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December 16, 2012 8:58:37 PM

I'm planning on buying all of my components from Newegg and getting some of my friends to put it together with me. Trying to get it to $1600 (+-$150) So far I have
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge LGA 1155 Quad-Core -$299.99
~$140 case maybe CoolerMaster Storm Stryker
LOGISYS LNSRD liquid neon thunder pattern light -$8.99
G. Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 (2x8GB) -$69.99
ASUS GTX 680 DC2T-26DF 2GB -$539.99
ASUS P9X79 LE LGA 2011 -$239.99
Corsair TX650W Power Supply -$89.99
ADATA Premier pro SP900 256GB SSD -$184.99
1 TB Seagate Hard Drive -$69.99
ASUS 24x DVD Burner -$19.99
Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid Cooling -$54.99
Windows 8 -$99.99
Maybe ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Sound Card for $80.99 but I have the Steelseries Siberia V2 7.1 which has a USB Sound card that is 7.1 apparently but I don't know if it is the same as Having the Xonar.

It comes out to about $1900 with the Xonar.
If there are any cheaper replacements, better upgrades, anything please let me know. IBuyPower was charging aboue $2100+ for a PC very similar to this so if anyone can help I would gladly appreciate it.

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December 16, 2012 9:01:42 PM

ASUS P9X79 LE LGA 2011 is not compatible with lga 1155 cpus(sandybridge or ivybridge), only lga 2011 ones(SB-E)

Get a z77 board(asrock z77 extreme 6, msi z77 mpower), also get an i5-3570k, no performance difference in gaming, they're both quad-cores.
Ditch the sound card, if your planning to do latter on a SLI setup of 680 gtx, i recommend going with other card, like the 680 gtx MSI lightning, cause the asus is a triple slot one.
December 16, 2012 9:46:51 PM

With those changes its no $1650.
Should I go with the AMD equivalants of the i5 and GTX 680 and save some money or keep these because I know they are using newer technology. I was also reading around that the Corsair Hydro Series H60 isn't that good but it was the best rated one I found on Newegg for liquid cooling. Other than that do you think its a pretty good PC? Games I will be playing are Starcraft 2, WoW, GW2, Farcry 3, and some other games possibly. I might also start music production with FL Studio and want enough processing for that.
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December 16, 2012 10:04:50 PM

Get this :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1578.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
December 16, 2012 10:17:38 PM

I will probably make a couple changes because I won't be getting it for another 2-3 months and I may have a little more/less money but thanks for getting the price much lower!
December 16, 2012 11:07:47 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey