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post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Here is the build that I am looking at. This is for a gamer PC. I am in MN, USA so I can go to micro Center to get the good deal on the board with the intel i5.

Total for this is $1162 plus a little shipping.

Is there any cables, screws, etc that I need to get. I still have to pick keyboard, mouse, etc. I am thinking $100-150 for these.

Intel I5 -2500k $180
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Z68 $105 with deal
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0364085

Windows 7 hom 64 bit $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231308

Antec Three Hundred Illusion $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...d-_-11-129-066

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...s-_-17-371-049

COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP $46
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20master%20v8

SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit $245
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102945

LITE-ON DVD Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM $12

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" $200
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=16736672

Anything else that I am missing.
Budget PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k MSI p67a - gd65 (b3) XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 8gb corsiar vengeance low profile 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
samsung 1tb 7200 sony optiarc Windows 7 Home 64 bit ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" 
PowerCase
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W Coolmaster HAF 912 
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I5 2500k MSI p67a - gd65 (b3) XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 8gb corsiar vengeance low profile 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
samsung 1tb 7200 sony optiarc Windows 7 Home 64 bit ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" 
PowerCase
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W Coolmaster HAF 912 
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post #2 of 4
Why the CoolerMaster V8? It is horrible. If I were you, I would spend a bit more to get the Frio.

For mouse and keyboard under $100, the Arctosa / Microsoft X6 + Abyssus isn't bad. Though I am pretty sure you can get a Logitech mouse as well for that price.

and I would recommend you get a SSD imo. (Crucial M4) and no, you do not need extra screws.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6500 @ stock MSI H110i Pro AC Asus GTX 1070 Gaming Strix OC 16Gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1Tb Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD Intel 540s 240Gb SSD Noctua L9i Windows 10 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PX2370 Filco Ninja Brown Switches Silverstone 500W SFX-L Gold Silverstone RVZ02 (Non-Windowed) 
MouseAudio
Razer DeathAdder Chroma Bose Companion II 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6500 @ stock MSI H110i Pro AC Asus GTX 1070 Gaming Strix OC 16Gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1Tb Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD Intel 540s 240Gb SSD Noctua L9i Windows 10 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PX2370 Filco Ninja Brown Switches Silverstone 500W SFX-L Gold Silverstone RVZ02 (Non-Windowed) 
MouseAudio
Razer DeathAdder Chroma Bose Companion II 
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post #3 of 4
Ok, a few things that bother me....

The RAM is...rather slow. Doesn't hurt to spend $10 more to get one of the first two HERE . Sign up for newegg's newsletter to be caught up on their daily deals. These Ripjaws and Sniper Ram go on sale all the time in the low $50. Just wait til the next sale. Anyways, DDR3 1333 at the very least.

I find these cases to be better alternatives:
CM HAF 912
Rosewill Challenger

Good deal on the PSU. FYI, it's enough to run two Radeon 6950's if you're wondering.

Arctic Silver 5 is old stuff. Arctic Cooling MX-2 or MX-4 are better and have no cure time. I posted a deal yesterday for MX-2 at $3, but mwave is out atm. Could come back in though:
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch...iteria=AA79191

And the Samsung F3 1TB will do just as well as that WD Black. You're not gaining much of anything with the extra 3.0Gb/s and 32MB cache on the Black.

And the cooler, the V8 is overpriced for what it is. The Scythe Mugen 2 or Mugen 3 will do better at that price point.
Edited by Tig Ol Bitties - 8/9/11 at 9:04pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz 1.34v Asus P8P67 B3 2GB XFX Radeon 6950 (Shaders Unlocked 880/1375) 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX650W Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz 1.34v Asus P8P67 B3 2GB XFX Radeon 6950 (Shaders Unlocked 880/1375) 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX650W Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 Logitech G5 
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info guys. I will have to look at the info you gave and see what I can get.
Budget PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k MSI p67a - gd65 (b3) XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 8gb corsiar vengeance low profile 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
samsung 1tb 7200 sony optiarc Windows 7 Home 64 bit ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" 
PowerCase
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W Coolmaster HAF 912 
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Budget PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k MSI p67a - gd65 (b3) XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 8gb corsiar vengeance low profile 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
samsung 1tb 7200 sony optiarc Windows 7 Home 64 bit ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" 
PowerCase
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W Coolmaster HAF 912 
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