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Final check, ready to buy.

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September 6, 2010 2:51:47 AM


BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1300

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg , recommendations?
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: usa

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel

OVERCLOCKING: yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: in the future.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure yet

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: thanks

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CPU + OS combo
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield + windows 7 home prem 389.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] 19-115-211

Graphics card
MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 224.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.455033

motherboard
ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] 13-131-666

Memory
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ 119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231223

HHD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

Tower
NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811146025

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September 6, 2010 2:54:36 AM

Gaming? i7 but mediocre GPU?

IMO your entire build should be shifted an i5-760 based system with a nicer GPU. Where's the PSU? What resolution is your monitor going to be?
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September 6, 2010 3:35:26 AM

1680? You'll be fine off of a single 460, or even single 5770.

Get the XFX black edition 850. It's 3$ cheaper, 100 watts more, modular, silver-efficiency, and quite a bit nicer. Alternatively, the black ediiton 750 is 20$ cheaper and has all the benefits of the 850 minus the extra 100 watts.

I still think you should move to a P55/i5-760 build and pocket the money for upgrades later, preferably an SSD or nicer monitor.

Edit: deals on the XFX PSU and Samsung F3 die tonight, get those in if you're going for it.
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