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May 26, 2011 2:29:14 AM

Since I made some changes to my old build I decided to make a new thread. Parts not needed keyboard, mouse, OS.

Case: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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

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

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

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

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

Monitor: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

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

Hard Drive: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

Before Rebates: $620 After: $590

I really can't go any higher than this after I get the rebates I'll probably upgrade my current keyboard, mouse, and buy a cheap game or 2. Any ideas to change some parts are greatly appreciated. I've made some changes to the build again.

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May 26, 2011 2:56:23 AM

Blitzwinger5 said:
Since I made some changes to my old build I decided to make a new thread. Parts not needed keyboard, mouse, OS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hard Drive: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

Before Rebates: $656 After: $579

I really can't go any higher than this after I get the rebates I'll probably upgrade my current keyboard, mouse, and buy a cheap game or 2. Any ideas to change some parts are greatly appreciated.


The NVidia GTX 460 should be able to run off a lower capacity power supply. Take a look at the Corsair CX series 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The GTX 460 at that price point is pretty hard to beat ... but the AMD Radeons generally work a bit better with the AMD processors as they offload more of the processing to the GPU. Take a look at the 6790 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... the 1GB capacity should also help out a bit in new games

Good luck with your building!!!
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May 26, 2011 3:14:25 AM

Case: Cooler Master Haf 912 $59.99/$49.99 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Asrock ASRock A770DE+ $53.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Saves you $36 to put into a current graphic card since your trying to game.

GPU: EVGA GTX 560 $189.99 add $4 bucks to get this from the savings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or 6870 for same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

some benchmarks that compare gtx460 gtx560 HD 6870
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp...
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May 26, 2011 8:17:19 PM

Can anyone recommend a mouse and mouse pad for $70.
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May 26, 2011 8:38:34 PM

how do you hold your mouse? does the center of your palm rest on the mouse when you grip it? does your ring finger grip the side of the mouse or does it rest on it?
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May 26, 2011 8:49:55 PM

genghiskron said:
how do you hold your mouse? does the center of your palm rest on the mouse when you grip it? does your ring finger grip the side of the mouse or does it rest on it?

I keep my thumb on the side pointer finger on the L mouse, middle finger on the wheel ring finger on the right mouse and my pinkey is on the side of the mouse.
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May 27, 2011 11:17:18 PM

After some changes to the build I've cut the price down. I've changed the case to a cooler master elite 339 nvidia edition, and switched to a hard drive and monitor from tigerdirect.
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May 30, 2011 4:20:54 AM

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