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February 27, 2011 9:37:08 PM

Hello
Approximate Purchase Date: April-June 2011
Budget Range: $1300 After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers and surge protector.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel I 2500k looks good, gtx 570, any 22-24 monitor that looks good.

Overclocking: Maybe, I have zero experience


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, I have no clue if I should do this


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC with good airflow. And being able to play current games smoothly like: stracraft 2, crysis, crysis 2, Bad company 2, black ops and future games like battlefield 3, also I want this pc to last me at least 2 years without upgrading.

Thank you for your time.

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a b 4 Gaming
February 27, 2011 10:07:07 PM

This build is set up to add another one of those factory o/c gtx 560's in SLI if you so choose. This includes Windows 7, after market h/s, etc...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tow... $103.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RC-922M-KKN1-GP HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Truepower-TP-750-BLUE-Manag... $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%20Extre... $152.99 @ newegg
ASRock P67 Extreme4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 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=N82E168... $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-IHA... $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=N82E168... $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/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $159.98 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $1,128.89 *not including shipping, rebates, etc...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 - $179.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1

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

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bri... <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards :) 
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February 27, 2011 10:15:10 PM

Best answer selected by CarlosGrosso.
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February 27, 2011 10:16:26 PM

Thank you, the only question is wich windows 7 version I should get.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 27, 2011 10:59:12 PM

CarlosGrosso said:
Thank you, the only question is wich windows 7 version I should get.

The one in that build I posted that's combo'd with the Samsung H/D. Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium OEM
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