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Approx $1000 USD gaming system

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August 28, 2009 1:13:15 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Somewhere in the beginning of september BUDGET RANGE: about US$1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard and other inferior stuff. OS isn't a problem as well.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Doesn't matters, i have no use for any of website sales and promotions, cause I'm from Russia ))

PARTS PREFERENCES: I thought about installing GeForce GTX 295, so it will last longer. Moreover I picked Core i7-920 with thoughts of upgrade in my mind when I'll get more cash/ prices will go down. Probably I will need powerful enough PSU to support this insane video and have room for upgrades.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: For now I am planning to use my 50" Plasma full HD TV as a monitor, so resolution will be 1920x1080 and HDMI is a must. Maybe later on I will buy a monitor.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I decided to get best video atm, so if I would like to upgrade it later on I will need just to get another one and connect them via SLI. Picked this processor because it is relatively cheap and pretty good atm, and can be upgraded later on. So I need your advise to get the "starter" system, which can be upgraded later on. Probably I will get into overclocking as well, my first desktop in past 4 years :) 
Or maybe I should wait for i5, if its going to be better? I am pretty much a noob, cause I've been out from computer market for few years, so I need a hand) Tnx in advance.
August 28, 2009 3:12:00 PM

Motherboard: EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard - Retail

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 295

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Processor: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

Case: Antec 902

RAM: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail $115

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc Black 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - OEM $31

Total cost about $1,515.00
August 28, 2009 3:48:15 PM

^ you're like more than $500 off... lol

August 28, 2009 4:54:56 PM

By the way if I wont fit in the budget I can change video to 260 gtx, later on I can give it to my bro, so he will duo it with his and everyone will be happy.
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