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February 14, 2011 9:15:58 PM

Hey there folks. Could use some last minute advice for my gaming rig I will be building. If you can spot any changes or tweaks to be made let me know.

Purchase Date: As soon as I get some advice from users on this forum
Budget: 2500-3000 Dollars
Usage: Virtually nothing but gaming
Parts not required: Mouse, Speakers, Keyboard, OS
Website: Newegg
Country: US
Part Preference: Intel Mobo/CPU. Everything else I dont care
O.C: Yes
SLI: Yes, but not for another month or so
Additional Comments: Trying to decide whether I want to use a 120GB SSD for a boot drive but unsure as of yet. The mouse, speakers, keyboard, and OS are included in my budget. I just dont need advice on what to choose from those. Any comments?

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PNY VCGGTX580XPB GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960

Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH120G2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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February 14, 2011 9:49:49 PM

Forgot to add the DVD Drive. A simple LITEON. That would also be included the the budget. Thanks for the assistance.
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February 14, 2011 10:49:50 PM

skling86 said:
Forgot to add the DVD Drive. A simple LITEON. That would also be included the the budget. Thanks for the assistance.

The 1155 P67 mobo's will be out within a month. Check out the benchmarks/reviews down below (2600K & 2500K Sandy Bridge).

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/296542-28-sandy-bridg...

http://www.guru3d.com/news/core-i5-2500k--core-i7-2600k...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev...

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/03/intel-...
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February 14, 2011 11:38:18 PM

That may be worth looking into. I just want all my stuff ready by mid March. Im currently deployed in Afghanistan but ill be coming home next month and want to be able to immediately jump into some gaming that I have missed out on for quite a while now.
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February 14, 2011 11:51:41 PM

You don't need 2500$ for gaming. Just saying. A 1500$ would be good enough, infact a 2000$ would be plenty. Might I suggest looking into the 1.5K build on my siggy. I think it'll work just fine. Leave plenty of room to spare.
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