Help ! Advice/Opinions on this $1300 Newegg Build Tags: New Build Policy Systems Product Last response: January 8, 2011 12:19 PM in Systems Share duplinjch January 8, 2011 12:36:37 AM Looking for any suggestions for improving this build. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated. I have never done this before. 1 ZOTAC ZT-40407-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) ZT-40407-10P Video Card Item #:N82E16814500174 Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy $239.99 1 NVIDIA Free Just Cause 2 + Mafia II Coupon NVIDIA Free Just Cause 2 + Mafia II Coupon Item #:N82E16800999242 Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy $59.99 1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #:N82E16822136319 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $64.99 1 CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Item #:N82E16820145258 Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy $74.99 1 HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support Item #:N82E16827140041 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $29.99 1 COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W Power Supply Item #:N82E16817171049 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant $189.99 $169.99 1 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders Item #:N82E16832116762 Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy $179.99 1 COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master 120mm Case Fan COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master Case Fan Item #:N82E16835103069 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $11.99 1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound Item #:N82E16835100007 Return Policy: Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy $9.99 1 COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case Item #:N82E16811119161 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $49.99 1 Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7870 Intel Core i7-870 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Item #: N82E16819115213 Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ASUS P7P55D-E LX ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813131634 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$30.00 Instant -$17.99 Combo $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card $439.98 $391.99 Grand Total: $1,223.90 More about : advice opinions 1300 newegg build mdd1963 January 8, 2011 12:46:42 AM YOu don't want 3 mem sticks, the 1156 mbs are dual channel access, get a pair of 2 or 4 gb modules.... mdd1963 January 8, 2011 12:50:51 AM FYI, Newegg has 5870 gpus for 239 after rebate....a very solid jump over a single GTX460 (THe 5870 is just short of the GTX570 in gaming benchmarks, but , $120 or 30% less...) 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Newegg has the adapters for about $27 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Also, Sandy bridge comes out on the 9th and will be similar pricing to 1156 mobo's/cpu's but will perform better. duplinjch January 8, 2011 3:12:32 AM I guess I'll have to google Sandy bridge because I don't know what that is. drewtech January 8, 2011 12:10:24 PM It's intel's new processors that come out tomorrow. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i... duplinjch January 8, 2011 12:19:48 PM Okay. Thanks! I would assume this will reduce the price of the last generation of processors. How soon will the impact of these processors coming out impact the price of the last generation of processors? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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