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$1200 Core i5 Gaming Build + Monitor

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August 14, 2010 5:34:52 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: $1200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet, movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, and OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I will use this rig mainly for gaming so I decided to go with the Core i5 750 CPU and GTX 460 1gb graphics card. I also included a monitor. Let me know what you guys think.

cpu and power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

board and ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

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

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

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

screen
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 15, 2010 1:15:58 AM

Any suggestions?
August 15, 2010 4:21:40 PM

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August 15, 2010 4:54:19 PM

solid motherboard only thing i would change is the i5 750 to an i5 760
August 15, 2010 5:22:27 PM

Is the clockrate the only difference? Can I overclock the 750 go get it to the same speed?
a b 4 Gaming
August 15, 2010 5:28:11 PM

Yeah, the build is solid.

You could try to switch the combos around in order to get an i5-760 (as gordon_81 suggests) and possibly slightly lower CL RAM (you have CL8, CL7 would be slightly better), but don't break any combos and pay more than $20-30 to do that. In the long run, you're not likely to notice the difference between an i5-750 and an i5-760, or between CL8 and CL7 RAM.
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