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Old 01-25-2012, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k 3.3ghz =$215 - SUGGESTED FROM THREAD
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX=$130
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB Memory - DIMM 240-pin - 1600 MHz ( PC3-12800 )=$40
Videocard -eVGA 1gb GTX 560
=$180 - SUGGESTED FROM THREAD
Hard drive - HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive=70
CD Drive - ASUS DRW 24B1ST= $20
Sound card - Do I even need this? I have 7.1 surround sound headphones?
Case - RAIDMAX Hurricane ATX-248WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case=$40
Powersupply - CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply = 44
Screen -Acer S230HLAbii Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1) =$130 - SUGGESTED FROM THREAD

TOTAL PRICE=$870+/-



I need your expertise to as simply as possible explain how I can improve on this(without more cash input if possible this is really pushing the envelope) But for example if $30 were to allow me to greatly improve on this i would gracious thank and consider that. Excited to find out what Much smarter people then my self have to say about my many hours and haggling and picking parts. To explain how limited I am at this, I was about to purchase a i5 1156 + board thinking it was newer then a i5 1155 + board, took me much shuffling through trolls but I got something out of it. Please consider my inquiry and all help is welcome.
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Newegg.com - Acer S230HLAbii Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)

This monitor would be better
Why not upgrade to an i5-2500k its great for gaming.
with the 20 dollars u saved for the monitor
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
for 10 dollars more after rebate plus 200 more watts

and the drive u listed isnt a blu ray drive its a regular dvd drive
GTX 460 = old

Get like a GTX 560 or AMD Radeon 6850-6870 same price but alot better performace then gtx 460.
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Your going to have to link those graphics cards too. Sorry but when I looked around I only found $300+ graphics cards. Thats why I went with the GTX 460, everything else you gave was great though thanks.
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You listed it as a GTX 560 in your original post. Where did you go looking for your parts?
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Type in GTX 560 on google, clicked the shopping tag, found the most featured for lowest price.
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Or best, search on Newegg. I wouldn't trust an unkown site just because they are cheaper.
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Um....I guess I just like google because not alot of people use it. xD
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Everyone uses google. But shopping with it is like eBay. You don't know the quality of half the shops listed there.
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Well it gives you multiple links, try it. It will give you amazon newegg bestbuy sears and so on. Also i know everyone uses google i was just making a joke. xD Thx for your help though
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CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k 3.3ghz =$215 - SUGGESTED FROM THREAD
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX=$130
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB Memory - DIMM 240-pin - 1600 MHz ( PC3-12800 )=$40
Videocard -eVGA 1gb GTX 560
=$180 - SUGGESTED FROM THREAD
Hard drive - HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive=70
CD Drive - ASUS DRW 24B1ST= $20
Sound card - Do I even need this? I have 7.1 surround sound headphones?
Case - RAIDMAX Hurricane ATX-248WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case=$40
Powersupply - CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply = 44
Screen -Acer S230HLAbii Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1) =$130 - SUGGESTED FROM THREAD

TOTAL PRICE=$870+/-



I need your expertise to as simply as possible explain how I can improve on this(without more cash input if possible this is really pushing the envelope) But for example if $30 were to allow me to greatly improve on this i would gracious thank and consider that. Excited to find out what Much smarter people then my self have to say about my many hours and haggling and picking parts. To explain how limited I am at this, I was about to purchase a i5 1156 + board thinking it was newer then a i5 1155 + board, took me much shuffling through trolls but I got something out of it. Please consider my inquiry and all help is welcome.
I know that HDD is cheap, but it is fairly.. slow. The 560 (if that's what you mean) is a good card, and if that's all you can afford, you'll be fine. If you can swing it, a GTX 560ti would be better. Lastly, I know the budget is tight, but I would stay away from Gigabyte motherboards. Their RMA SUCKS. Here's the GPU:

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR 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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