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$600 Sandy Build?

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February 28, 2011 9:03:57 PM

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,

More about : 600 sandy build

February 28, 2011 9:17:40 PM

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.
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February 28, 2011 9:18:17 PM

Hey izeage check out the build here: http://newbcomputerbuild.com/computer-builds/gaming-bui...

you can easily make it about 700 bucks, with the parts there is would be about 730 as is, and that depends on what motherboard you purchased. Could save a little more cash is you downgraded HD etc. without losing and CPU/graphics power if you so wanted.

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March 1, 2011 12:16:33 AM

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=N82E168...
PSU - $65 - XFX 650 W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $40 - (2 x 2GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $130 - MSI GTX 460 GTX OC'd to 750 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$772
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March 1, 2011 1:16:22 AM

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=N82E168...
PSU - $65 - XFX 650 W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $40 - (2 x 2GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $130 - MSI GTX 460 GTX OC'd to 750 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$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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