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December 6, 2010 4:11:27 PM

I'm going to be building a new pc withing the next 3 months. Purpose is for gaming, and I'm trying to stay around 1500$. Parts will be purchased via newegg. Here is what I've come up with so far:

Case: Cooler Master HAF x 199.99
Processor: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 294.99
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth x58 199.99
Memory: Corsair Dominator 6-GB (3x2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 129.99
Video: Palit GeForce GTX 460 x2 439.98
PSU: Corsair 750W TX 109.99
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 69.99
SSD: OCZ Agility 2 60GB 134.99
Optical : Samsung black 12xBD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA LightScribe Support 79.99

Total : 1614.90 (close enough to 1500)

Any tweaks recommended for this build?

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December 6, 2010 4:39:37 PM

For a build "within the next 3 months", you might wait for Sandy Bridge. Personally, I wouldn't bother with the SSD (from what I've read, it speeds up Windows boot time and level loading in some games, but I don't think it'll increase the framerate). Your choice, though.

I'm a bit confused by the optical drive having LightScribe support, though - what's the point of that when it doesn't actually write to any of the optical media it reads?
December 6, 2010 10:15:22 PM

I've been out of the loop as far as PC Hardware for about 5 years :) 

I did some quick research when I thew that together. What optical drive would you recommend and would you mind explaining Sandy Bridge for me thanks.
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December 6, 2010 10:56:14 PM

Sandy Bridge is just code name for Intel new CPU's releasing on 9th Jan, 2011 which will replace the current line of i3/5/7.

Drop SSD, more focus on other components, SSD wont do much for gaming.
Drop HAF x casing and get HAF 932.
Drop 460 and get 6870 or wait for AMD 6900 series releasing in couple of weeks.
Ram can be found for less.
December 6, 2010 11:04:50 PM

Actually, I changed my mind on the build parameters. I'd like to build a gaming rig for $1000 dollars. I'm gonna keep my case which isn't that old, and is fantastic ( Antec nine-hundred). So I need all internals ( No case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, or speakers). My current monitor resolution is 1280x1024, but I'm going to be getting a bigger (1920x1200) monitor in a couple of months cheap from someone. I know for sure I will be playing lots of WoW and COD:BO so I'd like to be able to run them at or near max setting at my resolution. System has to be Intel and using a nvidia GPU. So I'm back to square one and need all the help I can get. Thanks!
December 7, 2010 2:28:34 PM

Bump.
December 7, 2010 3:53:19 PM

Since u r buying it after some time then there is no point in selecting items now as the price of new CPU's/MOBO will define which other components u can afford.
December 7, 2010 4:00:51 PM

Makes sense, I re-bump this once I have the money together. That way I can get whats best available at the time, and get the most for my money.
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