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In terms of knowledge and experience, I am a baby. Only started becoming interested a month ago and started checking out computer parts and the likes. Have a general idea of parts needed, but would feel much safer asking professionals.

My budget is around 1k. I won't mind going higher or lower. I'm looking to buy everything from newegg.

So far, I only have this:

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

For the case, I was thinking, but what do I know?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216



Also, what's the deal with the SSDs and HDDs? Should I get both and run the OS off the SSD and necessary programs?
http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-20-227-550-_-11242011_2

And the HDD prices are up... any suggestions on what to do?
Edited by apolloroad - 11/24/11 at 6:17pm
post #2 of 28
how about saving us some time and posting a screenshot?do you need everything? (monitor,keyboard..etc..)
 
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post #3 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

how about saving us some time and posting a screenshot?do you need everything? (monitor,keyboard..etc..)

Screenshot? Of what? Unless you mean items I have so far??

I don't have any other items added to the list. I want your suggestions for best compatible items with the 2500k so I didn't bother with what I THINK seems good. I'm not that experienced.

What motherboard would go well with the 2500k?
What ram (8 gigs looking for) is best?
etc

i don't have monitor/keyboard/mouse but that's definitely the last thing I care about at this point.
Edited by apolloroad - 11/24/11 at 6:39pm
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Thuban Powah!
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Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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post #6 of 28
Which case you choose will really be your own preference on the looks...Full tower cases will have a lot more space to work with versus a Midtower case..if you decide on a midtower I would make sure you buy a modular power supply so you dont have a clutter everywhere..for motherboard make sure you get a LGA 1155 compatible motherboard if u are going with the 2500k for CPU, check reviews and ratings/prices to make best choice for you. With a 1k+ budget you should get at LEAST a 6850 or higher if AMD, or 460gtx/560ti or higher for nvidia. Rest is mostly up to you, make sure everything is compatible, GL
post #7 of 28
it's a little larger..still a mid-tower though..want a big case? full tower
 
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Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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post #8 of 28
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Ok. This is what I have. Let me know if I should upgrade anything. I went with the other one since it's only around 5 bucks more expensive but doesn't have shipping while other has 10 shipping.

ALSO, should I jump the gun and get this now, or wait until next year??

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157253

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468

VIDEO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150530

SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136469

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051

CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216


$1,015.56 TOTAL but 75 in mail-in rebates, so $940.56 after.
Edited by apolloroad - 11/24/11 at 7:20pm
post #9 of 28
ok d00d..this is where the screenshot thing comes in..i'm not going to click all those links..no one is..you need to post a screenshot..
 
Thuban Powah!
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Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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post #10 of 28
looks solid, i love the 690 2 advanced
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