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Build 1:
Case: Corsair Carbide 400R Black Mid-Tower Case $122.90
CPU: Intel i5-2500K Core i5 Processor $228.88
PSU (PowerSupply): 650W "Corsair" HX-650 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified $140.94
Motherboard: P8Z77-V MB, Socket 1155, Intel Z77 Chipset $219.86
RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Unbuffered $62.37
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 -- 3.5'' / 2TB $163.49
SSD: Intel SSD 120GB 520 Series, SATA III 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC, read/write speed 550/500MB/s $189.42
GPU: Gigabyte GF GTX 560 PCI-E 2.0 1GB 256-bit DDR5, 830/4008MHz, 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x mini HDMI, Fann $191.68

System Total: $1319.54
Shipping: $70 (approximate shipping charge If you buy online)
Total: $1389.54

Build 2:
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Mid-Tower Case, Black Colour With Window Side Panel $78.54
CPU: Intel i5-2500K Core i5 Processor $228.88
PSU (PowerSupply): 650W "Corsair" HX-650 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified $140.94
Motherboard: P8Z77-V MB, Socket 1155, Intel Z77 Chipset $219.86
RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Unbuffered $62.37
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 -- 3.5'' / 2TB $163.49
SSD: Intel SSD 120GB 520 Series, SATA III 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC, read/write speed 550/500MB/s $189.42
GPU: Gigabyte GF GTX 560 PCI-E 2.0 1GB 256-bit DDR5, 830/4008MHz, 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x mini HDMI, Fann $191.68

System Total: $1275.18
Shipping: $70 (approximate shipping charge If you buy online)
Total: $1345.18

Build 3:
Case: Corsair Carbide 500R White or black Mid-Tower Case $152.21
CPU: Intel i7-2600K Core i7 Processor $330.36
PSU (PowerSupply): 650W "Corsair" HX-650 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified $140.94
Motherboard: P8Z77-V MB, Socket 1155, Intel Z77 Chipset $219.86
RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Unbuffered $62.37
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 -- 3.5'' / 2TB $163.49
SSD: Intel SSD 60GB 520 Series, SATA III 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC, read/write speed 550/500MB/s $113.19
GPU: Gigabyte GF GTX 560 PCI-E 2.0 1GB 256-bit DDR5, 830/4008MHz, 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x mini HDMI, Fann $191.68

System Total: $1374.10
Shipping: $70 (approximate shipping charge If you buy online)
Total: $1444.1

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Quote from NinjaShak on the 8th of April 2012:
There are at least 5-6 of these threads each and every day.
Does no one know how to search?
You don't even have to search.

I'm on this site pretty much all day and all night and I don't remember the last time I haven't seen a;
"HALP PLOX N33D NEW COMPZIES" in the "Latest Threads" on the side.

@Mos: Wait (if you can) another month for the release of Intel's Ivy Bridge generation for a few reasons.

1.) Older generation's of technology will be cheaper.
2.) New hardware is generally better.
3.) It's said to be around the same price as current tech.
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Build 2:
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Mid-Tower Case, Black Colour With Window Side Panel $78.54 (good)
CPU: Intel i5-2500K Core i5 Processor $228.88 (good)
PSU (PowerSupply): 650W "Corsair" HX-650 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified $140.94 (over priced coolmaster silent pro 720w M2 is better)
Motherboard: P8Z77-V MB, Socket 1155, Intel Z77 Chipset $219.86 (gen3 from now..)
RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Unbuffered $62.37 (GOOD)
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 -- 3.5'' / 2TB $163.49 (good but WD green is fine for storage and $125..)
SSD: Intel SSD 120GB 520 Series, SATA III 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC, read/write speed 550/500MB/s $189.42 (good but does he need 120gb guess thats upto him)
GPU: Gigabyte GF GTX 560 PCI-E 2.0 1GB 256-bit DDR5, 830/4008MHz, 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x mini HDMI, Fann $191.68 ( outdated 7850 or 7870 or wait for nvidia's new cards) :)

my 2 cents
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Quote from firE` on the 9th of April 2012:
Build 2:
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Mid-Tower Case, Black Colour With Window Side Panel $78.54 (good)
CPU: Intel i5-2500K Core i5 Processor $228.88 (good)
PSU (PowerSupply): 650W "Corsair" HX-650 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified $140.94 (over priced coolmaster silent pro 720w M2 is better)
Motherboard: P8Z77-V MB, Socket 1155, Intel Z77 Chipset $219.86 (gen3 from now..)
RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Unbuffered $62.37 (GOOD)
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 -- 3.5'' / 2TB $163.49 (good but WD green is fine for storage and $125..)
SSD: Intel SSD 120GB 520 Series, SATA III 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC, read/write speed 550/500MB/s $189.42 (good but does he need 120gb guess thats upto him)
GPU: Gigabyte GF GTX 560 PCI-E 2.0 1GB 256-bit DDR5, 830/4008MHz, 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x mini HDMI, Fann $191.68 ( outdated 7850 or 7870 or wait for nvidia's new cards) :)

my 2 cents

Agree with the video card, PSU Disagree but i am a Corsair fan so , SSD 120GIG good gives him that extra space for extra games later on, Hitachi are a very good brand and its not bad for 2TB, Motherboard The z77 boards are hitting the market, they suppose to have the optimum support for ivy bridge. Thats there primary focus. They should also have better pcie 3.0 support for processors with those features.

MB: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V/

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yer they do make the z68 with pci-e 3.0 now witch is REALLY needed i was a corsair fan but there psu's are SO SH IT to sleeve. corsair ram ( all ill buy ) but as for psu's i been converted to coolmaster for price and same performance as corsair and for 2tb drive lets be honest for storage a 5400rpm drive will last longer.. (in theory as its not spinning as fast) and i never had problem with WD
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Quote from firE` on the 9th of April 2012:
yer they do make the z68 with pci-e 3.0 now witch is REALLY needed i was a corsair fan but there psu's are SO SH IT to sleeve. corsair ram ( all ill buy ) but as for psu's i been converted to coolmaster for price and same performance as corsair and for 2tb drive lets be honest for storage a 5400rpm drive will last longer.. (in theory as its not spinning as fast) and i never had problem with WD

True True. I do love WD for HDD as well
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Quote from firE` on the 9th of April 2012:
i was a corsair fan but there psu's are SO SH IT to sleeve.
So ALL Corsair PSU's are shit because you can't work out to purchase a model that's modular?
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has nothing to do with modular curley

sleeving and AX series is crud

theyre pins are a different style and are VERY irritating. arent they fire

as far as the builds, meh
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Quote from Karma IT on the 9th of April 2012:
has nothing to do with modular curley

sleeving and AX series is crud

theyre pins are a different style and are VERY irritating. arent they fire

as far as the builds, meh
yes -.-

that is all i need to say.
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Quote from Forever_Curley on the 9th of April 2012:
Quote from firE` on the 9th of April 2012:
i was a corsair fan but there psu's are SO SH IT to sleeve.
So ALL Corsair PSU's are shit because you can't work out to purchase a model that's modular?

sleeving semi modular psu's SO MUCH BETTER!!!!!!!!!! ( but does void warranty.. )
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Just a guess but I doubt the OP will be doing much sleeving.
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Quote from NussBuster on the 9th of April 2012:
Just a guess but I doubt the OP will be doing much sleeving.
you're prob right but coolermaster psu's have a slightly lower price tag for a good 80% rating!
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They suck. Every CoolerMaster PSU I've had has developed a noisy bearing.
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has anybody ever used ibuypower?
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cause i defiantly be buying one in the next 2 weeks..
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