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Advice on a new system build..

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Antec 1200......160
Cooler master 80 plus gold 800watt PSU.......170


you could also go intel
Core i7 x6.......900
EVGA mobo, LGA1366, 6x DDR3 RAM slots.........200
Mushkin 12 gigs memory.......490

and with the same parts up there^

new total:2415

do you need peripherals?
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?
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.

August 11, 2010 2:00:20 AM

that actually seems good, go with it
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?