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$1300 Multipurpose gaming rig. Looking for opinions

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September 9, 2010 11:50:20 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Feb2011 (currently deployed to the Middle East)

BUDGET RANGE: 1300 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing, Work (VPN,MSOffice)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, GB motherboard

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: My first build attempt, Win7 HomePremium(OEM), I do expect prices to change considerably by the purchase date, is the PSU good enough?


CURRENT PARTS LIST:

CASE,PSU: Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply(combo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129024


MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409

CPU:Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067


HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

GRAPHICS CARD: ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391

MEMORY: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231304

SSD: OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227542

STORAGE: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185


Many thanks to dndhatcher and banthracis for getting me going in the right direction!
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September 9, 2010 12:17:11 PM

By Feb next year both Intel & AMD are gonna come out with their new platforms. So obviously it will make a lot of sense for you to wait.
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