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I have not built a system in years, but now I am going to treat myself. I was hoping to stay around $2000 and came up with this configuration. There are multiple discounts, rebates and such involved, but this is the final pricing.

I am looking for feedback from the forum pros.


MB + CPU Combo
ASUS P6X58D-E ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131641

Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

$551.22


CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224
$114.99

MSI GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) N480GTX-M2D15-B Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127502
Item #: -$30.00 Instant -$30.00 Combo $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card $30.00 Mail-in Rebate $559.98 $499.98


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233 $59.99


CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009 $129.99

2X COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP Case Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103052 $29.98

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound Item #:N82E16835100007 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103052 $9.99

Storage
2x Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148357 $243.98

2X HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304 $109.98

LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181 $99.99

ASUS VK246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236048 $199.99

Grand Total: $1,882.09


Freebies (Combos and such)

CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181011
Red/cyan 3D Glasses For 3D Viewing On 3D Ready Television http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16800991111
CyberLink PowerDVD 9, 3D edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16800991112
Intel Gift Game - Star Trek Online http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16800995097
NVIDIA Free Mafia 2 Game Coupon http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16800999247
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    The motherboard and cpu combo feels pricey for me.. And with Sandy Bridge out and roaring, I'd personally recommend you to opt for that.. Also, skip on the GTX 480.. Go for a GTX 570 instead (similar performance and a lesser power draw).. I'll also recommend a better case such as the Storm Sniper.. Also opt for a modular PSU such as a XFX 750W Black Edition.. If you've future SLI plans then grab the 850W model..
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