$1100 Help me Build it.

Approximate Purchase Date: Now to April

Budget Range: $1100-$1300

System Usage: Gaming, Programming, Video/Graphic Editing/Designing, Movie, over all

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speakers, Hard Drive, Keyboard and Mouse.

Preferred Websites for Parts: TigerDirect or Amazon (Newegg work as well), but if you have any better/cheaper places feel free.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD Phenom II 1100T

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: If Possible

Additional Comments: Trying to keep things cool and efficient. Thus the case, fan, PSU, etc.
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  1. http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore

    Check out that guide. It is also in my siggy. You should probably go with SB with the things you just listed. It's better cheaper and more efficient per clock.

    i5 2500K (230$) vs 1100T (240$)
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288
  2. I wouldn't do an AMD build above 900. This one is $1247, tho you will have to wait 2-3 weeks for the new B3 stepping Sandy Bridge Boards. PSU and case sized for adding 2nd GFX card in future.

    Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    PSU - $120 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001
    MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $100 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324
    GFX - $315 - EVGA GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613
    HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135221
    OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758
  3. If you already have Windows then subtract it from this build. This build includes dual factory o/c gtx 560's in SLI.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/305829-31-first-time-builder-sandy-bridge-gaming#t2273228 Combo Price: $204.97 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

    http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Truepower-TP-750-BLUE-Management/dp/B001RTPMM4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1298395469&sr=1-1 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Antec Truepower 23754 TP-750 BLUE LED 750-Watt PSU NVIDIA SLI Certified 80 Plus Bronze Advanced Hybrid Cable Management Power Supply

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme4 $152.99 @ newegg
    ASRock P67 Extreme4

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.593413 Combo Price: $251.98
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

    http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS424-98/dp/B002SIMPXM/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1298659856&sr=1-1 $24.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping
    Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363 $244.99
    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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363 $244.99
    GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Total: $1,314.89

    *** Benchmarks/Reviews of that cpu (2500K) Start with the first link and work your way down.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2010/Gaming-Left-4-Dead,2432.html

    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.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-990x-extreme-edition-gulftown,2874.html#t59549

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i5-2600k-i5-2500k-and-core-i3-2100-tested

    http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.html <----- Look for the B3 Stepping Chipset Logo/Sticker on the new boards

    http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1EqpvWFEN <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-extreme4-p67-and-fatal1ty-professional-p67-vs-x58-with-core-i7-950-review-asrock-p67-extreme4.html <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bridge-with-the-asrock-p67-extreme4 <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards :)
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