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November 16, 2010 12:15:28 AM

Finally looking to get a new gaming PC. Have not really set any kind of budget...so pretty much looking for whatever gives the most performance for its price ("best bang for buck" deal), so not looking for anything on the very high end performance.

With that being said, I favor Intel/Nvidia, so even though some may argue thats not the best for my money, lets bypass that discussion and just look at what's available on Intel/Nvidia side for CPU/GPU.

My preliminary build below. Welcome and appreciate any feedback or suggestions.

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
GPU: ZOTAC ZT-50101-10P GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB
HDD: Salvaging two 80GB Intel X-25M SSDs from current PC
Case: Salvaging Antec 1200 from current PC

My current peripherals (monitor, mouse, keyboard) are all still good to use, so we're just looking at the core components here. Let me know what you guys think...Thanks.

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November 16, 2010 12:32:49 AM

Do you live live near a Microcenter? If not, I would suggest a i5 760 for the "best bang for buck' for gaming. However, if you do, the 950 is a ridiculous $199 now.
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November 16, 2010 12:49:44 AM

duude, if he wants this to last, stay with the 950....

Also, is all you have 2 SSDs?
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November 16, 2010 12:54:23 AM

Wow Microcenter pricing for the 950 is pretty ridiculous...Unfortunately my location is out of stock on that item...

Besides the 2x80GB SSDs, I have a couple WD 500GB drives for random storage, which should be enough.

My current computer has lasted about 1.5~2 years, so I'm hoping for about the same off this build.
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November 16, 2010 12:55:57 AM

ah, ok, I was just making sure... lol


Stay with the 950....
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November 16, 2010 2:04:20 AM

Do you have a good PSU from your old build? quality is important there too. Otherwise newegg has a great deal on the 650TX in the newsletter.
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November 16, 2010 2:45:07 AM

nah, you need more then a 650 watt, if you want future proofing and upgrades...
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November 16, 2010 3:53:15 AM

I currently have a Enermax MODU87+ 700W. I imagine this should be enough for my system for the time being?
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November 16, 2010 3:54:01 AM

yeah probably =D
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November 17, 2010 12:10:03 AM

=D finally I agree with SOMETHING....
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