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September 8, 2010 9:19:51 PM

Hello everyone, I am building my first PC and have updated my current plans, which are as follows.

Case: Cooler Master Haf 922 + Windows pro
CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 

Fan: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler 

Motherboard ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 

Memory: G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ 

Video Card: EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 

power supply: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular ... 

Hard Drive Western Digital WD1002FAEX :

optical drive ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS :

sound card included in motherboard
Network included in motherboard

Price Before rebates/ shipping $1489

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September 8, 2010 9:26:59 PM

If you're willing to build it yourself you can get a better gaming comp for that price for sure. What resolution are you planning on?
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September 8, 2010 9:43:42 PM

Well my monitor supports 1920x1080. I have on monitor currently hopping to expand to more eventually. I don't know what resolution exactly, but I'd like to max out as much as possible.
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September 8, 2010 10:05:56 PM

how bout

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NZXT LEXA S LEXS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
MSI N470GTX-
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7
XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W 15% off w/ promo code XFXPOWER,$20 rebate
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
win 7+ ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58
Noctua NH-D14 + i7 950

better power supply
better ram
better cooler
better hard drive
better graphics

for less then 1500

$1,484.89 before rebates and promo code
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September 8, 2010 10:40:38 PM

Wow, what a difference experience can make, I've got some more research to do. Thanks for the advice that is great advice. one question though, why did you choose the gtx 470 instead of 2x 460 in sli (I'm guessing price) or a HD 5850 (future expansion?)?

Also, how much speed total is lost with the change to the gtx 470?
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September 8, 2010 11:19:53 PM

No kidding, the LEXA S is kinda ugly IMO, and the front is a fingerprint magnet
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September 9, 2010 1:41:58 AM

thanks for the advice guys. I posted my modified build in the first post as well as links to newegg. Any advice would be awesome.

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September 9, 2010 4:36:49 AM

Sorry, links wouldn't come through.
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September 16, 2010 12:15:59 AM

Best answer selected by alpha fox.
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September 17, 2010 11:47:58 AM

looks good .the 470 will max just bout anything on your current monitor.the sli 460's are bout 15% faster but what are you gonna buy after the 460's? The most they can do is 2 way sli.so if you want something to upgrade maybe you could find another 470 if you want more power the powers supply will handle 2 470's fine or you could even put 3 on that board but you would need a bigger power supply and in current standings the 470 is almost as quick as a 5870
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