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Purchase Template: Time to retire the 2008 model! It served me well....


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#1 RollTheBones

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 06:44 PM

Hi all,
 
Back in 2008 a friend helped me build a system that has served me well but it is really showing its age:
 
Asus P5k Delux P35R
Intel E8400 Dual core 3G 7754 5NR
nVidia GTS 450 2GB
Windows 7 64bit
 
I am socking some money away so my budget will be around $1,200 USD and I dont intend on using any of the parts from my existing setup. 
 
This is a list I put together on Newegg based on some recommendations but am open to suggestions and critique: (i.e. if there are better/cheaper alternatives I would love to know).  Really looking forward to a SSD and have no need for cd/dvd burning anymore.
 
  Qty. Image Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price   Update CORSAIR RM Series RM750 750W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply Model #:RM750 Item #:N82E16817139055 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock Mail in Rebate Card
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$149.99 -$30.00 Instant $119.99   Update ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Model #:Z87-PRO Item #:N82E16813131979 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock
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$184.79 -$10.00 Instant $174.79   Update Intel Core i5-4690K Haswell Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I54690K Model #:BX80646I54690K Item #:N82E16819117372 Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy In Stock
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$249.99 -$15.00 Instant $234.99   Update Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan Model #:RR-212E-20PK-R2 Item #:N82E16835103099 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock Mail in Rebate Card
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$39.99 -$5.00 Instant $34.99   Update EVGA 02G-P4-2763-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video ... Model #:02G-P4-2763-KR Item #:N82E16814130933 Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy In Stock Mail in Rebate Card
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$259.99 -$20.00 Instant $239.99   Update CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B Model #:CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B Item #:N82E16820233170 Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy In Stock
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$92.99   $92.99   Update Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD1 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Model #:CT240M500SSD1 Item #:N82E16820148694 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock
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$179.99 -$60.00 Instant $119.99   Update Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive Model #:ST1000DM003 Item #:N82E16822148840 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock
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$69.99 -$15.00 Instant $54.99   Update Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Gunmetal Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Model #:CC-9011016-WW Item #:N82E16811139013 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock
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$139.99 -$30.00 Instant $109.99 Subtotal: $1,182.71
 
 
And some more info:
 
 
My budget for the new computer is: 
$1,200

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? 
Games, games and more games!  I am a flight sim fan.   Cliffs of Dover and  the DCS series are at the top of the list.  Also games like Skyrim, Mechwarrior Online.  If I can get to a rig that can run all of those maxed out I would be a happy camper. 

What software do you intend on using on the computer? 
Games!
 
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? 
Yes, games!  See above :)

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? 
Newp, I am pretty OCD about that.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Not compared to some -  roughly 100 GB of music and pic/video combined.

Will you be overclocking?
Not unless it is painlessly easy.  Back in the celeron 300a days was the last time I overclocked.  So I am not really up on the whole thing.

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
Amazon, Newegg - the usual suspects.

How many monitors are you planning to use?
Eventually 2.

Do you need peripherals? OS?
I have all the peripherals I need including OS.  Eventually I want to get rudder pedals and a second monitor but those do not need to be considered for this upgrade.  So far I have:
 
Saitek X52
Track IR
Wireless NIC
Logitech mouse
Webcam


Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
The Duo core just is not cutting it anymore and my MB will not support anything worth upgrading to.

Edited by RollTheBones, 18 October 2014 - 07:24 AM.


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#2 Alex&Vanko

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 07:16 PM

Hi RollTheBones and :welcome:

Why Z87 Motherboard.The new one chipset is Z97 if you want to overclock.If not H97 and not K CPU.There is a variant for Xeon CPU which is impossible to overclock quad CPU but has 8 threads.This fan of Cooler Master may be not serious for best results.This Corsair Vengeance I think is a old one memory type.There is a new Vengeance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233524&ignorebbr=1

1866 Mhz 9-10-9-27

I also like very much Corsais for memory but for PSU prefer Seasonic or Enermax.But this is a new one model.Didn`t write comments.


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#3 RollTheBones

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 07:23 AM

Hi RollTheBones and :welcome:

Why Z87 Motherboard.The new one chipset is Z97 if you want to overclock.If not H97 and not K CPU.There is a variant for Xeon CPU which is impossible to overclock quad CPU but has 8 threads.

 

Hi!

 

This list was put together about a month ago so am not surprised there are already new versions, and I am about 1/2 way to my goal of saving so am sure by the time I get there, there will be even more to choose from :)   So I dont want to get sidetracked on that, more concerned with spending wisely.  i.e. if something I have up there is comparable to something half the price that is going to get my interest.

 

Still pretty green at this sort of thing, in fact I am not even sure I will be able to put it together once I do pull the trigger!



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Posted 18 October 2014 - 09:17 AM

You may save 100$ from motherboad,fan and CPU if no overclock and go next level EVGA GTX 770.Another opportunity is to buy external soundcard Creative with good headphones.I have Creative and there is a big difference between this and built in Realtek.If you like music and also sound in games is pretty better.They have sound effects.

 

Thank you!






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