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Help With $1000 Gaming PC

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August 5, 2011 12:54:33 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP (When I decide what to get)


Budget Range: $1000 After rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video streaming to xbox, internet


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Hard Drives


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Intel (only because it seems to be the crowned winner of gaming performance)


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future


Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 is my max right now but I will be ordering a new monitor down the road


Additional Comments: Tips for dustproofing are welcome


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Case: Currently I have a Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case and I don't really know if I need to upgrade or not.
What I was thinking: Xigmatek Utgard Original CPC-T90DB-U01 Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Premium OEM

Total: $934.93 +s&h


Anywhere I can save money or improve parts would be great, I haven't built a computer in at least 4 years.

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August 5, 2011 7:43:28 AM

Thanks for the advice, I wasn't 100% sure about the ram, the case situation, or the PSU. I was even considering sticking with my old 500w because I'm not really aware of how much I would need since the calculators have shown such low numbers.
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