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PhoenixDown
FIOS is Awesome
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Fresh Meadows, NY
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Advice for a new build

Hi folks,

My PC finally died (all the RAM slots on the mobo are fried) and its time to build a new box. I built her in 2008.

I don't do any serious gaming, just World of Warcraft, but I would like something half decent. I plan on repurposing my existing power supply and monitors. I have additional Hard Drives but will use the SSD as primary for the OS in the new box.

What do you think and do you have any recommendations, esp on the video card?

Processor
N82E16819116504 = $230
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Mobo
N82E16813131819 = $208
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM
N82E16820231609 = $99
G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GSR

Video Card
N82E16814130620 = $235
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

HDD
N82E16820167121 = $99
Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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Existing parts for re-use

DVD Drive
1 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Old Video Card
N82E16814130400
EVGA 896-P3-1267-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Old Video Card
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Ghastlyone
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Las Vegas, NV
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1 recommendation

That should be a nice setup.

Any reason for going with 2 8gb stick of RAM? Kinda pricey compared to going with 4 4gb sticks.



PhoenixDown
FIOS is Awesome
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Fresh Meadows, NY
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I'm not dead set on it, just picked out as a quick price estimate.



Krisnatharok
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Earth Orbit
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1 recommendation

reply to PhoenixDown

Cut $100 from your mobo and add it to your GPU. Get a GTX 670.



Jobbie
Keep It Simple
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Mexico
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Really nice setup, If you are planning to add more RAM down the road I see why a re you going 2x8
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Ghastlyone
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Las Vegas, NV
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reply to PhoenixDown

I'm running nearly the same setup Pheonix, and it runs amazing. You'll like it. Take Kris's advice and downgrade the MB a tad and get a 6 series card.



PhoenixDown
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said by Ghastlyone:

I'm running nearly the same setup Pheonix, and it runs amazing. You'll like it. Take Kris's advice and downgrade the MB a tad and get a 6 series card.

What mobo are you using?
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Ghastlyone
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Las Vegas, NV
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»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···13128545

Gigabyte UD5H Z77.

What's strange also, it's more expensive now then when I bought it nearly 2 months ago.



Gordo74
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join:2003-10-28
Monroeville, PA
reply to PhoenixDown

This is fine for your needs. No need for a $205 mobo.

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···13128547



Krisnatharok
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Earth Orbit
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reply to PhoenixDown

BTW, I want to echo what Archivis See Profile has suggested in other threads.

DarkRealm See Profile offers OEM combos at a fantastic discount. PM him for specifics, but he usually can offer a P67 mobo, i7-2600k CPU, and 8 GB of name-brand RAM for $250.

This is a fantastic deal and about 50% off.
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McBrain
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Kalimdor
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WTF?!?!?! Why wasn't I privy to this information until now??



Krisnatharok
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Earth Orbit
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Arch recently said something about it, and I PM'd DarkRealm to check it out. It's the real deal, and Arch said he has gotten 5-6 builds from him.

For my next build I will probably go through him too. I apologize for just getting this info out now. I don't watch the FS/WTB forums as much as I should and apparently missed his last post in August.

Just wanted to put this info out there that he can usually get combos even if he doesn't have an active [FS] thread.
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McBrain
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Yeah, I just went over there and checked the FS/WTB forum, I need a HDD to finish off my build. Looks like there aren't any available atm, but I'll be checking in frequently, for sure.



Krisnatharok
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Ref »[FS] 2TB HDD Seagate $60 DeathRowsFinest See Profile may have something if you PM him/her.