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Advice on a $2000 Gaming PC Build

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December 12, 2009 10:00:12 AM

This is my first time building a PC. I'd appreciate it if I could get advice on the parts I've chosen. I'd like for the overall life of the PC to be at least two years. When the time does come to upgrade I'd like to be able to re-use as many parts as possible (power supply, case, sound card, fans..etc). So far the price of the parts I've chosen total to $1,974.74. Thank you in advance for any advice.
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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: By the end of December '09

BUDGET RANGE: $2000 Before or After instant rebates (not including shipping)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, Music, Television, Office work and Web browsing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, webcam and mic.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I want to use an i7 CPU.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024. The PC will be connected to my 32" LCD TV for gaming, movies and TV. I plan to use a separate monitor for web browsing and office work. I'm also looking at touch screen monitors to use as a dedicated "jukebox" for my music.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC. I'd also like to be able to run my games at high settings. I believe Crysis is the benchmark, so if it could run that at high settings I'd be happy. I'm not into flashy so nothing with LEDs.
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Here are the parts I have picked out:

Main Parts
- Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
- ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
- G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ
- SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
- HT | OMEGA CLARO 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
- Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
- LIAN LI PC-V1200Bplus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support
- CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Cooling
- (3) Noctua NF-P12-1300 120mm Case Fan
- Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler

Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

Extras
- Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port
- Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1850 (updated version of 1800) MCE Kit 1128 PCI-Express x1 Interface
December 12, 2009 3:10:21 PM

That's a good build with almost all the parts I would have selected for you myself. And it will run Crysis (and everything else) quite nicely.

December 13, 2009 6:24:33 AM

Thank you. I will go ahead and purchase the parts.
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