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Yet Another Building a Computer Thread
« on: March 25, 2011, 07:02:13 am »
My parents are letting me build a computer for my birthday! ( :w00t: )
Here's what I'm planning to get so far: (Prices are with shipping)
Case - NZXT M59 - $50
Mobo - AsRock P67 PRO3 - $140
CPU - i5 2500k - $225
RAM - Geil valueplus 4gb ddr3 1600 - $45
PSU - Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 - $83
Video Card - MSI GTX 460 768mb twin frozr 2 - $150
Harddrive - WD 500GB blue - $44
DVD drive - already have
The total cost is $779.33 $752-ish with shipping , I'm keeping it under $800.
Everything is from newegg except the case, which is from Amazon
If anyone knows of anything better, please tell me.

EDIT: Realized the i5 will be so fast I won't need to overclock, so I'm not getting the heatsink.
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Re: Yet Another Building a Computer Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 03:24:38 pm »
Yaay! Just ordered the graphics card in tome for a rebate. I'm going to wait a couple of days and see if the price drops on anything else.

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Re: Yet Another Building a Computer Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 12:09:44 pm »
What an awesome birthday gift! It looks very nice. Be sure to post pics when you have it assembled. :)

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Re: Yet Another Building a Computer Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 06:54:56 pm »
The graphics card arrived yesterday! I was surprised at how large it is. (The last graphics card I saw in person was a RIVA 128 :P )
I ordered the case today, and I'm ordering the rest later today or tomorrow.

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Re: Yet Another Building a Computer Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 03:35:06 pm »
I'm really mad at my self for not ordering everything on march 31st, the price on a bunch of things went up.
On the other hand, I realized there is a micro center store near where I live, so I can buy the i5 2500k for $190.80 with tax, and pick it up in store! (After getting my mom to drive me there...) That's $34 that I can put towards another component.
The case also arrived today, which is surprising, as I only ordered it three days ago. I also managed to find an ocz 600w psu for $60. (the other one went up to $110)