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Final Build - Please rate before I buy ($860)

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August 4, 2010 2:07:59 AM

Alright, after a couple posts, and a lot of research, this is what I've come up with for my build -- I had a $850 budget, so I'm slightly over (although if there's something that I can cut back on to be under, that would be great too!) I'm going with the static wrist strap because it's $4 and will help my rampant paranoia about all things static-y.



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I'm using it mainly for games like starcraft 2, diablo 3, WoW, Civ 4. I will be buying new games, so I want something that will be able to handle things down the road a bit. I'm also doing music recording, so quiet is good.

August 4, 2010 2:11:18 AM

Oh, I should mention -- I do want to SLI eventually (does my mobo handle that?)
August 4, 2010 2:48:13 AM

Dude you are cheaping out on that motherboard :)  go less on the graphics and get a better motherboard gtx460 aint gonna be quiet ;)  go with this motherboard, its the new chipset and will last much longer I would go with an ATi card too they are cheaper, less noise, less heat. Maybe a 5830? SLI is great and stuff and i'm going to get flamed but.. oh well more expensive but oh well srry
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August 4, 2010 2:49:46 AM

Wait, what about your CPU cooler... 0_o
August 4, 2010 12:55:54 PM

Well, I wasn't planning on a cpu cooler right now, as I'm not going to overclock or pick up the 2nd 460 until later. Cost is really a concern, so I don't want to go too high over the 850 mark. Will Mr. P's mobo work with SLI and the 460?
August 4, 2010 1:09:37 PM

If going AMD you are limited to a few motherboards for SLI
This one at $139.99 is the best available I think

You wont get SATA/USB III with any of the SLI boards, but that is no big issue for gaming

An alternative is certainly to go with ATI GPUs, but personally I would not grab anything less than a 5850 (unless you were planning on 2 x 5770s). I certainly would not go 5830, that card was pointless before the GTX 460s, now they really are redundant cards
August 4, 2010 1:33:27 PM

i will post a build as soon as i can
August 4, 2010 1:39:33 PM
August 4, 2010 5:54:23 PM

why would you go with your case over the one I found?
August 4, 2010 6:25:49 PM

because it's higher quality and cheaper