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Old 06-10-2011, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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UPDATED LIST:
CPU+Motherboard: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-

Core Desktop Processor And ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.654376)
$414.98


Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130572)
$119.99

Mouse and Keyboard: STOCK
$0

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready

CrossFire Ready Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171038)
$59.99

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136795)
$59.99

DVD drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black EIDE / ATAPI Model SH-S222A - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151175)
$20.99

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129066)
$54.99

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit

Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?

Item=N82E16820145218)
$43.99

Monitor: STOCK
$0

Subtotal: $774.92
Shipping: $15.66
Grand Total: $790.58 Thats CHEAPER than the ORIGINAL LIST

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ORIGINAL LIST:
CPU+Motherboard: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor And ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!)
$414.98

CPU Fan: Corsair CAFA50 A50 Air Series Performance CPU Cooler - 120mm, LGA 775, LGA 1366, LGA 1156, AM2, AM3 (Corsair CAFA50 A50 Air Series Performance CPU Cooler - 120mm, LGA 775, LGA 1366, LGA 1156, AM2, AM3 at TigerDirect.com)
$24.99

Video Card+Operation System: EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card(Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card)
$119.99

Mouse and Keyboard: STOCK (Already Have)
$0

Hard Drive+Power Supply: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive And CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply (Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!)
$158.98

DVD drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black EIDE / ATAPI Model SH-S222A - OEM (Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black EIDE / ATAPI Model SH-S222A - CD / DVD Burners)
$20.99

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case)
$54.99

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9 (Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9)
$43.99

Monitor: STOCK (Already Have)
$0

Shipping: $15.94 (NewEgg)
Shipping: $1.94 (TigerDirect)

Total: $829.86 (NewEgg)
Total: $26.93 (TigerDirect)
Grand Total: $856.79

I'm wondering if this will all work together, and if I should change something. I'm a highschooler and my dad is going to help me build it. (I need to ask him ) I just want your input in this. I dont know if this counts as a gaming computer, eventhough my graphics card and other parts are for that (and i plan on using it for gaming occasionally)

Thanks

-Takumi
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm still a newbie but this build looks pretty nice to me.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I just glanced at the parts you listed...800w power supply for that build is WAY to much. A good 500w will suit you just fine. You can use the money you save on that for a better video card.
Here are a few:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 (CMPSU-500CX) 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply

You can then get something like this:
Newegg.com - MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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
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The Corsair Builder Series aren't the best, it's still better than most cheap power supplies but it's really only equal to a 450 or 460 watt power supply.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, I would definitely recommend the Antec PSU, especially if you're planning to overclock...which I'm assuming you are since you got a 3rd party cpu cooler.
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I mean, is there a problem with having too much power? Its a combo set so I save some money :/ Im not a hard core gamer, just want to be able to play...hm..SC2 or CoD

Is this any good? (OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom)
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

ALSO. Im a highschooler strapped for cash. I might be able to get some used parts from my friends old rig if he decides to trash it. (He has some parts I want, like the RAM (2x4 G-Skill)

FYI, my Dell Dimension sucks so Im gonna trash it or something after I get this rig.

Should I buy a hm..50 GB SSD for my OS and programs and use this 250 HD i have in this dell for documents and whatnot?
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I dont plan on overclocking. just have it to keep cpu cool. the inside can get hot real quick. can u guys recommend me a good case for all this hardware, somewhere in the range of 50 to 60 bucks. total budget is under 900 dollars
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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50gb SSD is just asking for trouble in my opinion. The OS takes up about 20gb (assuming windows7 home premium) which leaves about 30gb for all of your programs. I'm struggling to get all the programs I want on my 60gb drive on there...I'd recommend either waiting and buying at least 90gb ssd.

As for the PSU, I just bought the 700w version of that about a week ago and it's running good. Much, much quieter than my previous PSU that decided to whine when on heavy loads after 2 years...so yes, that's good.

The CPU comes with a good stock cooler that is just fine for non-overclocking...and it means the warranty isn't void...

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Do you have any suggestions for a cheap case that fit all this?

Do you think that 500 WTs will be able to power all these things?

is there anything wrong with this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129066

that was my original case I was planning on getting
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No, it's basically the same one I linked to you in my last post, except it has Blue LED fans...
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