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April 19, 2009 7:58:04 PM

I have been looking forward to building a new computer for a long time. This will be my first time building one from scratch, so i wanted to run this by and make sure it is all kosher, and that i haven't made a major gaffe.

My price is sub $1400. This includes monitor and possibly speaker system.

Usage will be heavy gaming, music, internet, videos, and photoshop.

I plan to buy all at once from Newegg, within the next two weeks.

I will overclock to probably 3.4, since it seems crazy not to with this processor.



I am currently quite content with the price to parts ratio. I might consider getting a different optical drive, but I don't feel the need for a Blu-Ray drive just yet. Also, I haven't really researched Hard Drives too much. I can probably get a better deal on it, any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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April 19, 2009 9:33:59 PM

stoolcat said:
I have been looking forward to building a new computer for a long time. This will be my first time building one from scratch, so i wanted to run this by and make sure it is all kosher, and that i haven't made a major gaffe.

My price is sub $1400. This includes monitor and possibly speaker system.

Usage will be heavy gaming, music, internet, videos, and photoshop.

I plan to buy all at once from Newegg, within the next two weeks.

I will overclock to probably 3.4, since it seems crazy not to with this processor.

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I am currently quite content with the price to parts ratio. I might consider getting a different optical drive, but I don't feel the need for a Blu-Ray drive just yet. Also, I haven't really researched Hard Drives too much. I can probably get a better deal on it, any suggestions?

Thanks in advance


If you had any thoughts of going SLI later on with that case...forget them now. Also your screwing yourself by setting a budget then limiting all your shopping to newegg. You want to see what someone can do with a budget of $1,400 for a gaming rig that will hit 3.4 on the clock without a hitch ? Check it out....


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-750w-tx-series-80-plus-... $109.99 Price After Rebate(s): $99.99 Shipping: FREE
Corsair TX CMPSU-750TX ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $199.99 ($184.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $265.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $31.99
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $4.99
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 Free Shipping*
XFX GX260XADJF GeForce GTX 260 Core Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Call of Duty: World at War w/ purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $1,047.90 | $1,02290 w/rebates *not including shipping

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-nvidia-sli-mo... <=== Gigabyte: Enable SLI On X58 Boards

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