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I still haven't fulfilled my promise I made 2 years ago on building a computer and I'm hoping to do it this autumn.

Budget > $1000.00 for the system only*
Primary uses > Watch anime, listen to music, casual gaming (may get into heavier gaming), productivity programs (office suites), encoding/decoding music/videos, space heater. tongue.gif
Secondary uses > Virtual machines, light 3D modelling and CAD, light photo editing, other light tasks.
What I would like > SSD, PS/2, S/PDIF (coaxial or TOSLINK).

The secondary uses I listed are things I rarely do, so they are something you probably won't have to account for but I do them every once in awhile.
  • [Case] Fractal Design Arc Midi
  • [CPU] Intel Xeon E1230V2
  • [Heatsink] CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
  • [Mobo] MSi Z77A-GD65
  • [RAM] Samsung 8GB (2x4GB) MV-3V4G3D/US
  • [GPU] HIS H787F2G2M Radeon HD7870
  • [SSD] Undecided
  • [HDD] Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB
  • [ODD] Sony AD-7280S-0B CD/DVD Writer/Burner
  • [PSU] SeaSonic G Series SSR-RM 550W

Any missing cables I can purchase from Monoprice. I'm aware that I will need an anti-static wrist strap. I can get one for a few dollars.

As far as an operating system goes, I can get a free copy of Windows through DreamSpark or I can run Linux.

*My parents agreed to paying for half of the system if the computer is $1000.00 or less and if I buy during Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday because I cannot convince them that buying things separately over time can save more money, and the fourth quarter isn't necessarily the best time to buy computer related things.
Edited by HybridCore - 11/10/12 at 12:24pm
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post #2 of 107
Oomph

Congrats on the first build.

First question, are you near a micro center?

I'd get a Samsung 830 128GB SSD. Watch for the sales on newegg and amazon. It's $90 now on Amazon

Power supply. Would go for a Capstone 650W from Rosewill. Reliable unit and gold rated. Could also SLI/CFX in the future.

For a motherboard, go with the UD3H or 5H. Awesome boards and look great

Look for a used 560Ti or 570. Unless you're not that serious, then 7770 is a great choice
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Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

Oomph
Congrats on the first build.
First question, are you near a micro center?
I'd get a Samsung 830 128GB SSD. Watch for the sales on newegg and amazon. It's $90 now on Amazon
Power supply. Would go for a Capstone 650W from Rosewill. Reliable unit and gold rated. Could also SLI/CFX in the future.
For a motherboard, go with the UD3H or 5H. Awesome boards and look great
Look for a used 560Ti or 570. Unless you're not that serious, then 7770 is a great choice

Unfortunately I'm not near one.

Thanks. I'll be keeping an eye on that.

Will do. IIRC Rosewill uses rebranded Superflower units right (like Kingwin)? Just curious.
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

Unfortunately I'm not near one.
Thanks. I'll be keeping an eye on that.
Will do. IIRC Rosewill uses rebranded Superflower units right (like Kingwin)? Just curious.

Yes, they're superflower afaik
post #5 of 107
When I see "$1000.00 first build" my reaction is,too much money for a first build.Start out cheaper,then you will have a backup rig when you cannot get your 1000.00 rig to boot.Really,having a backup with known good parts in it is good for two reasons.You can leave it assembled and go online looking for help or disassemble it and try sticking some good parts in your new rig.
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post #6 of 107
you could do much better for $1000

i'll make a list and edit this post later.

EDIT: list

CPU $220
Intel Core i5 3570k
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0E1K/?tag=pcpapi-20

Motherboard $122 w/Promo code - MB106
Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

Ram $45
Samsung "Wonder" Ram 8GB
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

GPU $350 w/ $10 Rebate
EVGA GTX 670
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71245

Hard Drive $70 w/Promo code - 63571-1387
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=63571

SSD $75
Samsung 830 series 64gb
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0077CR5RK/?tag=pcpapi-20

Power Supply $70 w/$20 Rebate
Corsair TX650 V2 650W
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

Case $55
NZXT Tempest 210
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0066130CM/?tag=pcpapi-20

Total ~ $1007
Edited by thepoopscooper - 10/6/12 at 2:03pm
post #7 of 107
Ug, don't get a 64GB SSD, especially when you can get 128GB ones for less than $100. It's too small and you will be frustrated by the lack of space in no time. And just use the thermal paste that comes with the Hyper 212 - it works fine.
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Ug, don't get a 64GB SSD, especially when you can get 128GB ones for less than $100. It's too small and you will be frustrated by the lack of space in no time. And just use the thermal paste that comes with the Hyper 212 - it works fine.
i only used a 64gb to stay in the budget.
post #9 of 107
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

Yes, they're superflower afaik

I thought so.
Quote:
Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

you could do much better for $1000
i'll make a list and edit this post later.
EDIT: list List (Click to show)
CPU $220
Intel Core i5 3570k
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0E1K/?tag=pcpapi-20
Motherboard $122 w/Promo code - MB106
Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
Ram $45
Samsung "Wonder" Ram 8GB
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
GPU $350 w/ $10 Rebate
EVGA GTX 670
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71245
Hard Drive $70 w/Promo code - 63571-1387
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=63571
SSD $75
Samsung 830 series 64gb
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0077CR5RK/?tag=pcpapi-20
Power Supply $70 w/$20 Rebate
Corsair TX650 V2 650W
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
Case $55
NZXT Tempest 210
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0066130CM/?tag=pcpapi-20
Total ~ $1007

The entire point of going with one of the 5 boards I chose was for a better power phase (basically, a 3 or 4 on Sin's list is acceptable). Only the Z77 Fatal1ty Professional had a good power phase out of all of the Z77 AsRock boards on his list.

And I'm not willing to compromise on the case because I chose it for a reason (dual 140mm front intakes and the minimalism. I'm using spare cash to get a few Akasa 140mm vipers and experiment with airflow). Other than that, everything else seems fine...

And (please don't flame me) *puts on flame suit* I don't overclock, and I don't think I probably ever will.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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Sony SRS-T10PC USB Portable Speaker Realtek Onboard Audio Intel Centrino Desktop Wireless 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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post #10 of 107
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

I thought so.
The entire point of going with one of the 5 boards I chose was for a better power phase (basically, a 3 or 4 on Sin's list is acceptable). Only the Z77 Fatal1ty Professional had a good power phase out of all of the Z77 AsRock boards on his list.
And I'm not willing to compromise on the case because I chose it for a reason (dual 140mm front intakes and the minimalism. I'm using spare cash to get a few Akasa 140mm vipers and experiment with airflow). Other than that, everything else seems fine...
And (please don't flame me) *puts on flame suit* I don't overclock, and I don't think I probably ever will.
the asrock extreme 4 has an 8 + 4 power phase design with heat sinked vrms... how that isnt good is beyond me
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