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$650 FFXIV gaming build

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July 27, 2010 5:32:58 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $600-$700 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case, keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, OS, DVD drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com (charges tax since I live in TN), Tigerdirect.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel chipset 1156

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Building for FFXIV mainly. Motherboard must support SLI or Crossfire (depending on vid card purchase) for future upgrade. I would like a 500 GB or greater HD, but will go lower to cut costs if necessary.

I would like to spend no more than $700 on the entire build after rebates. I have already purchased the case locally. Here is what I have come up with (3 vendors: Amazon.com, Newegg.com, Tigerdirect.com).

Case: $50
COOLER MASTER 690

CPU: $194.99
Intel Core i5-750 2.66ghz

Motherboard: $100.99
BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU + PSU: $149.98
ASUS CuCore Radeon HD 5770 1GB & OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W PSU

DVD drive: $19.99
Lite-on 24x

HD: $39.99
Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM

RAM: $74.99
Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9AG 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM - - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB (2x 2048MB), 240 Pin, Dual-Channel

Cooling: $19.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3

Newegg tax = $27.61
Tigerdirect shipping = $6.69


Total comes out to $685.22

I would really like to squeeze in a GTX 460 if possible. Any comments/advice would really help me out! Thanks so much.

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July 27, 2010 6:01:12 AM

$660AR,$20 cheaper if swap F3 1TB with F3 500GB
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July 27, 2010 7:07:24 AM

that's a good deal on a 5770 and PSU for onyl 150! HOWEVER... if you are going to run SLI that is not a good motherboard choice. When you run two video cards they only run at 8x each b/c they share one 16x bandwitdh. I'd upgrade the motherboard for another $40 bucks or so to one that will run two cards at 16x each. If you only use one monitor at lower resolutions, then dont worry about it. If you run higher resolutions, then you wil notice more of a drop in performance with 8x8x vs 16x16x

I do live the above reccomended build... however.. you cannot run two Geforce cards in an SLI on an AMD mobo/processor combo. Technically you can, but it involves some hacked software. I'm not sure exactly waht is involved since I've never done it... but if you ever wanted to SLi two 460's on an AMD build, it's goign to involve alot of research and specialized hacked programming.
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