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post #1 of 10
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Basically, I'm going to be ordering for sure in about 7 days. I waited for Bulldozer and that entire debacle has made me land on Intel for sure now. I had been buildling and bookmarking everything with the idea that Bulldozer was where I was going but I just can't convince myself that it's the way to go anymore.

Basically, I have around a grand to build. The only thing I have picked out for sure is the case which I want to go with this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139008

or this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139010

But, other than that I'm starting all over with Intel stuff. I want to get an SSD but just a 64 GB for booting windows and a couple games. I would like to have the option of going SLI or Xfire in the future with the power supply but if it's at the cost of another component that I'll just go with one card.

Looking for deals and any suggestions.
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Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit 27" Samsung Syncmaster P2770HD Ducky Dk-1008 OCN Version 
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post #2 of 10
I pref the white one, black cases are nice but the white looks crisp and clean


For the ssd it HAS to be a cruical M4

You only need a 650w psu to Xfire or SLi with intel too so it wont be much for a corsair tx/hx650
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234 View Post
I pref the white one, black cases are nice but the white looks crisp and clean


For the ssd it HAS to be a cruical M4

You only need a 650w psu to Xfire or SLi with intel too so it wont be much for a corsair tx/hx650
Yeah, I'm starting to like the white one more myself but I am trying to get the best components I can for $100 and that one is a bit more.

Anyone have suggestions/good deal on mobo/processor combo? I want to go with the i5 2500/2600k. I'm really just trying to get the most bang for my buck.

Did I post this in the wrong forum section? Accidentally posted here instead of general Intel, if so could a mod please move it.
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Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit 27" Samsung Syncmaster P2770HD Ducky Dk-1008 OCN Version 
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post #4 of 10
If your gaming, definitely the 2500k. If you are into a lot of video editing and stuff like that, the 2600k would be a good options. Thats if you want to pay an extra $100.
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post #5 of 10
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If your gaming, definitely the 2500k. If you are into a lot of video editing and stuff like that, the 2600k would be a good options. Thats if you want to pay an extra $100.
Gaming rig is what I'm going for.
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Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit 27" Samsung Syncmaster P2770HD Ducky Dk-1008 OCN Version 
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post #6 of 10
I just built mine up on Tuesday for gaming, 2500k for sure! I have the Corsair Carbide 500r in white and it is amazing! Very happy with the case, couldn't have asked for more! So far very happy with the computer overall!
post #7 of 10
The white is definitely nicer, but I feel you should go with the black to save that extra twenty bucks and spend it on a better graphics card.

I threw together a few components that would be great for gaming IMO. I'm assuming you're going to use a 1080p monitor.

Intel Core i5-2500K $219.99

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 $124.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $44.99

Crucial M4 64GB SATA III MLC SSD $114.99

EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $229.99

Corsair Carbide Series 400R $109.99

SeaSonic X Series X650 $139.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM 59.99

Total: $1044.92

over by ~$50, but you can always look for other items. I feel this should give you a great rig for gaming. You can save $10 by getting the non-K version of the 2500K, but with the unlocked multi for just 10 bucks, that's really great value.
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post #8 of 10
He could stay under his $1000 (or atleast very close) if he goes with a Corsair TX650, good supply, very good price.
post #9 of 10
I'd definitely get a 2500k and a HAF 932 as it's only 50 bucks more than the case you mentioned.
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Kingston 96GB SSD  Caviar Green 1TB storage  Plextor PX-L890 SA 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by alwang17 View Post
The white is definitely nicer, but I feel you should go with the black to save that extra twenty bucks and spend it on a better graphics card.

I threw together a few components that would be great for gaming IMO. I'm assuming you're going to use a 1080p monitor.

Intel Core i5-2500K $219.99

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 $124.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $44.99

Crucial M4 64GB SATA III MLC SSD $114.99

EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $229.99

Corsair Carbide Series 400R $109.99

SeaSonic X Series X650 $139.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM 59.99

Total: $1044.92

over by ~$50, but you can always look for other items. I feel this should give you a great rig for gaming. You can save $10 by getting the non-K version of the 2500K, but with the unlocked multi for just 10 bucks, that's really great value.
This is a very solid setup for your budget.

Quote:
Originally Posted by THEStorm View Post
He could stay under his $1000 (or atleast very close) if he goes with a Corsair TX650, good supply, very good price.
+1. It is indeed a very good and sturdy PSU. You can't go wrong with Corsair.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thryack View Post
I'd definitely get a 2500k and a HAF 932 as it's only 50 bucks more than the case you mentioned.
The Carbides are much more beautiful than the HAF series IMO. Such a pleasant thing to look at. I've become a fan of Corsair cases. Actually, a Corsair fan in general.

OP do remember about shipping and taxes. That'll be maybe another $80-100 over what you expected. tip: Amazon.com. Free Shipping on orders over $25 and no taxes to many states. check it out see if it works out for you. I bought parts for my rig from both Amazon and Newegg and saved quite a bit on shipping and taxes. The sig rig you see below was bought for about $945 including all taxes and shipping. This is only for parts only, OS not included.

Hope this helps.
Edited by wanako - 10/14/11 at 10:46am
     
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