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Gaming+futureproof noob build, $1250

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November 25, 2010 1:48:55 AM

Hey all,

First time doing this. Here's what I've got so far. Looking to purchase within 4 days (I'll re-check prices on Black Friday and then fire it off).

Background - Set a budget of 1250. Probs won't OC. Might SLI if my 460 doesn't cut it - but from what I've seen on the article, this should handle itself well. I read that SLI'ing the 768 version doesn't provide much of a gain at all - can anyone confirm/deny this?

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Viewsonic VX2450wm-LED 23.6" HD LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers

EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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

MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

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

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

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

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

KB, mouse, and ext hd I already have - am I missing anything? Will it all fit in the case and play nice together?

Thanks in advance and happy thanksgiving.
November 26, 2010 2:22:17 AM

you should get at least a 6Gb ram !!
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November 26, 2010 3:25:12 PM

mianmars said:
you should get at least a 6Gb ram !!

why's that? also, can i get 6gigs since this mobo isn't triple channel?
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November 26, 2010 3:30:52 PM

mianmars said:
you should get at least a 6Gb ram !!

Yea.. this guy knows nothing.
lol.
Although Tom's did a review and is suggesting 8GB min for gaming now.
I just bought 8GB of ram for $80! on newegg, but it sold out 10 mins later.

I'd get a diff SSD as well, OCZ vertex 2, OCZ Agility 2, Corsair Force.
That one has slow writes.
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November 26, 2010 3:38:09 PM

lol i just saw ur post abt the ram on the other black friday i5 build :(  i don't game thaaaaaat much, sc2 is the main one, so i think i can survive off 4. need 64bit windows to access more than 4 anyways, right?

thanks for the heads up on the ssd, i'll check those out.
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November 26, 2010 3:44:23 PM

Why would you not run 64 bit if it costs the same :p 

no prob.
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November 26, 2010 3:49:18 PM

cuz i already have the 32bit on this comp :/  weak i know lol

...if you can still find 8g of the c9, can you puhleeeeeeease let me know? best i can find right now is 140 and/or sold out lol
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November 26, 2010 7:02:43 PM

vindictive said:
Yea.. this guy knows nothing.
lol.

maybe u should have at least give a thought whether i was mistaken of it being a core i7 build rather then questioning my knowledge straight away. anyways check the memory support list of the Mobo and it can support lots of 6gb kits though it may be wrong as its showing only 3 slots while in real its 4. anyways u guys r already hunting for 8gb kit so dats better.
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