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May 20, 2011 10:32:21 AM

Hi guys,

I'm trying to build a new gaming rig for around 800USD before rebates here's what I'm thinking so far:

DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $236.99
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $299.99
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99

I know I'm over budget, please help me fix. :) 



Approximate Purchase Date: This week


Budget Range: 800 Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Rift)


Parts Not Required: (speakers, keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, Case)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Any


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


Additional Comments: I'd like to play Rift on High to Ultra settings with 30+ fps

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May 20, 2011 2:26:28 PM

gkay is right get the CPU/MOBO combo to cut price and get a 750w PSU for future CF.
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May 20, 2011 7:39:15 PM

The i5-2500K is absolutely better option than i7-2600 and it is 75$ less!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The i5-2500K & Gigabyte z68-ud3p combo that Gkay09 is talking about seems like a great deal.

For the Ram I recommend the G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600MHz Cl9 it is higher quality than A-Data:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD : the 640GB is only 1$ more than the 500GB!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics :
I suggest the MSI GTX560 Ti 1GB OC'd to 880MHz (the Gigabyte Radeon 6950 is a good choice too, but I'm a fan of Nvidia so I suggested the gtx560 Ti since they have about the same performance and Price)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rest looks Good :) 
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