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Hello to all.. Hope you're having a fantastic night! New to the community.. Here is my rig...any ideas, suggestions... Even better parts you think would work.. I take all input to mind..
Total budget: ~1600$

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $230
CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve Bearing CPU $30
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $200
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $50
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal hd $70
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card $500$
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $26
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $105
Power Supply: PC Mk II 950W 80+ silv. $110
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $20
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $90

Of course I am using pcpartpicker. Left out the monitor, keyboard and mouse. Any suggestions on where I could find good keyboards and a quality mouse would be magnificent.
Anyway, rounded all those numbers up. I'm really interested in hearing other opinions on the build as well as opinions on pieces. But please do not tell me I do not need that much memory. Or that big of a psu. Or that great of a gpu. Don't want to hear it. :)
Thanks guys. Enjoy the post and this chilly night
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  1. DaapENT said:

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $50
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal hd $70


    Power Supply: PC Mk II 950W 80+ silv. $110

    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $90
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    Memory:
    change it to corsair


    Storage: change it to black caviar western digital


    Operating System:
    Windows 7 ultimate edition SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
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    Looks good to me. :) Gaming Mice to Consider...



    http://www.amazon.com/Steel-Series-Performance-Laser-Gaming/dp/B004H1Y1UI%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid915750-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB004H1Y1UI
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Q4U5DK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hhmsquiddiscount-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B002Q4U5DK
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZMF26W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hhmsquiddiscount-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003ZMF26W
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NTFATI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hhmsquiddiscount-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B001NTFATI

    .I personally prefer mechanical keyboards, but not everyone does.
    For me, the Ducky Shining takes the cake - Backlit in red/green/blue/white, comes in red/brown/black/blue switches.



    If you don't like Mech boards, the Logitech G19 is pretty neat - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NXDBI6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hhmsquiddiscount-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001NXDBI6 I used to have one before I went to the Ducky Shining.For cheaper options the Logitech G110 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002RRLQIO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hhmsquiddiscount-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002RRLQIO Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109148#top
    Logitech G510 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-920-002530-Gaming-Keyboard-G510/dp/B003VAK16O%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid813592-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB003VAK16O
    Microsoft SideWinder X4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191#top
    Logitech K350 2.4Ghz Wireless Keyboard http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-K350-2-4Ghz-Wireless-Keyboard/dp/B002MMY4WY/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_1_3QVA


    OVERALL, my top picks: cm storm quickfire, ducky shine 2, deck legend, das, filco in no particular order



    Finally, an "ultimate" gamer/geek centric guide at another well respected forum: http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide
  3. What's so great about Corsair' memory? I've heard g skills is pretty excellent from a couple sources.
    And cyco, thanks for your input. I've never used a mechanical keyboard I don't think. Budget is no issue. If you can link an -indefinite- brand of mouse or/ keyboard I can check out that would be fantastic.
  4. Just change the hd to wd cavier and rest everything is fine.G- skill ram are very good no need to change.
  5. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  6. DaapENT said:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $230
    CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve Bearing CPU $30
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $200
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $50
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal hd $70
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card $500$
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $26
    Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $105
    Power Supply: PC Mk II 950W 80+ silv. $110
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $20
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $90
    But please do not tell me I do not need that much memory. Or that big of a psu. Or that great of a gpu. Don't want to hear it. :)

    RAM fine, GPU fine, but you don't need that big of a PSU :lol: a 600W would be very sufficient.
    You can save about $100 by going ASRock Z77 Extreme4.
    SSD is a must nowadays, Samsung SSDs are the most reliable ones.
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  8. Thank you all for the input. I am getting the 950 because it is so cheap and there is absolutely no harm in future proofing. I may switch to corsair for the quality in regards to the memory. I will see if I can find a WD black. And the mobos all said were not as good as the Asus. So thanks guys, have a goodn. Until next time :pt1cable:
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