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I got a budget from 1500-1700.. i need the works.

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June 19, 2009 8:41:31 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: A week from noww BUDGET RANGE: 1500-1700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies ,surfing the internet ,Folding@Home

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, CASE ( antec 1200), HDD's ( 4x 500GB disks) ( 2x 320GB disks)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com. they are just too awesome BUT, if you find prices lower @ another site then by all means...

PARTS PREFERENCES: none...

OVERCLOCKING: Yes..

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: examples: Need to have huge monitor. Must have motherboard with raid 5 and raid 0. maybe a cooling system if budget permits. I want room to upgrade over time :) 

Question: are SSD's worth it?

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June 19, 2009 9:13:28 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99 ($119.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U4P Combo Price: $492.99 Free Shipping
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing 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... $199.99 Free Shipping*
PNY VCGGTX275XPB GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $199.99 Free Shipping*
PNY VCGGTX275XPB GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104.99 ($84.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.99 Free Shipping*
Acer H243Hbmid 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 Max (ACM) Built in Speakers - Retail

Total: $1,437.91 | $1,397.91 w/mail in rebates
June 19, 2009 9:27:13 PM

That's looking pretty good. Since you have some room in the budget perhaps you could ditch the Xigmatek and go for a Swiftech kit, as you mentioned that. there are very few water cooling kits that are worthwhile, but this is one:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8412/ex-wat-141/Swift...


Also, I think this may be the better monitor, and it costs less:
Acer 24"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I don't think SSDs are worth it just yet, but they are getting better all the time. Maybe by the end of the year... they are good now for some folks, but you have to have a pretty good budget before they make sense as a gamer.
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June 19, 2009 9:33:12 PM

Proximon said:
That's looking pretty good. Since you have some room in the budget perhaps you could ditch the Xigmatek and go for a Swiftech kit, as you mentioned that. there are very few water cooling kits that are worthwhile, but this is one:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8412/ex-wat-141/Swift...


Also, I think this may be the better monitor, and it costs less:
Acer 24"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I don't think SSDs are worth it just yet, but they are getting better all the time. Maybe by the end of the year... they are good now for some folks, but you have to have a pretty good budget before they make sense as a gamer.


Nice find on that monitor! I did an edit job on that build up above and switched out monitors to that Acer you posted.
June 19, 2009 9:57:48 PM

About SSD's

They've recently made great strides, but I'd wait another year and then buy one after reading a review of it specifically.

You should be able to find a good quality 250GB SSD that maxes out your SATA2 connection (300MB/second read or write) for under $200 in another year.

If you have SATA2 don't pay extra for an SSD that has more speed than that. You can install it, it just won't use it.

Many laptops only have SATA1 (even new ones). That limit is 150MB/sec.
Anonymous
June 20, 2009 12:46:39 AM

very nice you guys! ty :) 

any ideas on mouse ,keyboard, and speakers?
June 20, 2009 1:26:31 AM

Well, that depends on what you really need.

I like my old G5 a lot. They still make them:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I use a G15 keyboard, which is more a MMORPG kind of thing:
The version I have is better, but not made any more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm sure the new G19 is everything it seems, but 200 bucks is a bit steep.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There is much to be said for a basic MS keyboard, but this is not one of those:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I like the design. No real idea, never saw one in person.

How much speaker do you want?

2.1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Although, if you can find Klipsch Promedia 2.1 anywhere, get those.

5.1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anonymous
June 20, 2009 1:48:32 AM

awesome guys.

thanks for everything.
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