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Help with New builder build trying to cash in on Sandy Bridge Hype

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January 31, 2011 11:15:47 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: within next month

Budget Range: 800 - 1000 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: WoW, Some Video Editting, Some other gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor(DELL 2408WFP), BlueRay/DVD Combo, 320 GB SeaGate SATA Harddrive.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: non

Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Later

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


Additional Comments: Looking to cash in on price drop from Sandy Bridge coming out but also get a computer that is still able to run new games and edit better than my older 3 year old build.

Questions:
Is the GTX570 overkill for this build?
Should I get 8GB of ram for editting (so cheap) how much does that give me?
Any suggestions (selection, or where to buy)

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Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$69.99 FREE SHIPPING

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$180

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
$30

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760 $204

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 – http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$49.99 Rebate

ASUS ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$349.99

TOTAL
$884
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February 1, 2011 12:31:38 AM

if you live near a microcenter they currently are selling the i5-760 for $160
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February 1, 2011 12:35:11 AM

The i5 2500K is significantly faster and is only a bit more expensive, this bug has to be worked out though.
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February 1, 2011 1:53:48 AM

I agree but I think combined with all the pieces it is at least 200 dollars cheaper. What are your thoughts on the graphics card combo?
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February 1, 2011 2:13:59 AM

its like $5
2500 = 210
760 = 205
ASRock p67 = 155
Asus p55 pro = 180

oh sorry,
It's more like a -$20
SO YES.
if you like wasting money on shtuff that doesnt compete on a performance level, buy the 1156 build.

& yes, i said shtuff.
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February 1, 2011 2:46:16 AM

^+1 except I would've been a bit less blunt as to avoid getting flamed

What GPU combo, I'm sorry but I don't see where this one is?
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February 1, 2011 11:26:52 PM

Best answer selected by tazandsim.
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