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August 19, 2011 4:09:19 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 Months

Budget Range: $1500 - $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, media, beginner photo and video editing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, LED LCD Monitor 21" or above

Overclocking: In the future

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or higher

Additional Comments: Wouldnt mind SLI out of the gate but willing to get bigger card now and upgrade to second later.

Hey guys there is all my information. I nned the monitor included in the setup, I am looking for a good monitor with great color. I wont need it to be insanely fast because I wont be playing a ton of FPS, more strategy games.

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August 19, 2011 5:11:19 AM

intel 2500k
z68 motherboar
2 x4 gig of RAM

GTX 560 Ti x 2
[ or Radeon 6950 x 2]= better

any case you like

A samsung F3 hard drive

OCZ vertex SSD

750 - 850 watt psu

A 24 inch LED LCD

dvd burner

win7 64 bit Home premium oem

Newegg.com
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August 19, 2011 5:35:24 AM

newtogaming25 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 Months

Budget Range: $1500 - $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, media, beginner photo and video editing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, LED LCD Monitor 21" or above

Overclocking: In the future

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or higher

Additional Comments: Wouldnt mind SLI out of the gate but willing to get bigger card now and upgrade to second later.

Hey guys there is all my information. I nned the monitor included in the setup, I am looking for a good monitor with great color. I wont need it to be insanely fast because I wont be playing a ton of FPS, more strategy games.



COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case


-$30.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

$199.99
$169.99



SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

-$5.00 Instant


$64.99
$59.99


ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

-$30.00 Instant


$229.99
$199.99




SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$264.99



AMD Gift - Deus Ex game coupon
-$49.99 Saving


$49.99
$0.00


CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


-$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$189.99
$169.99




G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

$57.99


ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


$129.99


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K


$219.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

-$10.00 Instant


$199.99
$189.99


TREND MICRO Titanium Internet Security - 1 User for System Builders

-$49.99 Saving


$49.99
$0.00

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


-$38.00 Instant


$249.99
$211.99

Subtotal: $1,674.90

You can either get one more 6950 or another monitor to go dual monitors. The choice is yours. One thing i will recommend is though is to stay the hell away from OCZ. They are probably one of the worst companies on earth in terms of reliability.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 19, 2011 6:59:46 AM

TOTAL: 1565.88

PARTS: NEWEGG

CASE: Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced $ 89.99 MIR

PSU: Antec TP 750W $129.99 Rebates

CPU: i5 2500K $219.99

COOLING: Corsair HS 100 $109.99

RAM: Gskill Ripjaws 8GB F3 12800CL9D-8GBXL $57.99

GPU: EVGA GTX 570 $329.99 MIR

MOBO: Gigabyte GA Z68XP UD5 $269.99

SSD: Crucial C300 128GB SATA3 $249.99

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 6GB/s 1TB $74.99

OPTICAL: ASUS CD/DVD R/RW/DL $19.99
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August 19, 2011 5:04:31 PM

So dual 6950s will be good for awhile? or should I be looking at a more expensive single board to carry me awhile? Then add a second.

Also with motherboards, I dont understand the difference between all the different boards, is there an advantage to some over others?
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 21, 2011 5:20:43 PM

Save money and get one good card, if you want to crossfire later you can buy the similar card hopefully knocked down in price.

Each motherboard and chipset offers something different and each motherboard has differing quality of components.
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