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August 11, 2010 12:36:17 AM

So i have around $2500-3000 I want to spend on building a new computer, I only build every few years, usually buying higher quality products that will last for some time. I had a few builds I've done and re-done on newegg a few times, but was still just not confident in my picks.

If anyone has the time or wants to, please leave feedback on the system that you would build with a $2500-3000 budget.

As far as usage/storage goes, I'm currently play Starcraft 2, CoD: MW2, and waiting for Final Fantasy 14 to come out. I also do a lot of complex C#/C++ work and Video Editing/Production. So I need a beast that can play hard and work harder when I need it.

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August 11, 2010 1:05:23 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Phenom II x6..........200

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte mobo, AM3 ............180

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill DDR3 1066 CLS 7........180

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

WD caviar 1 tb 7200 RPM.....95

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire, Radeon 5870........400

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 1200......160

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler master 80 plus gold 800watt PSU.......170

total:1385


you could also go intel

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Core i7 x6.......900

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA mobo, LGA1366, 6x DDR3 RAM slots.........200

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mushkin 12 gigs memory.......490

and with the same parts up there^

new total:2415

do you need peripherals?
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August 11, 2010 1:15:45 AM

Nah im good there, i have my trust G5 mouse that i love and a G110 <3

Although I'm a strict Intel buyer, I would like a core i7 and at least 6Gb of RAM.
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August 11, 2010 1:24:41 AM

well your getting 12 here :D 

so monitor?
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August 11, 2010 1:38:18 AM

nah I have 2 monitors already 24" Samsung SyncMaster T240's;

I'd Like an i7 build around a x58 board, prefer a full size ATX than a micro ATX.

Was interested in possibly a SSD, but not sure if there worth it or not. Even maybe a small one to throw Win7 on.

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August 11, 2010 2:00:20 AM

that actually seems good, go with it
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August 11, 2010 2:33:50 AM

Well my question being, does anyone have experience with the new SATA III 6/0gb's SSD's? Is the technology reliable or is it going to be touch and go. Having A lot of my core apps and OS open/boot in a few seconds compared to almost a minute in some is very nice. Also is there a distinct advantage now in getting a new Nvidia CUDA 480 vs ATI's 5870 platform?
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