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April 16, 2010 3:44:34 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next 2 weeks BUDGET RANGE:1,100-1200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing Web, Streaming Moves, etc.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, mice, and speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD/Intel CPU, ATI/Nvidia, and a full tower case for future improvements.

OVERCLOCKING: maybe SLI/Crossfire: Yes (but one card)

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Here's what I came up with:

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon HD 5850 video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

Grand Total: $1,261.35

Heres the second build pretty much the same but with AMD CPU, mobo, and cheaper psu:

AMD Phenom II CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A79T Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Grand total: $1,251.13

Thanks in advance.

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April 16, 2010 4:36:50 AM

^ By 1 card, you mean 1(Current) + 1(Future) = 2 cards in Crossfire or just 1 card and NO crossfire ?
And I would suggest some changes...

1. CPU + Mobo - It is costlier but its worth it - USB3.0/ SATA 6GB/s
i5 750 + ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

2. Graphics card + RAM
XFX HD 5850 + GSKillz 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

3. HDD - IMO this is faster, cheaper and better - Samsung F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. PSU - Don't get either of those - Both have enough power for 2x HD 5850s but not enough power connectors...Get either of these...
Corsair 750TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec TP 650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5. CASE - Yeah I know you have said you need a full tower, but check out the HAF 932's younger brother - HAF 922
It is a huge mid-tower case, that can even accommodate HD 5970...So that should give you an idea how big it is...An you also save good money there without sacrificing anything...
HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HAF 922 with GTX 295 - which is a very long card...
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April 16, 2010 5:19:13 AM

Yeah I plan on buying second video card in the near future as for the 922 case it looks like I could fit 2 video cards and at a lower cost! Thanks for the advice gkay09 :D 
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April 17, 2010 6:51:15 PM

Best answer selected by peter8600.
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April 17, 2010 6:53:53 PM

Thanks gkay09 for your help, I really appreciated.
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April 19, 2010 6:22:37 AM

^ GLad I could help...
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