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Final $1000 Gaming Rig Help

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October 2, 2009 5:28:52 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week, preferably in the next couple of days.

BUDGET RANGE: ~$1000, has to be under $1100.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, various software programs, surfing the web. Mainly gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Straight up NewEgg.

PARTS PREFERENCES: None really, however I already picked my parts.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, maybe a bit.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Nope

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like my parts mainly to reviewed for compatibility and to make sure I'm getting the best parts out of all the best choices.

I also WANT/NEED a decent ~$40 CPU Cooler.

My selected PSU wattage is average, however I believe SeaSonic to be a top-end PSU. Thoughts?

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PARTS:

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128401

GPU:
EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130434

RAM:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

CPU
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

Case
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

PSU
SeaSonic M12II SS-500GM 500W ATX12V 2.2 /EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151056

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

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

OS
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee

Thermal Compound
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

Grand total: $1,024.90 (After rebates)


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Thanks in advanced guys, I can't wait to get this thing going. Please critique the build and feel free to suggest a swap. That's why I started a topic here in the first place! :]

More about : final 1000 gaming rig

October 2, 2009 8:39:58 AM

This build includes a faster h/d, after market h/s, 650w psu, factory o/c gtx 274and new the G.Skill Ripjaw RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$20.00 Combo Price: $174.94
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$15.00 Combo Price: $304.98
MSI P55-CD53 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99
Cooler Master Intel Core i5 compatible Hyper TX3 Socket 775/1156/AMD 130W 92mm "heatpipe direct contact" CPU Cooler RR-910-HTX3-GP - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $85.99 Free Shipping*
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.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=SHS223B_BE $29.99 Free Ground Shipping
Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk w/o Software

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=GA-GTX275C $214.99 Free Ground Shipping
GIGABYTE nVidia GeForce GTX275 OC 896MB DDR3 DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$10.00 Combo Price: $149.98 Free Shipping*
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Retail
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM | Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon

Total: $980.86
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October 3, 2009 1:47:14 AM

Thanks Why_Me. I used everything you suggested (Combo deals help a lot, haha!) except for the CPU cooler. It had really bad reviews and I wanted to stay away from that. I switched to a
COOLER MASTER RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Still under $1100, so I'm golden. Planning on ordering tomorrow :] Although I'll check this topic again before I order if anyone has any doubts about the current build. Thanks!
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