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First time builder, mid-range gaming/graphic design PC advice?(update)

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June 17, 2011 11:00:11 PM

Hi yall, I'm pretty new here and recently scrapped an overly expensive CyberPower PC that I had customized and now have about $1200 to work with, though I'd like to stay in the $1000-$1150 range if possible. I intend to use this system for MMO gaming tailored more to games like EVE Online and the upcoming Old Republic as well as use it for 3D rendering in Maya and AutoCad. I don't need something that is going to burn my pubes off with speed, but I'd like a good system I can use for these applications for the next several years. I'm buying everything from Newegg because I've used them before and think they are very reliable and have great prices/rebates/offers. This is my first time building a PC and I feel like I've researched extensively on these components but I lack the expertise and general knowledge about computer building to know for sure how if everything fits together/compatible or if the PSU is enough wattage. Okay so here we go and thanks for commenting -NOTE: I listed the Newegg prices too, they're not part of the urls

MOBO: Asus Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366
Hi yall, I'm pretty new here and recently scrapped an overly expensive CyberPower PC that I had customized and now have about $1200 to work with, though I'd like to stay in the $1000-$1150 range if possible. I intend to use this system for MMO gaming tailored more to games like EVE Online and the upcoming Old Republic as well as use it for 3D rendering in Maya and AutoCad. I don't need something that is going to burn my pubes off with speed, but I'd like a good system I can use for these applications for the next several years. I'm buying everything from Newegg because I've used them before and think they are very reliable and have great prices/rebates/offers. This is my first time building a PC and I feel like I've researched extensively on these components but I lack the expertise and general knowledge about computer building to know for sure how if everything fits together/compatible or if the PSU is enough wattage. Okay so here we go and thanks for commenting -NOTE: I listed the Newegg prices too, they're not part of the urls

MOBO: ASRock P67 EXTREME4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99

CPU: I5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product $220

PSU:Corsair Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -$68

GPU: HIS ICEq Radeon 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] roduct$180

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product $85

Fan: Thermaltake V1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] ltake%20V1 $50

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119233 $60

SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 64GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148441 $120

HDD: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks to Striker410 and Silvune for their help earlier and suggestions, what do yall think of this for my budget and needs? Also, any suggestions about first time build tutorials/guides/warnings? I've found some nice stuff on Tom's and from some users around here, but just wanted some more advice. Thanks alot!
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June 17, 2011 11:45:00 PM

You can save about $30 on the mb and have the exact same performance , if you are prepared to give up the second gfx card slot . It looks like you are not going to need it or use it anyway

ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 22, 2011 3:14:08 PM

You can save $100 by getting an amd mobo. The amd 955 BE has the same performance as the i5- 2500k. You can get a very similar mobo for $55 less.

ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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

If you are willing to go with AMD you can save money and still get performance.

With the extra money you can get an AMD hd 6950, which will last longer and perform better.

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

Its $260 at Newegg, but its $215, after rebate, at tigerdirect.

Enjoy!
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