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September 5, 2010 4:40:37 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 -2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $1000 - $1500 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching movies lots of 1080p, Converting Videos

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, case.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, amazon.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES:been looking at AMD and Intel no preference just the best bang for my buck, motherboard has to support a minimum of 7 sata drives and raid is a plus, 8 gigs of ram, 2 reliable 2tb drives. Fast 120gb os drive. 22" - 24" monitor.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: would like to be able to play crysis, battlefield bc2, world of warcraft, or starcraft 2 on decent settings without lag. Will be transfering 3 1tb drives to the system and using this case.

More about : gaming media 1000 1500

September 8, 2010 11:43:43 PM

Go with AMD 1055t, because BC2 takes advantage of 4 cores.

What is your monitor resolution!!!!1!one!!!

AMD 1055t - $197
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard (many options) ~$200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory - $96
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive - $74
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card 5870 - $364
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply 750w $109 After Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $1,114.93

Or you can get a 5970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $1,399.93

Or you can get the ROG 5870 (pretty much the best 5870 you can get)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $1,269.93

Or you can get a 1090t and that will add ~$90 to all totals.

Note, if you get the 5970 get the XFX 850w - $129 After Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or you can get 5870 in Crossfire X and 5850 in Crossfire X
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September 8, 2010 11:53:18 PM

If you want to go with Intel....

i5-760 - $209
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - $134 After Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory - $96
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive - $74
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card GTX470 - $324 After Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply - $129 After Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $921.93

Or you can get two GTX 460s in SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2

Subtotal: $1,051.93

Or you can get two GTX470s in SLI

Subtotal: $1,251.93

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September 9, 2010 12:01:56 AM

i7, GTX 470 Build:

Intel i7-950 (Slightly better for overclocking than an i7-930, only $15 more now)
EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-KR LGA 1366 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (2x SATA 6Gb/s, 6x SATA 3Gb/s)
$508 with promo code MBTEN92

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


XFX 650W Power Supply (High quality, 80 plus bronze certified, modular)
$67 after $20 rebate with promo code XFXPOWER

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


6GB OCZ DDR3 1600 CL8
Gigabyte GTX 470
$368 after $30 rebate

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


Crucial C300 128GB SSD
$279

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


2x Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB
$240

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$20 DVD Burner


Total: $1482 (including shipping and rebates)


Optional Upgrade:

XFX 850W Powersupply (Very high quality, 80 plus silver certified, modular) if you want to leave the door open for SLI later.
$107 after $20 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 9, 2010 12:03:10 AM

PARTS PREFERENCES:been looking at AMD and Intel no preference just the best bang for my buck, motherboard has to support a minimum of 7 sata drives and raid is a plus, 8 gigs of ram, 2 reliable 2tb drives. Fast 120gb os drive. 22" - 24" monitor.

1) You will not use more than 4gb of ram trust me
2) You can a 60GB SSD to your build, you don't need 120gb
G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB SSD - $154
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3) I forgot the monitor :p 

4) Upgrade the drives when you need it.
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September 9, 2010 12:46:01 AM

i5, GTX 470 Build:

Intel i5-760
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (2x SATA 6Gb/s, 7x SATA 3Gb/s)
$360

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


XFX 650W Power Supply (High quality, 80 plus bronze certified, modular)
$67 after $20 rebate with promo code XFXPOWER

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Galaxy GTX 470
$270 after $30 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


8GB G.Skill DDR3 1333 CL9 1.5V (2x4GB)
$160 after promo code EMCYXYN44

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Crucial C300 128GB SSD
$279

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product


2x Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB
$240

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product


$20 DVD Burner


Total: $1396 (including shipping and rebates)


Optional Upgrade:

XFX 850W Powersupply (Very high quality, 80 plus silver certified, modular) if you want to leave the door open for SLI later.
$107 after $20 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] xfx%20850w
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September 9, 2010 2:33:36 AM

Copier :p 
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September 9, 2010 3:20:17 AM

Mr Pizza said:
Copier :p 


Maybe, I don't know. I didn't click through all of those tagless links. :p 
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September 9, 2010 1:57:28 PM

wielander said:
Maybe, I don't know. I didn't click through all of those tagless links. :p 

:pt1cable:  :pt1cable:  :pt1cable:  :pt1cable:  :pt1cable:  :pt1cable: 
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September 11, 2010 1:47:52 AM

Thanks for the info
Here's what i pieced together

AMD 1055T $177.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.482997

GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128441

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB $96.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

GIGABYTE GV-R587OC-1GD Radeon HD 5870 1GB $374.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125326

G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series 60GB SSD $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231377

2 Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB $239.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136514


2 Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM $359.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136456

XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W $149.99 - $129.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001


Total Price $1,505.91



Can someone recommend a nice sub $200 monitor maybe 1920x1080 or 1200 and fast response.
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September 11, 2010 2:36:06 AM

Make sure you use the promo code EMCYXYV29 to get those drives for $60 less.

And the promo code XFXPOWER to get the power supply for $22.50 less.
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September 11, 2010 11:24:16 AM

when do those promo codes expire?
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September 11, 2010 6:44:11 PM

jcruiser89 said:
when do those promo codes expire?

The one on the hard drives expires on 9/13; the one for the power supply has been around for a month and may last longer.

It isn't worth getting those hard drives without the promo code.
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September 11, 2010 11:07:12 PM

jcruiser89 said:
what do you guys think of this monitor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001378


That's a decent monitor. You can get a more efficient, longer lasting, and better looking LED backlit monitor for that price, though. All of these monitors are LED Backlit, and they have excellent reviews/feedback:


Samsung 21.5" LED Backlit 1920x1080 Monitor for $180:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS 23" LED Backlit 1920x1080 Monitor for $200:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Samsung 23" LED Backlit 1920x1080 Monitor for $220:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Otherwise, if you want to save money, there are much cheaper high quality, standard LCDs:


ASUS 23" 1920x1080 Monitor for $150 after $20 rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

jcruiser89 said:
and should i get a different cpu fan or keep it stock.


If you plan to overclock, you should get a different CPU cooler. You could wait until you decide to start overclocking to replace the stock one.
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September 26, 2010 5:57:26 PM

Got everything together and is working like a charm.
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