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November 14, 2010 10:25:11 PM

Been reading here for some time ... and I am about to try my hand at building a system ... for gaming ... with good future expansion ... yet good general purpose daily computer ... I would welcome comments on the compatibility of these components ...


CPU: i5 760 $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: CM Hyper 212+ $32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: 4GB Corsair DDR3/1333 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Asus GTX 470 $270
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: Samsung CD/DVD Burner $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

PSU: Corsair TX750 $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: W 7 Home Premium 64 (OEM) $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $1321

Thank you for the input ... John
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2010 3:51:20 AM

^ I couldnt find any 1 bad component in that list... Very good selection IMO...
Have you checked for combos ? Would save a bit...
And how about a SSD? with a few changes here and there without significantly affecting the performance, you can get a SSD in your budget...

Video card - GTX 460 1GB - Even this would be very good for gaming...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor - 21.5" instead of the 23" - Saves about ~$30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Would easily power GTX 460 SLI
Antec TP 650
10% off w/ promo code AN10, limited offer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So you save ~$120, with some combos, you could save even more...

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

But its your call though...
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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2010 4:04:09 AM

If u willing to blow that much a take no prisoners frames/$$ gaming heavy rig

Tower w/o GPUs $471AR


2 X HD 6870s $478
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PC-6870_1G&tit...

HD6K: single/CF review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-685...

Scythe MUGEN-2 Rev.B cooler $34
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-MUGENB&tit...

Review
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...

23" LCD $150 Free Ship
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$1233AR Grand Total
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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2010 4:38:28 AM

^ If not partial towards Intel and has no issues with overclocking, then the above AMD build would be a far better choice for gaming... ;) 
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November 15, 2010 4:33:19 PM

Thanks gkay09 ... I like the slightly cheaper monitor and perhaps graphics card ... and SSD ... I am reading up on installation information ... manuals etc ... this will be my first build ... Jfinet
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