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$1500 build:
monitor- the one you choosed
cpu- i5 2550k (since ivy bridge will oc worse and run hotter)
mobo- gigabyte z77x ud3h
ram- 2x4gb samsung udimm 1.35v 1600mhz cl11 kit (cheap,absolute beast for oc,can reach 2000mhz cl9 @ 1.5v)
gpu- evga gtx680
psu- corsair hx750
pc case- nzxt phantom
cooler- cm hyper 212 evo
optical drive- asus 24x dual layer dvd rw
hdd- 1tb samsung sprinpoint f3
ssd- ocz agility 60gb
Its the best build for your budget.
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$1500 build:
monitor- the one you choosed
cpu- i5 2550k (since ivy bridge will oc worse and run hotter)
mobo- gigabyte z77x ud3h
ram- 2x4gb samsung udimm 1.35v 1600mhz cl11 kit (cheap,absolute beast for oc,can reach 2000mhz cl9 @ 1.5v)
gpu- evga gtx680
psu- corsair hx750
pc case- nzxt phantom
cooler- cm hyper 212 evo
optical drive- asus 24x dual layer dvd rw
hdd- 1tb samsung sprinpoint f3
ssd- ocz agility 60gb
Its the best build for your budget.

just go for the 2500k just in case something happened to the graphics card and you need intergrated gfx. The price difference is not worth it.

Don't go for the agility. Keep your M4

Also go with the 7950. Cheaper and performs about the same. If you want Physx from Nvidia, I suggest using the Hybrid Physx Mod and not spend $100 more
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what will be the best motherboard for 2500k? and yeah, im gonna go and get 7950 instead..
post #34 of 52
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what will be the best motherboard for 2500k? and yeah, im gonna go and get 7950 instead..

Each has it's strengths and weaknesses. The best companies I would say Asustek which is split up into ASUS, the pretty looking gamer mobos, and ASRock, the price/performance mobos. If you mean the the best for the money ARock Extreme3 Z68 would be it.
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just go for the 2500k just in case something happened to the graphics card and you need intergrated gfx. The price difference is not worth it.
Don't go for the agility. Keep your M4
Also go with the 7950. Cheaper and performs about the same. If you want Physx from Nvidia, I suggest using the Hybrid Physx Mod and not spend $100 more

Average FPS when overclocked, yes they are very similar.

But min FPS is another story, the GTX 680 has significantly better min fps. This way you will not notice the drops in FPS or FPS lag as frequently. BF3 is a key example of this. But for the price of the 7950, its hard to pass up. It is a good card.
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Gtx680 definitely worth the extra $$$.
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ALREADY BOUGHT THESE COMPONENTS!

PSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold 750-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750AX

SSD: Crucial M4 2.5 inch 64GB SATA3 Solid State Drive(MLC)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

MONITOR: Asus VS248H-P 24 inch WideScreen 2ms 50000000:1 DVI/HDMI LED LCD Monitor (Black)

COOLER: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM = i went with this one instead of evo cause it's cheaper for basically the same performance, and im planning on upgrading this in the future anyway, so im good with this one for now.

DVD DRIVE: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

RAM: Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance Lowprofile 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit = i bought this one cause it's low profile, this way it wont touch the heatsink/fan, when i buy the 2nd kit, would a vengeance with tall heatsink fit it without touching the heatsink/fan? i will be putting it on the furthest end slot.

NETWORK CARD: TP-Link TL-WN722N 150Mbps High Gain Wireless USB Adapter = cheap and has a good review.


ONLY MISSING THESE PARTS:

GPU: I might go and buy the gtx680 instead. = i might go and buy this one it will be worth the extra dough, but they are all out of stock..
CASE: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case = im debating between this one or haf advanced.. same price basically.. (any opinion with this one? what is better performance wise?)
CPU: equivalent of 2500k ivy chip = ill buy these and mobo once ivy drops
MOBO: z77 board


ONE MORE QUESTION: Is there any other place aside from newegg/ncix to buy computer parts from? cause i would hate to buy the gcard cpu/mobo from newegg/ncix cause both are stationed at california and they would charge me tax. that would be extra 80-100 dollars easily.. lol
Edited by deighty027 - 4/21/12 at 10:06pm
post #38 of 52
ok my opinion on these cases are:
I believe the HAF will have better airflow. if you look at the NZXT it seems like all the fans are obstructed someway besides the side panel ones. The front of the case has that huge plastic part which will block airflow. The top of the case is slanted? so hot air would build up there unless the fans are tilted with it as well? Seems like a lot of obstructions in the way. The cool thing about this case is that it comes with a built in fan controller though.
I personally enjoy the styling of the Haf better as well. the red CM fans really look good and are a nice dark red. It also has more cooling options with better airflow. Large fan in the front (230mm) vs the NZXT 140 in the front. It also comes with better cooling stock. 3x 230mm & 1 140mm where the 230's are in the front side and top. the 140 is rear vs 2x 120 on side 200 on top and 120 on rear. and it has a side panel.

Overall both a great cases i'd just rather go for the haf 932 if I were you.
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Depending on how many games you play I would highly consider a larger SSD unless you have a few small select games. My steam folder is like 120 gigs alone and that doesn't include operating system + BF3 or WoW or a bunch of other misc games that are on there.
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ok my opinion on these cases are:
I believe the HAF will have better airflow. if you look at the NZXT it seems like all the fans are obstructed someway besides the side panel ones. The front of the case has that huge plastic part which will block airflow. The top of the case is slanted? so hot air would build up there unless the fans are tilted with it as well? Seems like a lot of obstructions in the way. The cool thing about this case is that it comes with a built in fan controller though.
I personally enjoy the styling of the Haf better as well. the red CM fans really look good and are a nice dark red. It also has more cooling options with better airflow. Large fan in the front (230mm) vs the NZXT 140 in the front. It also comes with better cooling stock. 3x 230mm & 1 140mm where the 230's are in the front side and top. the 140 is rear vs 2x 120 on side 200 on top and 120 on rear. and it has a side panel.
Overall both a great cases i'd just rather go for the haf 932 if I were you.

exactly the answer im looking for.. thank you!!
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Depending on how many games you play I would highly consider a larger SSD unless you have a few small select games. My steam folder is like 120 gigs alone and that doesn't include operating system + BF3 or WoW or a bunch of other misc games that are on there.

I forgot to mentioned that the parts listed at the top were already purchased. 64gb might do ok "for now" i think, i only plan on putting a windows, photoshop, BF3, dota2 for now.. some of the games il be playing im not worried about not getting the boost from ssd.. thanks for the input tho. i was thinking about getting a bigger one before, but my budget was a bit limited. i took a hit from getting a bigger ssd, but now ill be able to get a 680. [if i find them in stock for normal price lol].
Edited by deighty027 - 4/21/12 at 10:10pm
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