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Advice on a couple of parts for a new build

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February 12, 2011 6:55:46 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks (SB is coming out with the fix sooner than expected)


Budget Range: $1000-$1200


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games > surfing net > music


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/amazon or any other reputable site


Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel and I don't care between ATI/Nvidia


Overclocking: Yes (on the SB processor)


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


These are some of the parts that I've already bought in advance and/or that I am for sure going to buy:

Windows 7 x64 - $70

XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $90

Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler - $28

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $100


So that leaves me needing a few other parts. I am for sure getting the P67 and the i5-2500k once they get re-released. With these and the above parts I'm at ~$650.

So I need RAM, a GPU, and an HDD/SDD.

I'm looking at HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity for my GPU.

RAM: I would like a 2x2 GB. Not sure what will work for the P67 MoBo though.

HDD: I would like one of each. Was thinking of SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive for the HDD.

The SDD I am also not to sure of. I would like a 128GB one that is good quality but I don't really wanna spend over $150 for this. I will be using it for the OS and games while putting everything else on the HDD.

GPU = $200 HDD = $50 RAM = $50 SDD = ~$150

Total: ~$1100
February 12, 2011 7:07:26 PM

You could check out the build in my siggy for 1K. That'll give you much more GPU power and would be suitable for your resolution IMO.

I think anything else I'll just answer after your question.
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