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Thanks for everyone's input yesterday. This is what I'm going to go with for my buddies rig:

Case:
NZXT H2 H2-001-BK - $99.99

CPU:
i5-2500K - $224.99

CPU Cooler:
Thermaltake Frio (open box) - $32.99

Mobo:
16 + 2 Power Phase!ASRock Fatal1ty P67 - $219.99

Memory:
G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 - $49.99

Optical drives:
LITE-ON Bluray reader - $55.99
Samsung DVD/RW - $20.99

PSU & Video Card combo:
Antec 620 Watt PSU & XFX Radeon 6970 - $409.98

Storage:
2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 configured in RAID 0 - 64.99 each

Total price after promo codes and rebates (including shipping) - $1325.01 A little over budget, but I'm sure he can cough up $25

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Originally Posted by CarlosSpiceyWeiner View Post
Thanks for everyone's input yesterday. This is what I'm going to go with for my buddies rig:

Case:
NZXT H2 H2-001-BK - $99.99

CPU:
i5-2500K - $224.99

CPU Cooler:
Thermaltake Frio (open box) - $32.99

Mobo:
16 + 2 Power Phase!ASRock Fatal1ty P67 - $219.99

Memory:
G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 - $49.99

Optical drives:
LITE-ON Bluray reader - $55.99
Samsung DVD/RW - $20.99

PSU & Video Card combo:
Antec 620 Watt PSU & XFX Radeon 6970 - $409.98

Storage:
2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 configured in RAID 0 - 64.99 each

Total price after promo codes and rebates (including shipping) - $1325.01 A little over budget, but I'm sure he can cough up $25

Thoughts on this build OCN?
Nice apart from motherboard you can get the extreme 6 which is exactly the same in every way apart from the colours http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157231

If it's colour theme he is after then great choice!
Edited by Chewy - 5/25/11 at 11:23am
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post #3 of 9
Looks solid. You can save on the mobo though, if you don't need all the features. I would also recommend 8GB RAM - it's not going to get any cheaper than it is currently and 4GB is becoming closer and closer to being not sufficient.
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You can also save on the i5 if you have a MicroCenter near you.
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Nice build. But I have to agree. 6gb+ is becoming the norm. No point being behind the times now and having to spend more later.
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That case is horrible for airflow!! The fractal R3 is quieter and has better temps!
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post #7 of 9
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Thanks all! He just informed me he wants to now wait and see how Bulldozer's performance is lol.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CarlosSpiceyWeiner View Post
Thanks all! He just informed me he wants to now wait and see how Bulldozer's performance is lol.
Gonna be waiting a while.. wasn't it just delayed again? I was waiting for BD.. waited.. and waited.. and waited some more.. finally got tired of waiting.
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Wait for the next best thing is a long, long wait... there is always a next best thing.
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