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Hey guys, I am preparing to build my first ever computer!biggrin.gif I have been researching parts for a little over a month (mostly using this website) and I think I am finally ready to take the plunge. I should be ordering the parts on Monday and I just wanted to get the approval of this board.

My budget is $3,000 and this includes monitor, mouse, keyboard, and speakers. Its basically everything except windows 7.

I do not currently plan to overclock, but it is a possibility in the future as I learn more about the process.

So here is what I have come up with:

CPU: $329.99 Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070&cm_re=2600k-_-19-115-070-_-Product

Motherboard: $189.99 ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7089723&sku=A455-3027

Memory: $109.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314&cm_re=gskill_ripjaw-_-20-231-314-_-Product

Graphics Card: $529.99 EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130590&cm_re=580-_-14-130-590-_-Product

Power Supply: $149.99 XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001&cm_re=xfx_black_edition-_-17-207-001-_-Product Is this enough if I wish to SLI in the future?

CPU Cooler: $57.99 Thermaltake Frio http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150&cm_re=Thermaltake_Frio-_-35-106-150-_-Product Will this fan fit with the motherboard?

Case: $249.99 SILVERSTONE Fortress Series FT02B-W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163161&cm_re=silverstone_ft02-_-11-163-161-_-Product

Optical Drive: $25.99 Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040&cm_re=SATA_DVD-RW-_-27-118-040-_-Product

Storage (HDD): $69.99 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product Is the f4 better?

Storage (SSD): $264.99 Crucial RealSSD C300 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148348&cm_re=c300-_-20-148-348-_-Product

Misc: $24.99 HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115072&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4112828&SID=skim596X636844X7a007e3ee3a17459fc5fbaac13c55e03 Is this necessary?

Sound Card: $89.99 ASUS Xonar DX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132006&Tpk=asus%20xonar%20dx

Wireless Adapter: $24.99 Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166038

Monitor: $549.00 Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-inch http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=320-8277

Keyboard: $69.99 RAZER Black Wired BlackWidow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114011&cm_re=razor_blackwidow-_-23-114-011-_-Product

Mouse: $49.99 RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153055&cm_re=razer-_-26-153-055-_-Product

Speakers: $49.99 Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speakers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836116048

Shipping: $65.55

TOTAL PRICE: $3,020 Which is the absolute maximum I am willing to spend.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am still new at this and am still learning.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 51
overpriced POS monitor.

also I'd get 3x 580s for that budget O-o
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post #3 of 51
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Well I'm pretty sure I can't afford tri SLI 580s on my budget. Any suggestions on a different monitor?
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post #4 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by tholme4;12072162 
Well I'm pretty sure I can't afford tri SLI 580s on my budget. Any suggestions on a different monitor?

you can but it would be pointless unless you were getting a 3 monitor set up. From what I see you don't need 8 gigs of RAM (super pointless).
Edit: for your storage, what you have there is fine.
    
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post #5 of 51
why not go for this version of the gskill ripjaws

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231401&cm_re=ripjaws_series-_-20-231-401-_-Product

better timings versus your previous choice? especially given your large budget and a switch in monitor (as above) will save you some cash
post #6 of 51
You don't need the sound card -- onboard is better. Not sure what you are thinking with the SATA III controller card, your board has SATA III ports. Monitor seems overpriced for 24" as others have mentioned.
    
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post #7 of 51
Go to 4Gb, Antec TPQ-1000. The 580 is fine. F3's are a great value. And if anything, switch to an H50 over that Frio. Cooler and quieter. Nice budget...jealous.
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post #8 of 51
Skip the speakers, just use whatever you have lying around until you decide to spring for a pair of halfway decent hifi speakers. Same goes for the sound card.

And I'd def look into a different monitor and save yourself $300. FWIR those Dells are only meant for work that demands exact color accuracy(IE professionally editing DSLR photos)
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Can you afford a 980x? Also, yea that monitor is overpriced, for gaming, get a TN panel, for Photoshop/Editing go IPS.

Also, don't skimp on the Motherboard, if your gonna get a 2600k get the Maximus IV, EVGA Classified, etc...

EDIT: Superclocked GPU's are a joke too, just a normal GPU overclocked. Buy a factory one and just Overclock it your self with MSI Afterburner, takes like 2 seconds.
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Originally Posted by tholme4;12071387 
Hey guys, I am preparing to build my first ever computer!biggrin.gif I have been researching parts for a little over a month (mostly using this website) and I think I am finally ready to take the plunge. I should be ordering the parts on Monday and I just wanted to get the approval of this board.

My budget is $3,000 and this includes monitor, mouse, keyboard, and speakers. Its basically everything except windows 7.

I do not currently plan to overclock, but it is a possibility in the future as I learn more about the process.

So here is what I have come up with:

CPU: $329.99 Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070&cm_re=2600k-_-19-115-070-_-Product

Motherboard: $189.99 ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7089723&sku=A455-3027

Memory: $109.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314&cm_re=gskill_ripjaw-_-20-231-314-_-Product

Graphics Card: $529.99 EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130590&cm_re=580-_-14-130-590-_-Product

Power Supply: $149.99 XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001&cm_re=xfx_black_edition-_-17-207-001-_-Product Is this enough if I wish to SLI in the future?

CPU Cooler: $57.99 Thermaltake Frio http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150&cm_re=Thermaltake_Frio-_-35-106-150-_-Product Will this fan fit with the motherboard?

Case: $249.99 SILVERSTONE Fortress Series FT02B-W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163161&cm_re=silverstone_ft02-_-11-163-161-_-Product

Optical Drive: $25.99 Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040&cm_re=SATA_DVD-RW-_-27-118-040-_-Product

Storage (HDD): $69.99 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product Is the f4 better?

Storage (SSD): $264.99 Crucial RealSSD C300 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148348&cm_re=c300-_-20-148-348-_-Product

Misc: $24.99 HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115072&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4112828&SID=skim596X636844X7a007e3ee3a17459fc5fbaac13c55e03 Is this necessary?

Sound Card: $89.99 ASUS Xonar DX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132006&Tpk=asus%20xonar%20dx

Wireless Adapter: $24.99 Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166038

Monitor: $549.00 Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-inch http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=320-8277

Keyboard: $69.99 RAZER Black Wired BlackWidow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114011&cm_re=razor_blackwidow-_-23-114-011-_-Product

Mouse: $49.99 RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153055&cm_re=razer-_-26-153-055-_-Product

Speakers: $49.99 Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speakers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836116048

Shipping: $65.55

TOTAL PRICE: $3,020 Which is the absolute maximum I am willing to spend.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am still new at this and am still learning.

Thanks!

Pick a more reasonable monitor. That is insane for that monitor when your only a single monitor. Do you really need IPS vs TN monitor?

Seems crazy to spend that much on one graphics card. You could sli two 470/480's for that price.

Stay away from Razer keyboards. Too many issues. There are much better options out there.


I didnt notice but does your board support sata 3? if not I wouldnt pay the premium for a C300 and not be able to utilize the options given.
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