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$800-$1200 New Gaming Build

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January 21, 2011 10:58:13 PM

Hi everyone, this is going to be my 4th build, but haven't built a rig in years. I wanted to know if all my parts are compatible and what I can do to get the best bang for the buck.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-4 Weeks

Budget Range: $800-$1200 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(CoD, SCII, Diablo III, Crysis etc.) Movies/Entertainment

Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse, Monitor, Windows, Speakers, DVD/CD Drives etc..

Preferred Website/Retailers for Parts: Newegg, Micro Center, & Frys

Country of Origin: US California

Parts Preferences: i5 2500K, Asus Mobos and Evga V Cards

Overclocking: Yes/Later

SLI: Yes/Later

Monitor Resolution: 1080p(1920x1080) or 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I like a computer that is good now and also upgradable. CPU and Mobo has already been purchased. I have a temporary Video Card, so I'm willing to wait for the GTX 560 to come out.

Processor- I5 2500K Sandy Bridge $179.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Mobo- Asus P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 ATX $159.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Memory- Patriots Sector 5 G Series (2x2GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1333Mhz $29.99 (AR)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

HDD- Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal $64.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Video Card- Evga 01G-P3-1367-TR SuperClocked GTX 460 SE 1GB $159.99 (AR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case- COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Mid ATX $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power- COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W $79.99 (AR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling- Cooler Master Hyper 212 $29.99(Later)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$805 after rebates, before tax & Shipping

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January 21, 2011 11:35:27 PM

I would def. wait until the gtx 560's come out next week. Also here's a faster h/s down below than the one you have in that build.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0/ref=s9_simh... $59.99 this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=s9_simh... $27.14 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus
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January 22, 2011 2:20:12 AM

Why_Me said:
I would def. wait until the gtx 560's come out next week. Also here's a faster h/s down below than the one you have in that build.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0/ref=s9_simh... $59.99 this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=s9_simh... $27.14 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus

Thnx for the input. I didn't know the 560 was coming out so soon. My power supply has enough watts to run 2 560's or even 580's right?
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January 22, 2011 3:18:50 AM

Yes it should, umm you might also want to check out the 6870's next week as a result of the 560. AMD has decided to drop 20$ off the 6850, 6870 price to make way for a cheaper $279 6950 1gb.

So you might also want to keep that in mind.
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January 22, 2011 3:29:33 PM

I'd say you need more like 850 or 900w for 2 GTX 580. They are monsters.
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