I have run system restore a number of times before I get the OS to register, and that kind of stuff. I've had lots of crashes, freezes, and BSODs with this drive more than any other I've used, so this isn't just going on pure fanboyism.

It may not be fanboyism, but you can't say that just cuz your Intel SSD was bad that all Intel SSDs are bad.
a b D Laptop
August 2, 2012 6:32:17 PM

azeem40 said:
It may not be fanboyism, but you can't say that just cuz your Intel SSD was bad that all Intel SSDs are bad.


Probably because I got one of the older Sandforce 2 drives and those were bad to begin with no matter what the manufacturer.

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i didn't mean to say that you are a fanboy,i just wanted to say that fanboyisn does not proves the good quality of a product.for example,justin beiber has a lot of fans lol.


True. :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
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