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Nevermind .. lol i see you did.... haha good job. thumb.gif


DONT BUY ANYTHING YET... STOP....
Dont have time to read everything but i see your from houston as am I....
microcenter is your best friend when it comes to CORE parts.

i5 3570k ... 189$
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX ... 89$ ....

I DARE ANYONE TO BEAT THAT.... i just bought mine yesterday.
They dont ship tho, u have to pick it up. Its next to galleria 610/ San Feliphe
.
Edited by eur0thug - 5/11/12 at 8:18am
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post #62 of 134
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by eur0thug View Post

Nevermind .. lol i see you did.... haha good job. thumb.gif
DONT BUY ANYTHING YET... STOP....
Dont have time to read everything but i see your from houston as am I....
microcenter is your best friend when it comes to CORE parts.
i5 3570k ... 189$
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX ... 89$ ....
I DARE ANYONE TO BEAT THAT.... i just bought mine yesterday.
They dont ship tho, u have to pick it up. Its next to galleria 610/ San Feliphe
.

Yeah!! Microcenter may be the original geek heaven for Houston. smile.gif.. Tomorrow I am planning to go to Microcenter and check the cases, since I have already picked almost all parts. But again, I dont kow if I will pick up some more from there biggrin.gif! Thanks for your suggestions!
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post #63 of 134
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*BLU RAY DRIVE Question*
Guys, I am planning to take a Blu Ray (R) DVD/CD(R/W) drive for my PC. But I have hust now come across posts saying that I will need to purchase paid softwares to play the Blue Ray movies!! RUFKM Sony?

I have a netflix subscription and I was thinking of including Blu Ray as well in my package. Please guide on this. Am I assuming something wrong ?
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post #64 of 134
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Yeah!! Microcenter may be the original geek heaven for Houston. smile.gif.. Tomorrow I am planning to go to Microcenter and check the cases, since I have already picked almost all parts. But again, I dont kow if I will pick up some more from there biggrin.gif! Thanks for your suggestions!

I would also recomend
Micro Center Brand
120GB 2.5" SATA III 6.0Gbps Solid State Drive (SSD) with SandForce SF-2281

Very good SSD for 120$
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post #65 of 134
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by eur0thug View Post

I would also recomend
Micro Center Brand
120GB 2.5" SATA III 6.0Gbps Solid State Drive (SSD) with SandForce SF-2281

Very good SSD for 120$

Did you miss the party when Newegg scripted the conspiracy to sell Crucial 120GB SSD for $99 first on newegg then on ebay. I think on ebay, newegg sold more than 1000 units in less than 3 hours!!
I picked up one on ebay smile.gif
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Western Digital 500GB Blue Crucial M4 128 GB Samsung Bluray Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 7 - 64 bit Acer 23" LED Corsair K90 Corsair TX850V2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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AudioOtherOtherOther
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WD Green 1 TB LG Cooler Master 212+ WIndows 7 Home Premium 
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post #66 of 134
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Quote:
Originally Posted by proxycon View Post

*BLU RAY DRIVE Question*
Guys, I am planning to take a Blu Ray (R) DVD/CD(R/W) drive for my PC. But I have hust now come across posts saying that I will need to purchase paid softwares to play the Blue Ray movies!! RUFKM Sony?
I have a netflix subscription and I was thinking of including Blu Ray as well in my package. Please guide on this. Am I assuming something wrong ?

bump smile.gif - Blu Ray decision!
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Intel i5 3570K ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Gigabyte GTX 670 G Skill Ripjaws x 8GB 
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Western Digital 500GB Blue Crucial M4 128 GB Samsung Bluray Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 7 - 64 bit Acer 23" LED Corsair K90 Corsair TX850V2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 White Corsair M60 Razer Vespula Klipsch Image s4 reference 
AudioOtherOtherOther
JVC HARX900 Lamptron FC8 Fan Controller Bitfenix Spectre Pro LED fans Silverstone 140mm Magnetic fan filters 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Green 1 TB LG Cooler Master 212+ WIndows 7 Home Premium 
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Western Digital 500GB Blue Crucial M4 128 GB Samsung Bluray Corsair H100 
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Microsoft Windows 7 - 64 bit Acer 23" LED Corsair K90 Corsair TX850V2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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AudioOtherOtherOther
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post #67 of 134
dang you should have taken a gtx 670, best bang for the buck actually ( exept maybe 7850 )
its like 5% less powerful than a gtx 680 ;p
post #68 of 134
Thread Starter 
biggrin.gif have taken 7950 Black Edition DD .. I read some of the reviews and it comes very close to reference 7970 sometimes .. Let's see it's performance .. Hope it works to me wink.gif


