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January 9, 2010 2:16:21 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: whenever i figure out all parts i am going to use
BUDGET RANGE: no budget in mind but around $1500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
PARTS PREFERENCES:
CPU-Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor $199.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOTHERBOARD-ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard..$169.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM- ???
HARDDRIVE-??? looking for around 500gb
VIDEO CARD-
CASE- COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if i should think about a different cooler master mid-tower let me know
SOUND CARD-
POWER SUPPLY-
DVD DRIVE-

OVERCLOCKING: maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: either using my 58inch Samsung 1920x1080@60Hz or buying 24" Samsung 1920x1080 monitor still undecided

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: this is my first build and i am trying to put together a great gaming pc and all the help i can get would be great

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January 9, 2010 7:37:01 AM

If you want USB 3.0 and SATA 6gb/s, which I do recommend for a bit of future proofing, then I suggest getting the -E version of the mobo your currently have listed.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The difference between that and the gigabyte listed above is that the latter will run USB 3.0/SATA 6gb/s at normal speeds if you decide to crossfire or sli with the addition of another card in the future. USB 3.0/SATA 6gb/s with a crossfire or sli setup will NOT limit the PCIEx16 bandwidth on the P7P55D-E Pro board.

Normally, I'd recommend g.skill eco's, but since your on the border regarding overclocking (assuming so by your "maybe" :D ), then here are some ripjaws.. which will run at a native 1600 on either of the asus mobos.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: spinpoint f3, best 500gb ATM, save for a few applications and benchmarks that the 7200.12 performs better on.. but I digress
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I agree with mike on a 5870, your budget will be able to handle it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX sells it with a double life time warranty if you ever plan on reselling it.

A 650 PSU from a reputable brand (seasonic, corsair, antec to name a few) will be good enough for a single 5850/70. Consider a 750/850 PSU if you plan on crossfiring in the future.

650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Onboard sound is fine, imo.

Optical drive: anything with SATA is fine really
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Should be well within the budget.
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January 9, 2010 9:25:56 AM

you could go for the tx950 on newegg. it's a bit of overkill for some, but for an extra $10-$20, it's a steal right?plus its 80plus bronze certified..
January 9, 2010 1:51:50 PM

bump for more input
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