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$1200 Gaming PC

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June 18, 2010 5:27:37 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Up to 2 months, depending on price BUDGET RANGE: $1200 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: 24" LCD, Full Tower Case, 850W PSU (modular not needed)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 if it can fit in the range.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Future-proof is where I want it to be at, doesn't need to be SLI/Crossfire right away. I'm not afraid of using a bit of elbow grease to tweak settings. I have a build in mind already made, but it's $150 over-budget.

Thanks for any help.

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June 18, 2010 5:39:46 PM

You are welcomed ^^
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June 18, 2010 7:14:38 PM

Do I absolutely need a 5870, or would a Sapphire 5850 Toxic be enough?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 18, 2010 8:51:16 PM

A better GPU is always a wise choice for a gaming rig ^^
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June 18, 2010 9:36:43 PM

Would the XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 fit in a mid-tower case? I'm considering using a smaller case if it wouldn't affect performance and heat too much. Be mindful that I live in Florida, so my house can get to about 90F+ if the AC breaks.

Also, would it be a good idea to post the build that I was thinking of doing?
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June 19, 2010 5:10:44 PM

Have you heard anything on the Storm Scout for size verification? I know somebody told me on another forum they could fir a 470 in it, but I don't know how large it is.

EDIT: NVM, I found that without modifications, you can't fit the 5870's into the Storm Scout. It's a bummer, but at least I know that.
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