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September 5, 2010 6:15:42 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: Around 1,000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming,movies,videos

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard,mouse,monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: Quality

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 but getting new monitor soon

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PROCESSOR&MOTHERBOARD
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

VIDEO:
MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SSD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE/CD:
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

So I've tried to do the best combo deals I could find. That's why most of what I have included in this build are combo deals. Total came out to be $885 with about $80 in rebates still.

I'm looking for suggestions to better my build or change it up. I'm planning on adding a second GTX 460 card in a couple of months, so that's why I have it SLI capable. Any help to improve this build would be appreciated!

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September 5, 2010 6:34:08 AM

You have a category of SSD with a 1 TB HDD listed.

I have no personal experience with LITE-ON but for some reason I have an aversion to them, I'd look at a Sony/LG/Samsung DVD-RW drive if I were you (expect the same price or +/- $2)

The PSU is overkill for a 460 but its a good PSU and your overall budget of 885 before MIR is pretty good, I don't really see where lowering the PSU would get you any better items, so good job.

If I were you I'd look into an Antec 900 Two. Its better quality and has nice features like cable management etc. Just my 2c

Overall nothing stands out as anything less than exceptional.
September 5, 2010 4:36:33 PM

I would look into the H.A.F. line of cases or some other cooler masters, they have some very nice choices.
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