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I have finally decided to start my first gaming build. After lots of research (mostly on ocn) I think I have come up with almost all of the parts for my build. I have a budget of about $1200.
The only things i don't need so far are a razer naga mouse. I have a external hdd that I can take apart to use. I am going with the i3 because I want to save up and get Ivy Bridge when it come out.
Here is everything I have picked out so far and I am looking to order it all from newegg unless there is a better deal somewhere else.

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge combo LITE-ON DVD Burner - $127.98

Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 combo Windows 7 Home Premium - $244.98

Case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K63 - just ordered it because I saw that it was on sale for $80 tongue.gif

Monitor: Asus 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD - $144.99

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 Low Profile - $49.99

GPU: MSI Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores - $309.99 promocode for $20 off

PSU: XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply - $129.99

Disk Drive: combo'd with cpu

OS: combo'd with mobo

HDD: external i am taking apart

SSD: Crucial m4 CT128M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 128GB - $179.99

Keyboard: LITE-ON Standard Keyboard - $11.99

I live no where near a micro center so that is out of the question.
Any input will help a lot and thanks in advance! cheers.gif
Edited by Grim388 - 2/4/12 at 12:01pm
post #2 of 17
Everything in your list looks good.Here's some suggestions:
PSU = $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
GPU = 220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162074
Keyboard = $15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823107008
Oprical drive = $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Total with your choices above adds up to $1185+taxes and some aren't free shipping.The rebates in there comes out to $45.With your budget,you might have to use that external HDD.You can save another $100 if that Windows Vista that you have is 64bit.
Edited by bleachigo - 1/24/12 at 11:24pm
post #3 of 17
i have the same ram, good stuff.

as far as reusing your external hdd, make sures its 7200rpm. generally they put slower drives in them, i wouldnt wanna use a 5400rpm as a main drive.

i'm running a z68 board and Intel SRT with a cheap 40gb ssd. this could be an option til u can afford a bigger sata3 ssd.

i just ordered this Optical drive like 15 mins ago. free shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&cm_sp=Cat_CD_%26%2347%3b_DVD_Burners_%26%2338%3b_Media-_-Sale-_-27-135-204

and yeah, 560ti is a solid card for ~$200.

i'm pretty sure the 212+ comes with thermal paste so you dont really need to get any.
 
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Crucial M4 128 GB cost 189 $ in NewEgg.com= buy that and use the HDD for data:D
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Originally Posted by bleachigo View Post

Everything in your list looks good.Here's some suggestions:
PSU = $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
GPU = 220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162074
Keyboard = $15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823107008
Oprical drive = $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
Total with your choices above adds up to $1185+taxes and some aren't free shipping.The rebates in there comes out to $45.With your budget,you might have to use that external HDD.You can save another $100 if that Windows Vista that you have is 64bit.


I think i can get a psu for a little cheaper and i cheeked my copy of vista is not 64bit.

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i have the same ram, good stuff.
as far as reusing your external hdd, make sures its 7200rpm. generally they put slower drives in them, i wouldnt wanna use a 5400rpm as a main drive.
i'm running a z68 board and Intel SRT with a cheap 40gb ssd. this could be an option til u can afford a bigger sata3 ssd.
i just ordered this Optical drive like 15 mins ago. free shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&cm_sp=Cat_CD_%26%2347%3b_DVD_Burners_%26%2338%3b_Media-_-Sale-_-27-135-204
and yeah, 560ti is a solid card for ~$200.
i'm pretty sure the 212+ comes with thermal paste so you dont really need to get any.

nope the drived i have is not a 7200rpm but maybe a ssd/ what i have combo till i can afford a real hdd. like what he said
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Crucial M4 128 GB cost 189 $ in NewEgg.com= buy that and use the HDD for data:D
post #6 of 17
i know where a better mobo deal is:
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P8P67-PRO-BO-R&cat=MBB

They're good mobos..i had one..ordered one from here yesterday..
almost gone..
PS: And the slot spacing is good for dual-gpu..unlike the AsRock
(which i am currently considering taking a sledgehammer to..as i look at it and rage.. mad.gif)
Edited by Schmuckley - 1/25/12 at 11:41am
 
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Maybe this will do the trick for your PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207016
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Yeah get that motherboard that Schmuckley posted, I bought that same one and it's been running great. For the power supply here are some good choices:

Rosewill Hive 650W $85, from the reviews it seems that it's a good power supply for the money.

NZXT HALE82 650w $73 with promo code and rebate, if I remember right, this is based of a Seasonic platform.

Corsair HX650w $100 after rebate.

XFX PRO750W $100 after rebate, this is also based of a Seasonic platform, and is 80+ Silver.
Edited by Frank08 - 1/25/12 at 4:44pm
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

i know where a better mobo deal is:
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P8P67-PRO-BO-R&cat=MBB
They're good mobos..i had one..ordered one from here yesterday..
almost gone..
PS: And the slot spacing is good for dual-gpu..unlike the AsRock
(which i am currently considering taking a sledgehammer to..as i look at it and rage.. mad.gif)

I was really going for the asrock. I was under the assumption that it was a great little mobo. I am not planing to do sli anytime soon. Only games I am really looking to play is diablo 3 and what ever catches my eye here and there. Can that one even overclock? I really liked the asrock because it is gen3.
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Yeah get that motherboard that Schmuckley posted, I bout that same one and it's been running great. For the power supply here are some good choices:
Rosewill Hive 650W $85, from the reviews it seems that it's a good power supply for the money.
NZXT HALE82 650w $73 with promo code and rebate, if I remember right, this is based of a Seasonic platform.
Corsair HX650w $100 after rebate.
XFX PRO750W $100 after rebate, this is also based of a Seasonic platform, and is 80+ Silver.

considering i am not planing to do CF or sli would any of these be good?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139032

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
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Got a question. How do I link my shopping cart for newegg or a wishlist? I also forgot to mention that I won't be able to buy all of the parts till at least February 3rd.
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