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January 20, 2011 5:26:02 AM

Possible New Gaming System

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 to 2 weeks from January 20, 2011

Budget Range: $1,600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg or TigerDirect

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Full Tower

Overclocking: Not likely

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 x2

Below are the parts I am looking at doing this build with. Any thoughts or suggestions? This will be my first full build although I have updated things in my current computer. Any feedback would be great!

Case
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068

Power Supply
Corsair 750W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Motherboard
ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131682&cm_re=ASUS_P8P67_Pro-_-13-131-682-_-Product

CPU
Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

Memory
Corsair Dominator DDR3 1333 (8 GB) Should I go higher with speed?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145284

Storage
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

G.SKILL Phoenix Series 60 GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231375

Video Card
GeForce GTX 470
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130549

Optical
LG 10X Blu-ray Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181

Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

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January 20, 2011 5:45:30 AM

With your budget could spare for an Intel 2600K instead? As for the RAM you could get a faster speed of RAM for cheaper than that, although that one does look fancy ;) 

Other than that looks good to me.
January 20, 2011 5:51:54 AM

Seeing how you probably won't over clock, and you aren't fond of dual vid cards....then how about a few changes to that build eh.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $324.98
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
GIGABYTE GA-H67A-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 FREE SHIPPING $15 off with promo code HARDOCP112C, ends 1/19
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $42.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $499.99
EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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January 20, 2011 5:59:18 AM

Could you explain why you suggest the i5 2500? I would prefer to get one nice video card instead of 2 good ones.

Thanks!
January 20, 2011 6:22:00 AM

josh8587 said:
Could you explain why you suggest the i5 2500? I would prefer to get one nice video card instead of 2 good ones.

Thanks!

Simple. The i7's utilize hyper threading, and other than MS Flight Simulator, I don't know of any games that take advantage of hyper threading. But if you want it, take a look at the 2600 and not the 2600k...for the fact the 2500k and 2600k are "unlocked cpu's" and the only benefits they provide is that they can be over clocked.

The gtx 580 is the king of the hill as far as vid cards go....sans the reason I put one gtx 580 in that post up above. Same with the mother board I posted.....it has one pci-e 16x slot and not two. Now if you planned on over clocking and running dual vid cards, I wouldn't have posted that hardware. :) 
January 20, 2011 6:24:30 AM

Thanks for the explanation!
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