I have a Budget, help me build a Rig!

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#1 SamuRai_JeDi
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I'm willing to go around 1000-$1300, not including any extras, just for the tower. I wish there was somewhere posted that told me every part I would need so I can shop on my own. I feel a bit overwhelmed when trying to purchase parts and making sure everything is compatible with everything. I do know a little bit about computers so I don't feel worried about putting it together, but I've never tried picking out my own parts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 TKdreamAge
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do you want intel or amd??

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#3 MonsieurX
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do you want intel or amd??

TKdreamAge
With that budget,it's a no-brainer 2500k+6950+8gb ram
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[QUOTE="TKdreamAge"]

do you want intel or amd??

MonsieurX
With that budget,it's a no-brainer 2500k+6950+8gb ram

or even a GTX 560 ti (448)
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#5 SamuRai_JeDi
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I built this on newegg. Tell me what you think.

i5-2500k Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz(3.7 tubro) - 229.99

Asus P8Z68 Intel Z68 Motherboard - 199.99

Corsair Vengence 8GB (2x4GB) 44.99

OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80Plus 109.99

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256 bit 169.99

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 84.99

Corsair Obisidian Series 650D 189.99

LG 22X DVD burner - 16.99

Total $1046.92

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#6 SamuRai_JeDi
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Up for suggestions. I forgot about buying the operating system seperately so would like to keep it around what it is now. Thanks.
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#7 MonsieurX
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I'd drop the case a bit and go for a GTX 560 ti\ 6950 at least
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I built this on newegg. Tell me what you think.

i5-2500k Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz(3.7 tubro) - 229.99

Asus P8Z68 Intel Z68 Motherboard - 199.99

Corsair Vengence 8GB (2x4GB) 44.99

OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80Plus 109.99

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256 bit 169.99

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 84.99

Corsair Obisidian Series 650D 189.99

LG 22X DVD burner - 16.99

Total $1046.92

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great rig but since you can spend up to $1300 get at least a 6950 instead a 6870 ( not that is something wrong with 6870 on the contrary is a great card ) or a gtx560ti (448) Other than that it looks very solid build Another option is to wait for AMD to release theu 78xx series GPU ( AMD should release them within the next 1 month ) I will also suggest getting an aftermarket cooler like the coolermaster hyper 212+ ( one of the best bang for your bang coolers )
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#9 04dcarraher
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I'd drop the case a bit and go for a GTX 560 ti\ 6950 at leastMonsieurX
Ya grab an Antec df-85 or a HAF 932/922 case and You can pick up a GTX 560ti 448 core
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I built this on newegg. Tell me what you think.

i5-2500k Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz(3.7 tubro) - 229.99

Asus P8Z68 Intel Z68 Motherboard - 199.99

Corsair Vengence 8GB (2x4GB) 44.99

OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80Plus 109.99

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256 bit 169.99

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 84.99

Corsair Obisidian Series 650D 189.99

LG 22X DVD burner - 16.99

Total $1046.92

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Spot on processor, I hear great things about it! Very similar to what I'm getting but why the overpriced motherboard? Assuming your not going to use SLI or Crossfire (which I plan on not doing) you can get a decent Z68 motherboard for 85 to 120 bucks (includes pci slot as well). Like the other guy said get AT LEAST a 6950 or a 560. I'm gonna buy my parts and use what video card I already have and wait for the 7850 and 7870s to be released.

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#11 SamuRai_JeDi
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[QUOTE="MxAa"]

[QUOTE="SamuRai_JeDi"]

I built this on newegg. Tell me what you think.

i5-2500k Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz(3.7 tubro) - 229.99

Asus P8Z68 Intel Z68 Motherboard - 199.99

Corsair Vengence 8GB (2x4GB) 44.99

OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80Plus 109.99

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256 bit 169.99

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 84.99

Corsair Obisidian Series 650D 189.99

LG 22X DVD burner - 16.99

Total $1046.92

Spot on processor, I hear great things about it! Very similar to what I'm getting but why the overpriced motherboard? Assuming your not going to use SLI or Crossfire (which I plan on not doing) you can get a decent Z68 motherboard for 85 to 120 bucks (includes pci slot as well). Like the other guy said get AT LEAST a 6950 or a 560. I'm gonna buy my parts and use what video card I already have and wait for the 7850 and 7870s to be released.

I'm not entirely sure why I choose that motherboard, I think because it was in the 'best sold' section...but will look into dropping prices without harming performance wherever I can.
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#12 GS550L
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NCIX has a 2500K for ~$200 before shipping.

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#13 SamuRai_JeDi
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NCIX has a 2500K for ~$200 before shipping.

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Nice. Thanks. I'm going to try and keep this thread open while I make my decisions.
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#14 munkey102
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4L9B

Try that. Fits within your budget, pretty powerful, should serve you well. The PSU is for the future, if you ever plan to SLI it's much more convient to buy the PSU for it now, as opposed to later. If you have no plans to SLI you can always use a lower wattage, cheaper, PSU.

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#15 MxAa
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NCIX has a 2500K for ~$200 before shipping.

GS550L

THanks man I went ahead and snagged that steal lol. THat's the cheapest I've seen around. I paid 200 plus 3 bucks for insurance... not bad. Even got a nvidia GTX 570 evga for 270 bucks NEW. Couldn't resist the prices.

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#16 SamuRai_JeDi
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[QUOTE="MxAa"]

[QUOTE="GS550L"]

NCIX has a 2500K for ~$200 before shipping.

THanks man I went ahead and snagged that steal lol. THat's the cheapest I've seen around. I paid 200 plus 3 bucks for insurance... not bad. Even got a nvidia GTX 570 evga for 270 bucks NEW. Couldn't resist the prices.

Nice, looks like they extended the deal to the 22nd now.
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GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM

Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 ...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

$1090.91

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#18 SamuRai_JeDi
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[QUOTE="munkey102"]

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4L9B

Try that. Fits within your budget, pretty powerful, should serve you well. The PSU is for the future, if you ever plan to SLI it's much more convient to buy the PSU for it now, as opposed to later. If you have no plans to SLI you can always use a lower wattage, cheaper, PSU.

Wow, nice find and build. I might go with what you have as its cheaper than what I have put together.
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#19 SamuRai_JeDi
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I dont see how I can purchase that i52500k at NCIX.
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#20 SamuRai_JeDi
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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Is there a disparity between these two? I could save almost $90.00 if I were to buy the ASRock instead of the ASUS.

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LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM

Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

$1087.90

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looks good
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#23 SamuRai_JeDi
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I swapped out the case with this: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0 Total is $1037.91 with shipping of $20.00.
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#24 04dcarraher
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Forget The Antec 900 overpriced for what you get Instead of the antec 900 get the HAF 922 its much better then the Antec 900.
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#25 SamuRai_JeDi
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Ok. I'm taking your advice and swapped for the HAF 922. Do you have an opinion on the ASRock motherboard I've chosen?
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#26 04dcarraher
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Ok. I'm taking your advice and swapped for the HAF 922. Do you have an opinion on the ASRock motherboard I've chosen?SamuRai_JeDi
Its a good board, have fun building your Pc.
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#27 SamuRai_JeDi
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Thanks. I just saved $50.00 on the processor. $179.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589 In store only pickup if you live near one.
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#28 MxAa
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Thanks. I just saved $50.00 on the processor. $179.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589 In store only pickup if you live near one.SamuRai_JeDi

Yeah unfortunetly I couldn't buy it from micro center because the nearest one is 3 hours away... which would probably cost me more then 20 dollars to drive there and back lol. The NCIX one is a good deal too if not near a micro center.