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Hi biggrin.gif

I am planning on building a new rig. I have done alot of research and it has come to this. I don't really know if i can add anything else because that would make it even more expensive.

Needs: High end gaming. However much I'd want CF, it would cost even more and unless i can change something else; i don't think i can afford it.
Maybe much later though and even if i do, i'll have to upgrade that PSU.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro - 497 as bundle with i5
Processor: Intel Core i5 – 2500k 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Quad Core
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 – 1600 MHz - 97
GPU: PowerColor HD 6950 – 2GB - 315
- Seagate Barracuda 2TB (SATA-3) - 112
- OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD (SATA-3) - 127 OR Kingston 16GB SSDNow as boot drive and a Crucial m4 64GB for games. - 245 both
PSU: Cooler Master 600/650W Extreme PSU

Keyboard: WASD custom keyboard - 245
Mouse: CM Storm Xornet
Mousepad: PureTrak Stealth - 30
Headphone: Audio Technica ATH-A700 w/ external mic - 167 w/o mic

Casing: Thermaltake Armor A60
Soundcard: SB X-Fi Titanium - 107
Cooling system: Noctua NH-D14 or CM Hyper 212+ - 145/56

Gaming: I play pretty much everything but mainly fps games.
OC'ing: As long as i can get my i5 above 4ghz, i think it'll be good. In case i'd want the 4.5ghz, i'll take the noctua over the 212+

For the casing and PSU, i'll be buying them at a local store since shipping would be huge for me. And i'll be buying the parts on eBay. :3
Reason why not buying everything locally: Wayy too overpriced and i don't think some of these parts will be available anyways. redface.gif

I had a few questions too,
Should i find a lower end motherboard instead?
Should i get a PowerColor or XFX card? (I prefer the blue over red. And black over red.)(Red feels evil to me. bruce.gif)

In case i can squeeze a CF by letting off something, please do suggest.

P.S. The numbers after the components are in USD, they are higher than they should be because of shipping. q_q
Like on some parts, the shipping is 50 dollars. Geez. x_x
P.S.S. I won't be taking all the parts in one go. I can postpone some parts for next month etc. Like the soundcard or the headphones. redface.gif

Thank you very much for helping me guys. :3
Cheers. grouphug.gif
Edited by Akihiko - 10/16/11 at 1:17pm
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And i'll be buying the parts on eBay. :3

Not a fan of doing that. Most Manucfactors will not RMA faulty hardward (I know the ASUS dont.) And those prices seem very high anyway...

At newegg.

CPU
i5 2500Khttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 $219.99
Motherboard
ASUS P8Z68-V PROhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730 $209.99


Thats cheaper..

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PSU: Cooler Master 600/650W Extreme PSU

Im not a fan of CM psus, See if you can get a 650Watt Corsair/Seasonic/XFX/Antec unit.
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However much I'd want CF
For the Xfire situation just get a 2nd 6950 went you can afford to, dont go and buy to crap cards just so you can say that you have Xfire.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/16/11 at 1:32pm
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500GB Samsung 840 EVO H105 Win 10 ASUS ROG PG279 
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Ducky Shine 1 MX-Red Corsair AX 860i  Fractal Design Node 804 Black 
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post #3 of 5
If you don't plan on going SLI or Crossfire, why not consider getting a smaller (and typically cheaper) mATX board, and a smaller case?

I don't advise buying video cards, motherboards, or processors from eBay unless they're still sealed. With RAM you're typically okay though.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;15333208 
Not a fan of doing that. Most Manucfactors will not RMA faulty hardward (I know the ASUS dont.) And those prices seem very high anyway...

At newegg.

CPU
i5 2500Khttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 $219.99
Motherboard
ASUS P8Z68-V PROhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730 $209.99


Thats cheaper..

:'o
However much i'd want to get these items off newegg, i can't. I live outside US. Damn it. The only thing i can rely on is new egg. There are some websites that ship worldwide but they are slightly more expensive than ebay and have very limited products.

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Im not a fan of CM psus, See if you can get a 650Watt Corsair/Seasonic/XFX/Antec unit.

Roger that, i'll get an Antec instead. :3
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For the Xfire situation just get a 2nd 6950 went you can afford to, dont go and buy to crap cards just so you can say that you have Xfire.

Ok, i was not planning on doing so anyways. wink.gif

Thanks for your help. ^^
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Originally Posted by mingqi53;15333300 
If you don't plan on going SLI or Crossfire, why not consider getting a smaller (and typically cheaper) mATX board, and a smaller case?

I don't advise buying video cards, motherboards, or processors from eBay unless they're still sealed. With RAM you're typically okay though.

That's also a possibility but i'm scared by the fact that if i go for an mATX setup. My options of upgrading later are forever sealed. Though, i may or may not be upgrading depending on my level of laziness.

The question is, will a HD 6950 fit in on an mATX board? :O

Thanks. ^^
Edited by Akihiko - 10/16/11 at 1:41pm
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