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~$1300 Gaming Build *first build* Need Suggestions

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December 10, 2010 6:54:19 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week. Sooner = better

Budget Range: ~$1290 pretax + shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, College Engineering Apps, Movies, Web

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect and newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences:

NICE combo IMO:

GPU (doesn't have to be Sapphire. I really don't know much about the differences between all the brands. Tried to do some research but it looks like there isn't that much difference between 3rd party companies?):


Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe CF when it's more stable

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (Acer 23' Beauty)

More about : 1300 gaming build build suggestions

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a b 4 Gaming
December 10, 2010 8:15:26 AM

i7 + HD 6870

RAM + ASUS X58 Sabertooth - Newer board with SATA 6GB/s and USB3.0, not to forget the 5 years warranty,...

CASE - Both are very good cases with very good airflow...

PSU - Though the Ultra are fine, but I would suggest something more efficient,...
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S750 750W
10% off with promo code OCZDEC12, ends 12/19

HDD - A faster one for boot
Samsung F3 1TB

DVD + OS - Same

Total - ~$1192
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a b 4 Gaming
December 10, 2010 1:06:43 PM

Technically next week AMD 69xx series GPu's are coming out. If you can wait that long it may mean a a price drop of 68XX GPU's back to MSRP.

Also, definitely not the Ultra PSU. They're consistently rated as subpar over at Jonny Guru.

The Silencer series is good, but the best buy for the money is a XFX 750W BE $110 after MIR.

Rest of Gkays build is excellent.
December 11, 2010 4:37:56 AM

Thank you both for your responses. Will definitely wait for "next" week to maybe get a reduction price.
December 11, 2010 7:52:37 PM

Best answer selected by kylebaity.