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Edited by proxycon - 5/12/12 at 4:45pm
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CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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JVC HARX900 Lamptron FC8 Fan Controller Bitfenix Spectre Pro LED fans Silverstone 140mm Magnetic fan filters 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Green 1 TB LG Cooler Master 212+ WIndows 7 Home Premium 
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MouseMouse PadAudio
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Western Digital 500GB Blue Crucial M4 128 GB Samsung Bluray Corsair H100 
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CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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AudioOtherOtherOther
JVC HARX900 Lamptron FC8 Fan Controller Bitfenix Spectre Pro LED fans Silverstone 140mm Magnetic fan filters 
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Intel i5 760 MSI P55 GD 65 XFX 6870 HD Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Green 1 TB LG Cooler Master 212+ WIndows 7 Home Premium 
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post #69 of 134
Thread Starter 
*UPDATE* Final Config - everything ordered.

Ok Guys, So I have ordered all my things. I should get all the parts by next week. Here is the final configuration :

Processor - Intel i5 3570 K - $200 (Microcentr)
Motherbord - Asus Sabertooth Z77 - $211 (Microcenter)
Memory- G Skill Ripjaw x 8GB (2 X 4GB) - $60 (Newegg)
Power Supply - Corsair TX850V2 - $110 (Newegg)
Graphics Card - XFX 7950 Black Edition DD - $435 (Amazon)
CPU Cooler - Corsair H100 Water Cooling- $100 (Amazon)
Case - NZXT Switch 810 White - $170 (Amazon)
Monitor - Acer 23 Inch LED - $155 (Amazon)
Internal HDD - Seagate 500 GB 6GBps - $70 (NCIX)
Internal SSD- Crucial M4 128 GB - $100 (Ebay- newegg)
Keyboard - Corsair K90 - $100 (Amazon)
Mouse - Corsair M60 - $50 (Amazon)
Optical Drive- Samsung Blu Ray drive (includes Blue ray playing software) - $80 (Amazon)
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit - $100 (Newegg)
PC Toolkit - Rosewill 45 piece toolkit - $20 (Newegg)
Surge Protector - Belkin surge protector - $20 (Amazon)

Total - $1981..

LOL I started with $1500 budget ended with $2000.. So what do you guys think ? smile.gif. I will start my build next weekend!!!
Thanks everyone for helping me picking up the build parts!!
Any suggestion on getting sleeved cables for 24 pin or vga/sata extensions ? How safe it is to use sleeved extensions ?
Edited by proxycon - 5/12/12 at 9:32pm
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Western Digital 500GB Blue Crucial M4 128 GB Samsung Bluray Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 7 - 64 bit Acer 23" LED Corsair K90 Corsair TX850V2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 White Corsair M60 Razer Vespula Klipsch Image s4 reference 
AudioOtherOtherOther
JVC HARX900 Lamptron FC8 Fan Controller Bitfenix Spectre Pro LED fans Silverstone 140mm Magnetic fan filters 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 760 MSI P55 GD 65 XFX 6870 HD Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Green 1 TB LG Cooler Master 212+ WIndows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 23" LED Logitech multimedia Corsair GS 600 Cooler Master 690 II Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech M518 Razer Vespula Creative 4.1 
  hide details  
The Switch 810
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Intel i5 3570K ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Gigabyte GTX 670 G Skill Ripjaws x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 500GB Blue Crucial M4 128 GB Samsung Bluray Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 7 - 64 bit Acer 23" LED Corsair K90 Corsair TX850V2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Switch 810 White Corsair M60 Razer Vespula Klipsch Image s4 reference 
AudioOtherOtherOther
JVC HARX900 Lamptron FC8 Fan Controller Bitfenix Spectre Pro LED fans Silverstone 140mm Magnetic fan filters 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 760 MSI P55 GD 65 XFX 6870 HD Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Green 1 TB LG Cooler Master 212+ WIndows 7 Home Premium 
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Dell 23" LED Logitech multimedia Corsair GS 600 Cooler Master 690 II Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech M518 Razer Vespula Creative 4.1 
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post #70 of 134
you should have checked ncix.com , I know they were selling some 7950 under 370$
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