Building a new rig, could use a bit of help w/ options

pkpkay

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May 10, 2012
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Nothing is set in stone...I'm always open to new suggestions.
Last time I build a new rig was over 5 years ago so it's taking me a while to get caught up again.

Hard Disk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

PSU
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001IZ7MHU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER (I thought this was a really good PSU for the price)

GPU (I heard the 7800 are about the same price as the 6900's but uses less power and is more efficient??)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

MOBO (Not really sure about this part...open to ideas)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 (does anyone know why the Z68 is MORE expensive than the Z75?)
 

digdog

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well, looks fine.

psu is great. you *could* go with 3570k instead, it's almost the same moneys and a lil bit better but both cpu perform close enough to each other that you would have no complaints. (me, i'd go 3570k).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
the extreme4 is just as good as the 6 and costs less.

remember to grab a coolermaster 212EVO.

also, just a thought, but instead of $80 for a 500gb hd, you could go the whole hog and spend $200 for a 240Gb SSD, and forget about mechanical drives altogether ...
 

Uther39

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OK get the ASROCK Z68 board, and i would ditch the HAF 922 and get this instead..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008

If you cant afford the extra $20 then this one..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011