$900 build need advice.

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Approximate Purchase Date: 1 Week.


Budget Range: Around $900.


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, programming, watching movies.


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Intel


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes eventually.


Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050


Additional Comments: Right now plan on adding a second graphics card sometime next year. Any help/advice is greatly appreciated.

Processor/Case Combo: i5 2500k / Rosewill Challenger $254.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.683241

Motherboard/Memory Combo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 / G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB $164.98 (After $10 off promo code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.689146

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W $84.99 (After $10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE FleX 100312FLEX Radeon HD 6950 2GB $259.99 (After $20 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102929

Hard drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

DVD Burner: LITE-ON DVD Burner $18.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Total After Rebates/Shipping = $909.54
 

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No, he doesn't. You don't even need any PCIe connectors for any video cards, you can use adapters.
 

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hmm That cooler looks pretty good, thanks.
Should have added this, but yes I plan on upgrading my monitor next year and buy a second graphics card then as well. I was looking at the 560/6870s before, but thought of going a little higher with the 6950 2gb.
 
This build allows you to add another one of those factory over clocked gtx 560 ti's later on for SLI.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Enforcer-Interior-SGC-1000-KWN1/dp/B004WK3KKQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1309650281&sr=1-6 $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer USB 3.0 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window and Black Interior (SGC-1000-KWN1)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.689147 $174.98 save: $35.00
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.662487 $454.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $434.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER $29.51 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Internal-HD103SJ/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1309660529&sr=1-1 $54.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039 $18.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

Total: $909.43 *not including shipping, mail in rebates

Here's an additional case fan for the top of that case.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4-LUS-07AR-GP/dp/B002LE8BJA/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b $14.31 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=19&product_id=3038 <----- CM Storm Enforcer w/pics, specs, and professional reviews

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/01/27/msi-geforce-gtx-560-ti-1gb-review/1 <------ MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC Review / Benchmarks

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3852#ov <----- GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3
 

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Cool thanks for pointing out that power supply and the hard drive being cheaper on Amazon.
Is the case that you mentioned, Cooler Master Storm Enforcer, that much better than the Rosewill Challenger?
And the poster prior, browsingtheworld, commented that the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, was a poor choice and recommended the XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm, never used either so wondering the difference as price is similar.

I'll have to think about the graphics card options a little more. 560 looks pretty good especially with SLI, but two 560 TI is tempting.
 
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, was a poor choice and recommended the XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm, never used either so wondering the difference as price '


This is very wrong please ignore that although for the price the comment was correct.
 

For $50 @ newegg...both the Gia and CM212 would be a hose job. Both those coolers run about even. The CM 212+ comes with some decent thermal paste...not sure if the Gia includes it or not.

As for the cases... I posted a link to the specs on the Storm Enforcer. USB 3.0 ports, larger fans, removable h/d cage, etc... click the link up there and check it out.
 

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The 212+ is $50 and the GAIA is $30. The choice is obvious.

Even if they were the same price the choice should be obvious.
 



1 review does not make it so.....

29.99 on amazon for the 212
 

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No, it's $35. 0 and 5 are two different numbers.

Again, the GAIA is cheaper, quieter, and performs better than the Hyper 212+. The Hyper 212+ is a terrible buy.


If this review isn't good enough can you provide a different one that says so otherwise? If not I think we should continue to completely disregard your posts.
 
Q6600 @3.8GHZ 72C MAX 24/7 usage 60% overclock......CM212 1 Fan

Cheers

here's you b-b-bb-b-b-bb but.....

Yeah its 29.99 amazon in Canada but your right it's not in stock, get whats cheaper even if it's not as good the difference would be negligible at best...
 

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Good thing you benchmarked the GAIA, oh wait. Continue ignoring this guy unless he can find evidence.

It's like me saying my Rav4 is better than CRV without driving a CRV.
 



A Rav 4 is better than a CRV it is a higher quality and well known product, not to say there is anything wrong with a CRV ..............

Just bugging but there is a reason the CM212 is selling better and costs more and is out of stock.........
 

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Of course there's more sales for the 212, it's been around 2 years longer.

How hard is it to understand that after 2 years there are many better coolers than the 212+, especially for the price. The GAIA is one of them.
 


NOPE
 



Dude so touchy ...I've been reading reviews the whole time it looks like a great cooler most likely better too You sure are easy to troll.....
 

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And you're not contributing anything to the post. Not only this, but gave false and misleading advice that apparently they can ban you for.

Stop trolling and stop posting.

Admins, this user is admitting to trolling and instead of providing useful advice. Is there anything to be done about this?
 

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Either one works well. The comparison site listed didn't have performance numbers n the 212+, only the 212. The + version is much newer and better. Newegg just is trying to cash in on the popularity by pricing at 50 as opposed to the usual 30.
Why Me's build is a great choice.
 



I think they have no snivelers rule too.....CM 212 is better the only reason to buy the other cooler is because it's cheaper... im sure they are on par or the CM212 is a bit better half of this forum is using them give your tiny little head a shake.......
 


YEP I agree it makes me jealous,