New gaming rig

Approximate Purchase Date: Tonight

Budget Range:$1000 U.S.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school, video editing, have been interested in folding and may start

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) Monitor (26in HD tv, 23in HD monitor, both at 1920x1080), psu Ultra x4 750w modular, OS, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg of course

Country of Origin: U.S.

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Definitely

SLI or Crossfire:Perhaps

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Will add later

Case: Raidmax Quantum mid-tower
Mobo/CPU: Gigabyte UD4/2500K
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw
Mouse: Logitech 518
Graphics: Choice 1: Asus GTX 460 768mb
Choice 2: Same card in SLI
Choice 3: Your recommendation

Additional comments: I helped my cousin with a very similar build two weeks ago. The only difference we went with a 955BE cpu instead. He's using one of the Asus cards I listed and has had good results. The only difference is that he plans to build a another gaming rig in a year or so, I do not. I want this one to last until the proverbial cows come home. So, should I stick with one of the cards listed, get another and SLI (which is supported by the mobo listed) or use something else entirely. I will be ordering by midnight tonight to take advantage of the special price on the graphics card unless someone can convince me this isn't a good deal.
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    Siggy for 1000$ build It totals to just about 950$. with that said you can get a 560 Ti instead of the 6870.

    Also since you don't need a PSU, that saves you 100$ from buying the XFX 750. So in reality you'll total to 900$.
  2. I went with the components I had listed with an MSi 560Ti. I would have gone with the ASRock board but it was sold out. The reason I stuck with the Quantum case is that it comes with 5 fans installed for $80 vs. the HAF 922 with only 2 fans at over $100. The case has excellent airflow and enough room to sli the 560Ti when cash allows. Thanks for the suggestion on the 560Ti.
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  4. HAF comes with 3 fans, 2x200mm fans and 1x120mm. The HAF 922 is one of the best cases out their and just because it has more fans does not mean better or more airflow. It is also dependent on the quality of the fans. As for the motherboard, you should wait till stock. But if you can't I suggest the G45 from MSI.
  5. I never said that because it came with more fans that it had better airflow. My point was that because the Quantum already had 5 I wouldn't have to purchase additional fans. Also, to save a some money on the price of the mobo itself, plus a better combo deal, i went with the Asus Pro mATX.
  6. Terrible price/performance motherboard. Your better off with this motherboard.

    You get more space to work with, more slots, more features better board overall in my opinon.
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