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post #1 of 36
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I would like to get it down to $1850 though. Right now I've got:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 $159

MOBO: ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 $154.99

GPU: MSI N580GTX Lightning $524.99

PSU: Corsair TX850M $149.99

CPU: Intel i5-2500K $219.99

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600 $58.99

SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 120GB $179.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB $59.99

Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080 2ms LED $199.99

DVD-RW:LG CD/DVD Burner $17.99

Obviously Windows 7 which is $99

CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 $68.74

Subtotal: $1,895.63

Is that a good rig? Will it stay at good temps and stuff? What would you guys recommend I swap out for something else?

Thanks
post #2 of 36
Looks good, to bad you need a monitor and a SSD, you could probably SLI/crossfire something with that budget.

I would probably change the case, but that's just me, oh and also the PSU to something a little lower, unless you are going to sli/crossfire later down the line.

Also this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...f3%20spinpoint for your HDD, 10$ off with code.
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post #3 of 36
HAF X is better, newer stuff/options. H60 will be fine, but for that budget, you could go custom water cooling loop.
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post #4 of 36
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by xion View Post
Looks good, to bad you need a monitor and a SSD, you could probably SLI/crossfire something with that budget.

I would probably change the case, but that's just me, oh and also the PSU to something a little lower, unless you are going to sli/crossfire later down the line.

Also this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...f3%20spinpoint for your HDD, 10$ off with code.
Yeah I plan to SLI down the road...and yeah, this is my first build, and I'm coming from a laptop, so I don't have a monitor, and I would really like to have a SSD.
post #5 of 36
You can get i5 2500K cheaper through Microcenter or NCIX price match.

NH-D14 or Silver Arrow is definitely better than H60. I'd take it you want H60 because of RAM clearance?

HDD wise Samsung Spinpoint F3 is a bit better than Caviar Black.

GPU wise this is $20 cheaper,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127567
Edited by trumpet-205 - 10/6/11 at 6:44pm
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post #6 of 36
Get the MSI 3GB one for 80 dollars more, your going to need it for future proofing your system.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127589
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Originally Posted by wint0nic View Post
Get the MSI 3GB one for 80 dollars more, your going to need it for future proofing your system.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127589
Unless OP plans to use 3D, surround gaming or larger monitors, 3GB is overkill.
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post #8 of 36
Yeah, but for 70-80 dollars more future games would be good for it, BF3 uses almost 1.4GB on ultra and 1920x1200, so games are getting close to using over 1.5gb.
post #9 of 36
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Are there any other Cases out there that are as good as/better than the HAF 932 for less?

Also, I changed out the GPU for the MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC and the HDD for the Spinpoint F3.
post #10 of 36
Looking good

But instead of H60 cooler, Go for NH-D14 instead.

Everything else if fine.
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