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New Gaming PC Build
12-16-2011, 05:20 PM,
#11
RE: New Gaming PC Build
Better go with the ASRock Extreme 3 Z68 or the Corsair A70 CPU Cooler and used the saved money to go with the 120GB SSD, considering that it's not that much more. 90GB isn't that much considering that Windows 7 takes 20GB and that games take more space than ever.

This RAM will cost you a tad less and the performance drop from 1600MHz to 1333Mhz is minimal, 1-3% at worse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820231422

The Antec Three Hundred Illusion is a great solid case that includes four fans for $70, it's a favorite amongst budget gaming builds: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811129066

Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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12-16-2011, 05:26 PM,
#12
RE: New Gaming PC Build
For the i5-2500k it cost $220.00 online, you can check if there is a Micro-Center near you and get it for $180.00 and might as well check if the mobo could be cheaper as well. For the video card the PowerColor Radeon 6950 2GB cost $235 and the GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores is $285, not sure if the performance it gives worth the $50 more but would end up saving you more. You can check the comparison performance on both in certain websites to give yourself an idea.
Build: CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V LX GPU: XFX Double D HD Radeon 6870 1GB RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) HDD: Barracuda 7200RPM 500 GB SATA 6GB SDD: SAMSUNG 120GB 830 Optical Drive: Asus SATA 24x DVD Burner PSU: KINGWIN Lazer Gold Series 700w Case: Cooler Master 922 Blue Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Monitor: (2) ASUS ML 249H Mouse: Logitech G500 Keyboard: Logitech G110 Speakers: Logitech Z623
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12-16-2011, 05:30 PM,
#13
RE: New Gaming PC Build
The Radeon HD 6950 compares to the GTX 560, not the GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores, which performs closer to the Radeon HD 6970.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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12-16-2011, 05:37 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-16-2011, 05:43 PM by eellis2132.)
#14
RE: New Gaming PC Build
Okay with those changes, the monitor (ASUS 23") speakers (Logitech 75W 5.1 Surround) and keyboard (Logitech K120 Standard) then I'm all set, total price being $1300+S/H. Not too bad I guess. Hopefully by Jan 1st some of these prices will drop or there will be some nice Christmas/New Years deals that I can hop on Smile And of course I won't shop exclusively on Newegg, I am just using it as a tool to find all my hardware.

cp, I kind of discretely said I'm deployed in my original post so I can't really go shopping in stores. And my father (whom I am shipping these to, he will be putting it together and "testing" it out) just had open heart surgery 3 weeks ago and won't be cleared to drive for a long while.
Wow it would be amazing if MicroCenter shipped. Intel i5-2500k for $180. Think they might hook me up if I called them explaning that I am deployed? haha I wish
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12-17-2011, 03:35 PM,
#15
RE: New Gaming PC Build
(12-16-2011, 05:37 PM)eellis2132 Wrote: Okay with those changes, the monitor (ASUS 23") speakers (Logitech 75W 5.1 Surround) and keyboard (Logitech K120 Standard) then I'm all set, total price being $1300+S/H. Not too bad I guess. Hopefully by Jan 1st some of these prices will drop or there will be some nice Christmas/New Years deals that I can hop on Smile And of course I won't shop exclusively on Newegg, I am just using it as a tool to find all my hardware.

cp, I kind of discretely said I'm deployed in my original post so I can't really go shopping in stores. And my father (whom I am shipping these to, he will be putting it together and "testing" it out) just had open heart surgery 3 weeks ago and won't be cleared to drive for a long while.
Wow it would be amazing if MicroCenter shipped. Intel i5-2500k for $180. Think they might hook me up if I called them explaning that I am deployed? haha I wish
You can try to have us.ncix Price match a portion of it... I heard they go as low as 190.
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12-22-2011, 08:54 AM,
#16
RE: New Gaming PC Build
Just a little update. I made some changes to what I am doing with my Firebird (where most of my deployment money is going) and freed up a few hundred bucks. I got ahold of a guy who builds performance gaming PC's in his home and then sells them and provides his own customer support. I've posted on those particular forums for about 8 years and knew the guy, and he has no negative feedback.. it's all extremely positive feedback. Here is the PC build he set me up with. Hardware is already installed, set up, updated drivers, and OC'd.

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.5GHz Quad Core LGA 1155 Processor w/ HyperThreading
CPU Cooler: CORSAIR A70 High Performance Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler
Mobo: ECS Black Deluxe P67H2-A2 SLI (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GPU: 2x Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 in Crossfire Configuration
RAM: 8GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
SSD: 120GB Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
HDD: 1TB SATA 3.0GB/s Hard Drive
Optical: 24x DVD-RW Drive
PSU: 750W ATX Power Supply
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$1275. Then I found a deal yesterday on 23" LCD's.. $109 with great reviews, grabbed 2 of them Smile What do you think Mathieu?
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