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September 3, 2010 8:08:06 PM

I'm building a pair of identical PCs and would like advise on the components I've chosen to keep under the $1,000 per unit budget.
I'd like to know if any of you have had problems with any of these items or if they have displayed any compatibility issues with any other of these parts.
These will probably be running Win XP Pro SP3 or Win 7 Home Premium, the person I'm building these for hasn't indicated a preference of OS yet.
I've only been told that he wants a couple decent gaming rigs for his kids.
Also unknown is wired or wireless connectivity. I'm leaving keyboards and mice out of the build since these are such an individual preference type of item.

MOBO=$140.00
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU=$210.00
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core BX80605I5760
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


RAM=$103.00
OCZ Blade SuperTuned 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


GPU=$199.00
EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PSU=$80.00
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CASE=$45.00 Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HDD=$90.00 (x2)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


DVD=$18.00
Sony Optiarc Black 24X CD/DVD Burner #N82E16827118039 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


total $975.00

Any thoughts.

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September 4, 2010 2:30:28 AM

I would probably go with a 1GB ATI Radeon 5830 for graphics at that price point. I love mine.

http://gizmodo.com/5569723/the-best-graphics-cards-at-e...
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September 4, 2010 2:31:52 PM

Thanks, I think I'll go with the "GIGABYTE GV-R583UD-1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card" from Newegg @ $190

The specs far outweigh the Nvidia card and I'm still under budget. :) 

But does any body know of any hardware conflicts with any of these components? Does this ram and cpu play well with this mobo? This is my biggest concern.
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September 14, 2010 4:50:24 PM

Best answer selected by JohnDoe_69.
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