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Under $1500 gaming rig

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January 6, 2012 5:44:17 AM

Ok, after getting some input earlier on these forums I've done some extensive research and this is what I came up with.
1920x1200 monitor already owned.
Planning on overclocking the CPU to 4.5GHz and maybe tweaking the video card and the RAM, but not much.
PSU should allow me to get a second graphics card in 4-5 months when ill have more money available. Will also buy a data drive when the prices drop a little.


1 AZZA Hurrican 2000R SAZ-2000R Black (exterior)/Red (interior)
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
$144.99

1 EVGA 012-P3-2068-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores Classified 1280MB
$289.99

1 Sparkle Computer Corp GOLD CLASS SCC-850AF 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular
$159.99

1 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
$88.99

1 ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3
$189.99

1 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
$219.99

1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
$99.99

1 Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
$84.99

1 Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
$179.99


Total with shipping is $1492.35 before $60 of MiR.

Please check this to make sure I didn't screw up compatibility or anything like that.

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January 6, 2012 5:49:52 AM

Lol, forgot this;

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM
$17.99
that should bump it barely over 1500 before rebates.
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January 6, 2012 5:53:38 AM

You won't need 16 GB of RAM. No game or general purpose application needs that much. Drop down to 8 GB and save ~$40.
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January 6, 2012 6:02:02 AM

+1 azeem40 use the $40 on something..
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January 6, 2012 3:49:41 PM

I'm still leaning toward 16GB of ram over 8GB. Main reason is I don't want to be required to remove the monstrous nh-d14 cooler just to upgrade to 16gb in the future. $40 to never think about RAM for the life of my system sounds life a decent deal to me.
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