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November 16, 2010 3:46:49 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: In about 2 weeks


Budget Range: $1000 (reusing a couple of parts)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming


Parts Not Required: Case(Antec 900), PSU(Corsair 750w), DVD Burner, Monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse, speakers.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg


Country of Origin: California


Parts Preferences: I7 950, Gtx 470


Overclocking: Most likely


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

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November 16, 2010 3:59:35 AM
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November 16, 2010 9:22:32 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys. Do you think it's worth the wait for sandy bridge? How much faster is the new i5 and i7 going to be?
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November 17, 2010 2:27:36 AM

^ Even I feel the Sandybridge would achieve high overclocks because of the 32nm Manufacturing Tech and also the new architecture, but there is a catch though, you would need the K series CPUs so that you can overclock as now the BCLK is attached to the PCIe bus hence not easy to overclock by increasing the BCLK, that is the reason why he has a K series I guess...
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November 17, 2010 2:45:18 AM

You might try pricing a similar machine with an i5-750 or so. Not long ago this would save you $200 or so, I don't know what it's like right now. Even the lowly i5-750 will overclock very well and make a darned fast machine. With the savings you could put even more into your GPU.
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November 17, 2010 12:20:16 PM

i5 760 2.8 Ghz - $209

Asus p7p55d-e Pro - $180

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600 Cas 7 - $80

OCZ Vertex 2 60GB 2.5" SSD - $120 after MIR

GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N470SO-13I GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - $310 (with free game)

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $70

Hyper 212 + and Shin-Etsu - $30

total= $999 before combos.
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November 18, 2010 1:18:37 AM

Best answer selected by yesitsmario.
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