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Ultimate fantastic best $1200 intel build incl monitor - plz review

Primary gaming. Lotsa research. Eventual SLI. This website has been a GREAT resource in setting this up. here's the build, comes out to right around 1200:

i5760+ asus p7p55d-e pro combo deal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.492249

antec illusion +4gb g.skill combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.492958

xfx black edition 750 psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003

hyper 212 cooler
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

spinpoint f3 1tb hd
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A89QP6D3VDW1W

ASUS dvd burner
(already bought)

ACER 23'' lcd
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=AS-VH236H&title=Asus-VH236H-23-inch-WideScreen-2ms-20000:1-DVI-HDMI-LCD-Monitor-w-Speakers-Black&c=CJ

which brings us to the gigabyte super overclock gtx 470
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch_v3.asp?px=FO&scriteria=AA98512

*for a while I was set on the 460, but decided this extra performance merits the $ in the long run, esp with this cards formidable SLI. This version seems to be the best - but i'm not that great at finding the price/perf balance in the diff versions. if there is a solid version that costs less i would consider it.

Anyway this is the build I've finally settled on, intentions to purchase by end of next week.

*some of the promo codes/rebates on a few components (psu) expired yesterday. if any comparable items have better deals now i'm looking to save $

Please sound off with comments, suggestions, affirmations, or whatever.
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  1. Looks good to me. Alot of the same parts I just ordered.
  2. dndhatcher said:
    Looks good to me. Alot of the same parts I just ordered.


    Cool - can we see your build?
  3. muckle said:
    Cool - can we see your build?

    I added the parts to my profile. Its not working yet, just got the the first batch yesterday. It will end up in the 900 case with the TP650 PSU and Balder cooler and Ill move the athlonIIx3 sytem into the new 300 illusion case. Probably be next week before I get the HDD (used amazon gift cert so shipping is slow) and can get it working.
  4. muckle said:

    which brings us to the gigabyte super overclock gtx 470
    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch_v3.asp?px=FO&scriteria=AA98512

    *for a while I was set on the 460, but decided this extra performance merits the $ in the long run, esp with this cards formidable SLI. This version seems to be the best - but i'm not that great at finding the price/perf balance in the diff versions. if there is a solid version that costs less i would consider it.
    .


    This seems to be my last variable. lookin at the:

    gigabyte super OC
    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch_v3.asp?px=FO&scriteria=AA98512

    and maybe the MSI twin frozr. it's like 15 bucks cheaper after the MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127513&cm_re=msi_gtx_470-_-14-127-513-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=e47if4jril

    Anyone wanna comment on the 470's?
  5. Best answer
    MSI seems to have a bad tech support Rep. Someone recently made a comment like "you have a better chance of newegg double shipping you an extra graphics card than getting a good replacement for a broken MSI graphics card." The twin Frozr is a known good GPU cooler, but that gigabyte has a 3 fan cooler which should be great.
  6. it'll be pretty tight inside the illusion case. better gpu cooling ought to be worthwhile.
  7. Best answer selected by muckle.
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