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This is it: i5 Home Computer Build

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August 27, 2010 2:06:25 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week!

BUDGET RANGE: 900 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: SC2, Diablo 2, Downloading and Managing Music

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: i5 760 Processor, Getting it from a micro Center

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NewEgg.Com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel and NVIDIA

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Hoping to get a full 1080p HD monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like to include windows, fans and any other needs into the 900.

Here is what I have made up today.

Let me know if i can improve or if I should just Pull the trigger!!

I5 760 at Micro Center
(CPU)
169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
(Memory + Case)
142.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
(Power Supply + Hard Drive)
144.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(CD/DVD Drive)
22.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(MotherBoard)
139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Video Card)
229.99

Windows 7
100

Monitor
????

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August 27, 2010 3:10:48 PM

yes :D  pull the trigger.
only thing i can mention is that the mobo you picked cannot fully utlize usb 3.0 and sata 6gbps during crossfire/sli. if you are really concerned about this then you could consider asus p6x58d-e.
August 27, 2010 3:15:28 PM

Also, if you plan to run 2 460s in sli AND over clock you may want to invest in a larger wattage power supply. what size you need would depend on how much you plan on over clocking.
I would prob go with 800w+ b/c nvideas in sli eat power like monsters.
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August 27, 2010 3:41:13 PM

Monitor : ASUS VH236H Black 23"

Much faster RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Cheaper Case (in case you want it) : Rosewill CHALLENGER Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case

Xiangjiao is right 'bout the mobo, but if that's ok by you, you can keep it. If not, get this slightly more expensive alternative : ASUS P7P55D-E Pro.

Please check Power Supply Calculator for your power supply requirements. I dare say, 750 should be just 'bout alright if you're planning to OC & SLI. Just to be sure, 850 can't hurt at all.

I'll definitely go with a 850 : CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX
August 27, 2010 3:51:54 PM

Aright, can anyone find any combo deals with these upgrades?

I'll do the 850, the Asus Mobo and the Better Ram. The case is nice too.
August 28, 2010 6:09:03 AM

Great $35 dollar savings if you buy soon.

But I don't think they are gonna have an inexpensive case combo'ed with an expensive PSU, IDK.
August 30, 2010 2:27:38 PM

Final Build: Last Questions, will the 850 psu fit in the antec 300?

I5 760 from Micro Center
(CPU)
169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
(Mobo + Memory)
242.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204
(CD Drive)
22.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
(GPU + PSU)
329.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-129-...
(Case)
59.95

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(HD)
79.99
August 30, 2010 4:43:30 PM

Also, please let me know if im over spending in certain areas.

I just need the goahead from the community and i'm hitting the purchase button on new egg.
August 31, 2010 4:47:46 AM

Perfect Mobo + RAM. Perfect GPU + PSU. Perfectly good inexpensive case. Perfect HDD.

It's just that your ODD link doesn't go anywhere. Get a LG/Samsung/Sony/Asus ~$20 22X drive with lightscribe support.

And oh! Any ATX spec PSU will fit into any ATX case (Mid/Full). Only thing - Your case doesn't have an external 3.5" (floppy) drive bay though, but I guess now that you don't even need those things for BIOS updates, it should be ok.
August 31, 2010 2:39:37 PM

Awesome. Pulling the trigger, thanks all
August 31, 2010 4:13:29 PM

You're welcome :) 
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