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$1500 complete gaming system- first time builder

Last response: in Systems
June 4, 2009 4:52:43 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week or two.
BUDGET RANGE: $1500 for everything

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, entertainment (HD movies, music etc), web browsing, school work


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, amazon, tigerdirect



MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

This is what I have so far:

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X 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 with LightScribe - OEM

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer

SAMSUNG 2343BWX High Glossy Black 23" 5ms 16:9 Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 20000:1 (DC) w/ HDCP Support - Retail

Logitech UltraX Silver/Black 104 Normal Keys 6 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Media Keyboard - OEM

Logitech G7 Black 6 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser 2000 dpi Retail

Logitech Z-4 40 watts 2.1 Speaker - Retail

I am looking to cut the price a bit. Do you guys have any suggestions?

Thanks, I really appreciate the help.
June 4, 2009 5:08:35 PM

This PSU will be enough for you, buy it in the combo:

Cheaper and faster GPU:

Do you really need the G7? I use this mouse and I am very pleased with it

This is better ram for the same price, cheaper after you get the $20 rebate:

Buy the motherboard here:

That is a very nice monitor, but on the pricier end of the spectrum, Asus monitors are more affordable and get great reviews: