New $850 Gamer/Adobe computer +oc

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: September '10

BUDGET RANGE: 850 before rebates(preferred not inc. tax). 1,000 max (inc tax)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Adobe Software, Autodesk Maya etc etc

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Hard-drive, Sound card, dvd-drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, frys.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, CA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Nvidia graphics card

OVERCLOCKING: Definitely!

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe later

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking for advice on pre-picked parts. you can change everything, but must have an nvidia gpu. I want to overclock this new computer.

I'm upgrading from a E6850, 8800gts320mb, 3gb corsair pc-6400, abit ip35 pro mb. Just sold this to a friend, but have a laptop to tide me over till september.

Here's my choices so far on stuff:


EVGA P55V 120-LF-E651-TR LGA 1156 Intel P55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188064

PNY VCGGTX260CXPB GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133270

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036

Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115222

G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231282

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

Corsair Obsidian 600t Case
TBA(Later this summer). Semi-confirmed price: $150.

CPU Cooler
Unknown

Approx. price: $850

thanks

--edit--

After getting this horrid 'got to get most expensive thing' bug out of my system, here's what i've come up with now:


This is 822.62 grand total (includes shipping/tax)
812.62 after rebates.

What do you think? Will this fill my appetite for OCing? Oh, and the ram is not the actual ram. Newegg didn't have G.Skill ram w/ 7 timing in stock, so i put the same priced ram in the cart to see total.
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  1. This would be my pick if you were to spend ~$850 before taxes and rebates...
    X6 1050T + MSI 870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.397503

    RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    CASE + PSU - IMO this case would offer as good airflow as that case...though obviously the Corsair would have many added features...But in terms of airflow performance, I doubt it would be anything better than this...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.422448

    Graphics card - Nvidia will be launching newer Fermi GF104 based cards...So you might want to get those rather than the GF100 ones...
  2. After looking things over, i've decided i'll give ATI another shot, since i'm going to go AMD this time around. Previously, all of my ATI cards have given me nothing but trouble with their Drivers. Same with BIOstar, i've only recieved bad mobo's from them, but of course it could be because those were $40..

    Anyways...

    So my build now is this:

    Motherboard: Biostar - TA890FXE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138193

    Processor: AMD AM3 Phenom II x4 955 BE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws - DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Power Supply: Cooler Master 600w
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036

    Graphics: XFX 5750 1gb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150448

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    Sub Total: $759.93

    Grand Total: $$831.33
    (The Aftermarket CPU Cooler is not in the build price, and would like suggestions. I'm currently looking at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus)

    Again, my goals are to do my first real O.C. build, and to be able to play SC2, D3, Rage & other newer games at absolute maximum performance. Though my budget fits this amount at the moment (buying pc in september, prices may change) I think the only thing i'd change is the graphics card, for when the time comes to purchase. Additionally, if you skipped over the first post, i'll be gaming at 1680x1050.

    Any thoughts on the 5750? How about this card in Crossfire?
  3. ^ Well in that price range, you get better mobos...I would stick with ASUS/ Gigabyte or at the least the MSI...not that Biostar boards are bad, but IMO these are better...

    And get a faster card like the HD 5770 if you game often...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161338

    And get this CASE + PSU combo...
    CM HAF 922 + CM 700W - 600W might be cutting close if you want to run 2 cards in Crossfire...So this 700W owuld provide some headroom...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.422453

    RAM - Check this out...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

    Like you said prices will change and so do the combos that I have listed...So when you actually make the purchase, then post back again...
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