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March 15, 2011 8:50:03 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Begginning of April

Budget Range: $1750 - $2000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mass Multi-tabling Poker over two screens. Then very high end gaming and streaming then
maybe some video editing.


Parts Not Required: None


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect,newegg, anything im willing to shop around for best


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Im thinking a Ultra U12 Black Edition Full-Tower ATX/mATX case with run a 30inch moniter dow
the road, as well as im going with a high end gaming keyboard and mouse but those aren't including here more down road.


Overclocking: Yes I have to learn though


SLI or Crossfire: Don't know anything about it Some advice on it would be very useful


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200)


Additional Comments: Quiet would be nice but nothing required.

It's not definite on the time but I'm looking for the best build that is fully upgradable thats why I'm going with the full tower.
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March 16, 2011 8:38:59 AM

Here's a build that includes dual 560's in SLI, after market h/s, 8 gigs of low voltage RAM, etc...

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Graphite-Mid-Tower-Gaming... $144.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower Gaming Case CC600T

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67-EX4&tit... $153.99
ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA1155/ Intel P67/ DDR3/ Quad SLI & Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard - P67 EXTREME4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$8.00 Combo Price: $241.98
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/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$15.00 Combo Price: $329.98
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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/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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $17.99 FREE SHIPPING
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $149.98 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: $1,373.89 *not including shipping, rebates, etc..

http://www.frys.com/product/6417522 $399.99
BEN Q XL2410T 23.6" LED Backlit Monitor (NVIDIA 3D Ready)

http://www.benq.us/products/product_detail.cfm?product=... <--- more info on that monitor

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/monitors-and-pr... <--- review on that monitor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <---- More pics, reviews, and specs on that Corsair case

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 update

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

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

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... <----- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard

http://www.slizone.com/object/sli_multi_monitor.html <---- SLI / dual monitor support
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March 16, 2011 3:44:51 PM

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The only thing I would change with that budget would be drop the 560 and get a 570 or maybe even a 580. I know the 560 offers a great bargain with the potential for SLI down the road, but my on-going issues with a dual card setup prevents me from endorsing such a recommendation.
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