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Old 08-05-2011, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Guys, just turned 18 and planning on building my first powerhouse. My budget is around 1000$(us). These are the components I have chosen.

BIOSTAR TP67XE (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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 - OEM
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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
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As well as some Cable ties and the anti static wrist band
Total comes to 963$ not including tax and shipping. What you guys think? Would love to hear any suggestions. I am also very interested in any
cases you guys might suggest me. The Antec 900 seems to be well rated. My only concern is cable management as well as dust. Since there are no dust filters that I am aware of. Well that is all. Thanks in advance XD.
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Get this thermal paste instead, it's better Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound
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I'm 19 and am in college and own a rather nice desktop and laptop. We even own a Corvette and a Camaro. For some, money really isn't an issue.

Don't be so cynical, jKlOl. Sorry to sound rude, but your post struck a nerve.

To be on topic, I'll make my recommendation of a computer case.. The HAF 912. This current computer I have has been in both the HAF 912 and the Antec 900... The HAF is 1000 times easier to work with, and can look just as nice with a little customization (I painted mine black inside and cut a side window)
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I'm 19 and am in college and own a rather nice desktop and laptop. We even own a Corvette and a Camaro. For some, money really isn't an issue.

Don't be so cynical, jKlOl. Sorry to sound rude, but your post struck a nerve.

To be on topic, I'll make my recommendation of a computer case.. The HAF 912. This current computer I have has been in both the HAF 912 and the Antec 900... The HAF is 1000 times easier to work with, and can look just as nice with a little customization (I painted mine black inside and cut a side window)
Thanks for the suggestion. That was actually what I originally had but after me and my rents saw how big it was. We decided to go for a midtower.
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I would go with this memory instead of the 1333 MHz, its $5 more.
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

and I would get this harddrive instead of the blue.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

And I wouldn't buy that Zalman heatsink either. The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is better and it's $20 cheaper. For $10 more than the Zalman I would go with the Thermaltake Frio.

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Thanks for the suggestion. That was actually what I originally had but after me and my rents saw how big it was. We decided to go for a midtower.
Are you sure you saw the 912? Its actually a little smaller than the Antec 900.

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