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$1100 sandy bridge build

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January 8, 2011 6:16:12 AM

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 :)  )
January 8, 2011 2:09:39 PM

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Samsung DVDRW drive: $17

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB: $70

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Acer 23" WideScreen LCD 1920x1080: $147

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Corsair TX650W PSU: $90 ($70 after mir)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit: $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950 2GB: $300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- 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
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January 8, 2011 2:16:01 PM

btw - all those items are 'free-shipping' (to your US destination)..!
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January 8, 2011 2:16:08 PM

links not viewable at this time....

one of the GTX460 (1 gb) cards is a nice place to be for 1080P res...
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January 8, 2011 2:17:32 PM

(your links aren't working)
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January 8, 2011 2:18:03 PM

ok - they are now...
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January 8, 2011 2:18:22 PM

and I would like a gaming mouse
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January 8, 2011 2:20:57 PM

so what do you think? myUS are going to ship it here im going for a 10kg order is that too much?
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January 8, 2011 2:24:46 PM

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:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Corsair TX750W PSU: $110 ($90 after mir) + free-shipping
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January 8, 2011 3:40:22 PM

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...
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January 8, 2011 3:49:57 PM

I guess il just get more RAM over here I think il get a gaming mouse
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