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Home Built Gaming Rig Help (Budget: $1200-1500)

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March 21, 2011 9:26:23 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Would like to purchase by the end of this week.

Budget Range: $1200-$1500 After Rebates and Discounts (if any)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Entertainment/Movie watching.

Parts Not Required: I do not need a Mouse, Keyboard, or Monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Amazon are preferred.

Country of Origin: USA, California

Parts Preferences: Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $179.99 (I really like this case)
I would also prefer Nvidia Gfx cards instead of ATI

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes - SLI Please (but i am ok with buying 1 good card now, and a 2nd to complete the SLI later when i obtain more money.)

Monitor Resolution: N/A

Additional Comments: I would like to keep the blue theme if at all possible, so if any additional hardware has LEDs try to keep it the same color as the case. Also, I need a copy of Windows 7 64-bit which hopefully will fit into the budget.

I have built computers before, but it has been a long time. I feel out of date when it comes to the name brands and quality vs price. Thats where I need help.


Thank You

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March 21, 2011 10:43:30 PM
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This build includes dual factory o/c gtx 560's in SLI, a blue LED semi modular 750w psu, a blue LED Zalman cpu h/s which happens to be rated on Frosty Techs top ten list of cpu coolers, 8 gigs of low voltage RAM that has blue heat spreaders btw, Windows 7, etc...

*I can bring the price of this build down some by going with a Antec 902 V3 case...cheaper and free shipping on amazon, and that case also has some really nice blue LED's and it's a decent size mid tower.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001RTPMM4/ref=ord_car... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Truepower 23754 TP-750 BLUE LED 750-Watt PSU NVIDIA SLI Certified 80 Plus Bronze Advanced Hybrid Cable Management Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$28.00 Combo Price: $376.98
Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue Computer Modular Case
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67X4B3&tit... $153.99
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 B3 LGA1155/ Intel P67 B3/ DDR3/ Quad SLI & Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZ... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZ... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $17.99 Free shipping w/ promo code EMCKGJE65, ends 3/21
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X 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 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... ombo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $159.98 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 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: $1,478.90 *not including shipping, rebates, promo codes, etc..

*** here another case worth taking a look at. There's better specs, pics, and review of this case on newegg

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ALI5KC/ref=ord_car... 109.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Mid-Tower Gaming Case Nine Hundred Two V3

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
March 21, 2011 11:02:16 PM

Wow, Thank you for the quick response. Everything looks great!

I did have a couple questions about the build though.

1). Would it be worth spending the extra money and going with a I-7 sandy bridge instead of an I5?

2). I noticed the motherboard is out-of-stock, could you recommend something similar?

3). Do you think that have the color restrictions effects the over-all price and quality of the build?

4). I personally am in the love with the case but, as someone who is not an expert builder, what are your opinions on it?

Thank You.

March 31, 2011 11:57:06 PM

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