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December 31, 2010 2:53:38 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: February 10 My B-day

Budget Range: $1000-1200


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming!


Parts Not Required: OS, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com


Country of Origin: US

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Other: Im not sure of how much power i will need so i choose that one to be on the safe side. but if the price could go lower and have an LED it would be nice.

Case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MotherB:GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD-DVD SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RamCORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP6GX3M3A1600C8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ToTal + Tax + shipping: $1,247.55



Or my friend told me to get this

Combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CD-DVD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU-Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ToTal + Tax + shipping: $1,236.90


What Should i Do or Change??

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December 31, 2010 4:11:57 PM

Your at that "hard to choose" point where your betwixt an 1156 and 1366 based system. I generally pair the 1156 chipset w/ the 460 GFX cards and the 470 with 1366 builds. IF sticking with the 460, I'd suggest waiting for the 1155 successor to the 1156 Asus Saberetooth. If ya want to stick with the 1366 based build, although you will spend a few more bucks ($65) I'd get your friend's suggested combo and put the following in it for a better balanced system:

$209 ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5/V2 GeForce GTX 470
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$40 Scythe SCMG-2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$20 Asus Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 850 watt PSU in the combo will easily support the addition of a 2nd GFX card at a later date.

If ya wanna watch Blue Ray consider......

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 31, 2010 5:19:30 PM

turokk said:
Approximate Purchase Date: February 10 My B-day

Budget Range: $1000-1200


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming!


Parts Not Required: OS, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com


Country of Origin: US

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Other: Im not sure of how much power i will need so i choose that one to be on the safe side. but if the price could go lower and have an LED it would be nice.

Case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MotherB:GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD-DVD SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RamCORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP6GX3M3A1600C8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ToTal + Tax + shipping: $1,247.55



Or my friend told me to get this

Combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CD-DVD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU-Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ToTal + Tax + shipping: $1,236.90


What Should i Do or Change??


IMO for a gaming system you have to much money into your CPU / MOBO / RAM and not enough into the GPU for your rez.

for 1200 you could do a i5 760 with a GTX 570 that would give you better FPS in games
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December 31, 2010 6:43:25 PM

ohh... could you please post the links to the parts you recommend. this is my first build too :o 
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December 31, 2010 8:13:19 PM

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SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151192
$15.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


select item 2 quantity of item 2
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119197
$99.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


select item 3 quantity of item 3
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
$54.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


select item 4 quantity of item 4
PNY VCGGTX570XPB GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814133370
$349.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


select item 5 quantity of item 5
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231303
$69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


select item 6 quantity of item 6
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
Item #: N82E16819115067
$204.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


select item 8 quantity of item 8
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
$29.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


select item 9 quantity of item 9
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ...
Item #: N82E16817139007

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131621
$364.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Subtotal: $1,190.90
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December 31, 2010 8:29:56 PM

is there any difference in 4gb of ram and 8gb for gaming?
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January 1, 2011 2:02:46 PM

turokk said:
is there any difference in 4gb of ram and 8gb for gaming?


For gaming 4 gigs of ram is plenty ( some people say you will need more ram for games ) you can also add more in a year or 2 when that happens.

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January 1, 2011 2:04:43 PM

I would look into SB in a week ( its said to give a 16 % boot in gaming ) but at what cost we dont know yet.
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