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Better System for the $$?

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December 12, 2011 1:39:43 AM

Can anyone put together a better gaming system for the money than the one I built from CyberPower? I was piecing together the pieces on Newegg, and besides the video card, I can't come within $200 or so of this system. Figured I would sell the GTX 560 for a pair of 6850's or something of the like. Looking to upgrade from an Alienware M17x R3 (2.2 i7, 16GB 1600mHZ, 160GB SSD, ect)

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1DR2W6
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GigaByte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Intel Smart Response Tech. & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, mSATA Connector onboard, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)


Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next week

Budget Range: $1250

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse/Monitors

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Intel i7 2600k

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

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December 12, 2011 5:02:30 AM

If all you are going to do is game, drop the 2600K for the 2500K. Take that extra cash and stick it into a better video card (or for something else). Also, that motherboard seems it was designed more for AMD cards rather than nVidia. While nVidia's will work with no problem, if you ever wanted to try SLI in the future, you might not be able to do so.
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