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post #41 of 52
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You could just sit closer to your screen?.....
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Originally Posted by naizarak View Post

way too much going into the case and psu. i wouldn't spend more than $100 for both. you can get any decent 700W PSU for $50(got mine for $35), and a medium-sized case for $50(got mine for $450. with the money saved, try your best to squeeze in a 570. also i'd swap gskill ram for corsair, and spend less on the monitor. i think you can get a 21.5 1080p Asus for $150 on newegg. lastly, make sure the motherboard has good features and room to expand - 8+2 phases, mosfet cooling, sli/crossfire support, etc. i personally wouldn't buying anything other than gigabyte, asus, evga.

I used to think a case was a case but I've always regretted being cheap when it comes to cases, a nice case really improves your overall experience from build to cooling to every day use. I don't think you should ever go cheap on a PSU. That deal may have expired but I will recommend going with a high quality 650-750W, whatever is the best deal that comes up.

I wouldn't recommend anything less than a 24 for a primary monitor at today's prices.

I've had nothing but good experiences with Asrock, I'm pretty set on that mobo at this point unless somebody points out a major flaw (besides the brand smile.gif )

Here's hoping for some deals over the next few days to get this build moving!
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post #42 of 52
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Looks like we can't use an old HDD (his is IDE) and now PSU deal has passed.

Any thoughts on going SSD considering the ridiculous HDD prices?
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Looks like we can't use an old HDD (his is IDE) and now PSU deal has passed.
Any thoughts on going SSD considering the ridiculous HDD prices?

Jump on the Samsung 830 64Gb for $98 at TigerDirect
with Batman AC
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1553614&Sku=S204-1030
won't last long
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Looks extemely close to what I'm about to build. First build for me. Same MB $115 ar, gtx 480 $175 ar, i5 2500k $149 micro center sale price matched at Fry's so add tax, got my hdd before the flood thank goodness. Anyway depending on how soon he wants verses how much he'd like to pay I think he will be more than satisfied with the build smile.gif
oh and I splurged for a corsair H100 tongue.gif
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the only reason hdd drives are priced higher is because they want to push ssd sales.
    
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post #46 of 52
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the only reason hdd drives are priced higher is because they want to push ssd sales.

I don't think that's true, I was pretty sure it was the flooding:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/359824/Thailand_Flood_Consumers_Face_Hard_Drive_Price_Hikes


Anywho, I'm thinking about recommending he get a small SSD for his OS and games and get an IDE to sata adapter to reuse his large drive for now.
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post #47 of 52
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I'm putting together a computer for a friend of mine who has never had a gaming PC. His budget is $1000 and the next game he wants to buy is Diablo 3. From what I've seen the requirements for D3 aren't very high but he'd like to get the best he can for $1000. This is what I've put together for him so far, I'd love some feedback.
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ($124.99)
PSU: SeaSonic X Series X650 ($99.99)
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K ($224.99)
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus ($25.99)
GPU: EVGA GTX 560 Ti ($249.99)
Case: COOLER MASTER CM 690 II Advanced nVidia Edition ($99.99)
Memory: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB DDR3 1600 ($43.99)
Monitor: ASUS VW246H (199.99)
HDD: Use old one, prices now are ridiculous

Subtotal: $990.93
Shipping:$31.61
SubTotal:$1,132.53
Rebates: ($30.00)
Promo Codes: ($50.00)
Total:$1,051.53
Thanks for the feedback.

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post #48 of 52
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Uh-oh, now it looks like he wants to play Skyrim. Can a 560Ti handle it? Also, any SSD or PSU deals going on? I can't find anything good.
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post #49 of 52
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Update

Parts Purchased:

Case: CM690 II $49.99 AR
CPU: 2500k $199.99
Monitor:Asus VH238H $139.99 AR
Cooler: Cooler Master 212+ $15 AR
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 2x4GB DDR3 1600 $29.99

Parts Needed:

PSU: Quality 650W, no good deals right now
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
SSD: ???? He has an IDE drive so I figure SSD is the way to go considering current HDD prices
GPU: ???? I was going 560Ti but I think he might have to upgrade to a 570 considering he wants to play Skyrim
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post #50 of 52
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Well he jumped on a 560TI deal before he heard he'd need a 570 for ultra so now I'm down to PSU and SSD. If anyone knows of any deals I'd appreciate it.

Case: CM690 II $49.99 AR
CPU: 2500k $199.99
Monitor:Asus VH238H $139.99 AR
Cooler: Cooler Master 212+ $15 AR
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 2x4GB DDR3 1600 $29.99
GPU: EVGA 560Ti $214.99

Parts Needed:

PSU: Quality 650W-750W, no good deals right now
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $114.99 AR
SSD: ???? What SSD and IDE to SATA adapter
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