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December 2, 2010 2:57:35 AM

Hi guys, im new to building a computer and was looking to spend around $1000 on it. Also, it is strictly for gaming, and I am looking to be able to new/most games max. (i.e. crysis, black ops, starcraft..). I did some researching around and came across this build:
Mainstream Gaming Computer | Hardware Revolution
It looks good and fits the budget, but with some minor tweeking from you guys, lol.

**note: I need help deciding the mobo & case so it will work with gtx 460 in sli***

CPU: i5-760
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760

CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER 212
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

Mobo: ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA
Newegg.com - ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: 2 EVGA gtx 460 sli
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU: CORSAIR 650W
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Ram: 4GB G.Skill
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

HDD: Western Digital 640GB
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case: COOLER MASTER sotrm scout
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Total: $1,064.91 ~ before rebates

**If anyone could guide me as to items I can probably cut costs in and if I am missing anything, I would really appreciate it!**

Thanks!

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December 2, 2010 4:04:54 AM

^ If it is going to be purely a gaming PC, then why not check out AMD? They would be cheaper and offer as good performance in gaming(with regards to the CPU)
Some changes
X4 965 + 790X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
If you want SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x HD 6850s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Additional fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rest same...
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December 2, 2010 6:36:16 AM

Thanks for the feedback, although I think I am going to stick with the intel (fanboyism) and I kinda want the sli 460s. Gunna take out the dvd rom out of my old computer because Im personally fine with it.

Also, I don't really care about usb 3.0 and don't really know what the SATA 6GB/s is. lol

Thanks again.
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December 2, 2010 8:22:22 AM

Great, thanks a lot.
So I re-edited the build and took your advice with the mobo and the gpu.

Im going for the ASRock + 2x 6850 CF...650W is still plenty for this correct?

Oh, also, what monitor would you recommend? (planning on getting it down the line)

Updated:
i5-760
ASRock Motherboard
6850 CF
Cooler Master 212
Corsair 650W
Samsung HDD
4GB (2x2) ram G.Skill

total: 904.91 (without the case- still researching on them)
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December 2, 2010 8:25:54 AM

^ Which ASRock board ? And for the case how much have you set aside?
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December 2, 2010 8:28:51 AM

And Yes, for 6850 Crossfire, that 650W would easily suffice(Do check the power consumption charts in those articles that I linked)...
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December 2, 2010 8:33:50 AM

Oh, is the one you linked me not supported for intel base cpu?
the case can vary, say 50-80.

also, what monitor would you recommend?
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December 2, 2010 9:02:13 AM

Before choosing the board, just make sure which CPU it supports...
The ASUS P7P55D which I linked is the one that supports the i5 760...That ASRock board I linked is for AMD CPUs

CASE -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor - Not sure how long this price will stay
Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED
$159.99
$149.99 after mail-in rebate card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 4, 2010 4:24:08 AM

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