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Yep - another cheap bastard looking for help...

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: See additional comments

BUDGET RANGE: Below $1,000 pre rebates (AR wouldn't be the worst thing)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming SC2, D3 (if it ever comes out), Movie streaming to PS3

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NewEgg or wherever

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I'm leaning toward i5. Would like a minimum of a 22" display.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No (right now) due to budget

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

1. As it pertains to build date. I don't need this system now and I have posted this in a different thread. I'm debating whether it's worth it due to my budget to just sit back and wait a few months for BF / CM to see what kind of deals pop up. My gut tells me that due to my budget, I'm prolly not going to save a huge sum of cash (maybe on the display) and I'm not going to be able to make any large tech jumps (i.e SLi, i7, etc...). But at the same time I don't want to get stuck in that technology holding pattern that is, "I'll just wait a couple months so it will be cheaper). But again, a couple months in this case is BF / CM and could net me some savings.
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  1. Well, one option is to get a SLI ready i5 setup now with a single GTX460 then hunt for deals for another on BF/CM and perhaps an SSD. Though I really haven seen much BF/CM deals on hardware, mainly just monitors, laptops, and a camera or two.

    i5 750 (if you live hear a Microcenter) $150
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0317379

    P7P55D Pro $160
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131405&cm_re=p7p55-_-13-131-405-_-Product

    GTX 460 $180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187112

    DDR3 1333 RAM $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144264&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=uw2mr0gchn

    Nzxt Gamma case $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061&Tpk=Nzxt%20Gamma

    Corsair TX650 $60AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    Samsung F3 $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&cm_re=Samsung_F3-_-22-152-181-_-Product

    Acer 24 inch 1080P monitor (theres also a LG 21.5 for for $150 if you like) $160:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009252

    Total: $895 After 20MIR.
    (add in another $100 for Win 7, but when you are ready to buy, combos should be able to shave $100 off)
  2. Timop said:
    Well, one option is to get a SLI ready i5 setup now with a single GTX460 then hunt for deals for another on BF/CM and perhaps an SSD. Though I really haven seen much BF/CM deals on hardware, mainly just monitors, laptops, and a camera or two.

    i5 750 (if you live hear a Microcenter) $150
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0317379


    Man, that sucks. I don't. :(

    Any Tom's people want to help me out? :D
  3. Not worth it, buy can actually by better parts separately on newegg for cheaper.
  4. Thanks for the info Timop...

    I'm going to bump this and just ask, how would you recommend building it if I were to go AMD and would like at least a 1GB 460?

    Many thanks!
  5. Its an alternative but I wont suggest it.
    The only Mobos that do SLI with AMD isn't the best Mobos you can get for the money and for 1080P, the difference between the two cards really isn't that much(about 7%).

    Though if you find a cheap(~$210)1GB GTX460 go for it, the difference widens by a lttle bit for SLI.
  6. Timop said:
    Its an alternative but I wont suggest it.
    The only Mobos that do SLI with AMD isn't the best Mobos you can get for the money and for 1080P, the difference between the two cards really isn't that much(about 7%).

    Though if you find a cheap(~$210)1GB GTX460 go for it, the difference widens by a lttle bit for SLI.



    Ah,

    So watcha think?

    http://i.imgur.com/BwJdP.png
  7. Theres a nice combo if you are fine with the seagate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.466362

    And a combo with a Case+PSU, comes with 2 fans: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.482949

    Also maybe this CPU+RAM combo if youre fine with large MIRs:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.458184

    But even your existing build is a nice one.
  8. Fnerb said:

    Because it is a OEM machine that that uses the cheapest parts possible and throws in way too much RAM you cant possibly use to jack up the price.

    If you want a really cheap build at the cost of features and quality, it is possible even if you DIY, though I wont recommend it.
  9. Man, I keep going back and forth and can't make up my mind. Keep plugging in different components trying to whittle down the price.

    Think I need to ____ or get off the pot. :D
  10. Alright, last pass.

    Note: I do plan on OC'ing the proc.

    http://i.imgur.com/2I9CA.png
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  12. Timop said:
    Personally, I would this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118059&Tpk=Zalman%20performa

    But its a great build.


    Thanks for all your help Timop!
  13. Best answer selected by Fnerb.
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