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    Some more advice + working on pies now!

    Hi Computer Forum of Ninja Recommenders,

    I am in need of some more advice for a newer system build. Requirements/parameters:

    -- handles WoW (easy) and STWOR (harder)
    -- Budget = $1100
    -- Already have: GPU (NVIDIA 560 x 1); Monitor; Keyboard; Mouse
    -- Additional guidance:
    -- 1 HD (don't want 2)
    -- Case smaller than HAF 922 (but not a deal breaker). Quiet is better than small.
    -- Potential advice on SSD for an OS boot


    I've finished mastering cookies and working on pies now. Should I work on apple? cherry? pumpkin? pecan? or chocolate next?

    Thank you for your cookie box build recs!

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    Custom build by Uggorthaholy

    moboMsi P67, SLi/CF ready – $129.99
    cpuIntel i5 2500K – $219.99
    ramCorsar 1600 MHz Vengeance Low-Profile 2X4GB – $57.99
    hdd1Samsung Spinpoint 1TB – $59.99
    osWindow 7 Home Premium 64-Bit – $99.99
    psuCorsair 80+ 650w modular – $109.99
    sinkCorsair A70 – $41.42
    caseCooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower – $59.99

    Final Price – $779.35
    Note that certain parts can be changed in/out for personal preference, ESPECIALLY the case. I do not include SSD’s because I am not comfortable/knowledgeable enough to recommend them with any form of confidence

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    Antec Sonata Series SOLO II(video review) - Smaller than the haf 922 and sports noise damping material on both side panels. Starting at 5:40 in the vid makes me lol everytime.

    Price could be an issue though. Also note the top mounted psu but that allows the full length of the case for video cards to be installed.
    | Intel i5-4670k | Asus Z87-Pro | Xigmatek Dark Knight | Corsair Vengeance LP White 1.35V 8GB | Sapphire R9 270x | Crucial M4 128GB | 2xWD 500GB Black | Cooler Master Haf-X | Corsair AX1200 | Dell 2412m | Ducky Shine 3 | Logitech G13 | Razer Goliathus XL | Sennheiser HD598 | Razer Naga - working like new since >2009< |

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    Where do you live and do you include windows 7 in your budget?

    [email protected] | GeForce GTX 760 | 8GB DDR3-1600MHz | Samsung 840 120GB SSD | 1+2TB HDD | Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 | Corsair CX V2 500W | NZXT Phantom | 2x 24" 1920x1080 | Qpad MK-80 MX Blue | Logitech G600

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    [update]

    >> where do I live?
    West Coast USA
    >> Windows 7 in the budget?
    Yes
    >> Wait til Ivy Bridge or Bulldozer?
    Ivy Bridge will be a better TDP/perf probably but I'm running on a box that is 5 years old at this point. They say it will be pin compatible but the current mobo chipset may or may not work with a new IB.
    Bulldozer -- unclear what perf/power target they will hit in actual usercases.

    Also, looking for any other mobo recommendations. Gigabyte? ASRocks (though some report about BSOD and stability on Win7 on new egg)?

    After reading the SSD thread this morning, some say Crucial M4 or Intel 510 series or Intel 320 or nothing is really good for price/perf at this point and we are still waiting. Fun.

    ---------- Post added 2011-09-27 at 11:00 AM ----------

    Just got this shopping cart as a recommendation for my budget.
    Any better suggestions for any of the parts (overkill)?
    I would have posted url on newegg but I'm too new on the site.

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ()
    Item #: N82E16822152185
    $59.99

    CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified ...
    Item #: N82E16817139010
    $139.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH
    Item #: N82E16820231402
    $64.99

    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Item #: N82E16813131730
    $199.99

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    $219.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    $26.99

    Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820148441
    $109.99

    Newegg bundle (OS + case)
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116992
    Fractal Design Arc Midi Black High Performance PC Computer Case w/ USB 3.0 and 3 x Fractal High Performance 140mm fans
    Item #: N82E16811352007
    $229.98

    Subtotal: $1,101.90
    Last edited by seat; 2011-09-27 at 05:09 PM.

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