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$1500 gaming build

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November 14, 2010 2:07:07 AM

Hi guys,
I'm looking to assemble my first gaming computer soon. I've picked out some parts but I could use some in depth knowledge and some second opinions. Also I'm kinda out of touch with graphics cards so any advice on a good card would be appreciated. cheers

Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W PSU
2x Corsair Value Select DDR3 PC10600/1333MHz CL9 4GB
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD5 mobo
Intel Core i5 760 2.8GHz Socket 1156 cpu
NZXT Phantom case
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 64MB 1TB hd

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November 14, 2010 3:14:24 AM

Hey Whats Your Budget?
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November 14, 2010 3:15:54 AM

Quote:
Hey Whats Your Budget?


it's in the thread title :) 
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November 14, 2010 3:19:47 AM

Stuff marked "later" is for a future upgarde

Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - $120 - Corsair HX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo - $200 - Asus Sabertooth
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - $295 - Intel i7-950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - $110 - 3 x 2GB Mushkin CAS 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX - $220 - EVGA GTX 460 SC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX - Later - Same

HD - $55 - Seagate 7200.12 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - Later - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5"
120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Writer - $19 - ASUS 24X DVD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor - $190 - ASUS
VH242H1920x1080 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard - $45 - Logitech G110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse - $30 - Logitech MX-518
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$1,519 but that doesn't include any savings fro current newegg combos.
November 14, 2010 5:12:12 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, but since i'm not in the US I can't use newegg so I'm kinda limited in the parts I can choose from. I've decided to use the PSU, mobo, cooler and graphics card you suggested though. What was wrong with my choices for case, CPU (I've read that using i7 in a gaming rig is a bit pointless because games don't really use hyperthreading) and RAM?
November 14, 2010 8:36:38 PM

Also would it be worth waiting for sandy bridge? I assume that means I'd have buy a mobo other than the X58?
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