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February 13, 2011 5:15:03 AM

Hello all! I just wanted to get some feed back on a new build I am thinking of purchasing. More specifically the Mem, mobo, and cpu combo I chose. Could I do better for the same price, less, or just a little more? would it be worth it to go with a i7 or one of the new sandy bridge cpus? Thanks guys!

1 OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820227550
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$40.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1 LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature SATA Model iHBS112 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106346
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1 GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128425
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1 Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129021
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$6.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1 Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
Item #: N82E16819115067
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231311
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total price after some mail in rebates is $704.94

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February 13, 2011 6:04:06 AM

There's no psu and vid card. Is this build primarily for gaming ? If so what's your resolution ? Do you have an o/s (Windows) ?
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February 13, 2011 6:12:47 AM

Sorry, I should have mentioned I already have the missing stuff...

EVGA 01G-P3-N981-TR GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I also have a 750 watt PSU.

I will be running Windows 7 ultimate 32 or 64 (haven't decided) and I also have the display running to a 1080p 42 inch HDTV
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February 13, 2011 6:24:31 AM

acoustic5679 said:
Sorry, I should have mentioned I already have the missing stuff...

EVGA 01G-P3-N981-TR GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I also have a 750 watt PSU.

I will be running Windows 7 ultimate 32 or 64 (haven't decided) and I also have the display running to a 1080p 42 inch HDTV

Everything will work together fine...the only thing that stands out is the psu is something most people have to power dual vid cards, yet that Gigabyte mobo is a single card mobo. Either way it all works fine together.
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February 13, 2011 3:16:04 PM

Yea, the PSU was on sale and Iwill probably not get a crossfire or SLI set up. I like to play games, but I am not that into them. As long as they play alright. The only thing I am undecided on is, do I get a LGA 1336 board with triple channel mem and an i7 for a little more money? Is it worth it for the upgrading point down the road? just don't know... Thanks for your input!
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February 13, 2011 3:24:55 PM

acoustic5679 said:
Yea, the PSU was on sale and Iwill probably not get a crossfire or SLI set up. I like to play games, but I am not that into them. As long as they play alright. The only thing I am undecided on is, do I get a LGA 1336 board with triple channel mem and an i7 for a little more money? Is it worth it for the upgrading point down the road? just don't know... Thanks for your input!

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Cougar-Point-Sandy-Bri... <--- Sandy Bride mobo's are coming out this week...so that's what I would be shooting for. They are reasonably priced and they out perform everything out there to date.
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