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Approximate Purchase Date: black friday.

Budget Range: Around $1300 before rebates and before shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: generally gaming, maybe making some videos.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse.

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

Country of Origin: Doesn't matter.

Parts Preferences: Intel i7-2600k processor, Nvidia GTX 560 ti or higher, trying to avoid an Asus mobo because I've heard it was unreliable, but who knows?

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: SLI.

Monitor Resolution: Not needed.

Additional Comments: See-through case or a case with a lot of lights would be nice.
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  1. EmoPopsicle said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: black friday.

    Budget Range: Around $1300 before rebates and before shipping.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: generally gaming, maybe making some videos.

    Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse.

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

    Country of Origin: Doesn't matter.

    Parts Preferences: Intel i7-2600k processor, Nvidia GTX 560 ti or higher, trying to avoid an Asus mobo because I've heard it was unreliable, but who knows?

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: SLI.

    Monitor Resolution: Not needed.

    Additional Comments: See-through case or a case with a lot of lights would be nice.


    Nice ....few things to consider. Most Mobos with the Sandy Bridge can support both Xfire and SLI. I have an ASUS and love it ...but that was after RMAing two. ASRocks makes some SOLID motherboards, that being said Black friday is not always your best bet as it is normally trash they are selling off with exception of a few items. For that price range you can build an AWESOME computer.

    2600k is a great start to a build.
    8 gigs of ram .....its very cheap now
    dont skimp on PSU/Mobo or tower you can get nice stuff for $150 per each
    that puts you up to 800 ish ....get a samsung spinpoint for $60 and you have 600 left for a video card.... what res do you use?
  2. envymert said:
    Nice ....few things to consider. Most Mobos with the Sandy Bridge can support both Xfire and SLI. I have an ASUS and love it ...but that was after RMAing two. ASRocks makes some SOLID motherboards, that being said Black friday is not always your best bet as it is normally trash they are selling off with exception of a few items. For that price range you can build an AWESOME computer.

    2600k is a great start to a build.
    8 gigs of ram .....its very cheap now
    dont skimp on PSU/Mobo or tower you can get nice stuff for $150 per each
    that puts you up to 800 ish ....get a samsung spinpoint for $60 and you have 600 left for a video card.... what res do you use?


    i believe its 1900x1080 or 1900x1200. i forget.
  3. I wouldn't get an i7-2600k. I'd get i5-2500k since there is no big difference between them when it comes to gaming.
  4. take a look at the "most popular" motherboards on this page...

    http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/
  5. Best answer
    Since you want do do video editing in addition to gaming, the 2600k and nVidia should be on ya list

    Case - $ 155 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129087
    Case Fan - Later - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209013
    PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024
    MoBo - $ 190 - ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792
    CPU - $ 315 - Intel Core i5-2600K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    Cooler - $ 50 - Scythe Mugen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168&Tpk=Mugen%203
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
    GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 (900MHz) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121424
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $ 60 - Spinpoint F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - Later - Corsair Force Series GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191
    DVD Writer - $ 59 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
    Game Free Batman incl w/ GFX Card
    Keyboard - Existing - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100
    Mouse - Existing - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318
    Monitor - Existing - ASUS VH246H 23.6" LED http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
    OS - $ 100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    TOTAL $ 1,329

    Drop the Blue Ray and ya save $40, puts ya at $1,289

    Add the 3nd GFX card, SSD and case fan come XMas....

    Csse is roomy with hot swap 2.5" bay, easily replaceable air filters and great cable managment, PSU is 10.0 performance rated per jonnyguru and among the quietest / coolest ever measured at silentpcreview.com. MoBo is GEN3 eliminating any concerns about upgrade ability (not that Im worried about P67 at this point). Have room and power for 2nd GFX card anb both will easily do 1000MHz. RAM is low profile. Cooler is excellent (outperforms Hyper 212 by 5-7C)
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