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1kish gaming rig

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June 11, 2009 8:51:22 PM

Hey, build my friend a comp, said his budget was liek 1k but could go over a little so thought ok i7 build. Can you just take a look and see if anything need to be changed, he wants to game with full settings.

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VID CARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ( I have a 2gb stick left over from my system same brand and stuff but my ver. is 1.2 and this one is different can they still be used together, bc i know i7 likes triple)

CDROM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HARDDRIVE

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE/POWER SUPPLY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

thanks for the help.

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June 11, 2009 9:19:31 PM

The burner you have in your build is an EIDE burner, you want a SATA for obvious reason.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99
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

Google "ewiz coupons" to save even more money on this mobo.

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U4P $222.99 | $207.99 after rebate | Free Ground Shipping
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

Tripple channel RAM is what you want, and this RAM is $5 cheaper than the Corsair you have linked.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8TU-6GBPI - Retail

Spend $5 more and go with this HD here....

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 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

Now with the money you saved, you can get this gtx 275 on sale atm.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $239.59 ($219.59 after MIR) Free Shipping
EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail
June 11, 2009 9:26:52 PM

The case/PSU is a sweet deal and I definetely recommend it.

CPU choice is great.

Mobo is great assuming he is willing to pay extra for the option of overclocking and SLI/XFire, I have that board and it is fantastic, but if he doesn't need SLI or the premium features, you can save a good bit of cash by downgrading to this one:
ASUS P6T SE

I don't recommend the GTX 260, spring for the 275 as it's a noticable improvement.

The RAM choice is great, but again you'll pay a premium for the overclockability.

The HDD is ok, but it's only got a 16MB cache which isn't a huge deal. I have 2 of these in RAID 0:
WD 500GB Caviar Black

Hope I've helped.
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June 11, 2009 9:43:23 PM
June 12, 2009 2:48:18 AM

Everything looks great. The 1200 is also a great case, and the power supply that comes with it looks good as well. I'm not a fan of "superclocked" editions of graphics cards, they seem to charge more for small speed increases that you could do yourself anyway, but in this case they're the same price... Lucky you lol.

It's a very nice looking setup. Good luck with the build.
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