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Developer/Gaming Platform Build ($600-$800)

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October 5, 2010 6:45:19 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: this/next week

Budget Range: $600-$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Development / Gaming

Parts Not Required: Hard Drive (I have a 64gb ssd and data drive, going to move up to a 128gb ssd when I can) / Optical Drive / Video Card (I have a 4870 and would like to add another down the road)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg (I also have a local frys)

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (going to add a second 4870)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 (dual monitors for now, eventually 3 with a second 4870, swapping between 3 monitors for working and crossfire to game on one)


G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1600 ($95)

Antec Sonata III 500W Power ($110)

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA ($180)

Intel Core i5-760 ($209)

Total: $594 (maybe a bit less with combos) NewEgg Wishlist

I can go a bit more, but that will slow down upgrading monitors and getting a second 4870.

I'm open to comments about stepping down to an amd build to get the video upgrade faster or stepping up to an i7 to prolong other upgrades.

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October 6, 2010 5:20:39 AM

I wouldn't CF/SLI now - even less so with previous gen GTX/HD 4800 GPUs @@ 19th October shall see the coming of the HD 6000 series and Fermi's sucessor Kepler incoming as well....
October 13, 2010 3:27:16 PM

Best answer selected by alandjackson.