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August 29, 2009 1:36:30 AM

I want to build a gaming rig with a budget of about $1400. I've read around the forums and have put together this build:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 months

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, CAD

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Not sure, heard good things about newegg

OVERCLOCKING: Eventually

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes to keep options open



Processor: Core i7 920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

Motherboard: EVGA E758-A1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188039

Memory: Corsair DDR3 SDRAM 1333 9-9-9-24, 3 x 2GB (TR3X6G1333C9)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145220&Tpk=TR3X6G1333C9


Video Card: EVGA 896-P3-1258-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 SSC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130441&Tpk=EVGA%20896-P3-1258-AR%20GeForce%20GTX%20260%20Core%20216%20SSC


Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB ST3750528AS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148445&Tpk=Seagate%20Barracuda%207200.12%20750GB%20ST3750528AS

Power Supply: CORSAIR 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

ROM Drive: Sony Optiarc Black, DVD 16x, CD 48x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

Case: Not Sure

I'm not sure whether or not that's the best choice in memory and motherboard, and I have no idea what kind of case to get. I've also been told that I should think about getting a better video card. Any suggestions or thoughts would be great, or if there is something that I'm going a little overboard with and would be better off getting something cheaper. Thanks.

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August 29, 2009 3:15:07 AM

Whats your monitors rez 1920X1080 1680x1050 ?

Do you live by a frys or micro center ?
August 29, 2009 4:13:21 AM

Lets see if I can help you out.[/u]

So here is a PSU/Mobo Combo that will save you some money.
1. Corsair Memory CMPSU-850TX: $139.99 Free Shipping*

2. EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 : $299.99 Free Shipping*

Combo Discount: -$15.00
Combo Price: $424.98
$20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card
$20.00 Mail-In Rebate
Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $384.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Combo Deal for OS/Case that will save you $15.00.
1. Microsoft Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit with free Windows 7 upgrade coupon 66I-03525: $109.99 Free Shipping*

2. Cooler Master HAF RC-922M-KKN1-GP: $99.99

Combo Discount: -$15.00
Combo Price: $194.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Combo Deal for CPU Cooler/CPU that will save you $10.00.
1. Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail $36.99

2. Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz BX80601920: $279.99 Free Shipping*

Combo Discount: -$10.00
Combo Price: $306.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Get this Ram from Amazon.com it is over $30.00 cheaper then NewEgg has it.
OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 6GB Platinum XTC Triple Channel Kits $113.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZ3P1600LV6GK-PC3-12800-1600...

Graphic Card
EVGA 896-P3-1258-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 SSC $209.99 ($179.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $74.99 Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM $29.99 Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal without MIR's being deducted or shipping costs = $1372.87
MIR's total $70.00
Total with MIR's deducted from Subtotal and before shipping costs = $1302.87

Hope this helps you out some..
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