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Help with Gaming Build - SC2 and FF XIV

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August 2, 2010 4:05:49 AM

Please help me make this cheaper. I think I can go to 1156 socket quad core and then the cpu, motherboard and ram will be cheaper (4GB instead of 6GB). I still need to pick a monitor! :( 

Power Supply - $169.99
Seasonic X650 Gold ATX 12V 24PIN 650W Active PFC 80PLUS Gold Modular SLI Ready Power Supply

CPU - $275.60
Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ-

Motherboard - $215.19
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard

Memory - $194.99 (after $30 MIR)
Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory Kit

Video Card - $274.76
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Superclocked EE 763MHZ 1024MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card

HDD (SSD) - $174.91
Corsair Force Series 60GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD Sandforce *3 Year MFR Wrty*

CPU Cooler - $64.43
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 LGA1366 LGA1156 AM2 AM3

Case - $119.99
Lian Li PC-7FNB ATX Aluminum Mid Tower Case Black 5X5.25 4X3.5 No PSU

Total - $1519.86 + 5% Tax and shipping :( 

Ok, I need help to trim down this build. The initial goal is to play Starcraft 2 on 1920x180 or 1920x1200 at max everything (Ultra) and maybe 4xAA. The GTX 460 1GB is the center of that. That card is out of stock, maybe there is another I can pick - 1GB is a must, the benchmarks show it a lot higher than the 768MB models.

The rest is up for grabs. I'll do ATX or mATX. Intel or AMD. If Intel, 1366 or 1156.

Also I'll take advice on a good gaming monitor, 22-24" 1080p+ resolution.

I also bought a Razer Imperator mouse and Logitech G110 gaming keyboard - if I should return those for something else let me know, I have 7 days to return them.

Need to get this cost down ;) 

Thanks!

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