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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: (No real budget, just looking for good value)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: gaming, surfing the internet, video editing)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, blu ray burner, case (Antec 900))

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, microcenter)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (I would like an ATI GPU and I am going to use I7 920 199.99 microcenter)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes CROSSFIRE: Maybe probably in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1440x900 right now, but will probably buy a new one in the future

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (I think i would like to have Sata III and may get a SSD in the future. I am mainly just looking for Motherboard, Ram help but I also need a video card, power supply and hard drive possibly in a combo. Is the Gigabyte Motherboard okay or would the asus be better with sata III?)

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Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

Gigabyte Motherboard 209.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

OCZ 6 gb memory 139.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365

Radeon 5770 149.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

Thanks
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  1. Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    1st Option.

    $ 288,99 CPU i7-920 $ 288,99
    $ 309,99 MOBO Asus P6X58D $ 309,99
    $ 179,98 HDD 2xSpinpoint F3 1TB $ 89,99
    $ 599,98 GPU 2x5850 in CrossFire mode $ 299,99
    $ 239,99 RAM Mushkin 3x2GB $ 239,99
    $ 129,99 PSU Thermaltake Toughpower 750W $ 129,99
    $ 159,99 CASE HAF 932$ 159,99
    $ 29,99 CPU COOLER Hyper 212+ $ 29,99


    SubTotal: $ 1.938,90 - CPU

    Total: $ 1.649,91 + MIR + SHIPPING


    2nd Option:

    $ 288,99 CPU i7-920 $ 288,99
    $ 309,99 MOBO Asus P6X58D $ 309,99
    $ 89,99 HDD Spinpoint F3 1TB $ 89,99
    $ 299,99 GPU 5850 $ 299,99
    $ 239,99 RAM Mushkin 3x2GB $ 239,99
    $ 89,99 PSU Antec 550W $ 89,99
    $ 109,98 CASE HAF 922$ 109,98
    $ 29,99 CPU COOLER Hyper 212+ $ 29,99

    SubTotal: $ 1.458,91 - CPU
    Total: $ 1.169,92 + MIR + SHIPPING

    Now, you can have an idea about the configuration or choose one of the two. Everything depends of your budget.
  2. Why is the asus motherboard better than the gigabyte one I linked? Also I already have the case. The 240.00 seems like a lot for 6 gb of ram. Thanks for taking time though and welcoming me to the forums, I have been a long time lurker.
  3. 1- The ASUS support 3-Way and 4-Way SLI or CrossFire.

    2- You can reduce the price of the case.
  4. The $240 RAM has very good timings, and is the only CAS 6, 6 GB kit on newegg.

    You can get 6 GB 1333 MHz CAS 7 RAM kits on newegg starting around $160. Like this G.Skill kit. You can get slower ones for less, but 1333 MHz, CAS 7 is really the sweet spot for price/performance.
  5. Thanks cold sleep, the sweet spot is more towards where I am looking.
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