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December 10, 2010 8:03:32 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend.


Budget Range: $1000, would prefer no rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Battlefield Bad Company 2, Fallout New Vegas, WoW, Team Fortress 2) , recording video (fraps), streaming video (mostly cpu?), video/image/audio editing, programming, school.


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, os ( windows 7 64 bit), hard drive (have 640 GB 7200rpm hd, so w/e) also got a 4870 , and a DVD drive.



Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, but i'll go elsewhere if prices are better


Country of Origin: US


Parts Preferences: Intel


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Should I upgrade my GPU, to two 4870s or simply get another new card? New card might be nice for DX11 ... hmmm. I looked at some of the benchmarks for two 4870s and they were impressive. I don't know, for me graphics in game don't really matter, as long as I can play on medium to high ... im undecided here ...

Also can anyone recommend a nice pair of gaming headphones? Gonna be added to the 1k budget (No mic needed)

Need a good CPU cooler too ... :/  friend recommended corsair h50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ....

anyone know if its good? never tried water cooling even though this one looks simple to use

also heard about auto overclocking feature on x58 mobos, is it any good? i've got no idea how to overclock myself

and finally if theres still room ($$) to spare after parts are purchased, can anyone recommend a good gaming keyboard? i've got no knowledge there .... does it really make a difference, i've heard some things about them, and i'm still undecided


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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit


Motherboard :
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU :
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

Combo for i7 + x58 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... = $465


CPU Cooler: CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = $80


RAM : CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = $95


Case :
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = $60


PSU :
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ... = $110



Old GPU: HIS H487QT1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support IceQ 4+ Turbo Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



GPU : SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = $240


Old Hard drive : Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Old Mouse: Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Old Monitor: SAMSUNG 2243SWX Glossy Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300cd/m2 DC 15000:1 (1000:1) w/ HDCP Support

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Old Keyboard : LITE-ON SK-1688A/B Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So adding up everything in total = $1050 ... looks good
December 10, 2010 8:14:19 PM

Well I can't see anything wrong with that build, very good motherboard and processor but I'm not too sure how well that GPU will run BC2 but it should be fine! Which operating system are you using?

$270 dollars, let's see:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a good future-proof card
HIS Radeon HD6850 1GB PCI-Ex16 2.1 GDDR5
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December 10, 2010 9:24:42 PM

Nathaniel2010 said:
Well I can't see anything wrong with that build, very good motherboard and processor but I'm not too sure how well that GPU will run BC2 but it should be fine! Which operating system are you using?

$270 dollars, let's see:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a good future-proof card
HIS Radeon HD6850 1GB PCI-Ex16 2.1 GDDR5


Ok, I added that to my build. :p  , I do lag a lot in Battlefield as of now, still need a good pair of gaming headphones ~$100, i'm a little over budget but ehh ...
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December 10, 2010 11:21:30 PM

Get a HD 6870 if you can
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you have a microcenter close to you can can pick a i7-950 for $200.
http://www.microcenter.com/index.html
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December 11, 2010 6:39:52 AM

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