Gaming PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (Next 10 Days) BUDGET RANGE: ($1000-$1500) Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, Movies, Surfing the Web)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (US)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (Intel Chip, Possibly ATI Video card)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not Now

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (I use my computer for school work, gaming and movies. I mostly play CS:Source and some other FPS games. I am open to other games.)
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  1. i do believe the i5 would suit you ,better then the c2q just under the i7 920 and at a good price could you use this format please http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-261222_13_0.html
  2. Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&Tpk=antec%20300%20illusion ($69.95)

    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.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=750tx ($109.99 w/ $10 MIR + Free Shipping)

    Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=i5-_-19-115-215-_-Product ($199.99 + Free Shipping)

    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128400 ($169.99 + Free Shipping)

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279&cm_re=ripjaw-_-20-231-279-_-Product ($94.99 + Free Shipping)

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&cm_re=f3-_-22-152-181-_-Product ($49.99 + Free Shipping)

    GPU*

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187 ($27.99)

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116677 ($109.99 + Free Shipping)


    COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=1156_heatsink-_-35-103-065-_-Product ($29.99)

    ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020&Tpk=mx-2 ($7.98)

    Total: $760.86 without GPU

    * ATI is releasing the new 5XXX series tomorrow, and I would wait and see how they perform, and where the prices of the rest of the ATI products will settle. Your budget leaves room for Crossfire/SLI, so that is also an option.

    Edit: Missed the OS requirement, post updated.
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