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$1500 Rig - Are these components the best bang for the buck?

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March 12, 2010 3:30:16 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now

BUDGET RANGE: $1500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Soft. Engineer Workstation (i want something really stable), and more important being able to run battle field bad company 2 smoothly at 1900x1200 :p 

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: HDD, and accessories already have that

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, zipzoomfly, amazon

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel & Asus, everything else is optional

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Stable PC, somewhat quiet, its in my living room (studio) with us sleeping a few feet away


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Made the following list...

$409.99 - XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150476


$219.99 - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224

$244 - Combo (PSU + CASE)

Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.345233

$579.98 - Combo (CPU + MOBO)

Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.350315



Thanks a lot guys! :D 
March 12, 2010 3:51:37 AM

anonymousdude said:
Dominators are overpriced and a set of memory cheaper would perform better. Also the difference between 1333 and 1600 performance-wise is minimal. A set like this would be good.

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


Good point, I tried looking on the Memory Qualified Vendors List from Asus but I couldn't find the GSkills to be supported for that MOBO, I heard it's kind of picky with memory..

Thanks!
March 12, 2010 3:54:18 AM

Your build looks good! Big gaming Rig!
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