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Banthracis has been kind enough to let me see the error my my ways. Thank you. Last time to ask for a system build, promise....at least for a few months

Approximate Purchase Date: Now

Budget Range: 2000 dollars at most

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Animation/Digital artwork/Video Games/Movies/Internet

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg

Country of Origin
: Texas- USA

Parts Preferences: Compatible with i7 processor

For cases I am partial to these three:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Either is fine, if needed. If one card can do the work, that is fine.

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200

Additional Comments: Also request recommendation for a good Nvidia GPU.

Programs used are Maya 9, Photoshop Creative Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator/Soundbooth/Premiere/After Effects) and Zbrush.
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    You don't actually need a HAF 932 of HAF x, those things are enormous. The HAF 922 is already as large as most full size towers.

    Anyway, build below

    SSD
    Intel 120gb x25-m $230
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167035

    HSD
    Spinpoint F3 1tb $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Optical $17
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177

    GPU
    GTX 570 $350 w/ $10 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613

    PSU
    XFX 750w $130 w/ $30 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003

    too bad the xfx 850w for $90 AR sold out >.< was a great deal.

    RAM
    G Skill Pi ddr31600 cas 7 2x6gb kits $110 each, $220 total
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335

    Case/OS
    HAF 922 and win 7 64bit $195
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.590981

    CPU/GPU
    i7-950 and Asus Sabertooth $475
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.592174

    Total including Shipping $1581
    $1541 after rebates


    I'd take the rest and grab a nice IPS monitor.
    HP ZR24w $410

    http://www.amazon.com/HP-ZR24w-24-inch-S-IPS-Monitor/dp/B003D1ADUU

    That'll bring grand total to $1951. Leaves you ~$50 for mouse/keyboard and speakers.

    If you wanna save some, you can grab this Dell 23" IPS monitor
    $280
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=320-9270&baynote_bnrank=1&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch
  2. can you wait for march/april when bulldozer is out and sandy bridge returns?
  3. This is why we like people to keep stuff on one thread >.<

    OP needs a PC ASAP
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/304717-31-please-ignore-system-built
  4. Best answer selected by bubbasmith1.
  5. ScrewySqrl said:
    can you wait for march/april when bulldozer is out and sandy bridge returns?


    Unfortunately no. I need the system now. If I could wait, trust me, I would.

    Sorry for not keeping it all on one thread, everyone. My bad!
  6. banthracis said:
    This is why we like people to keep stuff on one thread >.<

    OP needs a PC ASAP
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/304717-31-please-ignore-system-built


    Sorry for not keeping it all on one thread. But I did want to thank you. The build looks wonderful. I'm ordering right now as we speak, so thank you!
  7. Take a read through the sticky before you put it together.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building
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