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so i'm trying to build a gaming pc within the $1000-$2000 dollar range. so far i've picked out these parts :

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX26988 - card adapter

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX27707 - asus dvd drive

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36364 - asus motherboard

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX38172 - atx mid tower case

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36523 - 1 tb harddrive

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX26397 - wireless network adapter

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX24744 - 650W power supply

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37546- i7 3820 with 3.6GHz w/ 10MB cache

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33238 - dual channel 8GB Ram

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35517 - EVGA GeForce DDR5 video card

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX25771 - Asus sound card

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33765 - corsair liquid cooling system

all together it comes up to around $1700. i have a monitor, mouse and keyboard all picked out already. i'm kinda new to the whole computer building thing so i just want some feedback as to what i can do, what i can't do, and if i'm going in the right direction.
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well for starters, Thats a lot for a 570. There is someone selling 2 for 400$ on here

http://www.overclock.net/t/1232600/fs-2-galaxy-gtx-570-1280mb-video-cards#post_16777511


EDIT: didnt realize it was the 2.5gb version

Still 30$ cheaper on newegg

http://www.overclock.net/t/1232600/fs-2-galaxy-gtx-570-1280mb-video-cards#post_16777511
Edited by ThePhlood - 3/22/12 at 9:50am
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$200 for a sound card? I would at least give the onboard sound a chance before dropping that much on a sound card since the onboard is free, relatively speaking.
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thanks for the suggestions. if i could get an opinion on the overall build of the pc, that would be much appreciated as well.
again thank you!
post #5 of 9
Its not a bad build but if you can wait ivy bridge is almost out, If you dont care you could probobly save your money and get a 2500k.

Are you using this for gaming or what?

Also the gtx 680 just came out and is 500$. It will kill that 570 and is about the same as 2 sli 570s I'm pretty sure

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

EDIT: and I agree with the other guy, I would not spend $200 on a soundcard
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yea i'm using it for gaming. and yea i can wait, i just wanna get the right parts picked out right now just to get an overall feel for the price and the quality of what i'm going to get. i still dont really have the money to get it all yet, but i'm gonna start saving. and yea 200 for a soundcard is kinda ridiculous now that i think about it lol. thanks for the suggestions again!
post #7 of 9
i will take the upper limit in count i.e. 2ooo$ here is my try to it
Part list permalink

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard:
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.99 @ NCIX US)

Memory:
Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)

Solid State Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal
Hard Drive
($97.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($499.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($499.99 @ Amazon)

Case:
NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply:
NZXT 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($117.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1872.91Before MIR and Shipped biggrin.gif

Lastly CPU cooling
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit $117.21

Total $1990.12 Shipped smile.gif

Hope that helped thumb.gif

*edit*
according to THIS review a 750Watts PSU is enough to run aa GTX680 with the CPU @ stock so a 850watts should do well for the SLi thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 3/22/12 at 12:32pm
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by kayon08 View Post

so i'm trying to build a gaming pc within the $1000-$2000 dollar range. so far i've picked out these parts :
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX26988 - card adapter
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX27707 - asus dvd drive
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36364 - asus motherboard
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX38172 - atx mid tower case
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36523 - 1 tb harddrive
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX26397 - wireless network adapter
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX24744 - 650W power supply
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37546- i7 3820 with 3.6GHz w/ 10MB cache
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33238 - dual channel 8GB Ram
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35517 - EVGA GeForce DDR5 video card
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX25771 - Asus sound card
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33765 - corsair liquid cooling system
all together it comes up to around $1700. i have a monitor, mouse and keyboard all picked out already. i'm kinda new to the whole computer building thing so i just want some feedback as to what i can do, what i can't do, and if i'm going in the right direction.

first off the corei7 3820 is an intel socket 2011, your motherboard is a socket 1155 z68, incompatible you should be looking for socket 2011 x79 or the if you like the motherboard go for 2600K or 2700K cpu for rendering+gaming or 2500K for gaming, or if you want to wait for the 2012 upcoming Ivy Bridge corei5 3570K & z77 motherboard this late April...

you don't need a usb 3.0 card adapter, the motherboard has the usb 3.0 header needed for the chasis of your choice for the front panel usb 3.0 connectors & has a 2 additional usb 3.0 port at the i/o of the motherboard rear.

for the wireless network adapter instead of usb type plug-in why not use a pcie type adapter that you can put in the pcie slot of the motherboard, that's the reason why you go for atx form mobo for more peripheral attachment

like others have said you can choose to buy a soundcard later for the onboard sound if it failed on you otherwise save the money, invest on a higher wattage psu if you ever wanted for SLI or Xfire later

or if you want invest for a ssd on that build, you pc will feel the speed as compared to a hdd...

the videocard, you may want to get the new gtx 680, as others have suggested

for ram 8Gb 1600 mhz is ok

H100 cooling is ok if you dont want that custom watercooling, free from unwanted leaking....
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yea i'm using it for gaming. and yea i can wait, i just wanna get the right parts picked out right now just to get an overall feel for the price and the quality of what i'm going to get. i still dont really have the money to get it all yet, but i'm gonna start saving. and yea 200 for a soundcard is kinda ridiculous now that i think about it lol. thanks for the suggestions again!

change your motherboard to x79 if you are going for the 3820 which is a brilliant cpu good luck with your build thumb.gif
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