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$1600 Gaming Rig

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January 18, 2010 5:43:22 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-3 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: $1500-$1700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: I7 Cpu

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Some items I'm currently looking at. (Will edit as I research).

Thermaltake Element S Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or possibly
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM Harddrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Maybe a SSD instead ?

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

None of these items are set in stone of course. Just posting some for thoughts. Any time you take in helping pick the items is greatly appreciated. Parts change so fast I am not up do date on the latest and best options.

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January 18, 2010 7:42:51 AM

^ Suggestions...
CPU + SSD
i7 + OCZ 60GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM -
Crucial - Cheap, highly overclockable and great value for money once overclocked...Can easily overclock this RAM to 1600MHz with CAS 8...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler - This should perform equally good as that V1 for less than half its price...
CM Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - For data
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Graphics card -
HD 5870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU -
Corsair 750TX - For Crossfire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$1596 | ~$1556 including rebates...
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January 18, 2010 11:18:53 AM

Here's some better RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CAS Latency 7 $180. This RAM is already at 1600 mhz, CL 7. gkay's are alright though, if you want to save the $50.


Case: I don't particularly care for either of those cases. You really can't beat the HAF 922 in that price range.
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