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Yeah you could actually, so that COULD shave some money off the budget there as well.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
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Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Intel 330 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.00 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.00 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($304.95 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000BR Wired Slim Keyboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2001-BLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1883.72
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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Change the Dell 24" to a Catleap 27" for 2560x1440 goodness, and we've got a winner. biggrin.gif Monitors are about the same price, so whatever. If a MicroCenter is nearby, they even carry the Catleaps if I remember right.
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post #12 of 48
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Change the Dell 24" to a Catleap 27" for 2560x1440 goodness, and we've got a winner. biggrin.gif Monitors are about the same price, so whatever. If a MicroCenter is nearby, they even carry the Catleaps if I remember right.

yup I agree just used the dell as a filler for the $ since they dont have that on there but sounded like he wanted a good headset audio card some speakers still needs os and if he will actually use a blue ray drive it will be close maybe a little over

audio seems to be your thing wink.gif so maybe you could post some speakers headset audiocard that will be good using some of the remaining budget thumb.gif

btw just for your info op the next cheapest place to get the cpu is here http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70541&vpn=BX80637I53570K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1060
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Change the Dell 24" to a Catleap 27" for 2560x1440 goodness, and we've got a winner. biggrin.gif Monitors are about the same price, so whatever. If a MicroCenter is nearby, they even carry the Catleaps if I remember right.

yup I agree just used the dell as a filler for the $ since they dont have that on there but sounded like he wanted a good headset audio card some speakers still needs os and if he will actually use a blue ray drive it will be close maybe a little over

btw just for your info op the next cheapest place to get the cpu is here http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70541&vpn=BX80637I53570K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1060

The way I look at it....buy the most expensive parts first. If he wants a sound card, and better speakers or something later on...its not hard to spend $100 later on. It's a LOT harder to spend another $400 on a second GPU though.

Also, things like his audio setup he had chosen is incredibly unbalanced anyway. So he needs to do more research on that aspect anyway before spending money on it. Spending $50 on a sound card, and then using some generic PC speakers like Logitech.....it won't make any difference.

/ rant sorry.
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post #14 of 48
yeah I wasnt disagreeing It will just be really tight and will make him have to spend less on the case and such Ik that
just saying it will really push the budget because the total of that last build before mir and not getting the cpu @ microcenter put it 2 $1951.72
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post #15 of 48
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Don't need $125 case, the HAF X is so incredibly ugly honestly. Also don't NEED a $50 mouse either (if its a good one, why not though). Also Windows 7 can be had for $30 if you're a student, or if you buy just the license key (if you happen to have a spare disc laying around).
Also, there's no reason for a blu ray burner unless he ABSOLUTELY is 110% sure he'll use it. That's another $70 right there (could also be added later to replace a $15 DVDRW if he'll use it).
It's fully doable with the right configuration. Heck, change the case to an NZXT Source 210, and that right there saves enough for the second GTX 670.
Hmm, you also didn't include the monitor, that's $300 right there.
I'm sure its possible to do a high end SLI setup with a monitor, speakers, keyboard, and mouse for $2000.

Could you please link to where a student can get windows 7 upgrade for $30, I know you use to be able to because I got 4 licences but my brother need one now. Thanks
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post #16 of 48
hmm.. ur budget is close to mine am 500$ more and am breaking my heart adding $ but i am thinking to go with ur budget and stop wasting $$ , and let my office wine about work not done lol slow render,



should go z77 for sure

motherboard: gigabyte sniper 3 around 280$


cpu : i5 3570k around $235


buy ram 8GB 1600mhz + any will be enough for your use , but i suggest 2000mhz


Case go for haf x cooler master 180$

headset get Razer Tiamait super awesome , for me i would buy it coz i dont like using speakers so its best option as headset replacing speakers, also it have good mic so no need to buy seperate,

Gpu, you can get asus gtx 670 top edition its very good and will give u upgrading options and easy oc, with it you will play all games ultra with 40 fps+/ price 430$

must get ssd , but not sure about it, just pick somthing good realaiability like intel or crucial, but same time i dont really beleive the Reviewers out there who says about other brands they crash they are bad they dont last long etc.. like ocz corsair and kingston , that is kinda weird. price will depends on the capacity how much you will use?

cooling directly buy h100, = 115$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=h100&x=0&y=0
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Case

Rosewill Thor - $119.99 + $20 off w/ promo code EMCNDJH35, limited offer so $99.99. Will take any size mobo & anything now or in the future, USB 3, 3 x 230mm fans & 1 x 140mm rear fan which is the only fan that might have issues with dust but it's an exhaust fan anyway. Thats all the fans you will need too buy included and I'd have front & side bringing air in, top and back taking air out.



