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$700 Gaming Build

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August 5, 2010 1:38:27 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next week or two

BUDGET RANGE: ~$700 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: FFXIV(September), SC2, other gaming, movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hdd, odd

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, amazon, tigerdirect

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD, nVidia

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: PC needs to score decently on the FFXIV benchmark.

CASE: NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

MOBO: MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CPU/RAM Combo: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor & G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Total after rebate $748

I'd like to bring that price down closer to $700 without losing too much performance. Some of these items had combo deals together this past weekend but i did not have the means to pay for it then and now the combos have disappeared. Any help dwindling this down closer to $700 would be much appreciated but I may be susceptible to some nudging to just suck it up and do it.








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August 10, 2010 7:08:57 AM

In terms of gaming performance, you won't lose much switching to an Athlon X3 440/445

I guess you could switch to a slightly lower card to save a bit more.
August 10, 2010 7:55:40 AM

You won't need a 750watter for non SLI so @ $649AR
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