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$1100 Gaming/Poker rig

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October 11, 2010 9:54:49 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ~within the next 4 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: preferably $1000, max $1200 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Poker, databases, gaming, movies, music, browsing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

Other Comments: Looking to keep this computer/upgrade parts when need be for the next 2 years, so I want to create a solid base to build around for the future. In terms of gaming, I don't need anything too hard-core, just so I can occasionally play StarCraft 2, and any other games on medium settings for the next year

I currently have 2 monitors and will eventually be adding a 3rd. Ultimate goal within the next 6 months-1 yr. is 2 20" monitors and a 30". So yea, multiple display capabilities is a must.

And I will be running some pretty intensive software that need to read from the drive at lightning fast speeds, so a solid SSD is a must as well (although it doesn't necessarily need to have a ton of space, just fast)


Based on some recommendation from my last thread I made about a month ago, these are the parts that barring better suggestions, I will be going with:

CPU + M/B:
Intel Core i5-760 & ASUS P7P55D-E LX for $313
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.526549

GPU:
Gigabyte HD 5850 for $260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125318

PSU:
Corsair HX750W for $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

SSD:
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL60GB-DX 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for $155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226151

RAM:
A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 for $88 (already bought these last week so no combo deal)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409

HDDs:
2 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TBs in Raid 1 for $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Case+DVD burner:
Antec 300 black + Samsung DVD burner for $68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514378

Total Price: $1174


Just looking for any last minute suggestions/huge oversights being caught before I submit all the parts to newegg for ordering

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October 12, 2010 4:32:54 AM

bump

Hoping to get some replies...
October 12, 2010 4:45:06 AM

^ Going Crossfire with that board is not a good idea because the 2nd slot runs at x4 speeds which would bottleneck the 2nd card...So no point having a 750W PSU then...

Some changes to the build,..

CPU + Mobo - Same

CASE + PSU -
CM HAF 912 + CM Silent PRO 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD - Samsung F3 1TB -Cheaper @ewiz
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-HD103SJ&tit...

As you will be doing a lot of DB work, then this would be a very good add-on
WD Velociraptor 600GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SSD - Get this Corsair
Corsair Force CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT 2.5" 60GB SATA II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card - IMO for your needs even the HD 5830 would suffice
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But within the next 2-3 weeks, ATI will be launching newer cards(HD 6xxx series) so that would push the prices further down...
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