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Help me with my build

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January 11, 2011 9:08:10 PM

Ok here what I got going. I would like to be under 1k. I'm at 1100 right now. I got a microcenter near by so my CPU is a little cheaper. I have windows xp pro, I could use that instead of buying windows 7 (for now) and that would get me to the 1k range I'd like to be at, what do u think? Here's my build.

I7-2600k. $295
Asus P8p67 pro. $189
Windows 7. $99
Corsair 650hx. $119. ($15 Mir)
Haf 922. $99
Asus DVD burner $20
Radeon 6870. $ 239 (20 Mir)
G skill ripjaws 4gb$ 54

Where could I save 100$ or should I just poney up and spend the $1100 on that rig?

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January 11, 2011 9:43:11 PM

Switching from a Core i7-2600K to a i5-2500K would save you that $100. The performance hit will also be minimal unless you have a application you want to run that takes advantage of hyper threading.
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January 11, 2011 9:44:32 PM

Agree on the 2600K and 2500K above!
I would just spend the $1100! You could though get a smaller PSU for a single card setup at the cost of Crossfire later.
January 11, 2011 10:05:55 PM

I intend to get into gaming. I will probably buy another 6870 sometime down the road. I'm thinking of possibly trying the 3 monitor setup at some point in the future. Not entirely sure on resolution,(sorry I'm new to this). I really wanted to get the 2600k over the 2500k because of the hyper threading. I know only some apps use it but I still would like it. I dint upgrade often and just would like to do it right the first time. My last build was a pentium 4 back in 03.. Hope this helps. Thanks for the help.