New system for Black Friday!! (need help desperately)

Hi all!

Brand new to the forum and hoping to get some help on a new gaming rig. I'm wanting to make use of the black friday deals while they're available! I haven't built a computer in 10 years so need tons of advice!

Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully by today if not, tomorrow

Budget Range: $1000-1200 After Rebates and shipping.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming and normal word processing

Parts Not Required: NA

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com and Amazon.com (I have prime, so some free shipping)

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Pretty much looking into i5 or i7 with GeForce 460, maybe 450. I do like the Asus Sabertooth x58. Would also prefer 6 or 8 GB RAM but if not doesn't fit into budget, I can do with 4 for now and can upgrade later.

Overclocking: No? Maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: A semi-quiet system would be nice, but not necessary.


Currently, this is what I have in my cart, but can be changed and adjusted at any time. Thanks!!!

Combo 1 = 279.99 + 179.99 + 179.99 = 564.99 (74.98 dscount)
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225

Plus

Combo 2 = 179.99 + 119.99 = 269.98 (30 discount)
ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Combo 3 =79.99 + 69.99 = 139.98 (10 discount)
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

The rest

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311
$89.99

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
$19.99


Current total = 1084.93 with free shipping


Thanks in advance for your time and help!!!
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  1. Added more items onto the list and took out the monitor from the budget.

    Could really use some help as I have no idea even if the PSU is enough or if everything is compatible. Thanks!
  2. I would go with the i5760 instead of the i7, that would also mean a change on your motherboard/ram though. Can save you tons of money.
  3. I was thinking of that as well to drop the price down.

    Is this a proper fit?

    i5 with Gigabyte mobo and antec case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.540799
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