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Gaming PC($1800 Budget)

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December 5, 2010 12:47:13 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Around Christmas time up to late feburary
Budget: $1200- $1800(Including Monitor and Operating System)
System Usage: Gaming(Want to run in high settings), Video/Photo editing, Watching Movies
Preferred Website: Newegg, TigerDirect
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preference: Intel CPU and Nvidia Graphics Card
Over clocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, Depends if its better to go SLI instead of buying the latest graphics card every couple of months.
Monitor Resolution: Not sure
Additional Comments: Is it,better to wait for the new Intel Cpu and buy later, instead of buying now. Also I want it to match all the blue glowing lights from my Razer headset, mouse and keyboard.
Thanks in advance :D 
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Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
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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
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2K5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
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ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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EVGA 015-P3-1480-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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December 5, 2010 4:49:03 PM

PSU
XFX PSU's are cheaper and better
the 850 BE is $130 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD
If you're doing extensive video work, then you'll want the extra speed and capacity of the 1tb spinpoint f3, which is only $20 mire.

Don't bother with a 40gb SSD, its not enough for OS + basic apps + a videoediting suite like CS5.

RAM
This ripjaw kit is cheaper and better specs $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo
ga x58 ud3r is just a good for much less. Also combo's with win 7 premium 64 bit $289 combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GTX 480 is a waste of money and power.
You're paying 78% more money for 15% more performance over a gtx 470.

In fact, for the price of the 480 you linked, you can get 2 470's and blow it out of the water in performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Technically, best price performance would be the 5850 for $175, but they lack CUDA for video editing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 5, 2010 7:49:16 PM

Dont throw ur money on buying soon to become old gen components(CPU/MOBO).

Also as banthracis said GTX 470 is waste of money when u can outperform it through SLI of 2x460's (200$ each). Also a 750w PSU is more then enough for SLI and other components.

GPU: 2 x GTX 460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: OCZ Agility 2 60GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: 2 x Samsung F3 1Tb in Raid http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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