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Well...this is the best I could do...

Last response: in Systems
July 2, 2011 4:10:29 AM

I have spent weeks researching, and re-researching, a system that hits the price point/future resistant sweet spot and this is what i have come up with. I plan on using the rig for gaming, this will be my entrance in to PC gaming all together. My max budget was $1500 but I would also like to hit that ultimate gaming/ happy wife sweet spot as well :non:  so the less costly the better. I am very excited about this years lineup for pc games and would like to be able to run all of them as well as next years comfortably (I am open to SLI/Crossfire in the future). So without further goes

1.Processor: Intel i5 2500k (pick up from Microcenter) $179.99

2&3.Motherboard & SSD combo:
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $274.98

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $84.99

5&6.Graphics Card & Monitor combo:
Gateway FHX2402Lbid Black 24" Full HD LED BackLight LCD monitor Slim Design
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $542.98

7.Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM $64.99

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99

9.Power Supply:
CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 $119.99

10.Cooling: Will buy later

11.DVD Burner:
LITE-ON DVD Burner $20.99

12. OS:
Windows 7 OEM 64 bit $94.99

Grand total: $1479.99

What do you guys think?

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