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February 3, 2011 4:53:04 AM

Hey guys ok so i was looking at building a SB platform but now with the cougar point problem it looks like im going to migrating else where

So im hoping you guys will be able to help me out with a build. I'm basically starting from scratch.

My budget is about 1000 dollars

Im looking at a gtx 560

Corsair 600t and hx 650 power supply

I definitely want 8g's of ram

Hoping for a nice classy case

Definitely going to overclock and looking at an sli set up down the road

Other then that any pointers or ideas on parts or where to save money would be AWESOME. I'm at a massive loss at the moment. Purchase date is next wednesday

Im from Canada so im looking at and


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February 3, 2011 5:08:59 AM

Whats your main use for this computer? Why Sandy Bridge?What resolution are you at? Why 8GB of ram?

600T $160
650HX $120 with $15 MIR
GTX560 $250
= $530 not including shipping which leaves about $4-500 to meet you budget.

What parts do you have that you do not need?
February 3, 2011 2:18:11 PM

You are not going to be getting a Sandy Bridge build next Wednesday. You are aware of the SB bug right ?

You are going to have a hard time finding someone to sell you a 1155 based board knowing that it is defective and they will have to exchange it come April when the fixed models come out. Here's a build you can do in April though.

Case - $70 - Antec 300 Illusion
PSU - $100 - XFX Black Edition750
MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro
CPU - incl. - Intel Core i5-2500K w/ above
RAM - $110 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9
GFX - $250 - EVGA GTX 560 Ti
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $55 - Spinpoint F3 1 TB
DVD Writer - $23 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT

Total $998

The XFX Black is easily an equal to the Corsair HX series and ya can get a 100 more watts for $25 less than the cost of the HX you wanted.....and those are watts you will need if overclocking w/ twin GFX cards. I'd even consider the XFX Black 850 for $10 more.

The 600T on the other hand is a budget killer.
February 4, 2011 12:00:46 AM

Yeah i know of the problem hense my first sentence...

"Hey guys ok so i was looking at building a SB platform but now with the cougar point problem it looks like im going to migrating else where"

So im looking at a different processor and board thats why im asking for the help :) 

Anyways Ill be using the computer for autocad an gaming mostly im an engineering graphics student so ill be putting a fairly heavy load on the machine.

Anyways thanks for the info so far!

keep it coming!

As for the case the antec is definitely my fall back i just would prefer something with a little more cable management and a black interior