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Old 04-28-2011, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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fist and formost 1st post so hi all.
found this forum while i was at work and could find it at home.

I have finally choose to make the lipo and build a computer.
I need some feed back. I plan to spend 1200 on my new compouter.
right now it clost more than that

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core Socket
$229.99

Mother Board
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$169.99

PSU
Thortech Thunderbolt 850W TTB850G ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$179.99

Case
NZXT PHAN-003RD Phantom Full-Tower Case - E-ATX, ATX, MicroATX, 5 x 5.25" Bays, 7 x 3.5"Bays, 200mm LED Fan, White / Red
$149.99

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$89.99

CD/DVD/BR Drive
LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - OEM
$89.99

GPU
SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
$274.99

SSD
$130.00

OS

Ramm ?

The computer is going to be use for gaming and random stuff.
the only thing there i would not like to change is the CPU and maybe the case

Thanks
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First, get a PSU from a better company: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB &#40;2 x 4GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 <-- This is good memory.
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1-Pack - Operating Systems <-- OS
What SSD is that?
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i don't have one yet, i thought that i would use and SSD for my OS and prgrams i use alot

also i am trying to keep the price under 1200 but i can't seem to cut anything off
can you help me with that.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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unless you are planning to overclock you could most likely drop down to the i5 2500 which is the same as the i5 2500k but doesnt allow you to overclock as well as the fact that you probably don't need a 2 TB HDD and you could drop down to a 1TB or even a 500gb which is generally large enough unless your planning on having HUGE amounts of movie's and TV show's as i have only just filled up my 1 TB external HDD and that has around 200 movies plus about 15 different TV shows with every ep on there. As well as these, do you really NEED a blue-ray burner? to me that seems a waste of money as chances are you probably won't end up bruning stuff to blu-ray as the discs are just so expensive, i'd drop back down to DVD burner which are only around 50. If you do all 3 of these you could probably knock off around 100-150 which is enough for your ram
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core Socket
$229.99

Mother Board
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$169.99

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
$109.99

Case
NZXT PHAN-003RD Phantom Full-Tower Case - E-ATX, ATX, MicroATX, 5 x 5.25" Bays, 7 x 3.5"Bays, 200mm LED Fan, White / Red
$149.99

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$89.99

CD/DVD/BR Drive
LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - OEM
$89.99

GPU
SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
$274.99

Memory
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
$114.99

I may have to forgo the SSD the price is 1229.92 right now. would be nice if i could cut the price a little but o well.
is everything else fine?
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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everything looks fine though as i previously stated i don't see the point in a blue ray burner espicially if you wanted to cut costs same with the i5 2500k if your not going to overclock
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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-your right, don't need a BD burner,
-i most likely will not OC the 2500k (need to read about it)
-for the hard drive 500GB-1TB is a good idea(go with the same brand?)

i will repost my changes later going to sleep soon,
thanks for the help.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well if your overclocking your going to need to add an extra 100 for a cpu cooling system and i'm not sure on the best HDD brand's so can't really help you there
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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-i'm going to hold up on OC the for now but i will in the future
-I may be able to get windows 7 OS for free
for dvd/cd drive; LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Suppor Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD&#43;R 8X DVD&#43;RW 12X DVD&#43;R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:38 AM   #10 (permalink)
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also change the HD to Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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