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Comments/Suggestions On My First Solo Build <$1000

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October 13, 2011 3:47:52 PM

Intel Core™ i5-2500K $195
Corsair A70 CPU Cooler $38
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z $165
2 x 4GB G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage $50
2 x 1GB MSI Hawk GTX 460 $260
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB $55
Cooler Master Storm Sniper Black $60
Seasonic X750 Gold $130
ASUS 24X DVD Burner $18
OS Windows 7 Ultimate $15
Total Price $986

I fully intend to OC the CPU/GPU. For this build, I intend to upgrade in about 12-18 months with the 6xx or 7xxx GPU series and reuse at least the power supply and case. These is also $80 worth of rebates to be redeemed on this build. So, if I get those, I can spend it on a SSD. Windows 7 Ultimate is student price.
October 13, 2011 4:10:14 PM

How are you able to get 2x gtx460 for $260! or is that including rebate? Sounds like a great build, just make sure you aren't getting the 460 SE version as that only has 288 shaders instead of 336.
October 13, 2011 4:35:00 PM

Looks like a very nice build to me.

But why upgrading the GPU so early? Such a SLI is pretty fine, save yor money.

And yes, make sure you don't grab the SE (sucker edition).
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October 13, 2011 4:36:51 PM

crewton said:
How are you able to get 2x gtx460 for $260! or is that including rebate? Sounds like a great build, just make sure you aren't getting the 460 SE version as that only has 288 shaders instead of 336.


All those listed prices are before rebate.

That $260 for the MSI Hawks is the price before rebates. I have $50 in rebates for that, $15 for the A70, and $15 for the Storm Sniper.

I have my parts received or shipped for the most part and I am still in the return period.
October 14, 2011 6:49:53 PM

Where are you getting 2 GTX 460s for $260 before rebate?
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