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Switching to Intel, need build assistance ($1000)

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I spontaneously sold my sig rig but I have not kept up with Intel prices. Help choosing parts in my budget would be appreciated. Details:

  • Budget is $1000 and I already have hard drives, sound card, OS, and all peripherals.
  • Deals can be online or Microcenter.
  • Single gpu desired (Nvidia). Gaming resolution 1920 x 1200 (Doesn't have to be maxed, High with 2x-4x AA is fine)
  • Prefer professional looking case design, like Lian Li is known for. Mid or full tower, easy to work in, no (or few) LED fans. It sits on the floor so front I/O near the top is ideal.
  • Overclocking is not part of the initial budget so an aftermarket cooler isn't necessary. Room for one in the future is (air).
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What kind of case budget are you looking for ? Is Silverstone in your budget ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112304

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112248

or if you want to spend around 200 go for the silverstone cases


CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 - OOS at Newegg, im sure microcenter has them in stock - $220

mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 - $120

ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 - $45

gpu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593 - $340 (570)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565 - $255 (560ti)
Edited by hednik - 1/16/12 at 12:50pm
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Well, You definitely can't go wrong with the following:

i5 2500k, 2600k if you are HEAVY into processing of some type.

ASRock extreme 4 gen 3 or an ASUS board like the P8Z68-V, I prefer to stay far far far away from all other brands of motherboards except for a few from gigabyte. These boards are also overclocking beasts.

RAM for the "best" possible would be either these ripjaws or these Snipers based on your aesthetic preference. Sandy bridge's "sweet spot" is 1866, 1600 would be absolutely fine as well I promise you won't notice a difference. Also don't go after anything with a higher cas than 9.

PSU and GPU are really going to be chosen based on the budget left over from your case and if you want a high efficiency PSU or not But for the most part you will be looking at either a 570 or 560 ti unless you go the used route.

As for the case my personal favorite is the Lian-li A05NB, It's by far the best form factor but to truly shine you will need to mod the top panel for a GPU intake/exhaust. Other great looking cases will come from Fractal Design, Silverstone, Lian-li, and Corsair for the most part.

Let me know what case you would like and what efficiency you might be looking for and I can fix ya the rest of the way up or help ya if I can in any other way thumb.gif
Edited by The_Hairy_Yak - 1/16/12 at 12:59pm
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evga board = EEEWWWWWW tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by hednik View Post

What kind of case budget are you looking for ? Is Silverstone in your budget ?

How is Silverstone's quality? I have never used or even seen their cases in person. My budget is $200 for Lian Li or comparable quality. $100 for lesser quality cases.
Bob Saget
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I recommend the Asus boards with i5 2500k for gaming or i7 2600k if you need hyperthreading at all. I think 8GB ram is fine 1600 is good 1866 is best. Mechanical hard drives are good for storage but if you want some kick get a Sata III SSD. The GPU is whatever you can swing after you figure out the case and PSU for everything. If you want to do SLI/CFX then make sure you get the proper equipment. Good luck on the build.
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Since I assume you'd want to go with a 2500K or 2600K... Go pick one up at Microcenter. I couldn't really find it on the website, though I didn't look that hard, but a lot of times they have Cpu+ Mobo combos or something like that.
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