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post #11 of 27
Windows?
post #12 of 27
Thread Starter 
Already have Windows. The only components I need are the ones listed
My System
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i5 2500K P8P67-M Pro XFX 6950 2GB 8GB (4GB x 2) G-Skill RipjawX 9-9-9-24 1.5v 
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64GB Corsair Nova Series SSD Corsair CX600 NZXT Vulcan 
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i5 2500K P8P67-M Pro XFX 6950 2GB 8GB (4GB x 2) G-Skill RipjawX 9-9-9-24 1.5v 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 ASUS M4A89GTD-PRO (AM3) EVGA GTX 660 SC 2GB 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1333MHz (7-7-7-21-1T) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST ATA Device Windows 7 64-bit Professional ASUS MS236 @ 1920x1080 
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CM Quickfire TK - MX Blues SeaSonic S12II 620w Cooler Master 690 II Advanced CM Storm Xornet 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 ASUS M4A89GTD-PRO (AM3) EVGA GTX 660 SC 2GB 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1333MHz (7-7-7-21-1T) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST ATA Device Windows 7 64-bit Professional ASUS MS236 @ 1920x1080 
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CM Quickfire TK - MX Blues SeaSonic S12II 620w Cooler Master 690 II Advanced CM Storm Xornet 
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post #14 of 27
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That is an awesome deal. I'll have to see if it fits in my case (remember I'm going mATX). Any good watercooling suggestions?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K P8P67-M Pro XFX 6950 2GB 8GB (4GB x 2) G-Skill RipjawX 9-9-9-24 1.5v 
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64GB Corsair Nova Series SSD Corsair CX600 NZXT Vulcan 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K P8P67-M Pro XFX 6950 2GB 8GB (4GB x 2) G-Skill RipjawX 9-9-9-24 1.5v 
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64GB Corsair Nova Series SSD Corsair CX600 NZXT Vulcan 
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post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by s0ysauce45 View Post
Are there any components where I can get same performance but lower price?
If you are near a Microcenter you could get a 2500k for $10 less, but its not that much.
You could also probably knock off 20-40$ by getting a 1 GB 6950, instead of a 2 GB

Also the hyper 212+ is a pretty good cheap air heatsink
Edited by FyreBurn - 10/8/11 at 3:07pm
post #16 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FyreBurn View Post
If you are near a Microcenter you could get a 2500k for $10 less, but its not that much.
You could also probably knock off 20-40$ by getting a 1 GB 6950, instead of a 2 GB

Also the hyper 212+ is a pretty good cheap air heatsink
Unfortunately Microcenter isn't an option, its 3 hours away Also I chose that card because it is more OCable than the 1GB cards. At least based on my research anyway. With little OC, that card becomes a 6970, and for that price, a great value
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K P8P67-M Pro XFX 6950 2GB 8GB (4GB x 2) G-Skill RipjawX 9-9-9-24 1.5v 
Hard DrivePowerCase
64GB Corsair Nova Series SSD Corsair CX600 NZXT Vulcan 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K P8P67-M Pro XFX 6950 2GB 8GB (4GB x 2) G-Skill RipjawX 9-9-9-24 1.5v 
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64GB Corsair Nova Series SSD Corsair CX600 NZXT Vulcan 
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post #17 of 27
Thanks for posting this build... I'm considering spending 8-900 on a new rig myself

Keep us posted on how everything works out
Work Horse 2.0
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i5 2500k @ 4.8ghz 1.410v ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Galaxy GeForce 660ti 3GB 8G G.Skill Sniper 
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Corsair 120GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS VG248QE 144hz RR Corsair 750W 
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i5 2500k @ 4.8ghz 1.410v ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Galaxy GeForce 660ti 3GB 8G G.Skill Sniper 
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Corsair 120GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS VG248QE 144hz RR Corsair 750W 
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post #18 of 27
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No problem. If you're going for mid ATX just refer to my original post for the ASRock mobo. If mATX then my build up there. I'm going to pull the trigger because I prefer Intel over AMD and plus I don't really feel like waiting on Bulldozer

A $100 cheaper alternative is to go for this: PNY RVCGGTX560TXXB-OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5

I'm actually considering going with that over the 6950, as the gains from the 6950 don't justify the extra $100.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K P8P67-M Pro XFX 6950 2GB 8GB (4GB x 2) G-Skill RipjawX 9-9-9-24 1.5v 
Hard DrivePowerCase
64GB Corsair Nova Series SSD Corsair CX600 NZXT Vulcan 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K P8P67-M Pro XFX 6950 2GB 8GB (4GB x 2) G-Skill RipjawX 9-9-9-24 1.5v 
Hard DrivePowerCase
64GB Corsair Nova Series SSD Corsair CX600 NZXT Vulcan 
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post #19 of 27
Thread Starter 

OR, the 6870 is crazy cheap right now on

. I might go with that too.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K P8P67-M Pro XFX 6950 2GB 8GB (4GB x 2) G-Skill RipjawX 9-9-9-24 1.5v 
Hard DrivePowerCase
64GB Corsair Nova Series SSD Corsair CX600 NZXT Vulcan 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K P8P67-M Pro XFX 6950 2GB 8GB (4GB x 2) G-Skill RipjawX 9-9-9-24 1.5v 
Hard DrivePowerCase
64GB Corsair Nova Series SSD Corsair CX600 NZXT Vulcan 
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post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by s0ysauce45 View Post
Hello everyone! First time poster here. Was wondering if you guys could check my build and give me some feedback. I definitely want the i5 2500K. Everything else can be interchangeable, based on your expertise. I am looking to play BF3, Skyrim, and Star Wars The Old Republic. Keep in mind I already have an SSD and a hard drive, so I will be purchasing the following:

CPU: Intel i5 2500K - $189.99 - NCIX
MB: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 - $124.99 - Newegg
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $29.99 - Newegg
GPU: HIS Radeon HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB - $269.99 - Amazon

PSU: Mushkin Enhanced Volta MKNPSVT650 ATX 12V 20/24PIN Power Supply - $29.99 - NCIX
Optical: Liteon iHAS324 - $20.99 - Amazon

Case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower - $44.99 - Amazon

Total w/ tax and shipping = $738.12

I tried to compile this from various builds around the Intel and AMD forums. As always, lower price and better performance builds are appreciated, but I'm trying to keep my budget around $750 - $800.
Please don't cheap on a psu,
get corsair tx650v2
and also get this gpu xfx hd6950 2gb.
Xfx is better than HIS according to me.
Cyrus
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Razer Spectre Starcraft II  Razer Goliathus Dragon AgeII Edition (speed) 
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Razer Spectre Starcraft II  Razer Goliathus Dragon AgeII Edition (speed) 
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