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Old 07-27-2012, 01:05 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Better card, game or not.

You can get an SSD for about 100 bucks, but instead of 1TB you will have 128GB.
All I need man! And I'll probably throw that card in, and a bigger case?
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:49 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Default Re: 700$ish Price Range without a monitor. Getting back into gaming. I'd like it to be a little lower though.

The HAF 912 I suggested would be pretty nice for the price point, it has a lot of room. I use a Core Contact Freezer 120mm heatsink/fan combo, and it fits very nicely in there...and it's pretty dang large. Also big enough to fit the higher end video cards (since they can be fairly long and bulky). Not sure about the space in the 300, but it seems smaller overall, and the price point is about the same.

If it's any incentive, you can mount some giant fans in there. I actually bought an extra 120mm and a big 200mm fan to add on to the 2x 120mm fans it comes with...those two can fit in the top, a 120mm in the back, and the 200mm fits nicely in the front. It has some monster airflow, lemme tell ya.

The fans it comes with are nice and quiet though, around 17dB (only pushing 1200rpm). These are the extra fans I got:

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan

Both peak at 19dB, so it'll be nice and quiet. The loudest fans in your rig will be the heatsink fan (some of those stock ones can be kinda loud) and your PSU fans (not sure what dB they run at). Just some food for thought.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:30 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Default Re: 700$ish Price Range without a monitor. Getting back into gaming. I'd like it to be a little lower though.

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The HAF 912 I suggested would be pretty nice for the price point, it has a lot of room. I use a Core Contact Freezer 120mm heatsink/fan combo, and it fits very nicely in there...and it's pretty dang large. Also big enough to fit the higher end video cards (since they can be fairly long and bulky). Not sure about the space in the 300, but it seems smaller overall, and the price point is about the same.

If it's any incentive, you can mount some giant fans in there. I actually bought an extra 120mm and a big 200mm fan to add on to the 2x 120mm fans it comes with...those two can fit in the top, a 120mm in the back, and the 200mm fits nicely in the front. It has some monster airflow, lemme tell ya.

The fans it comes with are nice and quiet though, around 17dB (only pushing 1200rpm). These are the extra fans I got:

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan

Both peak at 19dB, so it'll be nice and quiet. The loudest fans in your rig will be the heatsink fan (some of those stock ones can be kinda loud) and your PSU fans (not sure what dB they run at). Just some food for thought.
I know fans come with something in the cart, but seeing as I'm spending 1,000+ I guess, might as well throw in an aftermarket one.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:15 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Default Re: 700$ish Price Range without a monitor. Getting back into gaming. I'd like it to be a little lower though.

Don't get mad at me for pretty much disregarding everything said here, but.

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Besides a power device, what else do I need.
I feel as though there's more but the i7 kit comes with alot, and as I looked at graphics cards the one on the i7 kit comes with a decent one. I now know what brands to look for etc, but I can't figure out everything I'm missing on. And is there any definite problems with any of this stuff?
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Default Re: 700$ish Price Range without a monitor. Getting back into gaming. I'd like it to be a little lower though.

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The HAF 912 I suggested would be pretty nice for the price point, it has a lot of room. I use a Core Contact Freezer 120mm heatsink/fan combo, and it fits very nicely in there...and it's pretty dang large. Also big enough to fit the higher end video cards (since they can be fairly long and bulky). Not sure about the space in the 300, but it seems smaller overall, and the price point is about the same.

If it's any incentive, you can mount some giant fans in there. I actually bought an extra 120mm and a big 200mm fan to add on to the 2x 120mm fans it comes with...those two can fit in the top, a 120mm in the back, and the 200mm fits nicely in the front. It has some monster airflow, lemme tell ya.

The fans it comes with are nice and quiet though, around 17dB (only pushing 1200rpm). These are the extra fans I got:

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan

Both peak at 19dB, so it'll be nice and quiet. The loudest fans in your rig will be the heatsink fan (some of those stock ones can be kinda loud) and your PSU fans (not sure what dB they run at). Just some food for thought.
Please check my recent post, I strayed off a little towards personal preference, small amount of knowledge, and reviews. I just need to know what else I need, and if there's anything to switch places for. And if I still need a graphics card.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Default Re: 700$ish Price Range without a monitor. Getting back into gaming. I'd like it to be a little lower though.

Sorry but I didn't go through this whole thread but I'm thinking about making a computer at about the same price and is it really necessary to get a separate GPU apart from the having the Intel I5?
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:57 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Default Re: 700$ish Price Range without a monitor. Getting back into gaming. I'd like it to be a little lower though.

For gaming, yes, you absolutely need a dedicated graphics card to get the most performance out of your PC. I'd even go as far to say it is the most important part for a gaming PC.


here is my $700ish USD cart.

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Newegg.com - ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

subtotal -$726.91
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Total $702.07 (plus applicable tax and shipping charges.)

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