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November 18, 2009 2:40:56 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now
BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) $1k-$1.2k
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photo/Video Editing, Internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: None really
OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, maybe now, maybe in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Looking at a Setup like this currently:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD/ Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: Can't decide between the following:
2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or anything else, but the Radeon 5850 seems to be out of stock...

Let me know with any suggestions beyond just the GPU as I am open to anything.

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November 18, 2009 8:11:38 AM

Overall it looks to be a good build. I must warn you on the case though. I was considering one of the new Lancool's seeing how Lian Li makes them, sort of. I'm glad I didn't buy a Lancool case. They really skimped on the durability which can be seen in this video review.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-D5AhqIjIc

Lancool makes very nice looking cases but the quality is far from Lian Li. If you can live with the flimsy plastic outer shell you should be happy with your selected case. Below is an exceptional case from Cooler Master for the price. Newegg also has an NVIDIA Edition of this case if you are interested. Its an additional $20 though.

Price: 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 18, 2009 9:55:58 AM

The 5970 might be out of my price range for this build at $599. I was trying to stay around the $300 mark for the GPU if possible.
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November 18, 2009 12:43:18 PM

I am trying to wait for the 5870 to be in stock, but I am not sure how long I am willing to wait.
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November 18, 2009 3:39:20 PM

It appears that the 5870 might be back in stock by the 23rd. Any other suggestions on my build? Is there a better MoBo for the price?
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November 18, 2009 10:28:21 PM

Naylor07 said:
The 5970 might be out of my price range for this build at $599. I was trying to stay around the $300 mark for the GPU if possible.


I used to know someone w/ same name as you :) 

Request .... give component names / model nos. instead of or in addition to links....lotta clicking to get thru your post.

At $310, there's three choices:

See them and why here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...

Your PSU choice is a bit small for your vid card choices

http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html

Would need a Corsair TX-850 according to above link for twin 260's or twin 9800GTX ...tho methinks they a bit conservative.
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November 18, 2009 10:37:34 PM

Got one! I thought my PSU would be fine to run one 5850 as it says it only requires a 500w.
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November 18, 2009 10:45:41 PM

Woops ya I was a little late, but ya too bad the bill payer was not around or I would have snatched up one of those bad boys
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November 19, 2009 4:59:05 AM

Outside the frames and DX11 tech, the HD 5k series actually are preety efficient w.r.t frames-per-watt IMO
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