$1100 sandy bridge build

pproximate Purchase Date: TOMORROW

budget range: $1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies etc

Parts Not Required: case, keyboard, mouse (have an optical mouse but would like to get a gaming mouse if I could squeeze it in)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I CAN ONLY BUY FROM NEWEGG (ordering it from america shipping it to South Africa through myUS)

Country of Origin: South Africa

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : want a 23 inch monitor

Overclocking: yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

need a monitor

I have a case (a coolermaster storm scout)

dont need an ssd will get 1 as an upgrade

its $1100 for the PC my shipping ad other expenses are aside

thinking of getting an hd 6950 and bios flashing it into a hd 6970 but apparently it wont fit in my case (coolermaster storm scout) its very close though so il just mod it apparently a bit of the hd cage is in the way

I have fallen in love with the i7 2600k so I would really want one (dont know what pricing is like but ive heard about $317)

thanks (hoping to hear from batuchka and some of the REAL system builders :) )
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  1. with a budget of $1100... (and you still need the monitor and the OS), suggest you go down to a core i5-2500k over the i7-2600k... save you over ~$120 -> something to put into the video card instead

    - Samsung DVDRW drive: $17

    - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB: $70

    - Acer 23" WideScreen LCD 1920x1080: $147

    - Corsair TX650W PSU: $90 ($70 after mir)

    - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit: $100

    - Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950 2GB: $300

    - A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1600: $48

    sub total: $770 ($750 after mir)

    so add to that an ASUS/Gigabyte P67 1155 motherboard: ~$170

    Intel Core i5-2500K: ~$200

    TOTAL: ~$1120
  2. btw - all those items are 'free-shipping' (to your US destination)..!
  3. links not viewable at this time....

    one of the GTX460 (1 gb) cards is a nice place to be for 1080P res...
  4. (your links aren't working)
  5. ok - they are now...
  6. and I would like a gaming mouse
  7. so what do you think? myUS are going to ship it here im going for a 10kg order is that too much?
  8. HDD size is your preference of course - but for $20 more - you get twice the size (right now the 1TB drives are best bang-for-buck... or Rand :))

    Antec is a good PSU brand... but Corsair/Seasonic seem to be the "Mercedes Benz" of the PSU's... try this one if you want 750w:

    - Corsair TX750W PSU: $110 ($90 after mir) + free-shipping
  9. na I think the antec should be fine.... ok say for $75 should I rather get this mouse? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826102062&Tpk=R%2cA.T%207 (voted best of 2010) or an extea 4gb of RAM?
  10. i don't know anything about that mouse unfortunately...

    however, RAM prices are at an all time low right now... would be smart to take advantage...
  11. I guess il just get more RAM over here I think il get a gaming mouse
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