How is my i7 gaming build?


BUDGET RANGE: $1200-$1600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies. I generally want a great gaming computer with everything else secondary.


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: or any cheaper place.






Here's my list:

Totals to around 1600. Any suggestions or is this build okay? This is my first build so feel free to critique.
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  1. Ram seems a bit more expensive than needed, did you read thw review on 22" monitors? Your monitor response time might be a bit slow, but tbh i didn't look yours up in the review. Only you can read your wish list. Did you want a micro atx board?

    Just thought I'd post since the experts haven't gotten to your post yet.
  2. Thankyou for pointing out that it wasn't shared. I believe you guys can see it now. The reviews for the monitor I picked out seemed pretty positive. As for the board, I just want a decent board at a decent price. I am not exactly sure what to look for in motherboards so some advice on that would be helpful.
  3. Alright. Now it's really fixed. I am going to bed now so if any of you want to comment please do. Goodnight.
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    Lets see if I can find.

    Mobo/Ram Combo
    1. Corsair (XMS Series) TR3X6G1600C8 G: $149.99 Free Shipping*
    CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

    2. EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR: $229.99
    Free Shipping*

    Combo Discount: -$25.00
    Combo Price: $354.98
    $10.00 Mail-In Rebate Card
    $20.00 Mail-In Rebate

    Two better Cases you need to Check out.
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP $99.99 Free Shipping*

    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP $89.99 Free Shipping*

    Another CPU HSF Cooler you should Check out.
    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail $44.98 Free Shipping*

    Your Choices
    Graphic Card/CPU Combo
    1. EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR: $339.99 Free Shipping*

    2. Intel BX80601920: $279.99 Free Shipping*

    Combo Discount: -$30.00
    Combo Price: $589.98
    $20.00 Mail-In Rebate

    ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor Built in Speakers - Retail $199.00

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX $119.99 ($99.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $74.99 Free Shipping*

    DVD Burner
    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R

    Items Needed for Build.
    Thermal Compound
    Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound - Retail $9.99

    You will definately need this 8-pin Power Extension Cable, specially for Cases with Bottom Mounted PSU.
    1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable Model CB-8M-8F - Retail $8.99

    I would suggest you get the Free Windows7 RC in 64-bit for OS, you can use it until mid March 2010.

    Total Price with my suggestions, plus items needed and your choices.
    Price with HAF 922 and w/o MIR's : $1541.88 without Shipping costs added in.

    Price with HAF 922 and with MIR's : $1471.88 without Shipping costs added in.

    Hope this helps you out some, good luck on your upcoming build. :wahoo:
  5. Thankyou very much for taking the time to do a whole list down with suggestions. Is the cooler you suggested much better than the scythe mugen? You also get free fans with the scythe mugen purchase. I will follow the rest of your suggestions as well.
  6. I am going to order after work today so any final suggestions would be great. Is the scythe Mugen with free fans a better deal than the Dark Knight cooler?
  7. AP3Brain said:
    I am going to order after work today so any final suggestions would be great. Is the scythe Mugen with free fans a better deal than the Dark Knight cooler?

    They are both about equal and the DarkKnight does come with Fan also, plus it is a bit easier to install the backplate and has free shipping.
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