Gaming system in 1500-1700$

Hey guys,
I'm looking for buying a new desktop this week, maybe even tomorrow since it's presidents day.
So here we go:

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week


Budget Range: 1500$-1700$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming mainly, Programming (eclipse most of the time)

Parts Not Required: keyboard


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, fry's, Amazon


Country of Origin: USA: CA


Parts Preferences: I thought about i7 2600K but I'm not sure if it's possible in 1500$ including a monitor 24'-27' inch, Maybe an extra SSD drive for the operating system.

Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Must be supported.


Monitor Resolution: If I'm getting 24'-27' monitor I guess it would 1920x1200


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  1. This build includes dual factory o/c gtx 560's in SLI, gaming monitor, Windows 7, after market h/s, 8 gigs of low voltage RAM, SSD, etc...

    http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1EOA0WguH <--- detailed and in depth review of that mother board

    http://www.asrock.com/MB/download.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme4&o=BIOS <---- get the latest bios for that board here

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-sli-review/1 <--- review/benchmarks gtx 560 in SLI *The cards in that review are @ stock settings, unlike the card down below in this build which are factory over clocked.

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

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    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

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    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833.html

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i5-2600k-i5-2500k-and-core-i3-2100-tested
  2. Thanks for the quick response!
    I just read an article about the P67 SATA failures:
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/01/intel-recalls-sandy-bridge-chipsets-due-to-sata-screw-up.ars

    Did Intel already fixed this problem? if they didn't maybe it's better to wait until the problem is fixed?

    Thanks,
    Itay
  3. itay said:
    Did Intel already fixed this problem? if they didn't maybe it's better to wait until the problem is fixed?
    It's in the process of being fixed. Replacement chipset is being manufactured and shipped to the MB MFGRs and the replacement boards are expected to be out in late March / early April timeframe.
    As far as I now there are no P67 boards available for sale from the major vendors like NewEgg, etc.
  4. So I guess it's better waiting than buying a mobo with a known problem...
  5. Can you ever buy the motherboard?
  6. what do you mean? just pass the motherboard for now and buy all the other hardware until intel will fix the problem?
    I think the prices might go down and if I don't have a motherboard I can't really do anything with all the other hardware
  7. wait for the problem to be fixed then build Why_Mes suggested build, use msi twin frozr ii cards though they are cheaper and with afterburner will reach the same OC.
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