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***I copied and pasted this post from the build logs forum. Obviously, I'm not in the process of building it yet so that was posted in the wrong forum. If a mod would like to delete the same post(same title) in the build logs section that would be great. Sorry about double posting!***

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...82E16811139010

or this

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

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.

Going with 2500 for process as I've been told that is the way to go for a gaming rig. Other than that I'm pretty much wide open, I mostly need help and quality recommendations as this if the first PC I'll be building completely on my own. I'm hoping I can build a pretty nice machine for what I've got available to spend.
Edited by gotskil - 10/12/11 at 7:32pm
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But for the processor, I recommend either a 2600 or 2500k, not much of a price differene, but 2600k is better for OC'ing,

The case I recommend is an HAF 932. Yeah the price tag is a bit of a win/miss but the case itself is AMAZING, think of it for a future build with a bigger GFX card; you know what I'm trying to get at here?

I bought an HAF 932 as my first case and I'm glad i did since it will fit any card, for a Gaming PC, from a XFX 5850 to a AMD 6990. Even GTX 590.

For Ram I recommend some G.Skill, or possibly a brand you trust, RAM is RAM, ive never had a problem with any.
post #3 of 12
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265
$165ish after shipping

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
$220

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
$50- 8 gigs is plenty!

DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
$25

CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181016
$93-Great introduction to liquid cooling. Also will get great results!

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=samsung%20f3
$60- Great hard drive

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139008
$110- Amazing value for the money. Corsair Build quality is exceptional. No regrets.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703027
$89 After Rebate.

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604
$110 after rebate.

Grand Total: $922.

If you need to pick up accessories (monitor, keyboard, mouse) you can always downgrade the cpu cooler. Is a bit overkill unless you really want to overclock .

Tell me what you think.
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Bobotheklown View Post
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265
$165ish after shipping

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
$220

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
$50- 8 gigs is plenty!

DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
$25

CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181016
$93-Great introduction to liquid cooling. Also will get great results!

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=samsung%20f3
$60- Great hard drive

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139008
$110- Amazing value for the money. Corsair Build quality is exceptional. No regrets.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703027
$89 After Rebate.

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604
$110 after rebate.

Grand Total: $922.

If you need to pick up accessories (monitor, keyboard, mouse) you can always downgrade the cpu cooler. Is a bit overkill unless you really want to overclock .

Tell me what you think.
That's pretty much exactly what I was looking for except I'll throw a SSD in there. Looks like I'll end up being a bit over budget but that's ok.

The case is exactly the one I was looking at as well, I could end up going with the white one I pointed out in my original post but it's corsair as well so that shouldn't be an issue right?

I was just going to replace the stock CPU cooler with a better one that wasn't liquid cooling but I think I'll go with the one that you've pointed out. I haven't done a ton of overclocking on my current set-up but I can see myself diving deep into with my new rig.

From what I've read about the mobo and everything it looks like a nice build. I am just a bit nervous about it since it is my first build. I don't see why anything wouldn't work correctly or together but like I said I'm new at this.

Appreciate the help.

Anyone have anything else to add?
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post #5 of 12
Yea that looks like a good build there. The SSD will be very nice to have. I am jealous.

Also that GPU is $210 not $110.
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Yea that looks like a good build there. The SSD will be very nice to have. I am jealous.

Also that GPU is $210 not $110.
Yeah, it actually comes out to 1000+ which is fine, I might have to put the SSD on hold for a minute but that's ok.

Also another question, what's the difference between a modular PSU and a non-modular? This is the PSU I had originally picked out:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139012
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post #7 of 12
Modular has power cables that are detachable. Non modular power supply cables are all hard wired and not detachable. Just look at all the pictures of that power supply and you can see what I mean. That is a good PSU as well.
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Modular has power cables that are detachable. Non modular power supply cables are all hard wired and not detachable. Just look at all the pictures of that power supply and you can see what I mean. That is a good PSU as well.
Sounds like modular is a nice thing to have but not a huge deal.

With the possibility of future SLI in mind which one of those would you recommend?
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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 #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by gotskil View Post
Sounds like modular is a nice thing to have but not a huge deal.

With the possibility of future SLI in mind which one of those would you recommend?
I would go with the 750watt. Its a good brand and will give you more headroom vs the 650watt. Modular to me isn't a big deal and modular power supplies generally cost more too.
post #10 of 12
MOBO/RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.741593
$15 combo savings.

CPU/GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.749718
$18 combo savings.

Case/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.752260
$20 combo savings.

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441
One of the best SSDs you can buy.


That's $961 shipped. You'll need to pick out an optical drive, mechy storage, and CPU cooler if you want to OC right away. $1100 or so all said and done but this would be a nice rig.

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Alternatively, drop the CASE/PSU combo and the MOBO/RAM combo and snag this combo instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.750523
The promo code on the PSU there actually works in the combo special, so that's a total of $36 savings in that combo/promo there.
Then pick up the case and memory separately. Comes to about $10-15 more than the build above, but it's a better PSU.
Edited by mdocod - 10/13/11 at 8:54am
     
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
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yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
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