$600 Sandy Build?

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon as sandy bridge is available


Budget Range: $600-$700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming MMO's, Diablo 3

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but doesnt really matter

Country of Origin: US if Kansas is still apart of it

Parts Preferences: i3-2100 or i5-2500 don't think I need the i5

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Later

Monitor Resolution: 50" Plasma 720p

Additional Comments: not sure of recs for TV,
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  1. For that budget your going to want to go with an H57 board (sub $100). I believe Asus has one that will run two vid cards...the EVO but it's not cheap. Most likely go for a single card set up..that and a psu that's going to push two decent cards will surely push you over that budget.
  2. I miss by $72 but the system is sized (MoBo, PSU and Case such that you can add a 2nd GFX card in the future in SLI

    Case - $55 - Antec 300 Illusion http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    PSU - $65 - XFX 650 W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    RAM - $40 - (2 x 2GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260
    GFX - $130 - MSI GTX 460 GTX OC'd to 750 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127519
    GFX - Later - Same
    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

    $772
  3. JackNaylorPE said:
    I miss by $72 but the system is sized (MoBo, PSU and Case such that you can add a 2nd GFX card in the future in SLI

    Case - $55 - Antec 300 Illusion http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    PSU - $65 - XFX 650 W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    RAM - $40 - (2 x 2GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260
    GFX - $130 - MSI GTX 460 GTX OC'd to 750 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127519
    GFX - Later - Same
    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

    $772


    I like it but why i5 when i3 is $80 cheaper?

    Also the Galaxy GTX reviewed good and can be picked up for $108 after the rebates
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