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post #1 of 11
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Need to confirm to the powers that be the final parts list for a $1250 computer, of course looking to you guys for the final nod of approval biggrin.gif Speakers/mouse/keyboard I've got covered already, but it would be preferable to fit in a quality 24" panel as well (TN is fine, no need for the crazy expensive IPS panels). Focus on this build is overclockability, looking to push the chip to 4.8GHz+.

CPU: i5 2600k ($330)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68 V-pro ($200)
RAM: Samsung low-wattage RAM (this stuff kicks ass, overclocks at 2133MHz 9-10-10-25) ($48)
GPU: GTX560 Ti ($250)
SSD: Crucial M4 ($80)
Storage HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ($120)
PSU: Seasonic M12II 750w ($129.99)
Cooler: H80 ($95 + $20 for fans)

Which comes to about $1310.38 (including shipping) from Newegg. I don't mind paying the extra, but if you have better suggestions please let me know!
Edited by crazyap7 - 2/19/12 at 8:22am
post #2 of 11
mobo
ssd

what about case? dvd burner? your psu seems to be overkill. i would also suggest grabbing this cpu fan
Edited by Vortaku - 2/17/12 at 7:11pm
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See, I was looking at stuff about the ASRock Ext3 Gen3, and a lot of people are saying they overclock well, but the other half say it's a very mediocre overclocker.

SSD switched, thanks!

Case we'll be building ourselves.

DVD burner and how could I forget the cooler!?
post #4 of 11
I just built my computer on a similar budget, so I think I can help.
First- Calculate your PSU needs with the Extreme Powersupply Calculator (Currently down for maintence mad.gif), then take a look at what model's fit your needs on this thread. Your current PSU will do, but there might be a model out there that better fits your needs and budget.
Second- Motherboard. You first have to decide what chipset to use, I recomend Z68, but P67 isn't bad. It helps to know what budget you can spare for a motherboard, I'd recomend making compromises to buy one in the 160-180 dollar range, thats where some of the best combos of features and price can be found.
Finally- I second Vortaku- You still need to work in a few things, and the Hyper 212 Evo in amazing.
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Originally Posted by WarpedHorizon View Post

I just built my computer on a similar budget, so I think I can help.
First- Calculate your PSU needs with the Extreme Powersupply Calculator (Currently down for maintence mad.gif), then take a look at what model's fit your needs on this thread. Your current PSU will do, but there might be a model out there that better fits your needs and budget.
Second- Motherboard. You first have to decide what chipset to use, I recomend Z68, but P67 isn't bad. It helps to know what budget you can spare for a motherboard, I'd recomend making compromises to buy one in the 160-180 dollar range, thats where some of the best combos of features and price can be found.
Finally- I second Vortaku- You still need to work in a few things, and the Hyper 212 Evo in amazing.

Yea I did, it should only take about 400W-500W, but I figured I might as well future proof it smile.gif 750W gives a gigantic OC potential and room for a second GPU or a more power-hungry GPU in the future. Not to mention Seasonic is solid and $130 for a modular 750W is a pretty good price. And I've checked the Jonnyguru review out (same unit at the Corsair TXv2750)

Yea, I couldn't believe I forgot the cooler >.> At this point I'm thinking ditching the monitor and getting an H100 with the mobo to reach higher OCs.
Edited by crazyap7 - 2/17/12 at 8:14pm
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Originally Posted by crazyap7 View Post

Yea I did, it should only take about 400W-500W, but I figured I might as well future proof it smile.gif 750W gives a gigantic OC potential and room for a second GPU or a more power-hungry GPU in the future. Not to mention Seasonic is solid and $130 for a modular 750W is a pretty good price. And I've checked the Jonnyguru review out (same unit at the Corsair TXv2750)
Yea, I couldn't believe I forgot the cooler >.> At this point I'm thinking ditching the monitor and getting an H100 with the mobo to reach higher OCs.

go 650 svae some cash, use it on other parts.
212 evo for a good cheap cooler, ofcourse the silver arrow and dh-14 are the best air coolers
lg dvd burner on newegg for 15.99
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post #7 of 11
i hear some sort of bundle is available at micro center for 240$ you get a core i5 25ook and a Gigabyte z68 motherboard can you just check it and update us about it if possible
and as for what i think

For Motherboard
Cheapest to expensive

HDD :
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive 120$

PSU :
Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650 650W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified $100
Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-750 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified $120$
Seasonic SS-850HT 850W 80Plus Silver Certified Non - modular 120$

Hope that helped thumb.gif
post #8 of 11
I have the ASRock E3G3 and have a 4.6GHZ Overclock, been experimenting with a 4.8 OC, but I disliked the temperatures it produced (I have the 212 EVO cooler). The only thing that comes to mind as a con is that the Fixed voltage configuration is a bit tricky to get a hold of, along with LLC. And if you want a front USB 3.0, you need a workaround involving the rear USB 3.0 ports and a USB-A to 10 Pin cable... I haven't wrapped my head around it yet.

Other than, I am really satisfied with it.
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post #9 of 11
and forgot about the cooling grab a cheap 30$ Corsair A70
post #10 of 11
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Thanks for the suggestions!
Awesome deal on that Seagate 2TB, cheaper than the Newegg 1TB!

The problem with those PSUs is that none of them are modular which is required for this rig :/

As far as motherboards/processor goes, we decided if we ditch the monitor we'd go:
Asus P8Z68 V-pro
i7 2600k
Downgrade the GTX570 to a 560Ti, which puts us in at $1248, and that includes an H80 cooler!

If we want a display, we'll probably go with the ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3, so thanks for that!


EDIT: Updated the OP to reflect changes.
Edited by crazyap7 - 2/19/12 at 8:34am
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