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$1300 to spend and I'm running in Circles

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January 2, 2011 5:03:58 AM
January 2, 2011 8:29:10 AM

Please some say something about it and I should state if you know a way to shave a few bucks of I'd appreciate that as well.
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January 2, 2011 9:11:28 AM

For Gaming Go for Intel.It is the best bang for the buck

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119160
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$159.98
$139.98


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
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$69.99


XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814150506
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$249.99
$229.99


Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ...
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CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
Item #: N82E16820145224
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$144.99


ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131665
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$199.99


Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
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$289.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99

Subtotal: 1234$ After Rebates

Optional Upgrades
Radeon 6950
+90$

Non gaming build ie if you are not going to play games on this
Go For AMD Phenom X6 1100T + MSI Big Bang Fuzion instead of the current cpu and mobo
Rest of the build same

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January 2, 2011 1:23:45 PM

The above build is a winner.
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January 2, 2011 5:56:25 PM

Best answer selected by nothingman22780.
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January 2, 2011 6:30:14 PM

I like the above build , but in case it's not all ya want.... here's some options to consider

Having built w/ both the 932 and DF-85 in the last month, I can say from direct experience that the DF-85 has it all over the 932....if ya want an HAF, I'd put the HAF-X just a few points behind the DF-85 and well above the 932

The build below has CAS 7 instead of CAS 8 and also is low profile insuring it won't interfere with the CPU cooler

The EA PSU is a very good PSU but the XFX garners a 10.0 performance rating on jonnyguru ,as does the Corsair HX you originally chose, to the EA's 9.0. If you are going to overclock, and anticipate the otential of a 2nd GFX card in the future, I'd want a 10.0 rated PSU. A 9.0 I'd use for OC'ing or twin GFX but not both.

Win Pro gives ya XP mode for compatibility with older games.

Since you preferred nVidia .... the 470 is the same price as many 460's. Here's some benchmark comparisons (it's a 570 review but includes scores for both the 470 and 6870); the 470 wins most but your choice will likely depend upon what games you play.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

The Pro version of the OS and the Cooler / TIM put the cost above ya almost $100 above ya $1300 budget but worth the extra expense IMO.

Case - $180 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fans - Later - Antec 120 mm Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $110 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $200 - Asus Sabertooth http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $295 - Intel i7-950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $110 - 3 x 2GB Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $230 - EVGA GTX 470 SC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $70 - Seagate 7200.12 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - Later - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $19 - ASUS 24X DVD Writer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 3, 2011 7:16:23 AM

See like that build too. A lot. Keep the Idea's coming folks I'm going to hold off a couple weeks and my add another paycheck to the 1300.
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Anonymous
January 3, 2011 8:33:44 AM

happy shopping
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January 3, 2011 8:38:56 AM

yeah the reason I have to hold off for a couple weeks is Newegg is out of a couple pieces that I want to order in a combo. So I'll wait a few more days and I'll end up ordering about 1400-1500 worth of stuff.
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Anonymous
January 3, 2011 8:40:09 AM

nice you could also go for a sandy bridge at that time
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January 3, 2011 9:18:11 AM

Still learning all the new things coming out. So please fill me in on the benefits of the new Sandy?
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