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July 2, 2010 1:14:28 AM

Hi, thanks in advance!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Possibly this weekend for the promo codes BUDGET RANGE: $1,000 USD Before Rebates but less is more, as they say.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (mostly MMOs), surfing the net, standard everyday use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, case (Antec Nine Hundred)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:, tigerdirect, possibly Microcenter but it'd have to be a sweet deal to make up for the 80 mile drive

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel - I'm pretty set on the i5-750 but I may be swayed by another Intel.

OVERCLOCKING: Possibly SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Possibly down the line


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is a pretty standard build I've seen many variations of here. I'm fairly happy with it but I wouldn't mind upgrading from the 5770 if I can shave off some $$$ elsewhere in the build. Maybe scale down from the 750w psu, etc. Will need a cooler at some point but I won't be overclocking immediately so I think I can hold off on that. Here's hoping the links work since this is only my 2nd post.


DVD - Nothing special

HD - Samsung Spinpoint 1TB

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaw 2x2

OS - Win7 Pro OEM

GPU/PSU - Radeon 5770/Corsair 750HX

CPU/MOBO - i5-750/Asus P7P55D-E PRO

Current total with promos $986.79 (lost two promos overnight grr). Would still love input on cutting cost if possible.

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July 2, 2010 1:45:18 AM

Great component selection! Solid build.
What case do you have?
July 2, 2010 3:41:46 AM

Thanks for the input. I'll be using the Antec Nine Hundred.
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July 2, 2010 4:19:12 AM

You have a somewhat similar build to mine.
Only thing is i built mine 6 months ago and have a 1st gen mobo.
I would buy the E-PRO mobo no question if i built today.
Click more info under my avatar then configuration to see my builds.
Btw nice ram i have that in my 2nd rig.
July 3, 2010 1:08:10 AM

Edited to add descriptions, guess I should have included that. Any suggestions on substitutions to allow for a better gpu? Or opinions about a lesser card for the time being to save for an upgrade down the line?
July 3, 2010 4:01:10 AM

I don't see anything i would change.
I'd just be worried about losing the combos since they feature top-notch gear.