CPU

Few choices: (All 1155 CPU's)

For your specified need I don't think you need HT so these quad core I5's should be enough:

i5-3570K - $234.99 - if you want better power consumptions being on newer architecture.

i5 2500k - $219.99 - if the above isn't a concern and savings are more important as both should be enough.



Motherboard

That MSI motherboard is great & at a great price, it will also work with all the CPU's suggested above




RAM

16gb is future proofing but if your concentrating on gaming then 8gb is more than enough but DDR3 RAM is pretty cheap at the moment and I'm finding RAM too be less and less important so just get the cheapest 1333/1600 8gb or 16gb RAM you can find.


GPU

Gigabyte GTX 670 - $399.99 - I think these Gigabyte 3 fan windforce design would be much better for you if you live in a warm climate as you said as they just cool and are sooooooo much quieter than stock design cards, I should know I've owned 4 of them tongue.gif and it's cheaper even with an out of the box boost on clocks.

The only down side is if you plan on SLi'ing in the future you wont be able too do it at (16x/16x PCI-e 3.0) on that board with this card as the card is 2 slots big and you need an extra slot too let a card breath, however you can put the second card in the third slot at the bottom and it will run at (16x/4x PCI-e 3.0).

If this is an issue then grab one of these:

EVGA GTX670 - $399.99 - Less cooler and more noisier than above but has more of a warranty with EVGA & is still a great card.

A GTX670 will give equal performance too a GTX580, however there are a couple of 580's still about that apart from only having 1.5gb of VRAM compared too 3gb VRAM on 670's, can save you some more cash as long as you dont plan on doing surround gaming:

ECS GTX580 - $379.99




CPU Cooler

Corsair Hyper 212+ - $29.99 - More than enough to cool any of the i5's comfortably too 4.0-4.2ghz




PSU

Corsair GS800 - $124.99 + 10% off w/ promo code CorsairPSU612, ends 6/20 so $112.50 - enough for if you go SLi in the future.




SSD

The M4's are great SSD's, so either take that or you can make a little saving on Corsair Force 3 128gb - $114 which I have, and had some issues with early firmware but are great now . You wont need more than 128GB as you will basically only install your OS on it and then install everything else on a secondary HDD, then use this program too transfer any game your playing on, from your HDD, too your SSD and then when your no longer playing it, use it again too transfer the game back too the HDD.




HDD

1tb is only alot of space if you dont download and store alot, if not a 750gb would save you money.




Monitor

ASUS VW246H 24" 2ms - $189.99 with $15 off w/ promo code EMCNDJH48, ends 6/18 so $174.99




The rest

Is all preference and what you have budget for.



So All that + the mouse, keyboard, OS & Speakers came too $1750 - $1850 depending on which GPU or CPU you choose, giving you atleast £150 too buy games and thats more than beastly enough to game anything comfortably.


Phew! hope this helps smile.gif
 
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Thanks everyone for the input, so many great choices. I am not set on the HAF XM, just thought it would offer good cooling and has dust filters. Plus, it would everything I throw at it.

One of the reasons I chose the MSI board at the time was, well, they was supposed to be built well. I read reviews saying the ASRock Motherboards, atleast the one I looked at, is pretty flimsy and scary to put it. It would be bad if I try putting it in the case and it cracks.

I am all about being saving money.

I will most likely get the Hyper 212 and the Crucial M$ 128 GB SSD. For sure.

Is there any other cases that would fit my needs?
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If you want to save money....
  • look at alternative cases, personally. I like the Corsair 500R and NZXT Phantom
  • 2500K, at max overclock it will perform almost identical to ivy
  • Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3, This is an excellent board and supports ivy and PCI 3.0(Ivy CPU needed). It is a better price than the Z77 version of it. Overclocks should be relatively the same.
  • Single GTX 670 now, grab a second if one isn't enough.
  • Drop the blu-ray reader. Grab a standard DVD-R/W drive.
  • Grab a Rosewill Green 630W PSU, plenty of power for overclocks and SLI 670s.
  • Dont worry about sound until after your rig is built. Normally for most users, on board will suffice. If you arent an Audiophile or anything, you could grab an Asus DG + Samson RH600
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Thanks everyone for the input, so many great choices. I am not set on the HAF XM, just thought it would offer good cooling and has dust filters. Plus, it would everything I throw at it.
One of the reasons I chose the MSI board at the time was, well, they was supposed to be built well. I read reviews saying the ASRock Motherboards, atleast the one I looked at, is pretty flimsy and scary to put it. It would be bad if I try putting it in the case and it cracks.
I am all about being saving money.
I will most likely get the Hyper 212 and the Crucial M$ 128 GB SSD. For sure.
Is there any other cases that would fit my needs?

Like I said the Rosewill Thor is an amazing case, not much difference too the HAF X, especially for $99 and has everthing you need including space too upgrade too as biog of a mobo you want and as many GPU's as you want in the future.
 
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