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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Here are my prospects for a new build. Not really set on anything and looking for a lot of advice

Case:
Apevia Dreamer 3

Motherboard:
Either an asus pro p67 or gigabyte ud4

CPU:
intel i5 2500k

Hard drive:
Either Sammy F3, Caviar Black, or Seagate barracuda 7200 rpm 1 TB

CD drive:
LG Black DVD burner w/ lightscribe

Cooling:
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 or CORSAIR CAFA50

RAM:
Something by Patriot or corsair, maybe even g skill 1600 and 4gb

Power Supply:
No idea at this point prob and hx by corsair or anything else?

Graphics card:
gtx560 by EVGA, MSI, or Palit

Again a lot of advice is appreciated. It's my first, I want to make it count
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post #2 of 10
Is there a budget? I'll throw together a build for you =D
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post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Trying to keep it under a thousand. Also I forgot to mention I need a keyboard. Have a good mouse already.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
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post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
=)
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
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post #5 of 10
This is something I just threw together, I left about $90 for a case, since its a very personal preference choice. What do you think?

We can drop the motherboard to the non-PRO version to save cost, and add the money to a better case or cooler.
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Seasonic X650 Fractal Design Arc Midi Logitech G700 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3750K ASRock Z77 Pro4-M HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Corsair XMS 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Blu-Ray RW Drive Corsair H60 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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Dell U2412M IPS Monitor Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Seasonic X750 Fractal Design Define Mini 
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Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3750K MSI Z77A-G45 MSI Twin Frozr 7850 2GB Kingston HyperX 4GB x 2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 Corsair H60 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Seasonic X650 Fractal Design Arc Midi Logitech G700 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3750K ASRock Z77 Pro4-M HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Corsair XMS 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Blu-Ray RW Drive Corsair H60 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M IPS Monitor Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Seasonic X750 Fractal Design Define Mini 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus 
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post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
This is a great build! I like the way my case looked but I realize it was pretty ****ty so I might change it.

Also, which is better the Asus Pro or the Gigabyte UD4? Performance wise I've heard they are about the same, cost wise - identical, and in terms of reliability I heard the gigabyte was better. So which would it be better to get?

I also found a couple of other PSUs that include the XFX black edition and the Antec TruePower New TP-650. Any suggestions on which is the best of the three?

And what's the difference between This LG

and this one?
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Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
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post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Also any case suggestions with similar designs, eg window, nice blue LED lighting, etc?
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Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
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post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
And the PSU isn't modular which is kinda a minus. Any modular ones you know of similar quality and about the same price range?
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Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
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post #9 of 10
I have the ASUS P8P67 PRO, that's why I recommend it, I know that its about the same with the UD4, but I'm just loyal to ASUS.

The XFX PSUs are great, I didn't get it because it didn't match the insides of my case LOL. Let me swap that out on the list.

For good cases, and ones with blue LEDs:
Antec 300
CM690II

But these don't have side windows. Here are more expensive ones that do:
Antec 900
NZXT Apollo
NZXT LEXA S
NZXT LEXA
NZXT Tempest Evo

I know this is a lot of NZXTs, but they are a really good company with quality cases, so does Antec. I've owned Antec 900, and currently have a NZXT Phantom, see which one you like more.
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(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3750K MSI Z77A-G45 MSI Twin Frozr 7850 2GB Kingston HyperX 4GB x 2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 Corsair H60 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Seasonic X650 Fractal Design Arc Midi Logitech G700 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3750K ASRock Z77 Pro4-M HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Corsair XMS 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Blu-Ray RW Drive Corsair H60 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M IPS Monitor Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Seasonic X750 Fractal Design Define Mini 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
Arc Midi
(13 items)
 
Define Mini
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3750K MSI Z77A-G45 MSI Twin Frozr 7850 2GB Kingston HyperX 4GB x 2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 Corsair H60 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Seasonic X650 Fractal Design Arc Midi Logitech G700 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3750K ASRock Z77 Pro4-M HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Corsair XMS 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Blu-Ray RW Drive Corsair H60 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M IPS Monitor Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Seasonic X750 Fractal Design Define Mini 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
I think my favorite is the Antec 900. Anything I should know about it? Also is the top 200 mm fan replaceable with an LED one?
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Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
  hide details  
Reply
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
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