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$1000 ish Gaming Build - WoW Cat - Potential Video Edit

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December 5, 2010 1:21:10 PM


I have been looking through some of the recommendations $1000 gamining rig and other forum posts to try to put together a new build. I would mainly use this pc for gaming (SC2, WoW Cat) but potential video edit (HD video) but current system was brutal for that.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: About $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, productivity (excel, etc) video edit

Parts Not Required: I don't need keyboard, mouse and have two ViewSonic VX2235wm (one is VX2235wm-7) that are fine although I can never get color to be an exact match.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg is my preference... would like to get everything at one spot even if I spend a little extra for a component.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I have always been a Intel/NVidia fan...

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: SLI unless there is a reason.

Monitor Resolution: 1680x 1050 is current but wouldn't mind going up a bit

Additional Comments: If a part is more money but makes a difference... I am fine with that.. the $1000 is a guide... not a hard stop.

Here is what I have put together based on the info seen/read... I am unsure on the video card and have two listed. Open to any feedback and suggestions...

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129042
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$10.00 Instant

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319

GIGABYTE GV-N295-18I-B GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814125254

EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130550
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card14-130-550 $269.99
1 NVIDIA Free Mafia 2 Game Coupon
Item #: N82E16800999247
-$59.99 Saving

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
Item #: N82E16817139005

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1339
Item #: N82E16820148262

ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131634
-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card13-131-634 $149.99

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
Item #: N82E16819115215

Cooler Master Intel Core i5 compatible Hyper TX3 Socket 775/1156/AMD 130W 92mm "heatpipe direct contact" CPU Cooler RR-910-HTX3-G1
Item #: N82E16835103064

Subtotal: $1,201.86 (has both Video Cards in it).

December 5, 2010 2:21:38 PM

I have also be considering doing parts upgrades... I could just keep my old system as another PC if I do a new build... or just update parts..

Here is what is in current system... thoughts on upgrade route versus new build... If I am only reusing case, pws, HDD's I would rather to a new build I think.

GPU - Nvidia 8800 GTS 640mb x 2
CPU - Intel Core2 6420 @ 2.13ghz
HDD - Seagate - ST310005 1TB, 7200 rmp, SATA-300 (OS Installed)
HDD - Maxtor 6 V300F0 300gb, 7200 rpm, SATA-300 (Legacy HD
MOBO- nForce 680i SLI
PSup- Antec NeoHE 550wat
RAM - Corsair DDR2 - 800mhz 1GB (cm2x1024 6400) x4
Case Antec - Not sure model number but looks just like Antec P183 on inside maybe older model.

a b Ý World of Warcraft
December 5, 2010 4:34:39 PM

You can't combine gtx 295 and gtx 470. SLI requires identical cards. Also, you can' run 3 gpu's on a 650W PSU.

My suggestions would for p55 with a xeon x3440.

Antec 300 $60

Spinpoint F3 $70

GTX 470 $245 w/ $30 MIR

XFX 750w $130 w/ $20 MIR

G Skill Ripjaw ddr31600 cas 7 4gb $80

First choice would be the p7p55d-e pro, but Newegg's out. You can shop elsewhere for it.
Alternatively MSI P55A Fuzion $175 w/ $15 MIR

xeon3440 $240

Sony $20

total $ 1043.50 after shipping and MIR

That system will game fine and has CUDA and 8 cores through hyperthreading and 8 gigs of RAM for video editing.
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December 7, 2010 2:25:46 AM

I wasn't planning on combining the video cards I was trying to pick between the two so I had them both listed.

Thanks for the info...
a b Ý World of Warcraft
December 7, 2010 2:56:33 AM

hget the 470. It'll blow the doors off a 295