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September 6, 2010 11:42:20 PM

So after adjusting some of the parts and switching some things i have finally got what i think is the right build. i would appreciate any and all feedback/suggestions/advice ext. as-well as any compatibility issues and cooling issues.


Budget: 1275$ (including shipping)
Use: High end gaming (future-proof)
Overclocking: GPU only, unless suggested otherwise.



CPU - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Combo price: 449.99$ (link to product)

HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V

Combo Price: 144.98$ (link to product)

GPU - MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460

Price: 249.99$ (link to product)

RAM - CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel

Price: 144.99$ (link to product)

Case - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
DVD Writer - LITE-ON 22X DVD Writer Black IDE Model iHAP422-98

Combo Price: 83.89$ (link to product)

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Price: 99.99$ (link to product)


Total Cost: 1198.17 (including shipping)


i would also like to add, that i don't do mail-in rebates, so do not take these into factor. it will ship to MI, USA.

Many thanks in advance :) 

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September 7, 2010 12:02:13 AM

In my opinion: spend 20$ more and get a GTX 470.

Get an XFX black edition 750+Samsung f3 separately for 10$ more.

Overclock that CPU, I don't suggest voltmods as that's how you break things, but consider dropping 20$ on an Hyper 212+ and overclocking it at stock voltage.
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September 7, 2010 12:20:57 AM

Looks like a fine build, bump the i7 930 to a 950, the price difference is like $20 and you get a significant clock boost for the price. Other then that it looks good. I would also consider weather you will SLI that GTX460, if so I would get a 750 watt PSU.
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September 7, 2010 12:28:39 AM

blackhawk1928 said:
Looks like a fine build, bump the i7 930 to a 950, the price difference is like $20 and you get a significant clock boost for the price. Other then that it looks good. I would also consider weather you will SLI that GTX460, if so I would get a 750 watt PSU.


would doing a SLI setup with them be a significant increase? i wouldn't do it now. but maybe after a year.
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September 7, 2010 12:42:11 AM

Well SLI GTX460's would give a huge boost in performance. I am pretty sure I saw benchmarks where 2 1GB GTX460's smoked a GTX480 in benchmarks.
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September 7, 2010 2:40:10 AM

Is there any compatibility issues with this build?
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September 7, 2010 3:32:20 AM

Nope, there are no compatibility issues with the build as far as I can see :) 
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September 7, 2010 7:10:28 PM

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