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September 10, 2010 1:14:08 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week or two

BUDGET RANGE: ~$800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, monitor, mouse, speakers (I will upgrade all of these in the future though, as deals come along)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: Eventually

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Will try to pickup a nice 1080 or 1200 resolution monitor around Black Friday.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: N/A

Proposed Parts:
- EVGA P55 SLI Motherboard
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- Intel i5 750 Processor
= Combo $290 AR

- Patriot Viper II Sector 5 1600 8CAS RAM = $65 AR (Purchased)
- EVGA GTX 460 1GB EE = $220
- XFX 750W Black Edition = $85 AR (Purchased)
- Cooler Master Storm Sniper Case = $67 (Purchased)
- LiteOn DVD Drive = $18
- Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB = $42 (Purchased)


I am getting impatient and think it is about time to finish off the unbought items and bring it to life incase something is DOA before I send rebates out. Thoughts? Suggestions? Rate it for the Price?
September 10, 2010 1:54:19 PM

What is your monitor res RIGHT NOW?

Get the 1080p not the 1920x1200

the 1080p will preform better
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September 10, 2010 2:05:01 PM

Current Res will be BUDGET, monitor is 6 years old. Like probably better than 800x600 but not by much! It is really just a placeholder until I purchase a nice one- but should do all I need for now (that is, get Windows 7 installed, drivers, etc. etc.)

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September 10, 2010 2:09:10 PM

What you need for a build

Mobo
CPU
RAM
HDD
GPU
PSU
ODD
SSD (maybe)
damn thats a lot of abbreviations
Case
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September 10, 2010 2:14:37 PM

Mr Pizza said:
What you need for a build

Mobo
CPU
RAM
HDD
GPU
PSU
ODD
SSD (maybe)
damn thats a lot of abbreviations
Case



All of these are listed in the initial post =)
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September 10, 2010 2:15:19 PM

Just checkin man :p 
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September 10, 2010 2:26:59 PM

The MSI GTX460 Cyclone is currently only $205 in case that interests you.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, the the i5 760 is available with the same combo for $302 in case you want a slightly higher clocked CPU.

If you can afford it you could consider the Asus P7P55D E Pro which is also available in combo but will cost $360. May be worth it if you really want USB/SATA III
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September 10, 2010 2:49:02 PM

asteldian said:
The MSI GTX460 Cyclone is currently only $205 in case that interests you.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, the the i5 760 is available with the same combo for $302 in case you want a slightly higher clocked CPU.

If you can afford it you could consider the Asus P7P55D E Pro which is also available in combo but will cost $360. May be worth it if you really want USB/SATA III


Thanks for the suggestions. I had looked at the MSI Cyclone yesterday, but a quick google search on MSI Rebates suggest that they are even less reliable than your standard rebate company, and people still have huge issues with their rebates today. It was offputting, so I opted against that one.

I saw the i5 760 too, I plan to overclock so I think the difference will eventually be negligible and not worth the $12-$15. Plus, newegg has their 760 ($210) price artifically $10 higher than most other places... You can get a 760 for $185 at eWiz right now, seems to eat up much of the combo value. =(
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