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I want your suggestions for a gaming build. My budget is 1500 dollars.

SYSTEM
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitors, keyboard, and mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, frys

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel, asus, abit more on the ati side

OVERCLOCKING: depends on the processor

Crossfire/SLI: soon

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i like the antec 1200 and no watercooling
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  1. To further help people make suggestions, any preferences regarding CPU and GPU brands?
  2. Uhh im on the intel side and i dont really care if its nvidia or ati, i just want an awesome gaming rig thats 1500 dollars
  3. Best answer
    Something like this
    Intel Core i7 860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115214

    ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131405&cm_re=p55_motherboards-_-13-131-405-_-Product

    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478

    GIGABYTE GV-R577D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125301

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=f3%20500gb

    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025

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

    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    There's room for upgrading, since that only comes to about $1,100 but none of the upgrades are real necessities.

    XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150442

    Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167016
  4. For a gaming system the i7 860 is probably overkill. I would suggest the i5 750. Here's a real nice gigabyte p55/i5 750/4GB OCZ obsidian combo - $387
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.280597&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL110509&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL110509-_-Combo-_-LM5A-_-Combo280597

    Here's a promo code for windows7 home premium 64bit OEM - $102
    EMCMMLS36
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