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~1000 Black Friday Gaming Build

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November 25, 2010 12:21:38 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Imminent

Budget Range: ~1000 Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, schoolwork, internet, videos

Parts Not Required: OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: US (Canada actually, but I live near the border [like most Canadians] and I have a friend I can ship to in the states)

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Haven't before but would like to try

SLI or Crossfire: No strong feelings

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Not sure if wireless adapter will be included in the end, same with keyboard/mouse.

Here's what I have so far:

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model TS-H663C/UOAH - OEM $16

Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $30

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $70

Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design $130

Rosewill RNX-N180UBE USB 2.0 External 5dBi Antenna Wireless Adapter $20

PNY XLR8 VCGGTX4601XPB-OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $180

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... $95

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard $30

GIGABYTE GM-M6800 Noble Black 5+1 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Dual Lens Gaming Mouse $15

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $90

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $180

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760 $175

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... $30

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM & Nippon Labs Sleeve Bearing Crystal LED Fan in UV Color 80mm 4 LED Case Fan $10

Total: $1071.80
AR: $993.8

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated

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November 25, 2010 12:32:20 AM

for the Hard drive, as 90% of toms would say "get a 1tb spinpoint F3 or even the 500gb" its the best drive out for the money.

I have the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus and its very good and cool, nice and cheap as well.
November 25, 2010 12:37:06 AM

Thanks for the advice, first post reflects the change.
December 2, 2010 2:50:16 AM

Best answer selected by gnarph.