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My very revised build - Need more adive

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October 16, 2011 12:59:15 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Well I guess I would order in advance for christmas
Budget Range: I would like to keep it below $850 (I think it is 860 right now)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Programming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard+Mouse, I will probably get a (mini?) HDMI screen locally to save on shipping.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon (I need international shipping to NZ).
Country of Origin: NZ
Parts Preferences: Quality? But not over expensive
Overclocking: No, But I will be using the turbo feature (I am getting the 2600K because it has HD and it is only like $11).
SLI or Crossfire: SLI?
Monitor Resolution: Errr? Something wide, relatively cheap and with a mini HDMI port?
Additional Comments: I barely use my CD/DVD ROM.

Motherboard: Intel Micro ATX H67 BOXDH67GDB3
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q7JRNO/ref=ox_sc_a...

CPU: Intel i5 2500K
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

GPU: Nividia SLI GTX 550
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R9OVE6/ref=ox_sc_a...

RAM: 2x 4GB Kingston DDR3
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037TO5C0/ref=ox_sc_a...

Power Supply: SLI Ready Cooler Master GX series 650 Watt
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035WTD2G/ref=ox_sc_a...

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q0PT3I/ref=ox_sc_a...

CD/DVD ROM: Sony Light Scribe
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003SM3HH0/ref=ox_sc_a...

Primary HD: WD 500GB Black
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DMFAJ2/ref=ox_sc_a...

Secondary HD: WD 1TB Caviar Green
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U1N95K/ref=ox_sc_a...

Case: NZXT M59 Classic
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002OEBILK/ref=ox_sc_a...

I am really liking what I have right now :) .
EDIT: Following advice below I have changed to a WD 500GB Black for my boot drive and on my own instinct switched to a 1TB secondary drive.
Oh and I hate Microsoft for taking all my cash!
EDIT2:
Changed to another (cheaper) Micro ATX board.
EDIT3:
Changed back to the old Micro ATX

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October 16, 2011 1:03:45 AM

1024x768? I think its time to get a new monitor..
October 16, 2011 1:10:20 AM

For your primary drive get a black drive. You'll be happier with it's performance over a blue drive.
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October 16, 2011 1:21:38 AM

ares640 said:
1024x768? I think its time to get a new monitor..

hey, my 9500gt actually does pretty good at that res!! but it is extremely low, and the op could really use a new monitor. granted, it does look too bad if you're used to it.
October 16, 2011 1:24:04 AM

morgoth780 said:
hey, my 9500gt actually does pretty good at that res!! but it is extremely low, and the op could really use a new monitor. granted, it does look too bad if you're used to it.


You still use a 9500gt? And here I thought I was bad with my 9800 GTX :p 
October 16, 2011 1:27:05 AM

ares640 said:
You still use a 9500gt? And here I thought I was bad with my 9800 GTX :p 

yep :kaola:  and I play starcraft 2 on medium
October 16, 2011 6:28:28 AM

As I said I am buying a NEW monitor for this computer.
So recommend away, but I'll probably just walk in and buy the cheapest thing that is more than 20" with a mini HDMI slot.
I'll look at the black drive, Windows bumped me way to far in terms of price however :sadface: I want to use Ubuntu but it doesn't have programs I need to live (games, games and games).
October 17, 2011 5:57:25 AM

Ok third edit just added...
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