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Old 04-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default New build, $1600 budget

Hey guys, this is going to be my first build in about 5 years. Considering the fact that I was a dumb 11 year old when I built my first PC, I didn't exactly choose the best parts that I could have, (namely my motherboard), and that computer crapped out on me about 2 years back. Now I feel it is time to upgrade from this laptop that I am currently typing on, because while it gets me around the internet just fine, it lacks severely when it comes to gaming. Also, it gets annoying having to go use my parents computer when ever I want to play a more graphically intense game.

The budget I have for this computer is approximately $1600.

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R - Newegg.com - Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: Corsair 850 Watt - Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H - Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel i7 2700k - Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623i72700K

GPU: EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2GB - Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x 8GB DDR3 1600 - Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10

HDD: Samsung 500GB - Newegg.com - Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CPU cooling: Corsair h100 liquid cooler - Newegg.com - CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Optical Drive: 2x Asus 24x DVD burner - Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 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 DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

Monitor: Asus 23.6in LCD - Newegg.com - ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers

Fans for h100 cooler: 2x 120mm Cougar fans - Newegg.com - COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan with Pulse Width Modulation

All these things add up to about $1600 after I do a few combo deals and add in a few extra things, like a keyboard, mouse, SATA cables, ETC.

I want to build a computer that can run all current games (e.g. Skyrim, BF3), with almost no lag on max settings. Also, I do plan on OCing my CPU, which is why I have chosen the h100 cooler.

Any changes/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: I will probably be changing the CPU from a Sandy Bridge to an Ivy Bridge considering they are being released tomorrow.

New rig coming soon.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: New build, $1600 budget

this rig looks alright, just a few things, 2x optical drives, is this necessary, and just a 500gb HDD ? the price of hard drives are quite low so i think you should invest in maybe a 1tb,

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Old 04-23-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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Default Re: New build, $1600 budget

I tend to agree, even 1.5 tb is ok, You might not think that you need it, but you might eventually will. and also get ONE bluray drive
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:13 AM   #4
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i got a bluray drive :')
ive got an ASUS P8H61-M-LE and using i5 2400 HD2000 graphics, no graphics card, will the blu-ray drive work ?
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