New GAMING Build $1000-$1500 Budget

Help I am Looking to Build a New Computer. Been awhile since I did it but it was fun. I have used both AMD & Intel in the past. I will mostly be using this for Online Gaming (will probably Dual or Tri Box). Don't want to upgrade anytime soon. Don't Know if I should be running more than one Video card. I know there is no way to future proof this build, however I would like to do the best I can. My current budget is between $1000 and $1500, if I wait a little I may be able to increase this a little. Needless to say the Most Bang for the Buck. I want to leave my Current Computer in place so I will need to build from the bottom up. I plan on using an A-B box for my Keyboard/Mouse and Monitor. In addition I am currently using a Sony 19 Monitor and want to Upgrade this as well, however that would be a separate expenditure. Any and all suggestions would be most welcome.
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  1. Asus P5E
    Q6600 or E8400
    ATI HD4870 - and just put in another when prices drop (one is more than sufficient for now)
    4gb DDR2-800 ram
    Xigmatek S1283
    Corsair 750TX
  2. Motherboard:
    DFI LanParty UT X48-T2R

    4GB (2x2GB) OCZ HPC ReaperX DDR2-800
    $93.99 (after $30 rebate)

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

    Antec 900

    HIS ATi Radeon HD 4870

    OCZ EliteXStream 800W
    $129.99 (after $30 rebate)

    Xigmatek S1283 120mm Rifle Heatpipe Cooler
    $26.99 (after $10 rebate)

    DVD Burner:
    ASUS 20x Dual Layer DVD Burner SATA

    Hard Drives:
    x2 Western Digital 640GB SATAII
    $179.98 ($89.99 x 2)

    Total w/o Rebates: $1445.90
    Total after Rebates: $1375.90
    (not including shipping of course)
  3. ^^
    That sounds very good.

    I'd get a ($70 cheaper) P5E Deluxe or GA-X48-DS4.
    Add the retention bracket for the Xigmatek.

    NZXT Tempest would also be a good case for this build, about the same price as the Antec 900, lots of fans.

    Another good PSU for this build is the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W.
    Same price as the EliteXStream 800W, 60A instead of 62A (still plenty), and really good.
  4. ASUS P5E x38 $225
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield $330
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) $105
    SAPPHIRE HD 4870 $305
    Xigmatek S1283 120mm Rifle $27
    Seagate 250gb $60
    Samsung/Lite-On DVD $25
    Antec 900 $120
    Corsair 750w $110

    total: $1307

    get another 4870 when you get that extra $100

    gl :)
  5. I would def get the P5E Deluxe if your going to CF it, cause its X48 and then you PCIe 2.0 running 16x rather then 8x8x
  6. A price drop is rumoured for the intel chips soon, so I would wait for that. The above setups looks good :)
  7. Whens the price drop? im looking to get a Q9450 soon as well
  8. Last year the price drop happened on July 22. I know because I waited for it. Maybe you're lucky and it will be soon :)
  9. tight, that is soon, maybe i can make my $1300 rig a $1200 rig yea yea
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