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1920x1200 sc2 @ ultra settings, first time rig

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January 23, 2011 6:04:35 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: tomorrow

Budget Range: 800-1000+

System Usage from Most to Least Important: starcraft 2 @ 1920x1200 ultra settings... internet browsing

Parts Not Required:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect, fry's?

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: not sure

SLI or Crossfire: not necessary

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: trying to max out starcraft 2 on a large glistening hd display... no mercy. all other uses are irrelevant. this is what i came up with when trying to piece together a system, and i've never done this before.... help! if anything is overkill or not compatible or you have better suggestions please let me know thank you

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motherboard: Intel DP67BG Desktop Extreme Board - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel P67 Express, DDR3 1600MHz, RAID, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, CrossFire/SLI Ready, 10-Channel HD Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0

processor: Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.40 GHz, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Retail

graphics card: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 SuperClocked Video Card - 1024MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11, Fermi w/Limited Lifetime Warranty with Registration

ram:
Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1333C8 XMS3 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM - - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB (2x 2048MB), 240 Pin, Dual-Channel

cooling:
Corsair CWCH70 Hydro Series H70 CPU Liquid Cooler

power supply:
Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready, 80Plus

hard drive:
Intel SSDSA2MH080G2C1 X25M MLC Solid State Drive - 80GB, SATA, 2.5" (OEM)

dvd drive:
Sony Optiarc AD-7260S-0B 24x DVDRW Drive - 24x, S-ATA, Black, OEM

case:
???? not sure how i can even tell if my stuff will fit inside

monitor:
ASUS VW266H 26" Class Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1920X1200, 2ms, 20000:1 Dynamic, 16:9, DVI, HDMI, Black

keyboard//mouse
???? taking all recommendations for RTS games into consideration
January 23, 2011 7:30:39 AM

Is the monitor included in your budget...? And a lot of your links do not work. And why isn't "newegg" one of the stores you would consider ?
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January 23, 2011 7:40:19 AM

Why_Me said:
Is the monitor included in your budget...? And a lot of your links do not work. And why isn't "newegg" one of the stores you would consider ?


monitor is included and the budget is flexible but im not going for a dream machine here just something that will tear the game apart

the links are all working for me dunno what to tell u but thx for the heads up

tigerdirect preferred because id rather go into the store and buy what i want then wait for something to be shipped
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January 23, 2011 2:45:28 PM

jaguarskx said:
Ultra PSUs are crap and you don't need a 750w PSU for your system. If you wanna stick with 750w then get the Corsair TX750 which is cheaper ($90) and is manufactured by CWT which has a good reputation for good quality and reliable PSUs.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


thanks for the info jaguar i switched out the PSU, im going for 750w because my gpu alone needs 450w and it leaves other options open like OCing in the future i think? correct me if i'm wrong.

is there anything else i can do to optimize this build for price or performance?
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January 23, 2011 3:59:07 PM

masterjo said:
...im going for 750w because my gpu alone needs 450w...


No. That maybe the recommended PSU or the total system power consumption from whatever review you may have read. Under typical gaming conditions the GTX 460 uses 141w. A serious overclocking might push it to 180w - 190w.




source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/nvidia-g...
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January 23, 2011 4:09:56 PM

jaguarskx said:
No. That maybe the recommended PSU or the total system power consumption from whatever review you may have read. Under typical gaming conditions the GTX 460 uses 141w. A serious overclocking might push it to 180w - 190w.


http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/video/gainward-gf-gtx460-glh/gw460_power.png

source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/nvidia-g...


so i could get away with a 500w Corsair CMPSU-500CX Builder Series CX500 Power Suppy - ATX, 500 Watt, 120mm Ultra-Quiet Fan, Single +12V Rail?
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January 23, 2011 4:32:45 PM

or if u ever plan on doing SLI then heres a 750w one by Antec for 80:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know its on newegg but tbh with you, newegg shipping takes 3 days tops and often arrives within 2 days and you can get a lot of parts much cheaper there especially if you look for combo deals.
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January 23, 2011 9:05:38 PM

You'd be better off with the GTX 570... the 4xx series was crap.
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