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June 8, 2011 12:33:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today or tomorrow

Budget Range: 700 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing internet, movies and media, productivity(office,spreadsheet), editing video and music.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse, dvd-rw, OS, power supply; OCZ Technology 600 W Model no. OCZGX5600, computer case; Cooler Master Centurion 5 ATX Mid tower.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

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

Country of origin: United States

Parts Preferences: lower price end.

Overclocking: maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: yes, when the card chosen is inadequate.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: My current computer has Mobo Asus P5E, Intel Core2 duo E6750, 2GB BAllistix ram, Seagate Barracuda 500 GB hard drive and a XFX Geforce 8800 GT video card. This is a hand-me-down computer given to me by my older bro. I would like your advice and opinions on the build I have chosen since I don't normally build computers but have some experience with the parts. I want to build a stable computer lasting at least 4 years or so, long enough to finish college. I have gotten many things from newegg before so I trust that site but if you know of better sites for price and service, I will heed to your recommendations. Future games I would like this build to be able to play are Skyrim, Diablo 3 and similar games. All of your thoughts and advice are appreciated.

Thanks, Dave

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June 8, 2011 12:36:59 AM

Solid choices. The only recommendation I can give you is to cut back a little bit on the Mobo, and use it towards a better video card.

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

Will save you around 70dollars which you can use to get a 250-300dollar GPU.

The downside is, that mobo doesn't support dual video cards if you want to xfire in the future.
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June 8, 2011 12:47:19 AM



If you don't need the HDD to SSD caching and are not interested in video transcoding you may save a few $$$ by going to the ASRock P67 Extreme4. It is $30 cheaper and is otherwise identical. It also will allow you to Xfire in the future.
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June 8, 2011 1:15:03 AM

ikyung said:
Solid choices. The only recommendation I can give you is to cut back a little bit on the Mobo, and use it towards a better video card.

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

Will save you around 70dollars which you can use to get a 250-300dollar GPU.

The downside is, that mobo doesn't support dual video cards if you want to xfire in the future.


thanx for the recommendation, that mobo is way cheaper and could prob get me a 6950 instead of the 6870.
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June 8, 2011 1:19:20 AM

chesteracorgi said:
If you don't need the HDD to SSD caching and are not interested in video transcoding you may save a few $$$ by going to the ASRock P67 Extreme4. It is $30 cheaper and is otherwise identical. It also will allow you to Xfire in the future.


thanx for the info, I don't need the HDD to SSD caching. I'm going to check out this ASRock P67 Extreme4 as well
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June 8, 2011 3:36:16 AM

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