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September 23, 2010 4:38:47 AM

Hey Guys,
I really enjoy reading the various opinions on other budget gaming pc you have built on this post. I would like you guys to grade my prospect build. Below are the parts I found on newegg and read some of the reviews by the newegg buyers. Please tell me what you guys think and whether I should change any parts. Please tell me If I need any additional parts as well. I only have a CD Drive, Mouse and Keyboard and Sound Card.

Thanks a bunch

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Combo Deal (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...)
Total Price = CPU (208.99) + MB (169.99) - 30 (Combo Deal) - 40 (MIR) = $300


EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Total Price = GPU (220.00)
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Total Price RAM (86.99)
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Total Price Case(64.99)
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Total Price PSU (89.99)

All Together Now: Combo Deal (300) + GPU (220) + RAM (86.99) + Case (64.99) + PSU (89.99) = $761.97

I also need a fan so can anyone recommend me some fans to install in the Antec 300 Illusion Case for an SLI Build. My Budget is $800 I plan to buy most of the parts through Newegg. Thanks guys, any additional advice would be appreciated.

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2010 3:53:22 PM
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2010 6:27:25 PM

For the GPU, don't waste your money on the SuperClocked version; get this one instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has a lifetime warranty (which basically says don't physically break the PCB and you're good), and overclocking is simple: download MSI Afterburner, and just move the sliders :) 
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September 23, 2010 11:22:32 PM

Thanks for you reply guys. Do I need a fan for this pc. I think I do can anyone recommend a cheap one.
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September 23, 2010 11:29:49 PM

Another Question. Should I wait till Nov. for any pc deals or do you guys think the prices are going to stay the same
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2010 1:52:17 AM

Prices usually drop around the holidays, and you may find some decent sales that save you $10 at worst.

The Antec 300 Illusion comes with 4 case fans (out of 5 total spots), so you're good to go in terms of fans. If you meant CPU cooler, the CPU comes with a stock cooler, which should be fine until you really start pushing the system and overclocking.
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September 24, 2010 2:29:26 PM

Best answer selected by wprravxin.
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