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post #11 of 28
looks good to me..now you need a kb monitor and mouse..oh yah..and optical drive... any 1080p 2ms monitor..
 
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Oops, sorry. Here's the SS!

http://oi42.tinypic.com/14wqaex.jpg
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post #14 of 28
I think i have the perfect solution. link

Note: Your choice of GPU for $300 or less. the Radeon listed may not be right for you.
Other than that everything else listed are solid deals built from Newegg's Black Friday Deals.

Other parts to pick and choose: Motherboard, SSD, HDD (hmm thats about it biggrin.gif)

Note: OCN members keep posting about problems with the Asus V Pro.
You could do a search for the MB you want and see if newegg offers combo deals with the i5 2500k.

Enjoy

Edit:

This is what i think to be the best value for 1000, other people will disagree.
Also important is knowing what you'll use the computer for to better match price/performance to your needs.

Regarding SSD vs HDD.

My personal logic is this: SSD's are expensive and will remain expensive. HDD's will drop (eventually).
Get SSD's now when they are on sale and pick up a lower quality HDD for now (or wait till prices return to normal)

In the build, I used a Samsung 830 based on cost, reliability, and looks.
Plus the fact that it performs close to the Crucial M4 (fan favorite).

The lowest m4's went for was $85.
The 830 is $95 comes with a free copy of Batman.

If you need higher storage capacity. Still go for a SSD but around 120gb for $120.
At this point. most SSDs will outperform the fastest of HDDs (in terms of throughput).
Edited by SpiritGear - 11/24/11 at 7:46pm
 
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post #15 of 28
bad ss..no total..you do realize you'll have to rip that hdd apart..hehe wink.gif
 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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post #16 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

bad ss..no total..you do realize you'll have to rip that hdd apart..hehe wink.gif



1015.56 was the total, but after I went to the checkout it came out to 980 or so. Not including the 75 bucks in savings from rebates so after everything is completed, it should come out to 905 or so.

The above post has me thinking though... should I change the MOBO?

Is the GPU the best for me??
post #17 of 28
well..unless you want ..umm..a 6970..or gtx 580.. or 6990(these are the only 3 more powerful cards..6990>580>6970)..as for the mobo..it's a good one..i think it has the most power phases of all..comparable mobo would be maximus4..or gigabyte p67 ud7.... 6950 2gb is a really good card..you can OC it,too
Edited by Schmuckley - 11/24/11 at 8:01pm
 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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post #18 of 28
I got my 690 II for $80, this is crazy deal, $50 after rebate ? CRAZYY
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Do you need keyboard, mouse, monitor, or OS?
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post #20 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

well..unless you want ..umm..a 6970..or gtx 580.. or 6990(these are the only 3 more powerful cards..6990>580>6970)..as for the mobo..it's a good one..i think it has the most power phases of all..comparable mobo would be maximus4..or gigabyte p67 ud7.... 6950 2gb is a really good card..you can OC it,too

how about
CPU/MB Combo: i5 2500k + Asus Z69 V Pro $360
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.763151

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150550

should i completely skip buying a SSD??

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOddOne View Post

I got my 690 II for $80, this is crazy deal, $50 after rebate ? CRAZYY

Will 2 outperform my choice? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150550
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tnt6200 View Post

Do you need keyboard, mouse, monitor, or OS?

Keyboard & mouse I found a combo deal for like 20 bucks. Monitor I already have, but I might buy another. Who knows.

OS... I might be stuck here.
Edited by apolloroad - 11/24/11 at 8:19pm
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