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Someone from Toms hardware listed this build as a suggestion: <a href='http://gamingrig.blo...-june-2011.html' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>http://gamingrig.blo...e-2011.html</a>

<br /><br />Be aware that the $800  build has a Intel  P67 Motherboard.   In my  build it is a Intel Z68 motherboard.

Edited by iammykyl, 17 June 2011 - 04:14 AM.

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What is the difference between those two motherboards?
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Some results from a Google search.

http://www.tomshardw...-nm,2831-2.html

http://www.bit-tech....l-z68-chipset/1

http://devicegadget....-compared/3676/
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Whoa! I read about the z68 motherboard a little while ago but I didn't know it was real haha. So the one you recommended was for overclocking and normal pc stuff or whatever-Its both! This is really cool and I am going to get my computer now-thanks for all your help, youre really good at this stuff.

Btw, what games do you play? :) Thanks man
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Wait would I be able to use the z68 motherboard with the i5 build from toms hardware? Because the z68 is the best for overclocking and I might want to overclock... :)

Is the power supply enough for the 800 dollar build?

In your point of view, which build do you like better/you think is the best?

Edited by Fruitinator, 19 June 2011 - 04:23 PM.

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In your point of view, which build do you like better/you think is the best?


Been through the build again. I think this is the best for performance and value.

INTEL BUILD.

Mobo, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157251

CPU, as you indicated you may overclock later, have upgraded to the 2500K,
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072

RAM, allowed 4GB, more than enough for gaming, you can add 4 gb later for video or photo tasks,
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231277

HDD, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136319

DVD, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136236

CASE, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042

GPU. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133326

PSU, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020

Monitor, allowed $150 for this build. As I have said, the only way to choose a screen is to go into a shop and view them. You could order the one you have looked at or take a gamble and look at the Open Box ones.

OS is not included.

Total excluding taxes and shipping, $937. There are some rebates but I alway advise not to bank on them as sometimes they can be hard to get.

Edited by iammykyl, 20 June 2011 - 03:01 AM.

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Is the total without the monitor or OS? Because $937 is outta my price range. If it was $937 total with OS and monitor then that is the best build I have seen yet.
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Okay I did the math myself and the total came to about $787 without OS or monitor!!! Im so happy! Thank you Iammykyl, this build is exactly what I want! Great graphics card, plenty of ram, able to overclock the processor easily and also the motherboard is meant for it. I gotta say thank you very very much for putting up with all my questions. You are very good at this, this is the build I am going to get and I will let you know how it dominates when I build it :) thanks man.
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What is inside your computer?

Also, the case you have picked out is nice but I want something more eye catching like these 3: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811144261

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811103033

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811144250

The second one is 30 dollars more but i would be willing to spend extra for it. I think they all have enough room (im not sure). The third one is really nice because of the light up fans and temperature display on the front. The reviews for them are a little sketchy so Im just checking in with you, tell me which one is your favorite and which one is the best. Thanks :)

Edited by Fruitinator, 20 June 2011 - 07:19 PM.

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You are more than welcome. Thanks for letting us know your final decision.
There is a How To Build at the start of this forum you can look at. Newegg also has some good videos.

Download you selected motherboard user manual from the website so you can familiarise yourself with it.

Remember to take anti static measures even when handling parts you take out of packaging.

A critical part of the build is ensuring that the stand offs, inside the case, match exactly the screw holes in the Motherboard. If there are nine screw holes there must be ONLY nine stand offs in the case, . Any extra ones will touch the back of the Mobo and cause a short which will stop the PC starting or could even cause damage.

If you have problems, let us know.

Keep chasing those rebates

Good luck.
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Sorry, but just not into Bling and I prefer bottom mounted PSUs. Both cases seem to have reasonable airflow but i would not voice an opinion on which to buy. What every case your thinking of buying, try to find some professional reviews.

Most people have there PC under a desk, usually on there left side, so you cannot see the side fans/lights.
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Most people have there PC under a desk, usually on there left side

And just where on earth did you get this from!
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OK. Sorry, more assumption than fact.

:)
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Here's probably the best dollar-for-dollar build you can get in your price range:


HDD - WD Caviar black 500GB - $63

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136795



RAM - G.SKILL 4GB - $40

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231253



PSU - Antec EarthWatts 650W - $90

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371015



GPU - GTX 560 Ti - $235

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125363



CPU - i5 2500k - $225

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072



Motherboard- GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 - $135

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128476



Case - HAF 922 - $100

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119197


Total: $888
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Where does it say how many stand-offs a case has? Oh, I keep my pc to the right of my desk so the left will show :unsure: I have a big room so the light will be cool. Also, how big is the GeForce GTX 460 card you picked out which is really nice btw.

Also, the build that skeme listed, sorry dude thats a little pricey. I still have to buy windows 7 and a monitor on top of that. Thanks though. :)

Edited by Fruitinator, 23 June 2011 - 01:15 PM.

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