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Gaming Rig $1100 buying today

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August 23, 2012 12:17:43 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: today

Budget Range: $1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon

Location: NY

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Parts:

Case: Antec DF-35 Black Steel Computer Case $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 $400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB: MSI Z77A-GD55 LGA 1155 Intel $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB $119
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 23, 2012 12:23:07 AM

id get this instead
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fnFc

the df series of cases are kind of old and the space that it provides wont be used by a standard atx board. better off a smaller case

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August 23, 2012 12:59:58 AM

is it worth it to buy warranties on the CPU, MB, and GPU?
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August 23, 2012 1:15:46 AM

also, should i just wait to buy parts until windows 8 hardware comes out?
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August 23, 2012 2:11:07 AM

windows 8 hardware is the same. not to mention i hate windows 8 ui

nah. the standalone warranties are more than enough
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