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Old December 2, 2011, 08:06 PM
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I want to get a new gaming build with an SSD. I was thinking of getting it from memory express.

This is what I came up with.

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Antec Sonata III $130
Intel i5-2500K $230
Corsair GT SATA III SSD 120GB $210
Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA III $160
Samsung Black $22
Asus P8P67 EVO $180
GSKILL DDR3 Kit (2 x 4GB) 2 $90
MSI N560GTX 560 Ti $260
Win 7 Home Premium x64 $100

Total $1382

Was looking to get the best bank for buck.Though I would be willing to spend a bit extra for a boost in performance.

I also was wondering what you guys think of their IPR plan and if you think it is worth it?(200 for 3 years)
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Old December 2, 2011, 10:45 PM
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That rig would be very nice, I don't think there is anything major that requires changing. For that extra boost in performance, you could grab something like a Noctua NH-D14 and overclock the processor to 4.5GHz. Or if you do not want to change your casing to accommodate something as huge as the Noctua, get the much cheaper CM Hyper212 Evo.
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Old December 3, 2011, 06:53 AM
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looks great.

If it was my build, I would try to save a bit on some parts (8GB RAM instead of 16, maybe a smaller HDD) and get the next level up video card. You may have different ideas though, that card is certainly going to max out any game today (on a 1920x1080 monitor)
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Old December 3, 2011, 09:24 AM
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Coolmaster Haf 922 $110
Intel i5-2500K $230
Corsair GT SATA III SSD 120GB $210
Seagate 500MB Barracuda SATA III $100
Samsung Black $22
Asus P8P67 EVO $180
GSKILL DDR3 Kit (2 x 4GB) 2 $90
GeForce GTX 570 $360
Win 7 Home Premium x64 $100
Noctua NH-D14 $90

$1490

Replaced the case with a bigger one. Swapped out the 1TB HDD for 500MB and added the Noctua. Swapped out the video card with a new one.
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Old December 3, 2011, 09:29 AM
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buy from somewhere like NCIX or memoryexpress and use price match you'll get most of those parts cheaper then you've listed
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Old December 3, 2011, 09:33 AM
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You forgot to add in a PSU into the list. Something like a Corsair CX500 would be sufficient and cheap.
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I would also vote for upping the video card, I have the 560ti SC and it does good but not great. A 570 or 560 448core would be a bit better, for a relatively minor price difference.
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buy from somewhere like NCIX or memoryexpress and use price match you'll get most of those parts cheaper then you've listed
This.
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A 560Ti will run on a 500w PSU, but personally I would bump it up to something in the 550-650w range for a little more headroom. Your call.
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Old December 5, 2011, 01:20 PM
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Well this is what I ended up getting. Went a little crazy with the video card, and they didn't have the Noctua in stock. might pick it up later when they get some in stock.

i5 2500k
Asus P8Z68-V
Gskill Ripjaws 12800 8 gig
Intel 320 series 120 GB SSD
Seagate 500MB HDD
eVGA GeForce GTX 570
Corsair 800GS PSU
Coolmaster HAF 922

Thank you for the advice. Can't wait to test it out.
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