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Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by koolyoe, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. koolyoe

    koolyoe Regular member

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    Hello everyone, I am in the market to build a good desktop gaming computer.
    I have $1300 to spend.
    What I am looking for ...
    case must glow blue,
    must be able to do SLI connection
    only interested in 1 graphic card atm but will get another for sli later unless it can be had in the build.
    at least 6gb of ram
    Blu-ray drive would be nice
    option for dolby digital would be good I have the tritton ax pro's for computer/consoles
    accessories such as mouse, keyboard, headphones, speakers, cameras, not important atm.
    monitor may or may not be important, currently have a 19" monitor.
    I live in Alaska and newegg does not treat us nicely lol.

    I appreciate the help!
     
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  2. Griff88

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    What online retailer works best for you?
     
  3. koolyoe

    koolyoe Regular member

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    Amazon lol
    If I just have a list of all the parts I need I can check sites etc.
     
  4. Griff88

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    Using amazon pricing, and your large budget... I put this together. There are cheaper deals to be had. I would use this as just a guide. You might find other parts you like more. For instance I went with a full tower, you might want a Mid. You might want the i7 2600k for a cpu... although I think the i5 2500k is the best bang for the buck for gamers.

    Case - Antec Twelve Hundred V3 $160

    CPU - Intel i5 2500K $219

    Motherboard - EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-KR LGA 1155 $267

    Graphics - EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2048 MB 02G-P3-1568-KR $280

    Power Supply - Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified $110

    Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX $82

    DVD Drive - Samsung Blu-Ray with Lightscribe SH-B123L/BSBP $68

    Memory - Around $50-$90 for 8GB

    $1276

    In case you want an aftermarket cooler the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus for $26 will do nicely.


    For what memory to use, I recommend you read this post "Overclocking & Choosing RAM for Sandybridge"

    http://www.overclock.net/intel-memory/1085715-overclocking-choosing-ram-sandybridge-h67-p67.html
     
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  5. koolyoe

    koolyoe Regular member

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    Is this basically the best build I can get with the money?
     
  6. Griff88

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    I would say it's pretty close. You could go higher on the CPU, Video Card, Hard Drive and Power Supply. However, that would start putting you over budget... at least depending on where you bought the parts. Or you could get a cheaper motherboard or case, and put the savings towards one of the other components.
     
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  7. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Intel Core i5 2500K ($215): http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1368
    Gigabyte P67A-UD4B3 ($145): http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59166&vpn=GA-P67A-UD4-B3&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1339
    8GB Corsair DDR3 ($64): http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59431&vpn=CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B&manufacture=Corsair
    80GB Intel SSD ($169): http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59825&vpn=SSDSA2CW080G310&manufacture=Intel
    1TB WD1002FAEX HDD ($78): http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=50895&vpn=WD1002FAEX&manufacture=Western Digital WD&promoid=1339
    2GB XFX HD6970 ($340): http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57629&vpn=HD697ACNFC&manufacture=XFX
    Antec Twelve Hundred ($175): http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59514&vpn=TWELVE HUNDRED V3&manufacture=Antec
    Corsair TX750V2 ($100): http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58382&vpn=CMPSU-750TXV2&manufacture=Corsair&promoid=1339
    Liteon Bluray drive ($81): http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=48084&vpn=IHOS104-08&manufacture=Liteon

    This lot should come to $1367 before shipping.
    Case is personal preference, I have included a high-end case that is illuminated in blue, as requested. By all means switch to a cheaper case if you prefer, but remember that fitting two large graphics cards (you stated an intention to use two later) is not always easy!

    The SSD can be dropped if you wish to bring the cost down, but they make a considerable difference to the performance of a system. Even the cheaper 40GB drives are good just for installing windows and your web browser to - it makes an amazing difference.

    This is a higher performance system than the one Griff posted, made possible by not wasting $100 on an overpriced motherboard.
     
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  8. koolyoe

    koolyoe Regular member

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    Hey guys thanks for the replies!
    I will look it all over and when I decide on the final product I will post it so you know my decision :) I am excited to put this thing together lol.
     

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