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I7 Build for WoW, basic gaming, and running Virtualized Lab

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January 17, 2011 5:06:25 PM

Looking to build a rig to play some games like WoW and non-graphic intensive games (or on mid settings). Going to be running things like GS3 and Virtualbox for MCITP: EA training. Willing to spend more on case and PSU (within reason). No SLI/Crossfire. No OC. $1200-$1300

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $49.99

PSU: SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $129.99

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600 $299.99

MOBO: Intel BOXDP67BA LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $116.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $89.99

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $129.99

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $29.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

MONITOR: ASUS VW226TL-P Black 22" 5ms Widescreen Height & Swivel Adjustable LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers 250 cd/m2 50000 :1 (ASCR) 2 x 1W $179.99

DVD: PLEXTOR 24X DVD/CD Writer Black SATA Model PX-880SA LightScribe Support - OEM $32.99

INPUT DEV: Microsoft Black USB Wired Desktop 600 $27.99

CASE FAN: COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan x2 $43.98
(Going to move the stock fan on the case front to on the door and replace with a 200mm)
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TOTAL: $1,221.87

What do you guys think?
January 17, 2011 5:17:05 PM

I'd up the GPU to GTX460 or 569 when it hits the market if you intend any gaming...
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