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September 13, 2010 8:16:36 PM

Hello!

Long time lurker, first time poster. I was just wondering if anyone had some build advice for a first time PC gamer. I'm on iBuyPower (rep?), and I have ~$2000 to burn; minus display, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. What should I get? I'll be using this computer almost exclusively for gaming, let alone a little video editing. I want to run games like BFBC2, Black Ops, Just Cause 2, and the like.

Thanks!

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September 14, 2010 12:59:32 AM

This configuration comes out to $2010:

Case ( CoolerMaster HAF 922 Gaming Case - Black )
Case Lighting ( Cold Cathode Neon Light - Red )
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 950 Processor (4x 3.06GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )
Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1366] - [Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan )
Memory ( 6 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3-1333 - ** FREE Upgrade to DDR3-1600 ** Corsair or Major Brand )
Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 - 1GB - PALIT Sonic Platinum - Core: 800MHz - SLI Mode (Dual Cards) )
Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )
Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Free Trial - Free with Purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or higher Video Card )
Motherboard ( [SLI] Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 w/ 2x Gb LAN, 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16 )
Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )
Power Supply ( 750 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-750TX )
Primary Hard Drive ( 64 GB Kingston SSDNow V Series MLC SSD - Single Drive )
Data Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
2nd Optical Drive ( None )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black )
Meter Display ( NZXT Sentry 2 Touch Screen Fan Controller & Temperature Display )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black )
Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse - Black )
Monitor ( None )
2nd Monitor ( None )
Speaker System ( None )
Power Protection ( None )
Headset ( None )
Video Camera ( None )
Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - [RUSH !!!], Ship Out in Next Business Day )
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