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February 10, 2011 5:37:30 PM

Sorry about my 1st post just offering links. If I had taken the time to read the sticky's I would have posted properly. This system will be used to play Sims 3 (#1 priority, its for wife) and World of Warcraft Cata edition. I am sure you folks will be able to find better items for me. I checked the three mentioned sites and was starting to go wacky looking at the tech jargon. So are these parts compatible, and are they the best I can get on my budget? Thank you for any help you can give me.

Approximate Purchase Date: Ordering 2-12-11

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) $1400 Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, some Microsoft Office

Parts Not Required: All Parts Required

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg, Tiger Direct in that order

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Needs a lot of cooling

Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5 Retail $104.74
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X2677A/ref=ord_car...

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit System Builder 1pk Retail $99.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NGJO4M/ref=ord_car...

Samsung P2250 22-Inch Widescreen Touch of Color LCD Monitor - Rose Black Retail $169.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ARSZ0C/ref=ord_car...

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) $29.79
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SIMPXM/ref=ord_car...

Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 ( D1T-00002 )Retail $16.11
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000A6NV0U/ref=ord_car...


Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000 Retail $38.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000A6PPOK/ref=ord_car...

Cooler Master HAF 932 High Air Flow ATX Full Tower Case Black - (RC-932-KKN1-GP) Retail $119.98
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EPUQAE/ref=ord_car...

Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 Soundstage Speakers with Subwoofer & Remote Retail $59.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029Z9UNW/ref=ord_car...

ASUS GTX460 768 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 - Overclocking Edition Retail $159.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003V8AS00/ref=ord_car...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive (WD1002FAEX) Retail $87.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036Q7MV0/ref=ord_car...

Intel Core i5-760 2.8GHz 8 MB LGA1156 Processor BX80605I5760 Retail $209.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VANRAQ/ref=ord_car...

Intel DP55WB Media Series P55 micro-ATX Core i7 Core i5 LGA1156 Desktop Motherboard Retail $109.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002N2Z0KS/ref=ord_car...

Corsair XMS3 8 GB 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 Retail $109.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003N8GVUY/ref=ord_car...

I hope I did it right this time. Thank You Bantracis for your assistance and again my apologies

Lionzrule

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February 10, 2011 6:27:57 PM

Standard disclaimer at this point is that both current Intel Sockets and AMD sockets are dead, as in no more CPU's will be made for them.

Sandy bridge and socket 1155 is the new intel mainstream line, but it was basically recalled due to a chipset issue and won't be back till april. At the same time, AMD should be releasing it's new Bulldozer CPU's and socket AM3+ around that time.

Since only thing you're really doing is gaming, you don't actually need to spend $1,400. You'd be fine going AMD.

Here's one build

Optical
$17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
HAF 922 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD
Spinpoint F3 1tb $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
G Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 cas 7 4gb $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
Phenom II x4 955 $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo/OS
GA-890 and win 7 64 bit $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU/PSU
XFX 650W and xfx 6870 $289 w/ $70 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Monitor
Acer 23" 1080p $146
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speakers
Creative 2.1 system $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total Including Shipping: $1123
After rebates $1053


Just throw in a mouse and keyboard of your choice.

You don't need a HAF 932, 922 is already large as most full towers.

You can also throw in an OCZ 120gb SSD for $175 After rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD's aren't necessary, but they make the user experience much better. I personally don't build PC's without one anymore. More than anything else a SSD makes users feel like their PC is fast. It does this by lowering response times, allowing much faster boots and multiple things to load at once.

Doesn't increase FPS though.
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February 10, 2011 6:56:09 PM

Ok thank you for your quick response, I liked your recommendations and went with them except for following items:

RAM
G Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 cas 7 4gb $55

GPU/PSU
XFX 650W and xfx 6870 $289 w/ $70 MIR
Monitor
Acer 23" 1080p $146


Those three items I stuck with my original plans...my price was below $1240 and I still get a good system for her Sims 3....extra money I can use to buy her xpacs for the games



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February 10, 2011 7:22:09 PM

This build allows you to run two of those o/c gtx 560's @ 8x & 8x. This build also contains an o/s (Windows 7), 8 gigs of RAM (2x4), and an LED BackLight 1920 x 1080 HDMI monitor. If you already have Windows then just subtract it from this build.

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6606 <---more info on that case

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tow... $99.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RC-922M-KKN1-GP HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X2677A/ref=ord_car... $104.74 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $117.99
ASUS P7H57D-V EVO LGA 1156 Intel H57 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-760BOX&titl... $203.99 Free Shipping
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-760 2.8GHz 8MB LGA1156 CPU, Retail - BX80605I5760

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $82.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI 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/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $159.98
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99 - 149.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ASCR 10,000,000:1

Total: $1,196.94 *not including shipping, rebates, etc..
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February 10, 2011 7:31:50 PM

Lionzrule said:
Ok thank you for your quick response, I liked your recommendations and went with them except for following items:

RAM
G Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 cas 7 4gb $55

GPU/PSU
XFX 650W and xfx 6870 $289 w/ $70 MIR
Monitor
Acer 23" 1080p $146


Those three items I stuck with my original plans...my price was below $1240 and I still get a good system for her Sims 3....extra money I can use to buy her xpacs for the games


The XFX PSU is actually better than the 750tx. It's both modular and higher efficiency.

RAM wise, if you want 8gb, then just grab 2 kits of the Ripjaw. It's a better kit than the Corsair XMS3.

Cas 7 vs cas 9 in the Corsair, 1.5v vs 1.65 v. Also G Skill RAM usually OC's and runs at tighter timings than rated, so you know you're getting quality.
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February 10, 2011 11:42:38 PM

Ok you sold me converted the Ram to Ripjaw and also PSU over 750tx. That left the only item that I selected was video card. Again thank you both for your time and placing order tomorrow.

Lionzrule
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February 10, 2011 11:44:26 PM

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