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Advice on $1000 gaming PC sandy bridge

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January 25, 2011 1:51:22 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: in about a month or so


Budget Range: $1000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, programming, auto-cad, photoshop.


Parts Not Required: : speakers, and monitor :ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2 10,000,000:1 (ASCR)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any site that would ship to Navada :D 


Country of Origin: U.S


Parts Preferences: Sandy bridge i5 2500k


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: dont know if it will be necessary


Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080


Additional Comments:would be nice if a SSD could be added, even if its just for the O.S and a few programs 32GB, want a cool looking case, maybe a side window, with good air flow, and a few accessories to go along with it.

IAm not too sure on the Mobo, seems a little too expensive, but i know its really good, been reading alot of reviews, also what about the GPU, is it too much?!! and the PSU is probably the hardest to find at cheap prices.

Good combo deals would be good too, to lower the price a bit.



LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive $16 Free shipping

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM $65 Free shipping

SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $290 + $5 shipping

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certifie $80 Free shipping

ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $ 153 + $3 shipping

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $50 Free shipping

COMBO: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor + COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan

This case seemed good enough but its not found on newegg, found it at www.performance-pcs.com, dont know if they are any good of a site

Aerocool BX-500 Extreme Gaming MidTower Chassis - Black $100 Dont know about shipping??!
January 25, 2011 1:56:22 PM

total cost would be $1021

the CPU a HSF cobo is $259
January 26, 2011 1:44:12 AM

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January 26, 2011 2:55:17 AM

SamiSC said:
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Is the o/s (Windows) included in the budget, or do you already have Windows ?
January 26, 2011 3:30:42 AM

I already have windows 7 32bit, but not too sure if i should keep it or go with 64bit, OS i can handle later no big deal.
January 26, 2011 8:09:47 AM

SamiSC said:
I already have windows 7 32bit, but not too sure if i should keep it or go with 64bit, OS i can handle later no big deal.


Well that looks like a very solid build you have imo. I'm not so keen on the case you chose...but that's a personal item. :) 
January 26, 2011 3:35:13 PM

ive been thinking if the GPU is more then i need, and also if i could get a cheaper mobo thats good enough, dont know much about them, just seems too much.

going to also change the case, becuase the shipping cost is way to high, around $45

also what about the HSF hpw good is it really, say compared to the Zalman performa.
January 27, 2011 5:49:00 PM
January 27, 2011 5:58:14 PM

Nice job on the combo's. :) 
January 27, 2011 6:03:51 PM

thinking the HFS might be a little too much, might end up getting the 212+, also looking for another cheaper PSU

just found this on another thread

ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_560_Ti_Direc...

$40 cheaper and same performance, u think i should go for it, because no review for it yet so iam not too sure about it.
January 27, 2011 6:12:49 PM

SamiSC said:
thinking the HFS might be a little too much, might end up getting the 212+, also looking for another cheaper PSU

just found this on another thread

ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_560_Ti_Direc...

$40 cheaper and same performance, u think i should go for it, because no review for it yet so iam not too sure about it.

Ausus makes quality products so I doubt you could go wrong by gettting that card. Good call on the h/s.
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