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May 1, 2011 6:56:36 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $1000 +-100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS*

Preferred Website for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Ok so I've never built a computer before but I chose the parts I'm going to use, and I wanted to know if they will all work fine. Also, using a fake Win 7 won't damage my pc right? I would rather spend that money on the hardware... And also, this is going to sound dumb, but do I have to buy a separate network card to connect to the internet?

Can I make any improvements without spending too much extra cash?

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
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/Comb [...] mbo.632379

GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.637592

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103065

Xigmatek Utgard Window CPC-T90DB-U02 Black Steel / Aluminum and Mesh Bezel Computer Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811815007


Total: Around $950 with instant rebates and combos.

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May 1, 2011 7:04:02 PM

I would save a bit of cash on the PSU because even with SLI i think 750W would be enough. That could maybe save you enough for a Caviar Black HDD or to get a Modular PSU.
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May 1, 2011 7:59:13 PM

Like the poster jmsellars1 stated, that 850w psu is a waste of money. 750w to push two of those cards. Also that case hits around $75 when you factor in shipping, and it has crap cooling. That h/s can be had for cheaper @ amazon. That h/d is slow...

So let's try this....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WK3KKQ/ref=ox_sc_a... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer USB 3.0 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window and Black Interior (SGC-1000-KWN1)

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $29.51 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-comp... $104.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms 750TX v2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id... <---- that case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <---- that case on newegg + shipping. That case just came out on the market three days ago so there's no customer reviews on it yet, but they do have professional reviews on that case on that cooler master link right up above this one.

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