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$1000 Dollar Sandy Bridge Build, Getting Rid of Prebuilt

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April 23, 2011 5:59:18 AM

This is going to be my first build, so I'm a little nervous. I've decided to replace an Aging HP elite 400y, and decided to dive into a Sandy Bridge Build.

My Planned Build Specs -

Case - NZXT Phantom - $160 (With Added Fans) =

PSU - Corsair HX750 - $150

Mobo - MSI P67A-GD65 - $180

Proc - Core i5 2400 - $190

GPU - Sapphire 6950 1GB - $240

RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600 - $90 (Promo)

HDD - WD Caviar Black 1TB - Free, I'm keeping it from the prebuilt.

Optical - DVD Super Multi - Free


This Build is Primarily going to be for gaming, I'm probably going to slap another 6950 in there along the road. I'm just curious if this sounds like a good build to anyone else, like I said, it's my first real build, and I'd like to hear a few different opinions. The more opinions I get, the more soundly I can make a decision.

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April 23, 2011 9:47:34 AM

The 6950 is a solid GPU, and two of them in Crossfire are formidable; I would spring for the 2500k, only marginally more money over the 2400.
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April 30, 2011 12:26:45 AM

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