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I need help figuring out what new components i need to buy for new pc.

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February 28, 2011 9:16:26 PM

I am going to buy a new computer and i don`t know what parts i should get. Total price has to about 2500-3000 USD.
I had already figured out a computer, but then someone told me that i should not buy ASUS SABERTOOTH X58, Socket-1366 with a intel I7 960 because its to old.
So if someone who knows alot about this would write me a list or something that would be awesome! Thanks.
March 1, 2011 12:07:22 AM

The Sabertooth line is a great line w/ militarized components and 5 year warranty. It's offered on both the 1366 platform and 1155 platform. Now if your building a number crunching, rendering of video editing box, I'd stay with the 1366 platform. Throw in 12 GB of CAS 6 RAM and a Dell IPS Monitor and you're on ya way.

If gaming is your intent, wait 2-3 weeks for the new B3 stepping P67 Sabertooth to be released.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-sabertooth-p67-tuf-r...

I'll try and spend as much of ya budget as I can below : :) 

Case - $160 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fans - $15 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $150 - Antec CP-1000 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $245 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - $230 - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $155 - (2 x 4GB) Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $500 - EVGA GTX 580 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $500 - Same
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $245 - Crucual C300 2.5" 128GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card Reader $35 AFT XM-35U http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $70 - Samsung Blue Ray / DVD Writer w/ LigtScribe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Pro OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor - $180 - ASUS VE247H 23.6" LED http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard - $65 - Logitech G110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - $53 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cost $2,853 w/o any combo discounts

If ya want another case look, check out the HAF-X w/ Corsair HX1000 for comparable performance, quality and features. No need to buy "all" that stuff .... adding a 2nd GFX card come XMas is a way to defer some costs for example.
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