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~$1300 Gaming Build *first build* Need Suggestions

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: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7010535&CatId=4149

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?): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102909&cm_re=6870-_-14-102-909-_-Product

OS: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6936547&sku=B69-5501

Overclocking: Yes


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


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (Acer 23' Beauty)
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  1. Best answer
    i7 + HD 6870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.539709

    RAM + ASUS X58 Sabertooth - Newer board with SATA 6GB/s and USB3.0, not to forget the 5 years warranty,...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.566438

    CASE - Both are very good cases with very good airflow...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146062
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027

    HDD - A faster one for boot
    Samsung F3 1TB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    DVD + OS - Same

    Total - ~$1192
  2. 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.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003&Tpk=xfx%20750

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=184

    Rest of Gkays build is excellent.
  3. Thank you both for your responses. Will definitely wait for "next" week to maybe get a reduction price.
  4. Best answer selected by kylebaity.
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