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March 12, 2011 2:15:06 PM

im hoping to purchase my computer tonight or tomorrow. i have a build in mind but i need some help possibly narrowing down the price a bit so i can have room to fit in a monitor to the deal, or if it would be better to go with something more like my current build and just hook my computer up to my 1080p 46" tv and wait till later to get a more proper monitor. what im looking at was:

cpu: i5-2500k- 219.99 on newegg

mobo: ASUS P8P67-M PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2200 Micro ATX Motherboard 149.99 on amazon

graphics card: ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity 219.99 on newegg (wasn't sure if a gtx 460 would be better, they seem to be lower priced)

memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL 49.99 with 5 off on newegg

hard drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 54.99 on newegg

power supply: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply 129.99 on newegg

case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 69.99 on newegg

os: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM 99.99

i think thats everything so if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated
i think all that came out to about $1050, if i could get that to drop enough to get a monitor without loosing too much performance that would be awsome and if not, would that system work on a tv that large until i got a smaller, goal 32" 720p tv to use?

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March 13, 2011 1:13:33 AM

Yes it will work on your TV.

Also you could save some money and drop down to a 650w PSU... that is plenty even if you crossfire later.
March 13, 2011 3:44:16 AM

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129066
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy


$69.99
1

SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814102909
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$209.99
1

ASUS Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A4/BLK/B/GEN
Item #: N82E16827135201
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$16.99
1

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Modular ...
Item #: N82E16817171036
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$50.00 Instant


$119.99
$69.99
1

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231303
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


$64.99
1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy


$99.99
1

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Sega Sega Shogun 2: Total War Free with purchase!
Item #: N82E16800992058
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$49.99 Combo


$269.98
$219.99
Subtotal: $751.93

with shipping and discount came out to 748 and some change, so what would be the best mobo to buy now? i see the p8p76 pro but what does the m in it mean? somebody told me it means like its smaller, so is it not as good?
March 13, 2011 4:24:00 AM

That's a micro-ATX motherboard so yeah it's smaller.
That generally means it will have fewer expansion slots, but that's not always a bad thing.
Sometimes they will have fewer memory slots, which sucks, but in the case of the Asus P8P67-M PRO it still has the same 4 RAM slots as the regular sized board.
You can go here, select the board you want to compare and right under the pictures of it you'll see 'add to compare'. Do that with the Pro and the M-Pro to see a side by side comparison of features
http://usa.asus.com/ProductGroup2.aspx?PG_ID=mKyCKlQ4oS...

My general advice is if to get the micro-atx board if you need a small system (like if you're carrying around often), otherwise it's just better to get the full size.
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