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  Quote moondoggy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Is this ok together?
    Posted: 24 Feb 2012 at 12:07am
I'm an avid gamer but not hardcore as in "omg i gotta overclock..."
I'm also married with children and the only income which = broke.
Does this setup work well together and/or did I miss an essential component?
Keep in mind very tight budget but I want something that will last a few years.

  • INTEL, Core™ i5-2500 Quad-Core 3.3 - 3.7GHz TB, HD Graphics 2000, LGA1155, 6MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST TB VT-d VT-x XD, Retail
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  • GIGABYTE, GA-Z68A-D3H-B3, LGA1155, Intel® Z68, DDR3-2133 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /1+1*, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /2, 6Gb/s /2, VGA+DVI+HDMI, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, ATX, Retail
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  • CORSAIR, 8GB (4 x 2GB) Vengeance™ PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
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  • EVGA, GeForce® GTX 580 Superclocked (AR) 797MHz, 1536MB GDDR5 4050MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, 2x DVI+mini-HDMI, Retail
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  • SEAGATE, 1TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache
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  • RAID, No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
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  • SABRENT, CRW-UINB Black 65-in-1 Card Reader/Writer Drive, 3.5" Bay, Internal USB
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  • SONY, AD-7261S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
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  • COOLER MASTER, HAF 912 (RC-912-KKN1) Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, SECC/Plastic
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  • CUSTOM WIRING, Standard Wiring with Precision Cable Routing and Tie-Down
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  • CORSAIR, TX750 V2 Power Supply 750W, 80 PLUS® Bronze, 24-pin ATX12V v2.31 EPS12V 2.92, 4x 8/6-pin PCIe
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  • MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM

  • Also is there ever a free shipping offer or a discount code? I REALLY need an kick in the butt to hit that process button in my cart lol. Been playing with configurations on numerous sites for 3 days now and need to decide what to get and who to get it from.
    Thank you for your time and help!
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      Quote Jmundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2012 at 10:13am
    Hello moondoggy,
     
     
    This configuration is superb; very well done.
     
    If you're on a budget, why not a GTX 560Ti overclocked, or GTX 560 Ti in SLI? Even when having two of this, and increasing the power supply to 850w, the price will come out the same AND provide more performance, thus allowing the system to last longer. :-)
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      Quote moondoggy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2012 at 5:01pm
    You have the right idea there but I'm gonna go one better! Just gonna get a single 570 superclocked for now and save even more money and just get another one once the new line comes out and prices drop. That way i will have a 570 in sli and be better than the 560 sli. If i get the 560 sli now I'm stuck. If i get a single 580 I can at least add one more when time to upgrade or in this case I will settle for 570's due to budget. Thank you
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      Quote moondoggy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2012 at 8:18pm
    Ok took your advice after all hehe...

  • INTEL, Core™ i5-2500 Quad-Core 3.3 - 3.7GHz TB, HD Graphics 2000, LGA1155, 6MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST TB VT-d VT-x XD, Retail
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  • ASUS, P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3, LGA1155, Intel® Z68, DDR3-2200 (O.C.) 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /1+1*, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 6Gb/s /3, VGA+DVI+HDMI+DP, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, ATX, Retail
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  • CORSAIR, 8GB (2 x 4GB) Vengeance™ PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL8 (8-8-8-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
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  • EVGA, GeForce® GTX 560 Ti FPB (AR) 850MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4104MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, DVI /2, mini-HDMI, Retail
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  • EVGA, GeForce® GTX 560 Ti FPB (AR) 850MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4104MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, DVI /2, mini-HDMI, Retail
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  • SEAGATE, 1TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache
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  • RAID, No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
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  • SABRENT, CRW-UINB Black 65-in-1 Card Reader/Writer Drive, 3.5" Bay, Internal USB
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  • PIONEER, DVR-219LBK Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/LabelFlash™, SATA, OEM
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  • COOLER MASTER, HAF 912 (RC-912-KKN1) Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, SECC/Plastic
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  • CUSTOM WIRING, Standard Wiring with Precision Cable Routing and Tie-Down
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  • COOLER MASTER, Silent Pro M 850W Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 80 PLUS® Bronze, ATX12V 2.3 EPS12V 2.92, 6x 8/6-pin PCIe, SLI® Certified, Retail
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  • MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM

  • Just ordered it with my debit card :D
    Jason Powell

    P.S.  I have waited like over 5 years to upgrade my pc due to the horror story that my last custom was...ALIENWARE Area-51 7500 to the tune of $5400 and it took 2 mobo's,3 gpu's, and 2 complete sets of ram over a 2 YEAR ordeal to get it running stable(not to mention they busted my case after I sent it back and wanted to charge me another $200 to fix that while they replaced all the bad parts)...I was getting BSODs after 2 hours of taking it out of the box several times a day. I pray that this one is with no hiccups so that I may upgrade sooner than 5 or 6 more years and even spend more money if I feel comfortable with the company/customer service!


    Edited by moondoggy - 27 Feb 2012 at 1:14am
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      Quote Jmundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 2012 at 9:45am
    Hello moondoggy,
     
     
    Great, thank you for taking my advice! Just wanted to get you the most "bang for you buck".
     
    I'm very sorry to hear about the experience with Alienware. Their customer service seemed to have went downhill once Dell bought them out. I can assure you that we test all of our computers to ensure they are free from defect once they leave our facility. Sometimes, failures happen regardless of who the custom builder is. Our warranty, however, is there to help you feel better about any of those situation and ensure you have a quality product for the duration.
     
    Feel free to continue posting as you please!
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