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September 27, 2010 4:07:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (Within the next week)

Budget Range: About 1000-1500 to include shipping to zip 09360. since it's a military APO address, shipping rates are absolutely horrible. :( 
I'd like to get a SSD windows drive if it fits into the budget, I'm highly flexible on the build. As long as it does what I want to and doesn't horribly affect the power of the system, I'm willing to sacrifice a little for it.

System Usage: Primarily this pc will need to be able multibox 4 WoW accounts, alternative use is just web surfing/office tasks and video/music playing.

Parts Not Required: I need everything but the mouse; to include a monitor.

Preferred Website(s): Newegg/Amazon/etc. Anywhere online that's reliable.

Country of Origin: APO, AP. I'm in the military deployed, vendor must be able to ship USPS "overseas."

Parts Preferences: I have no prefrences; I've used both both major cpu and video card brands in the past interchanably.

Overclocking: Yup.

SLI or Crossfire: Not really necessisary, but if it fits into the price range and has good price to performance, then sure.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 for the most part at a minimum. I won't run anything lower. In the future will be 3x monitors.

Additional Comments: I generally utilize about 6gb of ram when multiboxxing (3 copies of wow 1600x900 or somesuch min settings, one max) so the build will require 6-8gb. At the moment I will be only using one monitor, but in the future I'd like to upgrade to three. I've been debating for the last two weeks whether or not to upgrade and if I'd go AMD/Intel and what components to throw in it and while I think that what I've put together is solid, I'll be more comfortable with outside input before laying down that much money. Thanks for your help in advance. :) 

CPU/Cooler: $244
Intel Core i5-750 with COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

Motherboard/OS Combo:
ASUS P7P55D-E LX] $185.99 (Includes windows 7 home pro 64bit.) ($95.99)

Video Card/RAM combo: $422
OCZ Reaper Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Video: GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro)

Blu-ray reader: $69.99 Normally I'd just get a cheap DVDRW but I'd like to be able to watch Blu-rays on the system.
LG Blu-ray reader, 4mb, 10x blu ray 16x dvd

Hard drives: I'm a data junkie so I like to have space. I'll pick up a 2TB spinpoint F3. If a SSD windows drive fits into the budget then that would be pretty sweet.

Case/PSU : Antec 300/Earthwatts 750 combo. Was going to use a 650 but it was cheaper to get this.

Monitor: I've been flipping around newegg's monitors, thinking about one of these... must be about 24" and preferably has HDMI.
I've been a big fan of Samsung TV's, I'm assuming that their computer monitors are just as good but I've read good things about asus as well.
Samsung B2430H

For some reason I forgot to change the ram over to 6gb triple channel from when I was doing a Phenom II build. Will fix that once I find a decent combo.

More about : build 1200

September 27, 2010 4:37:35 AM

Some quick deals:

The i5-750 does use dual channel memory so you don't need to change to a 6GB kit.

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 CL9 1.5V Desktop Memory


2x Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 CL9 1.5V Desktop Memory


2x Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL7 Desktop Memory

Video Card
MSI R5850 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB Video Card w/ Eyefinity
$212 after a $50 rebate (This deal won't last)

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Performs better than the V8 for much less)