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Intel Gaming Computer <=~$1500 Suggestion (Nooby)

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September 5, 2010 1:25:22 AM

I'm from Canada, so all prices are in CAD. Also I am a nooby at building computers.

Here is my current setup

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan
$54.99
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Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80
$139.99
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GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N470SO-13I GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
$402.99
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G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI
$159.99
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ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$249.99
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Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
$299.96
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Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$159.00
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Total
$1,576.77

Don't know if I have picked the right motherboard or CPU (would like to stick with an i7).

I would like to have dual video cards if possible (only if it is better then one). Therefor the reason for a 850W power supply because planning on upgrading later. Although I would like to have duals from the start.

Don't need a storage hard drive or CD drive because I have an external CD/DVD driver already, just need a SSD for operating system.

Not sure if the fans on that case would be noisy either.

Any suggestion are welcomed!

Thanks in advance!

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September 5, 2010 1:31:20 AM

Hmm I actually would like to go with a i7 950 if I can save money some where...

I think the mother board is my biggest issue here.
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September 5, 2010 2:05:41 AM

^ Don't bother with the 950.

Overall, excellent build. You can't do much better than that.

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I would like to have dual video cards if possible (only if it is better then one). Therefor the reason for a 850W power supply because planning on upgrading later. Although I would like to have duals from the start.

No point. The GTX470 can handle most games fine @ 1920*1080. By the time you'll need more horsepower (ie Crysis 2,etc) you'll be able to add a 2nd GTX470 for significantly cheaper, esp. with the ATI 6xxx cards coming out soon.
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September 5, 2010 2:30:17 AM

Are you sure you won't need a storage HDD? 64GB isn't that much space...

Other than that, I'm not sure about that case.
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September 5, 2010 2:37:15 AM

Yea I have an 1TB external hard drive

currently I have a laptop and I have 99GB used including my media and such.

If I do need a hard drive that could be easily added later anyways

I'm more concerned about the hardware that cant be changed easily =]

Thanks for the advice though!
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September 5, 2010 6:04:22 PM

My friend and I were talking about the video card selection.

Is it worth it to go with the overclocked series? Am I picking the right card for its price?

Help please
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September 5, 2010 6:22:56 PM

Do not get a CP-Series PSU, it takes up too much room....
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September 5, 2010 6:27:25 PM

I'm getting a mid size tower ...

why would room be an issue?
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September 5, 2010 6:37:13 PM

K I'm going to purchase this now thanks for everyone's advice!
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