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~$1100 i5 Gaming Build and Monitor

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August 16, 2010 11:40:19 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: 1k-1.2k

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

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

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.
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Disk drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112236

Hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236051

Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333

Power supply and ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.469105

CPU and mother board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.465993
August 16, 2010 11:52:45 PM

PSU+ram combo could be better. Get an XFX black edition 850w for 115, and any lower voltage 1600 kit for about 90$. I like the G.skill eco series.

May want to move to a GTX 470 for 270$ (newegg, sort by lowest price)

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/180?vs=160

Case, HD, OD, CPU, and mobo are very good.

System totals 967 with those changes, leaving enough for that low-end monitor. If you could spend more for an IPS I probably would, but if not that monitor is within budget.
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August 17, 2010 8:47:29 PM

Any other suggestions?
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