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April 17, 2010 4:13:36 AM

Mhmm so I went through and changed a couple more things, and here's what I got:

<------------------------------------------------------------[Essentials]------------------------------------------------------------>

[GPU] ~$549.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[Optical Drive] ~$24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[Case] ~$169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[HDD] ~$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[PSU] ~$104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[Memory] ~Changed to a cheaper solution ~$209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[CPU] ~Changed to the 930 ~$289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[Motherboard] ~~Changed to a board that supports 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ~$199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[CPU Cooler+Card Reader] ~$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $1654.91

<------------------------------------------------------------[Essentials]------------------------------------------------------------>



And here are the other stuff which I am not going to count towards the budget:

[Monitor] ~$209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[Keyboard+Mouse] ~$144.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

[Speakers] ~$49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[Final Total (Essential+Non Essentials)] --> $2,059.87
Thanks

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April 17, 2010 4:51:36 AM

okay ill be sure to take that into consideration, thanks for the advice :]
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April 17, 2010 7:31:25 AM

I'll just do a straight up item by item critic for the sake of ease. All IMO of course :) .

Case - If you wanted to get under budget, this is probably where I'd cut off first. I see nothing special about that Nvidia case, especially at that price. HAF 922 will fit a 5870 just fine.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or if you want to go a bit more classy, a Storm Sniper is pretty.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - The caviar greens, as the name suggests, cater to those who want to lower their PC's power consumption. This, of course, takes a toll on performance. There's no point in getting a separate HDD for your OS IMO. A single spinpoint F3 will suffice. If you want, you could stick in a 30gb SSD as your boot drive, though that may compromise your budget.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Monitor - check

Keyboard and mouse - are all up to you. But if you're sacrificing budget to get those parts, then I suggest rethinking your spending. IMO, peripherals shouldn't be counted towards the same budget as your PC. If it were me, I'd stick up a cheap KB & look for a less expensive mouse. At least for now. If you pick up a $20 KB for now, you can allot $60 into getting better parts and pick up whatever keyboard floats your boat at a later date. :]

GPU - check. You can cut off $20 btw if you don't plan on using XFX's double lifetime warranty by picking up a Sapphire 5870.

RAM - You don't need 8gb of RAM for gaming. 4gb is the accepted sweet spot. Low timing sticks like this would be a better investment IMO. If I wasn't clear already, RAM yields the least noticeable real time benefits for a gamer. "Fast RAM" will be noticed way after, say, the immediate benefits of a SSD.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - If modular isn't a requirement for your PSU, then a 750w earthwatts or corsair tx 750 would be cheaper solutions.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
At this price point, I'd rather pick up a antec TP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler - The v8 doesn't do much other than looking good. You'll find better price to performance from a hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
At $60-70, I'd rather pick up a megahalem
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, you could pick up a i7 930 for $10 more. Your mobo choice is good, but one of the earlier LGA 1366 boards. ASUS has the P6X58D-E and Premium at price points above and below your choice while having SATA 6gbps/USB 3. Pick whichever you need and/or have budget for.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Although, if you're strictly gaming; there's nothing wrong with getting an i5 750 or PII 955.
Good luck.
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April 17, 2010 8:50:03 AM

thanks for your detailed reply, but as for the memory bit, i am considering hosting some of my own private servers for mmorpg games. and alot of the ones I play require more than 4gb to be able to open up all the maps etc. but other than that, thankyou very much!
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April 17, 2010 8:51:11 AM

oh and the case, one because I am addicted to that design and 2 because I am considering running dual or triple gpus in that pc in the future.
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April 17, 2010 9:11:08 AM

Understandable. I hope that it's more for the design than the advertising though. There are plenty more cases that are able to handle tri gpus though, regardless of clever newegg/nvidia advertising. :D 

Good luck.
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April 17, 2010 9:30:12 AM

Thanks the budget should be alrite.
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April 17, 2010 12:03:26 PM

I7 9xxx uses triple channel memory don't get 4 or 8gb get 3 or 6. Get the mushkin 998805 6gb they are amazing.
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April 17, 2010 6:19:50 PM

Oh yes, I automatically assumed i5/PII when I read gaming pc. Good catch by somebody_007.
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April 17, 2010 6:37:59 PM

If you spend 2k and don't have a 5970 you are RETARDED!!! Ok maybe not retarded but def CRAZY.
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April 17, 2010 6:57:37 PM

EYEFINITY WITH A 5970 HERE IS HOW This is a true gaming build!!!!! Only thing you might need is a mini display port to vga adapter. if you want it under 2k drop off the cpu cooler. If you don't get this you are CRAZY

AMD approved adapter $18

http://www.dinosaurcabels.com/Mini-DisplayPort-MALE-TO-...





EDITED TO REFLECT THE BIGGER MONITOR 3 23inch 1080p monitors
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April 17, 2010 7:29:16 PM

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admit my build is THE BEST BY FAR-- 3 1080P MONITORS AND A 5970 COME ON NOW.


There's this monitor.
Same price with free shipping. 2" bigger, lol.
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April 17, 2010 10:03:43 PM

oh but I don't need 3 monitors, lol. but thanks. :]
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April 18, 2010 4:31:53 AM

Oh and your motherboard doesn't support 6gb/s. Like the hard drive you have selected.

Your hard drive and your motherboard = FAIL. your mother board selected is only 3gb/s

Your build is OLD tech. Get an i7 930 and ASUS premium board that supports 6gb/s and USB 3.0 not the old stuff dude.
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April 18, 2010 4:37:37 AM

Oh and that 2gb 5870 ONLY has mini display ports. NO hdmi, NO dvi, etc.. you will need adapters.
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April 18, 2010 9:05:44 AM

oh okay thanks sorry im still a noob.
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April 18, 2010 9:09:43 AM

ye and about triple monitors, well i probably wont even have enough room to put it. plus I want a nice and big case so i could leave room for future upgrades. so the 922 might be a bit small.
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April 18, 2010 9:23:16 AM

btw the graphics card comes with adapters, i think
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April 18, 2010 10:23:46 AM

AMD:

GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 - $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thuban 1090T Black Edition X6 125(W), 9MB Cache, 3.2 GHz - $300

Kingston HyperX 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 6G - $180

DVD Writer - $25

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 - $120

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 - $35

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black - $145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD 5970 - $700

TOTAL $1796

TOTAL $1646 with a HD 5870
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April 18, 2010 4:33:32 PM

IMO 3 monitors would be a good idea maybe you should check it out.
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April 18, 2010 5:18:42 PM

You at least need to change the hdd to a 3gb/s one and you should get the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb or 500gb

The HAF 922 will fit any card configuration out.
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April 19, 2010 9:21:33 AM

okay ill take that into consideration, thanks alot :]
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