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I am begining research on a new build.

This is what I have come up with so far

core i7 920

6 gb corsair ram

Asus p6t mobo

evga gtx 260 ssc

I know that the other stuff I am using is what I want as well as the mem and card, what I am having issues on is the mobo. I am not going to be overclocking, but eventually would like to run sli. I want a stable board as this is for my father in law and my first total build.
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  1. Could you read this and posted back with some more info, so the people can better help you.
  2. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Want to have it ready for a Christmas present.

    BUDGET RANGE: $1100 to 1300.

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Watching movies, surfing internet, some gaming (max out graphic not required, but want them looking good). Have many applications/windows running at one time.

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, DVD drive, monitor, hard drive.

    PARTS PREFERENCES: I am partial to Intel and Evga video cards.


    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes – in the future.

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x120 monitor, also will be running through a 55” 1080p LCD.

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Thinking of using the NZXT Nemesis Elite Gaming Case from

    What I have researched so far…
    i7 920

    ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard (very iffy on this one)

    Graphics Card
    GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 SSC

    CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

    CPU cooler
    COGAGE TRUE Spirit CPU Cooler for the Intel 1366 Socket ( do I need one?)
  3. This is a duplicate thread.
  4. Yes it is a duplicate, but the reply to the first suggested that I use this format.
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    you don't need a i7 920 according to your needs.

    the max you need is i5 750...but it's overkill too

    use my below build as a reference, delete out the parts i suggest that you have already

    getting a 5770 is more than enough for you so never mind the 5850.

    I only used newegg, but you can use other sites if you can find the same parts for cheaper.
    Or if you can find better combos at newegg

    Here's an i5 750 build with new monitor

    30 dollar discount



    >Hard drive

    >Video Card


    >Optical Drive


    >Power Supply

    Total: $1,288.88 Before Rebate

    This build gives you the ability to crossfire/sli in the future if new games are more demanding. You could add in another graphics card, the power supply is decent and could handle 2 graphics card.
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