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Old 12-30-2011, 01:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building my first computer since 2002 and on a budget!

Would you please take a look at the line up below of items and let me know if I can do better/cheaper? I haven't built a computer since 2002, and things have changed. I hope everything matches & I caught it all. (another pair of eyes would be most appreciative!) I can't tell if this is overkill or not..would be nice to slim some $$$ off (like $3-400 if possible), though there do seem to be some pretty good deals on at Newegg. I was looking at several pre-built machines, but I became irritable at what I would get vs. build one myself.

Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK (Newegg.com - Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock) Cost: $99.99

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600k (Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K) Cost: $299.99

Motherboard: AsRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 (Newegg.com - ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard) Cost: $149.99

GPU: EVGA GTX 570 (Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card) Cost: $339.99

PSU: Antec 900w (Newegg.com - Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply) Cost: $129.99

RAM: GSkill 16gb (Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL) Cost: $84.99

Hard drive: Seagate 1TB (Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive) Cost: $124.99

Optical drive 1: Asus dvd burner (Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners) Cost: $19.99

Optical drive 2: Lite-On Blu-Ray Burner (Newegg.com - LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 162X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support) Cost: $99.99

Monitor: Asus 24" (Newegg.com - ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1) Cost: $209.99

OS: Win 7 Home Premium (Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium) Cost: $189.99

Extras:

HDMI to mini-HDMI: (Newegg.com - Nippon Labs Premium 6 ft. HDMI to mini HDMI cable with metal hood & gold-plated connectors Model MHDMI-6) Cost: $9.99

Cyberpower 8 Outlet: (Newegg.com - Suggested Products) Cost: $20.99

18" SATA 16gbps cables (x2): (Newegg.com - OKGEAR 18" SATA 6 Gbps Cable, Straight to Right Angle W/Metal Latch, UV Blue, Backward Compatible with 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps) Cost: $4.18 total for both

2 year warranty on Asus 24" monitor: $39.99

2 year warranty on motherboard: $24.99

2 year warranty on CPU: $44.99

Total cost of above items after Promo Codes (-$30.00) and shipping ($24.15): $1,889.17

My budget for all of this is supposed to be around $1400-1500.

Any and all help is appreciated! Several of these Newegg deals end with the New Year!
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Building my first computer since 2002 and on a budget!

Wow, my post did NOT format well on delivery. Hopefully someone can clean it up a bit!

Thoughts and opinions on the build, and $$$ saving tips, would be appreciated!
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Default Re: Building my first computer since 2002 and on a budget!

Edit it yourself space out your post. Bottom right of your post, looks like a pencil. And don't double post.
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Default Re: Building my first computer since 2002 and on a budget!

What are you mainly going to be using this build for?
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What are you mainly going to be using this build for?

This is primarily for gaming......SWTOR, BF3, etc.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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OK, the latest iteration of the build is below...do you see anything that is overkill, can be swapped with something equally good at a cheaper price, etc?


Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK ( Newegg.com - Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock ) Cost: $99.99

Processor: Intel Core i5-2600k ( Newegg.com - Suggested Products Cost: $219.99

Motherboard: AsRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 ( Newegg.com - ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ) Cost: $149.99

GPU: EVGA GTX 560 ti ( Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ) Cost: $289.99

PSU: Corsair 750w Modular ( Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ) Cost: $149.99

RAM: GSkill Ripjaws X 8gb ( Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL ) Cost: $59.99 **Is this RAM worth it for my mobo?

Hard drive: Seagate 1TB ( Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ) Cost: $124.99

Optical drive 1: Asus dvd burner ( Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners ) Cost: $19.99

Optical drive 2: Lite-On Blu-Ray Burner ( Newegg.com - LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support ) Cost: $99.99

Monitor: Asus 24" ( Newegg.com - ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 ) Cost: $209.99

OS: Win 7 64 Home Premium OEM ( Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems ) Cost: $99.99

Extras:

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus: ( Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 ) Cost: $29.04

HDMI to mini-HDMI: ( Newegg.com - Nippon Labs Premium 6 ft. HDMI to mini HDMI cable with metal hood & gold-plated connectors Model MHDMI-6 ) Cost: $9.99

Cyberpower 8 Outlet: ( Newegg.com - CyberPower 850 6 Feet 8 Outlets 2400 Joules Home/Office Surge Protection ) Cost: $20.99

18" SATA 16gbps cables (x2): ( Newegg.com - OKGEAR 18" SATA 6 Gbps Cable, Straight to Right Angle W/Metal Latch, UV Blue, Backward Compatible with 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps ) Cost: $4.18 total for both

Keyboard <mine is old as sin>: ( Newegg.com - Rosewill RK-800G Black 104 Normal Keys PS&#47;2 Wired Gaming Keyboard ) Cost: $14.99

I REMOVED THE 2 YR WARRANTY FOR THE MONITOR, CPU AND MOTHERBOARD....IF YOU THINK THIS IS A MISTAKE, PLEASE SAY SO!


Total Cost including Promo Codes & Shipping: $1,558.28


I really appreciate any and all responses!!
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You will never need 16GB of RAM.

Don't get ASRock. Get ASUS or Gigabyte.

Unless you plan to SLI/X-fire, you will never need 900W.

You can just get an OEM of Windows 7 HP. save $90. You need a x64 version, too.
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Also, drop that i7 for an i5.
There is little difference in terms of gaming performance.
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You will never need 16GB of RAM.

Don't get ASRock. Get ASUS or Gigabyte.

Unless you plan to SLI/X-fire, you will never need 900W.

You can just get an OEM of Windows 7 HP. save $90. You need a x64 version, too.
I wouldn't say never, but you won't need them in the near future.

+1 on ASUS and Gigabyte.

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Also, drop that i7 for an i5.
There is little difference in terms of gaming performance.
Agreed. Go with a 2500K instead of the 2600K unless you just want to burn the money. The 2600K has hyperthreading, but that's the only real advantage as clock numbers can be upped on the 2500K.
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