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Old October 15, 2011, 12:14 PM
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Default Here's what I've purchased so far!

I'm building my first computer in 10 years. This is what I've bought to date.

Silverstone RV02-e White $149.99
Corsair TX750v2 psu $99.99
LG24x DVD $29.99
Hitachi 7k3000 7200rpm 2TB $89.99
OCZ Vertex 3 120gb $179.99
Corsair Vengeance 8gb/1600/1.35v Low profile ram $59.99
Rosewill 75 in 1, 3xUSB card reader $14.99
Logitech G9x mouse $69.99

Here's my planned WANT-list:

i5 2500k

Asus p8z68 v-pro GEN3, when they come out...

MSI GTX 570, because I read the MSI cards, due to the heatpipe design run very cool in the vertical orientation my case offers.

Windows 7 Home Premium.

Asus 24" monitor. Not sure which one yet.

Keyboard, unknown, open to suggestions.

This is mainly a gaming computer, that all my Mac friends insist is still going to suck.
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Old October 15, 2011, 12:33 PM
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nothing wrong with that build. looks solid to me.
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Old October 15, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Your MAC friends are correct as this will be an awesome gaming computer and thus their MAC orientation will not be able to comprehend it and it will indeed suck... to them.

Looks good to me although I can't say about the motherboard.
The 570 is a great choice. I have an EVGA GTX570 and it has been a great card for me.

As for a keyboard I heve been looking into my first "gaming" keyboard and for me the choice came down to these two:
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Vengeance K90 Performance MMO Cherry MX Red Mechanical 20 Key Rollover Gaming Keyboard USB - Others - CH-9000003-NA - in Canada
NCIX.com - Buy Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard USB Programmable Backlit Keys USB Audio - Logitech - 920-002232 - in Canada
I selected the Corsair in the end. The mechanical keys are not a big feature for me but I think I'll like them. I also like the aluminum construction of the Corsair. Both have backlighting which is essential for me.

For me I took the Corsair because it "seems" likre the quality of the components will be worth the extra bucks. I say "seems" because it is very new to the market and there is very little information out there and I'm putting a lot of faith in the Corsair brand name for this.

Best of luck and have fun. :)
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Old October 15, 2011, 01:09 PM
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looks good
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Old October 15, 2011, 01:18 PM
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If i were to buy a keyboard...(and trust me I'd like to but can't really justify it cause my Logitech G11 is still going strong) I'd probably get the Razer Black Widow Ultimate. Mechanical, individually lit keys, plus I think it fits in nicely with the rest of my computer.
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Old October 15, 2011, 02:38 PM
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I like your siamese cat! Whats his/her name?! Good computer forsurely, top of the line and can always SLI down the road with that PSU.
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Old October 15, 2011, 02:46 PM
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You may look at the ASUS VW246H for the 24" monitor, it have great feedback on newegg :

Newegg.ca - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

Very nice looking case by the way.
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Old October 15, 2011, 03:03 PM
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If I were in the market for a new monitor I'd look seriously at this ASUS model SKY just had on review.
SKY certainly seems impressed with it and it seems as if 3D is the coming thing.
Problem is the price tag for the monitor and glasses is more than for a similar product that is non-3D.
Just FYI :)
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Kit Review
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Old October 15, 2011, 03:23 PM
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Thanks for the comments!

The cat in the picture in Meka. His twin brother, Teak, is napping somewhere else.

I wish I would have bought either a white NZXT psu, or a Corsair HX series with the blue writing. I'm trying to be somewhat coordinated lol.
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Old October 15, 2011, 03:50 PM
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That looks like a great rig.
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