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$1,300 Gaming PC

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October 29, 2010 1:27:20 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: November 1st (Newegg Black November)

Budget Range: $1,300 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Development (Video + Photo Editing)

Parts Not Required:N/A Need everything

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg is good but willing to make multiple purchases for better deals

Country of Origin: United States of America

Parts Preferences: I sort of had my eye on the AMD X6 Black Edition Process, The AMD 6870 Sapphire Graphics Card but open for suggestions.

Overclocking: Maybe, if simple enough

SLI or Crossfire: In the future, yes, for now I just need 1 Graphics Card, so I keep this in mind when looking at Motherboards since I would like to run both at 16x/16x

Monitor Resolution: As big as possible within the budget. :) 

Additional Comments: I have been eyeing the NZXT Phantom Full Tower Case. I am open to all changes, I'm looking for awesome gaming benchmark scores as I plan on dual monitoring in the future and gaming on 1 screen and having my workstation on the other. I honestly appreciate any help. :)  I have put some builds together but nothing seems like I'm getting my money worth.

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October 29, 2010 2:14:53 AM

You have a good idea.

Phenom II x6 1090t/Crosshair IV Formula 890FX USB3 SATA3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

G.skill ECO 4GB 1600Mhz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6870 Graphics
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HX850W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Phantom/Win 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Optical Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Nope, i'm not recommending the i5 750/760.. w/e people say about it.. AMD CPU with AMD Graphics just work and they work damn good.
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October 29, 2010 2:59:31 AM

Here's another build to consider. It will perform better in games, but won't have 6 cores for your web development. Which softwares will you be using?

CPU: Intel Core i5 760 ($208)
MOBO: ASUS P7P55D-E ($180)
PSU: XFX 850 W ($130 AR)
GPU: 2 x GTX 470 ($460 AR)
RAM: G.SKILL ECOs listed above ($90)
HDD: Spinpoint F3 500 GB ($55)
CASE: Same combo as above ($230)

TOTAL: $1353

The XFX power supply is the same quality as the corsair hx850, but it's $30 less expensive after rebate, so if nothing else, you should hold onto that.

Here's a similar thread. They were able to get an i7 950 (so you would get your x16/x16 sli/crossfire lanes) with a 5870 (faster than the 6870) for $1312

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5477/neweggfinal.jpg
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