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January 19, 2013 1:39:31 AM

Hi guys. I'm looking to build a new gaming PC, and need some advice on parts. A friend of mine is willing to sell me an i7 2600 and a GTX680 for cheap, and I already have boot/storage/optical drives, so I'm looking for the following:

-Standard ATX Motherboard
-Memory
-Power supply (MUST be modular, I hate unused cables)
-Case (good cable management options are essential)
-Any extras that would help reduce dust buildup as my house gets very dusty

I don't really have a budget but I'm not looking to spend mega-bucks either.

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January 19, 2013 2:40:36 AM

By cheap, please elaborate as you may be getting ripped off, you never know.

That cpu is not 'k' edition? If you are getting it for more than $230, dont get it and get an i5-3570k with a ASrock Z77 Extreme4. For memory, 8GB of 1600MHz will be fine, any under $45-50. For a good modular power supply, go with the seasonic x-750 gold, basically top of the line - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . For you case, a Cooler Master Storm Enforcer is a nice option, only coming in at $75 and with features the same as cases twice the price. The case has very nice filters and if you add another 200mm fan to the exhaust, you will get silent airflow.
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January 19, 2013 2:57:24 AM

camohanna said:
By cheap, please elaborate as you may be getting ripped off, you never know.

That cpu is not 'k' edition? If you are getting it for more than $230, dont get it and get an i5-3570k with a ASrock Z77 Extreme4. For memory, 8GB of 1600MHz will be fine, any under $45-50. For a good modular power supply, go with the seasonic x-750 gold, basically top of the line - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . For you case, a Cooler Master Storm Enforcer is a nice option, only coming in at $75 and with features the same as cases twice the price. The case has very nice filters and if you add another 200mm fan to the exhaust, you will get silent airflow.


It's just a 2600, not unlocked. I know the hyperthreading isn't useful for gaming but I'm getting it for $150 as my friend wants to get rid of it. Which motherboard would go well with it?
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January 19, 2013 2:59:04 AM



Nononon, not good.

Mobo- you want a decent one, not some crappy H61
Memory - some decent corsair/g.skill 1600mhz 2x4gb
PSU - XFX 550W Core
Case - CM Haf 912
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January 19, 2013 3:01:48 AM

Solarfall said:
It's just a 2600, not unlocked. I know the hyperthreading isn't useful for gaming but I'm getting it for $150 as my friend wants to get rid of it. Which motherboard would go well with it?


For 150, take it. Get this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .
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January 19, 2013 3:34:53 AM

Solarfall said:
Any particular reason for that motherboard? I've heard good things about the Z77 Extreme4.


"facepalm" i got so caught up in the sandy bridge mobo's because i have never had to recommend one before, i forgot about old trusty, extreme4. That would be an excellent choice, but since you are not oc'ing you can just get a h77.
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January 19, 2013 3:54:46 AM

Case and PSU:

Corsair 500R ($140 MSRP) is ridiculously priced right now w/ 10% off at $88 after 10% off special ((10% off w/ EMCXWWN93 + free USB drive, limited offer) and $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|11-139-009^11-139-009-TS%2C11-139-010^11-139-010-TS

Get it in combo with the HX850 (best ... for extreme overlcoking) or TX850 (moderate OC) PSU for
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

With the HX850, its $280 - $25 combo discount - $12 10% off case w/ code - $20 MIIR = $223

Oh BTW, there is Full Modular and Hybrid Modular and the latter is where ya wanna be. Having 100% of the cable modular is completely useless. You MUST use the 24 pin, you must use the 8 pin EPS so all that ya get from having these modular is extra resistance and an extra failure point. The HX is hybrid modular which hard wires the absolutely necessary cables and leaves all the rest modular.

The PSU is sized for the future addition of a 2nd GFX card ... if ya sure you will never do that, then get the 650 watter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MoBo / CPU:

ASUS P8Z77-M Pro w/ 3570k ... $13 combo discount and $10 promotional gift card w/ purchase, ends 1/21

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Memory:

8GB (2 x 4GB DDR3-1600, CAS9, Low Voltage = 1.35, Low profile)
$48 from Mushkin http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$64 from Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

16GB (2 x 8GB DDR3-16600, VAS 9, 1.5 Volt, Low profile)
$87 from Mushkin http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$94 from Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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