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~$1500-1600 new gaming build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: After all the tweaks are worked out
BUDGET RANGE: 1500-1600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: longevity and performance, no company bias

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: No bigger than 23"

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: It's been a very long time since I built my last PC (Nov 2004) and now it's time to completely start from scratch. I'm out of it as far as what truly is the best bang for your buck. I've read the helpful guides that were posted, it's time now to get a community input for my price range.
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  1. Best answer
    for 1600 you can and your mouse, i would do something in the line of this build



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  2. Niklas_13 said:
    for 1600 you can and your mouse, i would do something in the line of this build



    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151192
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $6.99
    • 2 year: $11.99
    $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119197
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant
    $109.98
    $89.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $59.99
    $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor - Retail
    Item #: N82E16824236059
    Return Policy: Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $219.99
    $199.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059

    SAPPHIRE 100281-3SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814102883
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $35.99
    • 2 year: $59.99
    -$30.00 Instant
    $429.99
    $399.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102883

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817139006
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $139.99
    $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231303
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $119.99


    ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131621
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    $189.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115215
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $199.99
    $194.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $34.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    Subtotal: $1,514.88


    +1^ very good build. Might be able to poke around and find some nice combos, other then that it looks excellent.

    *EDIT* Change HD to spinpoint F3 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
  3. Thank you for the speedy reply, I will research what you have given me!
  4. you're suppose to link parts that you are thinking about getting. if you have a budget of $1600 you should be able to get a descent 1366 system or a great 1156 system

    I'd say go with the core I5 750, asus mobo, 4 gigs of corsair ram, a 160 gig raptor, or 8gig intel SSD, 750 watt corsair PSU, whatever DVD drive, windows 7 64 bit home premium, ATI 5850 or GTX 470/480. All of that barely comes to $1100.

    Plus I'd go with a Scythe mugen 2 cpu cooler. A cooler-master HAF 932 then some dell monitor. That should come out to $1600
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