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Posted January 30, 2012 - 04:13 PM

What kind of tower would y'all recommend? Any of these recommendable? Or not that good, too pricey, unnecessary/not worth it or what?

http://www.amazon.co...27968603&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.co...7968603&sr=1-20

http://www.amazon.co...7968603&sr=1-22

http://www.amazon.co...7968745&sr=1-29

I see that they're well rated along with many reviews (quantity as well) so I figured maybe they're good?

Don't need blu-ray player, got my PS3 for that, but yeah I could probably go for a cheap DVD/CD player/burner/drive.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 04:14 PM

Brief little outline at what you might consider:

CPU: i7-2600k
Heatsink: CoolerMaster 212+
Mobo: Any Z68 should do fine. (Asus and MSI highly recommended)
RAM: At least 8 gb
GPU: GTX 560 ti 448 cores (580 for the top of the line)
HDD: Samsung F3 or F4 (Hard drives are really expensive right now because of the flooding in Taiwan.)
Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W or XFX PRO550W (You don't need more than 500w unless you're going to run multiple gpu's)

Those are the main parts ^

For a case any $30-$80 case will work fine.
Some good cases:
NZXT Source 210
Diablotek Evo
Cooler Master HAF 912/922
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced
BitFenix Shinobi
Fractal Design Define R3

And for an optical drive unless you want blu-ray any $15-$20 dvd burner will do. (Lite-on, LG, etc)

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 04:21 PM

What kind of tower would y'all recommend? Any of these recommendable? Or not that good, too pricey, unnecessary/not worth it or what?

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Advanced-SuperSpeed-RC-932-KKN5-GP/dp/B001EPUQAE/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327968603&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Nine-Hundred-Steel-Ultimate/dp/B000I5JHB0/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327968603&sr=1-20

http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Crafted-Tower-Steel-Chassis/dp/B003WE9WQY/ref=sr_1_22?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327968603&sr=1-22

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-External-Internal/dp/B000GQMHBI/ref=sr_1_29?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327968745&sr=1-29

I see that they're well rated along with many reviews (quantity as well) so I figured maybe they're good?

All those cases are pretty good. Although i don't think you want a full tower do you? Those things are pretty big. Go with a mid tower case. Cooler Master 922 or something like that.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 04:28 PM

^ Cool, thanks. Yeah, I mean you'd know way better than me. If it's not necessary for it to be that big, then by all means yeah, I'd rather go for something smaller and substantially cheaper. Just whatever's necessary to fit all the goodies I want & need in my system.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 04:29 PM

Stick to Newegg, much better retailer.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Okay, this is what I've put together so far with some comparing prices, reviews, etc...

CPU: intel core i7 2600k $320
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http://www.amazon.co...27980784&sr=1-1

Heatsink: CoolerMaster 212+$25
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http://www.amazon.co...27980873&sr=8-1

Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $180
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131806

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance 16 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 MHz 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 $95
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http://www.amazon.co...27981447&sr=8-2


GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX560 Ti 448 Cores CLASSIFIED 1280 MB GDDR5, Dual-DualLink DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, SLI Graphics Cards 012-P3-2068-KR $290
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130739

HDD: Samsung F3 1TB 7200RPM $160
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http://www.newegg.co...pk=samsung%20f3

Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.3 Modular Power Supply $78
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http://www.amazon.co...27982280&sr=1-1

Optical Drive: Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 $25
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http://www.amazon.co...27984400&sr=1-1

Tower: Cooler Master 922 Case $90
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http://www.amazon.co...27980142&sr=8-1

Total of about $1,263. Price fine by me.

So... how's it look? and or am I missing anything?

Edited by    , January 30, 2012 - 08:56 PM.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 08:48 PM

Okay, this is what I've put together so far with some comparing prices, reviews, etc...

