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July 13, 2010 4:42:16 AM

Had my ancient pc which was my first build for about 4 years, i feel its finally time for an upgrade. PC will primarily be used for gaming (want to be able to play all games with ease and new ones to come), lots of media, music and video editing. I'm open to any suggestions or changes, only preferences I have are nvidia graphics card and i7 processor. Also i need some help picking out a decent priced case, preferably a full tower and as suave looking as possible, sick of people saying to me OMGZ u have a window on ur PC?!

OS: will be using XP


ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



PNY XLR8 VCGGTX465XPB GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9160412AS 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive



Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


p.s. primary game is counterstrike 1.6, suppose i'll dabble source more often once i have a PC that can run it dominantly. Usual desktop resolution is 1280x1024, ingame CS resolution is 640x480

lemme know watcha think or come up with

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July 13, 2010 4:50:44 AM

This is OVERKILL to play couterstrike... lol Anyway, I'd say save $60bucks and get a 1gb gtx 460, cheaper and will perform just as well... take that $60bucks and get 6gb of RAM isntead of 4. You also do not need a top notch motherboard for this basic hardware... get a Gigabyte in the 140-160dollar range.

Maybe a COoler MAster HAF 922?
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July 13, 2010 4:57:26 AM

Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9160412AS 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

FOR NOTEBOOKS



Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860


LGA 1156 NOT 1366. Use an i7 930 instead.

I'd rather go with i5 750 and 5850... It's perfect for gaming, i7 is useless and fermi is hmmm... fermi
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July 13, 2010 4:58:12 AM

omg !!! For css xD lmao !!!

Get a 100$ graphic card and a cheap dual core and you'll be more than fine
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July 13, 2010 5:03:44 AM

hah, its not like css is going to be a primary game, i just want the capability to play anything that comes out in the future, or basically any game out now.

Good lookin out on the notebook harddrive ROFL

i'll definitely think about downgrading the g-card a bit for the 6 gigs of ram, but honestly i feel like the 2 more gigs of ram compared to the 4 won't even be that much more noticeable


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July 13, 2010 5:05:02 AM

as well as processor :p 
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July 14, 2010 6:04:12 PM

told ya :p 
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July 14, 2010 8:34:49 PM

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