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Well I need a monitor, keyboard, and mouse as well as a system for under $1000. Sorry for not specifying earlier. And I can't see the links you posted trying making them public wish lists and then post the link. I don't want this rig to be overkill. Can anyone post a Phenom configuration or i5 2500K config that's under $1000 with the specififications?
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=17253906

I think this is made public and you should be able to view it.

With the included discount codes it's $1008 + shipping. Total of around $1020. Save the extra $20 bucks and get it.

I kept in mind sticking to a relative color scheme and upgradability.

You can OC the CPU to at least 4.5ghz on that cooler.
You can OC that GPU to 6870 levels (a 6850 @1000/1150 unequivocally beats a 6870 stock)
You can CF that GPU on the motherboard (performance will be massive, beyond a 5970)
PSU can handle a OC CPU and CF OC GPU's plus all peripherals.
The case can have two more 120 or 140mm cooling fans installed on the top for efficient cooling, blue LED ones to match the K-62 version, and the case is awesome generally.
RAM can overclock to 1866 9-10-9-24 with little to no additional voltage.
Monitor is full 1080p and a back-lit LED Samsung

*Edit* Shoot, there's no DVDRW drive in there ... um, by shifting to the red Gskill Ripjaws @ CL9 you save $5 (and screw up the color scheme). You could switch the monitor for something lesser to leave room for the DVDRW drive. Or if you absolutely MUST be less than $1000, then drop the CPU cooler and go with stock for now. Add the cooler at a later date, when you add more fans.

Don't skimp on big things like CPU in order to include big heatsinks now. A new CPU cooler is an easy and cheap upgrade, whereas having to upgrade from an i3 2400 to an i5 2500k is much more expensive. Best to get solid CPU, motherboard, PSU and case now, and settle for components in other areas if possible, though the name of the game is really about balance.
Edited by willibj - 5/1/11 at 4:58pm
 
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post #22 of 27
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https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=17253906

I think this is made public and you should be able to view it.

With the included discount codes it's $1008 + shipping. Total of around $1020. Save the extra $20 bucks and get it.

I kept in mind sticking to a relative color scheme and upgradability.

You can overclock the CPU to at least 4.5ghz on that cooler.
You can overclock that GPU to 6870 levels.
You can crossfire that GPU on the motherboard (performance will be massive)
PSU can handle a overclocked CPU and crossfired overclocked GPU's.
The case can have two more 120 or 140mm cooling fans installed on the top for efficient cooling, blue LED ones to match the K-62 version, and the case is awesome generally.
RAM can overclock to 1866 9-10-9-24 with little to no additional voltage.
Monitor is full 1080p and a back-lit LED Samsung
We can't see it.
    
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post #23 of 27
Dammit, I hate this stupid bloody system, it should be so f@#@$!%$!#%!#$^%!$^ easy !!!

*Edit* changed. have a go now ...

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=17253906

The newegg combo deals are severely lacking right now.

I built this rig for a friend not even a few weeks ago:

i5 2500k @ 4513mhz 1.31v w/ Xigmatek Gaia
(max temps ~62 degrees, pretty much silent)
Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3
8gb (2x4) G-Skill Ripjaw 1600 (8-8-8-24)
Sapphire 6850 (w/ volt control - should hit 1000mhz)
64gb Corsair 300 SSD (O/S)
Samsung F3 1tb HDD (programs/storage)
LG DVDRW
Antec TPN-650watt
Cooler Master CM Storm Scout

Total cost was <$1050 and that includes a top of the line 64gb SSD and 8gb of RAM, though I guess there's no monitor or keyboard/mouse to concern with.

By the way, 2500k @ 4.5ghz w/ 8gb RAM plus SSD = fastest PC I've EVER used by a mile. WOW!
Edited by willibj - 5/1/11 at 4:40pm
 
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hey man it looks nice, but 2 things i would change is the case an video card, i would change the asus 6850 to an xfx 6850 dual fan edition like mine, an change the case to a cooler master 690 ii advanced

case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-216-_-Product

video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-515-_-Product
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Dammit, I hate this stupid bloody system, it should be so f@#@$!%$!#%!#$^%!$^ easy !!!

*Edit* changed. have a go now ...
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=17253906
"The page cannot be found"
    
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Nah, it works now. Just had to fix the link, again
 
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Check this out man. Essentially your build, but shifted some things around. Trust me, you want the 2500K over the 2100. It'll make a massive difference. Also, the 5850 is faster and cheaper than the 6850. I also changed your monitor to a better one that's cheaper and has free shipping. Just add a keyboard/mouse and you're set. There's a Razer Lycosa selling on woot.com for $35 today. Hope you like it. https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=23469108

EDIT: All under $900 too!
Strange I swear I made it public... Well, here's the list.

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Rosewill Challenger $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153
Biostar TP67B+ $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138298
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102932
OCZ Fatal1ty 550W $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341022
Intel i5 2500K $224.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
GSkill Ripjaws X 2x2GB DDR3 1600 $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
Acer S201HLbd 20" $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009256
Lite-On CD/DVD $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289
Xigmatek Gaia 120mm $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233082
Overall, this will be a better system. With this, you get an overclockable quad core vs a locked down dual core, and a better GPU. The only "sacrifices" are the case (really a matter of preference, and you could still go for the Storm if you wanted to) and the cooler (but lets face it, the TT Frio would have been overkill for the 2100 which can't even overclock; again, you can still get the Frio if budget allows/you prefer the color scheme).
     
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