CPU: intel core i7 2600k $320
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http://www.amazon.co...27980784&sr=1-1

Heatsink: CoolerMaster 212+$25
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http://www.amazon.co...27980873&sr=8-1

Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $180
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131806

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance 16 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 MHz 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 $95
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http://www.amazon.co...27981447&sr=8-2


GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX560 Ti 448 Cores CLASSIFIED 1280 MB GDDR5, Dual-DualLink DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, SLI Graphics Cards 012-P3-2068-KR $325
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http://www.amazon.co...27981936&sr=1-1

HDD: Samsung F3 1TB 7200RPM $160
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http://www.newegg.co...pk=samsung%20f3

Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.3 Modular Power Supply $78
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http://www.amazon.co...27982280&sr=1-1

Optical Drive: Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 $25
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http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS424-98/dp/B002SIMPXM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327984400&sr=1-1

Tower: Cooler Master 922 Case $90
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http://www.amazon.co...27980142&sr=8-1

Total of about $1,300. Price fine by me.

So... how's it look? and or am I missing anything?


That looks great actually. Good choice on the Mobo. That is gonna be one monster of a build consider me jealous :laughing:.

That gpu is cheaper on newegg btw: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130739

Those Hard drives used to cost half the price. You used to be able to get a Samsung F3 for about $60-$80 bucks. But the prices inflated 100-200% because of the major Thailand flood. :nah:

Edited by Marc Maron, January 30, 2012 - 08:50 PM.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 08:54 PM

^ Good lookin' out on the NEWegg GPU bein' cheaper there.. must've slipped me, thanks...

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 06:04 AM

it probably does, but make sure your case supports micro-ATX mobos...as opposed to just ATX, looks like you're getting micro

probably going to upgrade my computer this year...just new mobo, processor, power supply and ram...everything else is still pretty good

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 07:45 AM

Sticking with on board sound?


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Posted January 31, 2012 - 10:48 AM

^ Do I need that even if I have this already?


http://www.amazon.co...28035511&sr=8-2

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it probably does, but make sure your case supports micro-ATX mobos...as opposed to just ATX, looks like you're getting micro

So I'm good right?

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 11:03 AM

^ Do I need that even if I have this already?


http://www.amazon.co...28035511&sr=8-2

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So I'm good right?

On board sound is good enough imo.

And that case does have support for Micro ATX so you should be good.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 11:59 AM

I would go another route with sound but that's me I do a lot of music editing. I use an external sound though with a mbox


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Posted January 31, 2012 - 04:15 PM

On board sound is still HD audio yes?

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 05:19 PM

I want to, but too lazy. :laughing:

Game and vong should be able to help you out completely though. If I remember correctly Game builds his own...


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Personally, if it was me. I would get this case:

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A bit more than the case you are currently looking to buy, but looks more bad ass, yet sleek.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 06:55 PM

^ Thanks for the suggestion. I'll def. consider it.

So... on board sound is still HD audio, yes or no? Anyone?

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 07:11 PM

^ Thanks for the suggestion. I'll def. consider it.

So... on board sound is still HD audio, yes or no? Anyone?


Depends on mother board. There's more to it though than how many channels it outputs as well.


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Posted January 31, 2012 - 07:15 PM

^ So what say you with this then?

Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $180
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131806

Also... good news, at least it sounds alright to me. I expected much worse, but anyway, called up a computer fixing & installing place near my house and it turns out they do offer the service of installing one's built computer together. They said they'd charge about $70-75 and another $70 separate if I wanted software installed to go along with it, Microsoft Windows etc... but since I'm a returning customer they could tie it all in at $70 for both. Sounds good enough for me.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 07:32 PM

^ Do I need that even if I have this already?


http://www.amazon.co...28035511&sr=8-2

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So I'm good right?



Those are like the best speakers. Wish I could get those

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 08:31 PM

I'd highly recommend u get this RAM kit. It's cheaper and 8GB than the one u chose. Note: 16GB of RAM is ALOT of memory and might be overkill. Trust me, even 8GB is too much but if I were u, I'd stick to this one: http://www.newegg.co...Item=20-145-345

I'd also highly recommend u only buy Corsair branded power supplies. This is coming from an avid computer builder: http://www.newegg.co...Item=17-139-028

Btw, the GPU u r getting is insane. I wish I had the money for that. I'm jealous lol.

Edited by Notorious Arab, January 31, 2012 - 08:36 PM.

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