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post #1 of 20
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Hello OCN members

I'm planning on building my first gaming comp at a budget of around 1100 USD after tax/shipping. I came across a bundle on newegg and was hoping i could get some opinions on the hardware that it comes with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.657737

I was planning on this for GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127594

Thanks for taking the time to read this and any suggestions would be great.
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Hello OCN members

I'm planning on building my first gaming comp at a budget of around 1100 USD after tax/shipping. I came across a bundle on newegg and was hoping i could get some opinions on the hardware that it comes with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.657737

I was planning on this for GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127594

Thanks for taking the time to read this and any suggestions would be great.
Very nice build, Although if possible i would go with a corsair, seasonic or xfx psu instead of the generic one listed in the build
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post #3 of 20
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I would love to get a xfx or corsair PSU but i lose out on the DIY combo discount, i think ima just ride out the rosewell PSU till it dies, or is that a bad idea?
post #4 of 20
The bundle is all pretty good, but i would stay away from that power supply, I've heard nothing but bad about rosewills power supplies, though they make some awesome cases..

As for the Gpu, that one is very good, but I just bought a 6870 a week ago, and have been extremely satisfied with it, so it just wouldnt feel right not to suggest its big brother since its in the same price range you're looking at
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102928
post #5 of 20
In case you want more customization on parts, and SLI capabilities.
2500k + P8P67 Pro
Samsung F3 + Corsair TX850 V2 PSU
G.SKILL 4gb 1600 cas 8 1.5v ram (its blue to match mobo, but tell me if you want a different color)

This build costs $604.95 + Case (60$ min) + dvd drive (20$ min)
But, it allows you to SLI/CF, gives you a higher quality mobo, gives you a higher quality mobo that can easily handle pretty much any SLI/CF, and you get to pick your own case.
You can install Windows 7 VIA USB and save 20$ on the dvd drive.
Great cases to choose from
HAF 922
NZXT Phantom
Edited by Omega329 - 6/8/11 at 2:43pm
    
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HAF 922 
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post #6 of 20
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Thanks for the tips guys, im going to look into the 6950/6970 and read some reviews.

I just did some research on the PSU and it seems that rosewell actually did decent on the green series.

here is a review on it

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/881 <-- is this a trustworthy review?
post #7 of 20
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Thanks for the tips guys, im going to look into the 6950/6970 and read some reviews.

I just did some research on the PSU and it seems that rosewell actually did decent on the green series.

here is a review on it

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/881 <-- is this a trustworthy review?
I trust hardware secrets reviews and also like the in depth detail

If the price is ok i would get the combo you listed but change the psu at a later date as this is the only weak link on your build
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post #8 of 20
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I think you could price out a similar build for slightly more $
2500k + P8P67 Pro
OR 2500k + P67 UD4
Samsung F3 + Corsair PSU There are many to choose from, do you plan on sliing in the future? If so Get a 750 or 850. It can be TX, or HX if you want modular, and AX if you want badass.
I like those motherboards more thats for sure, and no i don't plan on SLI.
post #9 of 20
Quote from me where I posted in another user's thread who needed to choose out his parts, you can find cheaper deals in the US compared to Canada so please take advantage of that and be sure to check out Fry's or Microcenter I've seen their deals on this forum and it's been pretty jawdropping.

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You had the same budget as me however you can probably get better parts if you are able to find sales off them and if you buy your components separately it can save you an extra 100-200$ even.

You can get a gtx 580 for around 300-350$ (I paid like 380 for my 570 in february -___-)

Maybe get a HAF X or nzxt phantom case or whichever one that you like that goes on sale for around 100-130$

any mobo for the 1155 socket can come up to 150 to 180$ however if you're able to get an i52500k/mobo combo it can easily come up to 320 or so saving you quite a few bucks right there (can go with the asus p8p67 or the gigabyte)

optical drives... it varies if you need blu-ray or not or else it'll just cost you 15-25$ and as for a HDD about 50-70$ for 1TB don't make the same mistake as me and spend like 90$ for that WD Black Caviar HDD but you can probably get it for cheaper >__>

for PSU's go modular for sure and probably get 750W if you don't plan on SLIng/XFiring your cards otherwise go for 950+ or something, hell 650W can even work if you're using a single card. Modular since you can just plug in only the cables you need into the power supply instead of having a bunch of cables plugged into the PSU already without anyway of taking out.

Ram... well 8 gigs is usually the norm now but people who get 4 gigs are quite happy but the transition for me when I went from 4gigs to 8 gigs were somewhat noticeable so try to get 8 gigs and if you're able to find those on sale it would range somewhere from 70-80$

Depending if you want to do light/heavy OCing or just want to keep your 200$ CPU a lot warmer go for either a50 if light OCing and or just want lower temps (approx. 20-30$ on sale) or Noctura-DH14 for probably medium to heavy OCing (which can go on sale for as low as 60$, inb4flame)

so to recap that's

HDD = 50-70$
GPU = 300-350$
Optical drive = 15-25$
Processor/mobo combo = 300-330$
Case (either haf x, phantom, or whatever you like that would give you a lot of space to work with) = 110-140$
Modular PSU = 130-160$
Ram (8gigs) = 70-80$
CPU cooler = anywhere from 20-60$

Total: 995$ - 1215$ (before tax)

Depending where you live, these deals won't be hard to come by (I live in Canada and apparently most of our computer deals are cold/warm.) However, if you live in the states then it'll be easy for you to find these deals you just gotta wait maybe a period of a month and you'll save yourself a few hundred bucks maybe. Also, if you do happen to have extra money invest it in a 23-24" monitor if you'd like granted if you already don't have one.

Good luck with your build
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post #10 of 20
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I like those motherboards more thats for sure, and no i don't plan on SLI.
+1 for the asus p8p67
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