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Old July 2, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Talking $1200-$1300 build.

hey guys,

I was stuck on the X79 platform but after much thought and input from some post i made, i have kicked that idea :P

My budget is: $1200-$1300

Parts i'm re-using: RAM, PSU, Keyboard, Mouse, monitor, OS, Case.

i'll be using it for: Gaming, Folding @home, Vmware (in the future)

buying from: wintroniccomputers.com (there a 5 min walk from my house)


So, the RAM i will be re-using is Corsair Vengeance 8GB Kit 1866MHZ. The PSU is a BGF 750W SLI Ready. The case is an Antec 900 Two V3. The other parts don't matter that much.

Also keep in mind i will be getting a GTX 680 so the budget must include that. There will be no shipping as i can walk there and pick it up.

I'm looking forward to hearing you input, i always like to get other opinions other then my own.
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Old July 2, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Are you overclocking?

Cpu: i5, i5"K" if you're over"K"locking : ~ $250
MoBo: Z77 mobo: ~$150-250 depending on how crazy u get.
HDD: 1TB WD Caviar black ~ $120
Video Card: 680 GTX: I would get the ASUS direct CU 2 Top for ~$550. My dcu2 6950 is really quiet even @ 100% fan. Only downside is it's 3 slots.

Total: $920

With the remainder of the money I would say to buy some nice intel SSDs.
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Old July 2, 2012, 09:22 PM
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hey,

Thanks for the reply. Re-using some of the parts i already have here is the build i have come up with, let me know what you think.

Intel Core I5 3570K
Asus P8Z68-V LX
Corsair Vengeance 8GB Kit
Corsair H60 Water Cooling
Evga Gforce GTX 680 Super Clocked
Westerd Digital 1.5TB HDD
Corsair FS 3 90GB SSD
Corsair FS 3 240Gb SSD
Antec 900 Two V3
BFG 750W PSU

Total After tax: 1299.44



thanks
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Old July 2, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Don;t use those ssds and don't go with an lx board. Go with intel or crucial ssd and not corsair. They might be fast but reloading the os and games every few month and rma'ing ssds is a pain. The lx boards are terrible overclockers and why not go with a z77 instead of z68 since it is designed for ivy bridge.
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Old July 2, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Wouldn't he want an I7 like the 3770k to aid with that VMware? Just a thought
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Old July 3, 2012, 02:16 AM
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Wouldn't he want an I7 like the 3770k to aid with that VMware? Just a thought
Depends on how much he's doing really.. If he'd going to be doing alot of VM's at the same time or they need alot of power, then yes.. if not then the i5 will be plenty

On the SSD's, why 2?

and agree with the z77 board.. if getting an ivy chip get a z77 too (drop the second ssd for a bump on the mobo)

have you compared the price of the store you've picked to something like NCIX or memoryexpress? might be worth it if you save more than the shipping costs
(though if you do have problems RMA is really easy with a store around the corner)
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Old July 3, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Hey,

The Asus board is the one i currently have now so i was going to use it for now then upgrade to a sabertooth Z77 in the future. As for the 2 SSD's one would be for the OS and one for Games. As for the price of the store i picked, they beat Newegg.ca and ncix 95 % of the time.

This upgrade is making me think, i wan't something good but i keep changing my mind on what i should get lol.
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Old July 3, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Its not really worth it to get an SSD for games unless you get a big one (and even then your gonna see AT BEST a 5 sec decrease in load times maybe......) so the price for what your gonna get is not worth it IMO
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Old July 3, 2012, 11:20 AM
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As for the price of the store i picked, they beat Newegg.ca and ncix 95 % of the time.
Wintronic Computers

i5 3570k - 239.99$
Corsair Vengeance 8gb - 54.99$
Corsair H60 - 69.99$
EVGA GTX 680 super clocked - 549.99%
WD 1.5GB - 109.99$
Antec 902 V3 - 119.99$
BFG 750w - ?? $

MemoryExpress

i5 3570k - 227.49$ (price beat request from TigerDirect or NCIX)
Corsair Vengeance 8gb - 42.50$ (price beat request from NewEgg.ca)
Corsair H60 - 43.74$ (price beat request from NCIX)
Evga 680 Superclocked - 534.99$ (price beat request from NewEgg)
Seagate 1.5tb - 74.99$ (45$ instant saving)
Antec 902 V3 - 117.49$ (price beat request from Wintronic Computers)
Corsair TX750M - 109.99$

NCIX

i5 3570k - 229.99$
Corsair Vengeance 8gb - 46.00$ (price match request from NewEgg.ca)
Corsair H60 - 49.99$
MSI 680 OC - 539.99$ (price match from NewEgg)
WD 1.5TB - 109.99$ (price match from NewEgg)
Antec 902 V3 - 119.99$ (price match from Wintronic)
Corsair TX750M 80+ bronze - 109.99$ (price match from MemoryExpress)


I changed the parts when they didn't stock it to the closest thing. I also didn't include the Asus motherboard as you said you already have it. Also didn't include SSds, but ou get the point, it's resonnaly cheaper elsewhere, if you live close to a NCIX or MemoryExpress, you should consider it. Maybe even with shipping it's still going to be cheaper than local.

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Old July 3, 2012, 01:46 PM
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Hey,

The BFG PSU, Corsair RAM, Case, MB and 1.5TB HDD i already have from my old build, i was going to reuse them. The reason i'm going with Wintronics is because i can walk there and pick up all my parts ( I don't like to wait for delivery lol). Then it's also easier if anything is wrong with a part.

If it's not worth it to get on SSD for games how would this be, a 90GB SSd for the OS, and a seagate momentus XT 500GB hybrid-HDD for games as i do have alot.
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