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amy thompson Mar 09, 2012, 09:06pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Well, I'm potentially building a new system of my own (just need that damn wife approval). I am a firm believer of more eyes being better than a single pair. Does anyone see any obviously bad choices, parts that could be swapped for roughly the same price, or places to shave off a few bucks?

Case: [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025]NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower[/url]
Mobo: [url=http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-4DDR3-2200-CrossFireX-Motherboa...amp;sr=8-1]Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3L[/url]
CPU: [url=http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-760-Processor-Socket-LGA1156/dp...amp;sr=8-1]Intel i5 750[/url]
RAM: [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193]g.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600[/url]
GPU: [url=http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-5770-Graphics-HD577AZNFC/dp/B...amp;sr=8-1]XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB[/url]
PSU: [url=http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Compatible-...amp;sr=8-1]Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W Ethusiast Series[/url]
HSF: [url=http://www.amazon.com/Xigmatek-Dark-Knight-S1283V-Bearing/dp/B...amp;sr=8-1]XIGMATEK Dark Knight[/url] with [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233039]i5 bracket kit[/url]

I'm not in need of drives, keyboard, mouse, or other peripherals, as they will be coming over from my old system.

I should probably include my usage information. I use my system primarily for WoW, but also play some games on the side (currently Mass Effect 3 and Left 4 Dead 2). I might also be doing some video capture and editing in the future, but I expect it its capable of the above it shouldnt be an issue.


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Dr. Peaceful Mar 09, 2012, 11:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 09, 2012, 11:06pm EST

 
>> Re: Building New System...
amy thompson said:

Is there any particular reason why you choose that motherboard? Is that because you need the PATA IDE connector for your existing drives? It's in short supply in many places. The one you listed in Amazon is way over priced at $199.99 USED. The mobo does not have USB 3 either.

BoT Mar 10, 2012, 03:48am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 10, 2012, 03:52am EST

 
>> Re: Building New System...
i would go with something like this

Case: Antec Three Hundred - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
RAM1: SAMSUNG 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094
the two stick is not available right now so i would get two of those
RAM2: SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N570OC-13I Rev2.0 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125384
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018
HSF: CORSAIR H80 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016

will be about 50-100 bucks cheaper too and a good deal better performance

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Plug & Play Mar 10, 2012, 05:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building New System...

Get an XBOX.

i5 2500K @ 4.8Ghz- Corsiar H50 WaterCooler- Coolermaster Realpower 1000w- Asus P8P67 Deluxe - Asus 6990 4GB - 8GB Corsair DDR3 2000Mhz - X-Fi Sound - 7.1 Surround Speakers - BenQ 24" TFT - G9x Mouse- G19 Keyboard
amy thompson Mar 11, 2012, 12:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building New System...
BoT said:
i would go with something like this

Case: Antec Three Hundred - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
RAM1: SAMSUNG 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094
the two stick is not available right now so i would get two of those
RAM2: SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N570OC-13I Rev2.0 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125384
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018
HSF: CORSAIR H80 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016

will be about 50-100 bucks cheaper too and a good deal better performance

Hmmm, This looks good, but can you tell me alil bit more about it so I know you know what your talking about? Im pretty much ready to start ordering, just want to make sure this sounds good!

Anyone else have any comments or concerns with this build BoT suggested? Thanks BoT!

mothow Mar 11, 2012, 01:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building New System...
Amy dont worry BoT is right is system would be much better all the way around.And believe me he knows what he is talking about.And elieve me a GTX570 will perform 100% better than a 5770 which is about equal to a GTX260

ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 / i7 4790K / Corsair H80i / 4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 1600 / 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black / 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD / 2x Evga GTX 670 FTW 2GB in SLI / Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty / Corsair HX1000w
BoT Mar 11, 2012, 08:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building New System...
thanks mo

amy, the i5 750/760 are out going socket. the 1156 is discontinued by intel and replaced by the 1155 socket which features the 2500k/2600k2700k also called sandy bridge
the 2500k is the cheapest "unlocked" processor of the bunch. for $100 bucks more you can upgrade to the 2600k and get hyper threading if you need it.

the motherboard is gen3 so it will support the next and up coming generation of cpu's which are called ivy bridge. in case you want to upgrade some time later.

the ram i picked is low profile, low power and very expandable. it runs well above 1600 mhz so if you ever feel the need for more here, you have the headroom available

the psu you picked out is good, i just prefer modular, much easier on cable management

the case is a bit simpler. for $10 bucks more you can acyually get the newer antec three oh two which is even better. they have very good airflow, are made well and have a bottom mounted psu

the corsair h80 is a liquid cooled system, speaks for itself

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