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Final Build. Please critique :D

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August 23, 2010 8:00:33 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: ~$800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Most important is World of Warcraft (high end raiding), then SC2, Web browsing, playing movies, and word processing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
Have: Asus 23'' monitor 1920x1080 2ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NEED: Everything else

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel. I do NOT want an AMD build

OVERCLOCKING: yes but not aggressive

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: I will eventually go GTX 260 SLI. For now just one GTX 260

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm looking for the best "bang for the buck" intel build. I'm not overly picky. If possible I would love to shave off a couple extra bucks with a few more combo deals. Please let me know what you think.


(I have no idea how to copy and paste my shopping cart from newegg. If anyone can explain then I will do it so this is easier to read.)

Product Description Savings Total Price


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$21.99


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$49.99 (after rebate)


GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$229.99


XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$69.99


ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

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

$227.98 (after $30 combo & $30 instant)


Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$59.95 (after combo/instant savings & w/ free shipping)


Promo Code: -$44.99

i5-760 Intel Processor
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
170.00

Grand Total: $872.22 (including tax & after rebates)


Unfortunately I'm one of the 3 states that has to pay sales tax using newegg. that ads on about 80 bucks.

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August 23, 2010 8:06:57 AM

i would go with i5 750 on this build.
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August 23, 2010 8:31:15 AM

jimishtar said:
i would go with i5 750 on this build.

why? he got the I5 760 for 170 dollars, the i5-750 costs 195 on newegg.
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August 23, 2010 9:29:35 AM

It's a good build, some great combos and the i5 760 is a great price. Personally I would prefer Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD, but some people do like their WDs
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August 23, 2010 2:09:59 PM

Essex said:
why? he got the I5 760 for 170 dollars, the i5-750 costs 195 on newegg.


ups sorry, didnt see that :)  yup, that price is awsome
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August 23, 2010 2:42:44 PM

Yeah, I would go with the i5-750 if they sold it but they dont :\

But overall its a good price for an i5 build?

Do you think it will handle SC2 and WoW and max?

And thank you guys for the replies :) 
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August 23, 2010 7:54:27 PM

i5 760 is better than i5 750, and microcenter sells it cheaper, so its all win if you ask me.

That build should manage those games easily on max settings.
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August 23, 2010 9:09:02 PM

Thank you asteldian. One last question. Do you think the 650W Power supply will be enough? There is another combo with a 750W PS but its $15 more.
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August 24, 2010 3:30:25 AM

ryanipz said:
Thank you asteldian. One last question. Do you think the 650W Power supply will be enough? There is another combo with a 750W PS but its $15 more.

Hey ryanipz, how were you able to screw on the psu from the near? I only see 1 screw hole once i seat the psu into the case from the back. Thanks. BTW, this is with the antec nine hundred two case.
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August 24, 2010 8:54:47 AM

A quality 650W will handle 2 x GTX 460s. But if you plan on doing much OCing it may be worth the extra $15
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