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New Turkey Day/ Black Friday Gaming PC... Advice needed!

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November 25, 2010 6:56:19 PM



Approximate Purchase Date: Most Likely tomorrow with black friday sales

Budget Range: About $1,000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Music Production, Schooling


Parts Not Required: OS, PSU.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com looks like it has some good prices right now also


Country of Origin: U.S.A.


Parts Preferences: Intel


Overclocking: YES


SLI or Crossfire: I don't think so


Monitor Resolution: Needs to be Full HD, at least 22''


Additional Comments: I have the basic build down, I need help choosing a MOBO, RAM, and making my final decision on GPU.

Possible Parts:

CPU:
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760 - $174 (excellent price on newegg right now.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Mobo:
I really need help with a MOBO selection. I was thinking of a P55. I am looking to overclock with as much ease as possible. I don't think I will be having SLI or CF but it would be a nice upgrade option in the future. Please help me out with this one guys!

Monitor:
ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers - $170 (another great deal on newegg) I need a monitor with low response time I hate ghosting while I'm gaming. what does (GTG) mean on the response time??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP4GX3M2C1600C7 - $110 - Any suggestions on this? I will upgrade to 8GB eventually but I need something solid for overclocking. Also there are a few different Dominators on the market is this the best one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card:
EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


OR

SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity -$200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Need to know what you guys think for GPU. From what I understand I can't have multiple monitors with a GeForce? I would like to upgrade to a multi-monitor system eventually so I need advice on this.


PSU:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular Gaming Power Suppy - I Already have this and think it should be sufficient for my system right?


HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $60 - Don't think I'll get a SDD right now...but maybe if someone suggests a good one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -$140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound Card:
Creative Labs 70SB088600007-8 SB X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Champ Sound Card - PCIe, 7.1, 64MB X-RAM, TOSLINK, Refurbished $100
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

ODD:
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM -$20 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HSF:
CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler - $100 - Any thoughts on this?

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - Already have a copy ready to go.
Keyboard/Mouse/Speakers: I have good stuff for this already so it wont be needed.


Approximate total Cost: $1100

I'm really excited to get this new system. Hopefully with black friday I find some good deals for these parts. I Need help especially with the MOBO and suggestions for RAM. As far as GPU I'm pretty set on the 460 I just don't know if it supports multiple monitors but it looks like it has two DVI ports. Please guys give me your thoughts and suggestions!!!!

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November 28, 2010 4:22:44 AM

Black Friday is over. I would wait until Cyber Monday. I believe Newegg will have great deals monday.
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