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May 5, 2011 8:14:44 AM

Totaled right over $2000, will probably get more memory and another 2 graphics cards at some point.. Just wanna make sure thats a decent build for the price xD

Rosewill THOR Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to XL-ATX, come with Four Fans-1x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1x Top 230mm Fan, 1x Side 230mm Fan, 1x Rear 140mm Fan, Option Fan-1x Bottom 120/140mm Fan

MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Kingston HyperX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector Power Supply

ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1

Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz

LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

LOGISYS Computer SP6006CL 40 Watts RMS 2.1 Multimedia Clear Speakers w/Blue LEDs



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a b B Homebuilt system
May 5, 2011 8:53:45 AM

No its not. Drop down to the 1155 i5 2500. Similar performance for a lot less money. You can also move to a 2x4GB set for an extra 2GBs. I would also get a different set of speakers. Those small units tend to not sound good.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 5, 2011 8:44:23 PM

1. If it's a gaming build, drop the 1366 MoBo / CPU / memory and get something for 1155.

2. I wouldn't include anything that says Rosewill or Kingwin on it.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

This is $2,069 and it includes a great case and superb PSU (HAF-X / XFX Black 850 would be an alternate to consider at about $45 more). MoBo is a great overclocker and has full 3 year warranty. 2500k is best bang for the buck, CPU cooler is way more than ya need for Sandy Bridge, SLI graphics (two cards) for $440, Vertex 3 is 50% faster than C300, monitor is 120 Hz

Case - $155 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - $15 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $120 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - 180 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - 225 - Intel Core i5-2500K 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 - $84 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $220 - EVGA GTX 560 (900MHz) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $220 - 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...
BR Reader / DVD Writer - $90 - Plextor BR Combo Drive w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor - $350 - ASUS VG236HE Black 23" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Two 560 GTX 900 Mhz will get you 862 fps in Guru3D's gaming test suite .... a single 580 gets 616, two 580's get's you
953..... you can get 10% more fps buying two 580's but it will cost you 227 % as much money.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 5, 2011 8:52:32 PM

I don't trust anything from logisys, even speakers.
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