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May 1, 2011 2:01:19 AM

Hello everyone! Thanks in advance for bothering to answer my stupid questions :)  I'm on IBuyPower and I'm looking to build a nice gaming system that can run any game (maybe even Minecraft) on extreme w/ dual monitors (1: 24" and 1: 20") smoothly (60 fps avg.) I'm really low on money, I'm trying to keep it under $2000 hopefully! And keep in mind that I probobly shouldn't order my own parts and build it at home... something disastrous would go wrong. So here's my idea right now, please give me any advice on anything on something I should change or anything at all:

i7 960 x4 @ 3.2Ghz 8MB L3 Cache

6GB 1600 DDR Memory Corsair or Major Brand (don't know what that means)

GTX 580 3GB Single card

MSI X58A-GD45 Motherboard

1000 Watt -- Extreme Gaming Series

1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Dual 1TB Drives

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 Bit

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May 1, 2011 2:21:10 AM

1366 is not the way to go for a gaming rig ......

This will toast ya i7-960 / 580 rig for $1992. If ya don't wanna tackle yaself, get the 2500k and use the $100 savings to have a local shop build it for you.

Case - $155 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fans - $15 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $110 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $260 - ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $315 - Intel Core i5-2600K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $145 - (2 x 4GB) Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $230 - Gigabyte GTX 560 (900MHz) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $230 - Same
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $300 - OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 1, 2011 2:27:15 AM

Wow thanks man you pu alot of time into that I really appreciate it! I'll look at these right now...
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June 28, 2011 7:11:51 PM

Thanks for helping! But I'm actually getting my computer from custompcandrepairs.com

And wow they've been great to me! They ran benchmark tests and did countless things so I can get the best PC for me. I just thought I'd let you guys know about them, because they are a great company!
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June 28, 2011 7:12:02 PM

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