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February 15, 2010 5:26:18 PM

Okay, this is what I have figured so far. If you have any ideas on better or better/cheaper hardware or software please let me know. I'm trying to build the best gaming system possible and I'm trying to stay under $2,500.00 but $3,000.00 is my top. Oh, yeah and this is my very first Total rebuild

This is what I was thinking so far:

Power Supply: Apevia ATX-WA1100W Warlock 1100-Watt ATX Power Supply ($124.99) OR XION Power Real 800W ATX Power Supply ($79.99)

Cooler: Corsair CWCH50-1 Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler ($74.99)

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor - 3.20GHz ($169.99)

Video Card (X2): XFX GeForce 9800 GT Video Card 512MB ($104.99 X2) OR XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition Video Card - 1GB ($195.99 X2)

Motherboard: Biostar TA790GX A3+ Motherboard ($109.99)

Hard Drive: Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G ($89.99)

Blue Ray Drive: HP BD240I Blu Ray Combo Drive ($119.99)

Ram (X4): Corsair Value Select PC10600 RAM - 2GB, DDR3, 1333MHz ($52.99 X4)

Oper. System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD ($199.99)

Sound Card: Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater 1.3a Sound Card - HDMI, PCI, 24p Compatible, Non-Downsampling ($249.99)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Special Edition ATX Full Tower Case - ATX, 7x Expansion Slots, 2x 120mm Fan Ports, Acrylic AMD Dragon Side Panel ($169.99)

Monitor: Viewsonic VX2265wm 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor and NVIDIA 3D Vision Stereoscopic Glasses ($429.99)


Samsung 24SW 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor Display - 1920 x 1080, 50000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, DVI ($219.99)

So the total will be $2,344.00 + Tax

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February 15, 2010 5:40:11 PM

Why do I feel like I have answered this thread already .... yes I have definitely answered this already ... please see your other post which has several answers already.
February 15, 2010 5:46:03 PM

Yeah, I've changed a few things though. Been looking at the stuff you recommend though. Thanks, I was trying to make this post clearer than my other post
When I added up your config it came up to over $4,000.00 and as a college student I can't spend that much money...
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February 15, 2010 6:48:44 PM

Try this...

case (one of the best cases available...a friggin' tank!!!):

PSU and GPU combo (xfx has lifetime warranty on their gpu's and this psu is great - look it up and read the reviews! no need for SLI or Xfire now!):

Win7 64bit and mobo combo (this mobo is ready for USB 3.0 and the new SATA 6.0):

A Great gaming cpu:

Solid RAM (tight timings for the price! 7-8-7-24 2N):

2 of these for 1TB of storage (wanted Samsung but could not find them):

A solid heatsink for the $$$ (look up the reviews on it!):

A couple of nice accessories:
Ram cooler (just looks nice!):

Cathode lighting (looks great inside your HUGE Antec 1200 case):

The NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller (great for all of the fans in your new case):

A couple of nice 120mm blue led fans for your case:

All for $1560 delivered right to your doorstep!!!! This will be a great gaming system! You will not be disappointed!

Whaddya think???

You'll have plenty left over for your nice monitor!

- manooly
February 15, 2010 7:01:34 PM

The graphics cards you list are low to mid range cards you would use in sub $1000 gaming systems.

When you are looking at a high end system, buying a cheap power supply of questionable consistency is a bad idea. Stick with a known reliable brand like Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling.

Manooly's system will be a much faster than what you listed had for less money, and it would be even cheaper without the accessories he listed, which are basically just bling.
February 16, 2010 4:07:20 PM

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February 17, 2010 12:22:37 PM

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nHello again! I'm just curious as to what you ended up going with? I hope I was able to help out a little. I'd love to see your final build!
nTake care!
n- manooly