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post #1 of 18
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Hi everyone,

It's been awhile since I've been on this forum but I'm back and looking for advice/feedback. This is my build thus far and I'm hoping to find some savings and efficiencies along the way. The only thing I'm set on is the CPU and GPU although I was having a hard time identifying the difference between the two EVGA GTX 570s with a 10.00 price difference on Amazon. Any who,This build's purpose is mainly for gaming (Crysis, Battlefield 3 yada yada). I'm thinking I could save some money with the PSU and a smaller HDD. My apologies ahead of time for the format,this was mainly done from a mobile device with very little time. Any feedback or suggestions are well appreciated.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium -Microsoft Software;Software

$182.71

You save: $17.28 ( 9%)

Corsair HX Professional Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i7 and Core i5 - CMPSU-750HX - Corsair

$143.99

You save: $14.00 ( 9%)

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 Dual DVI/HDMI/Display Port SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card,012-P3-1573-AR - EVGA

$329.99

You save: $25.00 ( 7%)

Western Digital 750 GB Caviar Blue SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD7500AALX -Western Digital

$114.99

You save: $5.00 ( 4%)

Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT128M4SSD2 - Crucial Technology

$164.99

You save: $48.00 ( 23%)

Antec Mid-Tower Gaming Case Nine Hundred Two V3 - Antec

$132.78

You save: $37.17 ( 22%)

ASUS P8P67-M PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2200 Micro ATX Motherboard - Asus

$134.99

You save: $9.01 ( 6%)

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R1) - Cooler Master

$41.04

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor - Intel

$224.54

You save: $55.36 ( 20%)

Ram suggestion?

This is all off of Amazon so far.
post #2 of 18
The only thing I will have to comment on is the GPU. A 560ti 448 Core GPU OCed comes toe to toe at the 570s performance and costs $40 less. Might want to consider that.
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The only thing I will have to comment on is the GPU. A 560ti 448 Core GPU OCed comes toe to toe at the 570s performance and costs $40 less. Might want to consider that.

He might want to hold off on the gpu completely with kepler around the corner and AMD is releasing there 78xx cards VERY soon, i would just wait and see what his best options are! thumb.gif
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post #4 of 18
If you have a microcenter nearby you can save 60-70 on the mobo/cpu alone.
And if you're not deadset on that case go with something like a storm scout, half the cost and really quite comparable.
As for power supply there's cheaper ones of the same quality and wattage, and if you never plan to go multicard you don't need more than 550w.
post #5 of 18
Yeah building now is pointless. I know someone will argue "you can't wait for parts" but new CPUs and GPUs are seriously RIGHT around the corner. Building now means your system will be out of date in a month, and you could of got a much faster computer for the same price.

$350-$400 GTX 680 is coming out soon and its rumored to destroy the GTX 580. Why pay $330 for a GTX 570? Same goes for the processor, grab ivy bridge when you grab kepler. You will spend roughly the same price for a better product.
Edited by Murlocke - 2/28/12 at 10:02am
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Yeah building now is pointless. I know someone will argue "you can't wait for parts" but new CPUs and GPUs are seriously RIGHT around the corner. Building now means your system will be out of date in a month, and you could of got a much faster computer for the same price.
$350-$400 GTX 680 is coming out soon and its rumored to destroy the GTX 580. Why pay $330 for a GTX 570? Same goes for the processor, grab an Ivy bridge when you grab kepler. You will spend roughly the same price for a better product.

What he said ^^. Just be patient and wait. It will only future proof your system that much longer thumb.gif
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post #7 of 18
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you could of got a much faster computer for the same price.

What parts are you looking at, cause everything coming up is just small incremental upgrades.
And even then they're still months away.
post #8 of 18
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These are all great points which is tough since I've held off a computer build for several years. To my knowledge, the only store CT has that's relevant is best buy who I probably wouldn't go through. I haven't heard of any microcenter around the area.
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Yeah building now is pointless. I know someone will argue "you can't wait for parts" but new CPUs and GPUs are seriously RIGHT around the corner. Building now means your system will be out of date in a month, and you could of got a much faster computer for the same price.
$350-$400 GTX 680 is coming out soon and its rumored to destroy the GTX 580. Why pay $330 for a GTX 570? Same goes for the processor, grab ivy bridge when you grab kepler. You will spend roughly the same price for a better product.

Enjoy waiting for something that is only based off rumors. 10% increase in performance from SB to IB is nothing in terms of gaming. And Kepler, can't you tell they are using it as a ploy just to scare AMD. It's possible Kepler isn't what we think it is. How about waiting until it actually comes out before jumping on the band wagon?

Also, it is human nature to want to wait for the bigger and better items and then end up being confronted with news that something even better is coming out and end up waiting for that. At this rate, you might as well never build because the time when something new isn't available after something else is released might just never end.

If he wants to build now, just let him. There is no point in saying wait when he wants to build this month.
Edited by azeem40 - 2/28/12 at 10:16am
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Enjoy waiting for something that is only based off rumors. 10% increase in performance from SB to IB is nothing in terms of gaming. And Kepler, can't you tell they are using it as a ploy just to scare AMD. It's possible Kepler isn't what we think it is. How about waiting until it actually comes out before jumping on the band wagon?
Also, it is human nature to want to wait for the bigger and better items and then end up being confronted with news that something even better is coming out and end up waiting for that. At this rate, you might as well never build because the time when something new isn't available after something else is released might just never end.
If he wants to build now, just let him. There is no point in saying wait when he wants to build this month.

^ This.

If there were something huge on the horizon then yea waiting might be a good idea, but IB is only 10% faster than SB. And kepler is a massive unknown with a ton of hype.
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