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Good to know jrl, thanks for your input.
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Take apart your external HDD and Or reuse your old HDD in this system.
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.95 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores 1.25GB Video Card ($277.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.26 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $760.90
This build also has a great PSU that will let you SLI or expand to better hardware in the future. thumb.gif
Oh and the 560Ti, is a 448 core. A more powerful version of a regular 560 Ti, it is comparable to a 570.
If you really want a SSD, make sure you grab a Crucial M4, Samsung 830 or a nice Intel one. thumb.gif

looks decent just replace the GTX 560 Ti 448 with 7850 @ 250$ and add this SSD Corsair force 3 60gb SSD for $65 (after a $15 mail in rebate and use code: SSDSPEC15 to knock off another $15 total 30$ off )
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post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by xKiiwiiz View Post

Thanks for the reply Ironman, I'm checking that build out now... I'm definitely going to grab an SSD so I'll take a look at Intel. If I need to sacrifice performance to afford an Intel SSD, in which piece of hardware should that be?
Tell me what you guys think of these three PSUs compared... Any input?
IDK if it's because I picked it out or what, but I feel like the XFX Core Edition 550 Pro is a good balance. However, I do want to have room for upgrades so if that extra 100 watts is crucial then I guess I will have to drop the extra $$ on a PSU.


if you decide for the better brand xfx 550w then go ahead, its better because its seasonic oem made, though add'l $30 is still acceptable.... from the budget, if your planning for sli 560ti ~ 650~700W will have extra headroom for wattage & extra pcie power cable for the videocard in the future....

other advise cm elite 370, be advise that this case have a terrible cable management, the nzxt source 210 has extra cable management for better cable routing.....

other advise crucial M4, be advise that it has slow write speed, as compared to Patriot pyro 500+- read/write speed, if they say sandforce 2281 has problem they fix it already in latest firmware, even the crucial M4 has the 5000 hr bug just last year which they fix also with a firmware...

agree the 560ti 448 is better than the 560ti, for addl $80 if you can fit in the budget and you will need to adjust the psu from 550W~600W+ for extra wattage headroom, go for nvidia cards since your using adobe suites which will help the software your going to use in the long run due to its CUDA feature...

others have suggested the samsung ram, well there's no real world performance gain even you have 1800 or 2100 OC memory, just an added heat to the system unless your into benchmarking, the 8GB 1600 mhz capacity/speed for memory is SB current sweetpsot and has the right price to settle in..

for ram brands pretty much seeker discretion, you will have to check whether it has high profile heatspreader that will obstruct the use of aftermarket coolers and its stock voltage SB is fine at 1.5v lower i.e 1.35v is better but cost more, & its timing the lower the better but cost more than CL 9...
Edited by xnuw - 3/29/12 at 11:29pm
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ68K+ ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.95 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $784.89 before MIR and $749.89 after MIR
i would say wait for the MIR returns and go with a CM V6 GT HSF @ 50$ biggrin.gif

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*edit*
Cut another 20$ by appling this promo code $20 off w/ promo code BIO329, ends 3/31 which brings the total to $764.89 before MIr and $729.89 after MIR biggrin.gif
Edited by Tarun - 3/29/12 at 11:00pm
post #15 of 29
Do not trust Biostar MOBOs. Get ASRock, ASUS or GIGABYTE.
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

the newer intel ssds dont seem to crazy. however, my favorite remains crucials m4

Watch for these to go on sale. 800+ MB/s in RAID-0
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post #17 of 29
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Do not trust Biostar MOBOs. Get ASRock, ASUS or GIGABYTE.
y do you say so the T-series of biostar are pretty good and taking into consideration that board can clock a 2500k to ~4.7Ghz
post #18 of 29
I have not heard good things about Biostar, which is why I don't recommend them.
post #19 of 29
Wait for Ivy Bridge..

CPU - Core i5 3550 - $205

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-H77-D3H - Price ----> let it be released

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B - $50

SSD - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive - $86

PSU - SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W 87% Efficiency - $70

Case - NZXT LEXA Blackline - $50

GPU - Sapphire HD 7850 - $250

Optical Drive - LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM - $18

Total - $729 + Mobo price

This price is without any Rebate..
Edited by Ankit07 - 3/31/12 at 1:53am
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Do not trust Biostar MOBOs. Get ASRock, ASUS or GIGABYTE.

My biostars working fine.....
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