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August 10, 2011 10:35:01 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: In a few weeks


Budget Range: 1500 to 1800 usd but flexible


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW mainly, though I'd like something that can handle newer RTS, Skyrim, and FF14) Music, Movies


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com


Country of Origin: United States


Parts Preferences: Intel processor, Nvidia video card,


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe SLI in the future


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 preferably


Additional Comments: Doesn't need to include a sound card, though suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2011 10:56:22 AM

Does it have to be Nvidia? Nonetheless.

Check out the $900 build here. It sould be plenty for your usage. I suggest 6950 2GB for Skyrim mainly at HD gaming it excels with the 2GB of VRAM, usually VRAM doesn't really matter, but the 6950 does pretty well at larger resolutions too.
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Add this OCZ Solid 3 60GB SSD $100 w/ promo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Windows 7 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Oh, also change the motherboard to this
Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 $119
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Oh and this monitor, should end up lower that your max budget.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$155 plus a $10 MIR

It should total to around... $1214
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2011 12:26:54 PM

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price


SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AL LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151235
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$22.99


COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119197
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$119.99
$99.99


Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148697
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$5.00 Instant
$64.99
$59.99


ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824236153
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$20.00 Instant
$229.99
$209.99


Palit NE5X570SF10DA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Sonic 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814261096
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$30.00 Instant
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$349.99
$319.99


XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817207017
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$154.99


Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK
Item #: N82E16820220558
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$59.99


MSI H67MS-E23 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130598
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$89.99


ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131773
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$7.00 Instant
$139.99
$132.99


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$219.99


Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
Item #: N82E16819115073
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$209.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99


OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE90G 2.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820227608
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$30.00 Instant
$199.99
$169.99
Subtotal: $1,850.87

All from new egg.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2011 12:29:39 PM

Err i got something wrong, ignore the above please.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2011 12:32:55 PM

Here we go this is better, i dont think you will get much better for this money.


Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price


SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AL LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151235
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$22.99


COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119197
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$119.99
$99.99


HITACHI Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723020ALA640 (0F12455) 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822145476
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$229.99
$209.99


ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824236153
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$20.00 Instant
$229.99
$209.99


Palit NE5X570SF10DA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Sonic 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814261096
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$30.00 Instant
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$349.99
$319.99


XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817207017
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$154.99


Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK
Item #: N82E16820220558
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$59.99


ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131773
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$7.00 Instant
$139.99
$132.99


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$219.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99


OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820227706
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$50.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$299.99
$249.99
Subtotal: $1,780.89
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2011 12:35:31 PM

Oh and i would recommend an aftermarket cooler like maybe a H70.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2011 12:38:21 PM

Why would you get a crap motherboard for its price that doesn't allow for SLI, also you know you can delete a post right?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2011 12:58:39 PM

Its hardly a crap motherboard now is it! But you are right my bad i thought it had SLI will change that, as for deleting my post for some reason when i try that it says insufficient rights?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2011 1:05:01 PM

All my posts are based on 11 years personal, experience, ive had bad experience with Gigabyte boards and no bad experiences with Asus.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2011 1:06:47 PM

^ Well maybe you're just an unlucky customer. Because I see good reviews from major reviewers and good reviews from Newegg users.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2011 1:10:09 PM

Indeed sir, maybe i am.
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