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Build Check
06-21-2011, 07:16 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-21-2011, 10:40 PM by anubis.)
#1
Build Check
Ok, so I think I've got everything figured out with my build. It's basically Tier 3 with a different harddrive (I don't think I'll be needing 1TB of space) and different graphics card.

Also, I wasn't too sure about the keyboard/mouse. I have a wired mouse that I've been using for like 7yrs and it does just fine, but I would like to upgrade to a wireless one. The combo I found seemed decent although I don't want a really tiny mouse and it has to be dual-handed (I'm a lefty Tongue).

Anyway, here is what I've got so far:

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819115078

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813157236

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814127576

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820231311

Harddrive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6822136770

Optical Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6827135204

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817371016

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811147144

Wireless Adapter:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6833166056

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6824009299

Keyboard/Mouse Combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6823126188

Total Price: $756.67
Shipping shouldn't add anything since I think every item qualifies for free 2-day shipping!

I also would like to keep it under $800.

EDIT: Swapped out the Gigabyte 6850 for the MSI one.
EDIT: Just changed the RAM and also changed the i3 and hdd to be from newegg so that everything arrives at the same time
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06-21-2011, 07:36 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-21-2011, 07:38 PM by cubsrule93.)
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RE: Build Check
I have a suggestion for you in an otherwise pretty great build. Check out this video card instead, still a 6850, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product .
You can also check out this mobo, it is cheaper and just about the same as the other one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813157241
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06-21-2011, 07:43 PM,
#3
RE: Build Check
(06-21-2011, 07:36 PM)cubsrule93 Wrote: I have a suggestion for you in an otherwise pretty great build. Check out this video card instead, still a 6850, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product .
You can also check out this mobo, it is cheaper and just about the same as the other one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813157241

I second the graphics card recommendation. It has a custom cooler which should be better.

Uhh actually it's not the same. It was a worse audio chipset, worse LAN chipset, and doesn't have USB 3.0
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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06-21-2011, 07:44 PM,
#4
RE: Build Check
Cool thanks. I think I'll swap out the video card, I could probably even overclock it to get the same speeds as the Gigabyte one without much trouble. As for the motherboard, I think I'm gonna stay with the one I have listed since it has support for USB 3.0, although now that I think about it, I don't really know of anything that utilizes USB 3.0 lol.

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06-21-2011, 07:51 PM,
#5
RE: Build Check
MSI is good for overclocking because their warranty covers overclocking (the only company to do so).

It's ok if you don't have USB 3.0, but I have to say it's a lot faster than USB 2.0. When I use my external hard drive via USB 2.0, it's quite slow, which is annoying.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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06-21-2011, 08:50 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-21-2011, 10:38 PM by anubis.)
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RE: Build Check
Wow, thats impressive. Props to MSI. Any thoughts on the keyboard/mouse combo? I know Logitech is a solid brand, but I'm a little hesitant because it is so cheap.

EDIT: Just so I don't double post, just changed the RAM to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820231311 and also changed the i3 and hdd to be from newegg so that everything arrives at the same time
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06-22-2011, 07:06 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-22-2011, 07:07 AM by Andrew J.)
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RE: Build Check
Logitech? Cheap? I'm guessing you're not familiar with their G5 mouse and their G510 keyboard. Tongue
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06-22-2011, 10:34 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-22-2011, 10:44 AM by anubis.)
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RE: Build Check
Oh I know they can be expensive lol. But I think I'm gonna change out the keyboard/mouse for something else. Reading the reviews the mouse is kinda small and the keyboard drops some characters during gaming. Any suggestions that are relatively cheap?

Also, does the harddrive look ok?
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06-22-2011, 02:31 PM,
#9
RE: Build Check
My recommendation is if you want an expensive keyboard, get a mechanical.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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06-22-2011, 03:05 PM,
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RE: Build Check
Yeah, I would get one of those but they are expensive. What would you recommend thats on the cheaper side? I'm not looking for a mechanical keyboard.
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