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$1000-1500 New Build Questions, Need Expert Opinion

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May 1, 2011 6:06:54 PM

I am building my first system and have most of the parts picked out. I need to know if all of these parts are compatible with one another, if this will keep cool enough, if the power supply is efficient, if this can run a new game at max settings efficiently (crysis as an example), and if this build will be compatible with Windows XP. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well.

Chassis:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'd like to not increase the price; decreasing the price would be great as long as it retains the ability to play modern games at max settings efficiently.
May 1, 2011 7:00:33 PM

I think you could save a lot of money on this build and still retain 99% of the performance. Judging by the PSU and Motherboard i'd say you are hoping to go SLI in future. I would give up on that idea and go with a single card build because SLI is pretty expensive. It means buying a better motherboard and a PSU. With this in mind, i would get a cheaper P67 board with a 550-600W PSU and an Intel Core i5-2500k. (98% of the i7's performance in games.) The i7 is mainly for the hyperthreading, useful for rendering and stuff but not so much for games.

So, i would save money in these areas and either keep the money or upgrade your graphics to a GTX 580 or something. Or you could even get a SSD.
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May 1, 2011 7:31:56 PM

boldsnipe said:
I am building my first system and have most of the parts picked out. I need to know if all of these parts are compatible with one another, if this will keep cool enough, if the power supply is efficient, if this can run a new game at max settings efficiently (crysis as an example), and if this build will be compatible with Windows XP. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well.

Chassis:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'd like to not increase the price; decreasing the price would be great as long as it retains the ability to play modern games at max settings efficiently.

We don't know the total price seeing how you never posted it along with the description of the links.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <---- A "copy & paste" of this helps...resolution, etc...
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