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*$1200 Gaming Rig*

Hey Ya'll just want some input on this build i've been working on and finally have money to get:D

Please feel free to make any adjustments you see as necessary or more bang for it's buck.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13331212

If you have questions please feel free to ask i'll try to check this regularly and respond!

Oh, will be trying to add a second graphics card at a later date.....
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  1. Best answer
    only two reccomendations

    Windows 7 Professional OEM $139 (Cheaper and better, less microsoft support)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758&cm_re=windows_7_profesional_oem-_-32-116-758-_-Product
    P7P55D-E Pro $189 (it has sata III and USB 3.0)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621&cm_re=p7p55d-e-_-13-131-621-_-Product

    Maybe with the money you saved get a better case, if you plan to upgrade this and or overclock at any time.

    like the Cooler Master HAF 932
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160&cm_re=haf_932-_-11-119-160-_-Product
    or the Antec 1200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043&cm_re=antec_1200-_-11-129-043-_-Product
  2. Ya, I was actually at the store today and realized I could get a cheaper Windows 7 OS, as for the other motherboard.... Is SATA III and USB 3.0 really THAT important?
  3. YES, its future proof and SATA III is practical esspecially if you consider upgrading your HHD to an SSD in the future. and USB 3.0 is much faster than the previous generation 5Gigabits per second about 640ish Mb/s data transfers in comparison with 480Megabits per second ~60Mb/s data transfers

    plus its not any more expensive than your other motherboard.
  4. requiemsallure said:
    YES, its future proof and SATA III is practical esspecially if you consider upgrading your HHD to an SSD in the future. and USB 3.0 is much faster than the previous generation 5Gigabits per second about 640ish Mb/s data transfers in comparison with 480Megabits per second ~60Mb/s data transfers


    Hmm okay, I didn't know that. Figured there was something good about it:) If I may ask what about my CD-ROM?
  5. If you are looking for a different Optical Drive try this one its a few dollars more expensive but its better.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    If you are dedicated to LITE ON then this is better.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
  6. requiemsallure said:
    If you are looking for a different Optical Drive try this one its a few dollars more expensive but its better.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    If you are dedicated to LITE ON then this is better.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289



    Hey thanks for your help so much! If you see anything else that can be fixed or tweaked just let me know:)
  7. siahjoewing said:
    Hey thanks for your help so much! If you see anything else that can be fixed or tweaked just let me know:)



    will do :P
  8. really the only other thing i could add, though its a bit more expensive than your HDD its much better.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284&cm_re=caviar_black-_-22-136-284-_-Product

    it has a much higher capacity than the other one too.

    other than that just ask me if you are curious about anything else.
  9. requiemsallure said:
    really the only other thing i could add, though its a bit more expensive than your HDD its much better.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    it has a much higher capacity than the other one too.

    other than that just ask me if you are curious about anything else.



    How well do you think my PSU will be?
  10. I notice that you want to crossfire later on, if so i would get this PSU instead.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    and i also apologize i didnt see this earlier, i wouldnt get the overclocked 5850, its more expensive and you can do it yourself very easily, in the end its up to you of course but i would recommend getting just the 5850 w/o the overclock.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121361&cm_re=5850-_-14-121-361-_-Product
  11. if you have any more questions i would be happy to answer them.

    By the way i changed my previous post, i noticed something wrong.
  12. For 99.99% of home users out there, there is no reason go to with a professional version of a Windows operating system... so that's $30-$40 that could be saved by going with Windows 7 Home Premium OEM. Unless your home computer specifically needs to be joined to a domain or is going to use an obscene amount of memory, there just isn't any value going with the professional version.
  13. And while I love my CoolerMaster Scout, it is worth saying that it will NOT hold an ATI 5870 card. The 5850 is a snug fit, but does fit in mine... but you won't be able to utilize longer cards unless you cut out / modify the internal drive cage.
  14. For Hard drives go with the Samsung Spin point f3 version or the seagate 7200.12 they out preform the 500 gb and 1tb Carver black. Only Carver Black that compares is the 2 TB due to the 500gb platter that it uses.
  15. Best answer selected by siahjoewing.
  16. @OSU43130

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-hard-drive-charts/h2benchw-3.12-Write-Access-Time,1008.html

    look here you will see that the spinpoint is a good drive however I think that the caviar black is a better overall drive based on these benchmarks, but really its opinionated at this point.
  17. siahjoewing said:
    How well do you think my PSU will be?


    Comes w/ the above recommended case. garners a 10.0 performance rating and is among the most silent PSU's ever made

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.335367
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