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post #11 of 22
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Personally I would get a NZXT source 210 (or Source 210 elite if you want USB 3.0 on front panel) It looks better imo, it has cable management, and it's cheaper.
And get a 6850 or GTX 460, they're a lot better than a 550ti for like $10 more.
And like other people said, you could get a cheaper PSU and a z68 or p67 motherboard. If you DON'T get a z68 or p67 save some money and get a 2500 non K.

I have updated the original post with what it is looking like now. I think I am going to get the z68 and the 6850 at this point. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
post #12 of 22
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So I just went ahead and bought

1 x ($79.99) HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM
$79.99

1 x ($49.99) NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim
$49.99

1 x ($18.99) ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

1 x ($229.99) Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$229.99

1 x ($149.99) SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$149.99

1 x ($121.99) ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$121.99

1 x ($64.99) OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
$64.99

1 x ($46.99) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
$46.99

With all the promo codes and current coupons and whatnot it ended up costing about $742

Thanks for all the help and advice.

Any advice on what additions I should make when I have the money. I was thinking I would get another GPU and crossfire them and get an SSD and more memory. What order do you think would be best to do that in? What else should I improve when I can afford it?
Edited by char561 - 1/28/12 at 8:01pm
post #13 of 22
save up for a big M4. u dont really need any more memory unless u plan on doing some design work with huge files.
 
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Does anyone have any advice on a cheap decent gaming keyboard?
post #15 of 22
Should have got a HIS 6850 thumb.gif haha just kidding but join the 6850 club...brother.(:
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post #16 of 22
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I ended up just getting a cheap $15 Logitech K120 for now and will eventually get a nice gaming keyboard. Thanks for all the help and advice.
post #17 of 22
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Any advice on what additions I should make when I have the money. I was thinking I would get another GPU and crossfire them and get an SSD and more memory. What order do you think would be best to do that in? What else should I improve when I can afford it?

Future additions can include an Ivy Bridge CPU, and a PCIe 3.0 graphics card.
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post #18 of 22
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Future additions can include an Ivy Bridge CPU, and a PCIe 3.0 graphics card.

Thanks, do you think I should buy those or an M4 SSD first?
post #19 of 22
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Thanks, do you think I should buy those or an M4 SSD first?

M4 for sure.
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post #20 of 22
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Thanks, do you think I should buy those or an M4 SSD first?

Yes.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB ASUS 24x DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse Pad
Samsung Syncmaster T220HD 22" Antec EarthWatts 750W Antec 1100 Super-Mid Tower XTRAC SuperPad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 720QM N61Jq AMD Radeon HD 6570M/5700 Series Kingston  
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB ASUS 24x DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse Pad
Samsung Syncmaster T220HD 22" Antec EarthWatts 750W Antec 1100 Super-Mid Tower XTRAC SuperPad 
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Intel Core i7 720QM N61Jq AMD Radeon HD 6570M/5700 Series Kingston  
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