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2000 dollar budget for first system build, any suggestions?

Last response: in Systems
May 17, 2009 6:28:50 PM

this is going to be my first build. im including every piece just for the hell of it. im buying from i am posting to get suggestions on solid video card(s) and suggestions on my current parts. i dont know if i will overclock since this is my first build and i dont really understand how to do it yet, thats why i prefer an overclocked gtx 260 for a video card. i prefer evga but i like this msi card i listed below because of the price, im thinking about getting two in sli. im not bent on any one company for products, i just want something thats consIdered a good product. im pretty up to date with whats out there as far as video cards and cpus go, but i am definitely an amateur. help is appreciated. thank you in advance.

im leaving out the video card because im still unsure what i want to do. im leaning towards two msi ocv4 gtx 260s. [...] 6814127430

Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 27.5" 3ms Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824254026
$329.99 [...] 6824254026

Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI (1T2R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16833166038
$24.99 [...] 6833166038

Logitech EX 110 Black USB + PS/2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit - Retail
Item #: N82E16823126174
$24.99 [...] 6823126174

Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit - Retail
Item #: N82E16899261003
$19.99 [...] 6899261003

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop
$94.99 [...] 6820227381

Scythe S-Flex SFF21G 120mm Case Fan - Retail
Item #: N82E16835185065
$12.99 [...] 6835185065

ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835118046
$74.99 [...] 6835118046

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116488
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136319
$154.98 [...] mbo.186064

XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S8P4 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817189017
XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811103011
$214.98 [...] mbo.187898

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131365
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202
543.98 [...] mbo.190227

right now without the video cards, my total price is $1542 including shipping. my budget is still 2000.

also, whats up with the rumors i heard about the asus p6t deluxe screwing up all the time?

May 17, 2009 6:31:21 PM

i forgot to mention that it will be used primarily for gaming. but it will also be used by my wife for other stuff.