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$1000-$1300 Gaming Rig Suggestions

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September 17, 2009 5:43:35 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: anytime within next month?
BUDGET RANGE: $1000-$1300 (only more then 1000 if its a significant difference in performance)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Mostly online), Movies,Internet ,Homework
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Have an Evga Gtx 260 216core SSC edition 55nm which i want to put into this and i would probally like to get another identical card for SLi , Keyboard Mouse, Speakers, Monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Not really (But memory express would be nice so that i could go and get the parts locally)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: SLi with the 1 Evga Gtx 260 216core SSC edition 55nm i already own
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently 1440x900 but might get a bigger monitor
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Already have windows and all programs, I want a large well cooled case maybe even liquid cooling if u guys feel its necessary, (also i will probally have like Memory Express Build the PC for me because im not experienced)

So if u guys could give me a Parts list for this Complete Comp Build i would greatly Appreciate it =]
September 17, 2009 5:51:23 PM

Sounds like any of the $1,000 core i5 builds that have been posted here this past week would be exactly what you're looking for. I really think you should upgrade that monitor if you want to SLI your 260 GTX, at 1440x900 you're 260 won't be breaking a sweat, and you won't improve your gaming experience by adding a second one.

For case, my two favorite picks are the Coolermaster HAF 922, or the Antec 900.
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September 17, 2009 6:00:57 PM

Agree with wathman. Second 260 would be a waste right now. Better to save the money and get a new DX 11 card when you get a larger monitor.
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September 17, 2009 6:04:50 PM

well i am getting a larger monitor actually but ill decide that for myself 19" is much to small but i also connect to a 52" sony bravia LCD tv

and when do the DX 11 cards come out?
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September 17, 2009 6:28:48 PM

First set next week. More models in October.
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September 17, 2009 10:48:37 PM

That case is large, has great cooling/airflow and is set up to run a total of seven 120mm case fans. That mobo down below is set up so you can run either SLI or Crossfire not to mention it comes with plenty of o/c tools. The h/s down below comes with thermal compound. The psu is more than enough to push two of those o/c 260's in SLI.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $79.99
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $114.99 (Before $10.00 USD Mail-In Rebate)
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... Combo Discount: -$30.00 Combo Price: $394.98
ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... $24.97
Cooler Master RR-910-HTX3-GP Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler - 92mm, LGA 1156, 775, AMD 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM3

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $87.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $63.99 Free Shipping*
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $34.99
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... $129.99 Free Shipping*
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM | See 32-116-677CVF for Vista w/ free Windows 7 upgrade coupon

Total: $931.89 *not including rebates, shipping, and tax
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September 18, 2009 4:07:28 PM

any other suggestions i was thinking maybe one of those box cases and liquid cooling

and i do no need an OS
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September 18, 2009 4:37:01 PM

liquid cooling is not really needed unless you want to push an overclock to the absolute limit. There are some "low cost" liquid cooling kits that kind of work, but a high quality aftermarket air cooler still beat them, and cost less. A true liquid cooling solution with high quality waterblocks, tubing clamps, radiator, reservoir, will jack your build price up very quickly. You also introduce routine maintenance, fluid has to be replaced, and changed on occasion. From my friends who messed with liquid cooling for a while, they said the liquid isn't cheap either.
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