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I'm looking to make an entirely new build, ground up, I've done a little research and I think I have all the components needed. Would this cover all my bases (minus a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and graphics card, as I have all of them and my graphics card is a GeForce GTX 580)?




Corsair HX850W 850w Modular Power Supply - Single Rail, 80 Plus Silver
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Price: $184.88
Item # C13-2511





Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered
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Price: $37.99
Item # C13-5720





Cooler Master RC-942-KKN1 HAF X ATX Full Tower Computer Case - ATX, 230mm Red LED Fan, USB 2.0/3.0, 9x Expansion Slots. *Supports XL-ATX, 4-way SLI and Quad Crossfire X*
Available
Price: $194.99
Item # C283-2080





Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 70SB104000000 Sound Card - 5.1 Channels, PCI-Express, Optical In/Out (TOSLINK), Supports S-PDIF
Available
Price: $54.99
Item # C44-3347





Intel DP67BGB3 Desktop Extreme Board - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel P67 Express, DDR3 1600MHz, RAID, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, CrossFire/SLI Ready, 10-Channel HD Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0
Available
Price: $169.99
Item # I69-2234





Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail
Available
Price: $289.99
Item # I69-2600K





LG WH14NS40K Internal 14x Blu-Ray Burner - 128GB BDXL Support, 3D Playback, SATA Connection, M-DISC Support, OEM
Available
Price: $59.99
Item # L49-8014 OEM





Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s
Available
Price: $74.99*
Item # TSD-1000AS7





Vantec UGT-ST310R PCI Host Card - 6 Port, 4 Internal SATA, 2 External eSATA
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Price: $34.99
Item # V13-2604
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  1. I think I'd scrap most of this - the extra PCI card and sound card aren't needed. And there's no point in purchasing a P67 anymore as it's been replaced by Z77. What's your budget?
  2. g-unit1111 said:
    I think I'd scrap most of this - the extra PCI card and sound card aren't needed. And there's no point in purchasing a P67 anymore as it's been replaced by Z77. What's your budget?



    I have a cool 1 grand to 1500 to spend. I'd like to go less if I could still do that and maintain top-tier performance with Battlefield 3 and other games to come out. And by "is this all I need" I mean would I after assembling it be ready to go?
  3. jonclimbs247 said:
    I have a cool 1 grand to 1500 to spend. I'd like to go less if I could still do that and maintain top-tier performance with Battlefield 3 and other games to come out. And by "is this all I need" I mean would I after assembling it be ready to go?


    BF3 loves SLI. This build down below allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI. It also includes Windows 7 (combo'd w/motherboard), a factory over clocked GTX 670, and a 128GB SSD. That case includes an LED on/off switch.


    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Computer/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346864989&sr=1-4 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Certified-Modular-CP-9020015-NA/dp/B008RJZQSW/ref=sr_1_24?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346646210&sr=1-24 $86.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair CX 750 Watts 80PLUS Bronze Certified Modular ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply CP-9020015-NA

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1032600 $199.98 save: $15.00 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=pd_ts_zgc_e_229189_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&pf_rd_p=1381382962&pf_rd_s=right-10&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=193870011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0FXA91E6MEWRKK99V0EC $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A2EUTVCJXLAJ4K $33.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544 $40.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SH-222BB-BEBE-Internal-Software/dp/B006B7R9PU/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $19.98 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_7?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346661161&sr=1-7 $66.91 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX

    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDP-128G--G25/dp/B007ZW2LY4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346646893&sr=1-2&keywords=sandisk+128gb+ssd $89.95 + $0.00 shipping
    SanDisk 128 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SDSSDP-128G- G25)

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-N670-2GD5/dp/B008BGXYAS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346864708&sr=1-1&keywords=msi+gtx+670 $409.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $399.99
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 OC 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card N670 PE 2GD5/OC

    Total: $1,247.20 *not including rebates


    *** alternate vid card that combo's with the cpu to save some $$$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1050224 $519.98 save: $20.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/ <----- review w/benchmarks of that MSI GTX 660 ti

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Edition/ <----- review w/benchmarks of that MSI GTX 670
  4. Is it possible to SLI my 580 with say, a 550? or do they have to be the same? I probably sound like a noob. But that is a nice build.
  5. Best answer
    jonclimbs247 said:
    Is it possible to SLI my 580 with say, a 550? or do they have to be the same? I probably sound like a noob. But that is a nice build.


    No - they have to be the same card because of RAM timings and that sort of thing.

    For $1500 I'd suggest something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($148.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB Video Card ($409.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.29 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1383.46
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-05 16:38 EDT-0400)

    Swap the EVGA 580 for whatever 580 you're using and then you're set.
  6. Well that looks pretty amazing. Is there something wrong with the i7's that no one is recommending them or just a preference for i5?
  7. jonclimbs247 said:
    Well that looks pretty amazing. Is there something wrong with the i7's that no one is recommending them or just a preference for i5?

    That's an easy one to answer. They cost $100 more than a 3570K yet hyper threading offers no benefit in regards to gaming. So it's pretty much a waste of $100 if this is a gaming build.
  8. Good call =D haha thanks guys you helped a lot!
  9. 580's are obsolete. Get a 7950 which smashes it into little nvidia pieces.
  10. Best answer selected by jonclimbs247.
  11. jonclimbs247 said:
    Well that looks pretty amazing. Is there something wrong with the i7's that no one is recommending them or just a preference for i5?


    On a gaming build you won't get the full benefits of the 3770K. That's mainly meant for multimedia intensive applications where you need the extra threads.
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