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Gaming Computer $1600-$1800 please help.

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February 6, 2012 11:53:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $1600-$1800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming mostly, Streaming on justin/twitch. Watching Blu ray movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1080, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Dual monitor setup, blu ray player. SSD maybe?

Any help would be great. I have built my computers in the past but I have been out of the loop for a few years now. Thanks for your time.
February 6, 2012 11:58:29 PM

hi there i posted one somewhere just yesterday wait let me look for it give me a moment
February 6, 2012 11:59:52 PM

Processor: 229.99$
Intel i5 2500K Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

Mother board: 229.99$ > 189.99$ after mail-in rebate
MSi Z68A-GD80 (Gen 3)(G3)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813130610

Video Card: 329.99$
ASUS GTX570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814121432

Memory: 84.99$ > 64.99$ after mail-in rebate
Patriot Extreme Performance 16gb (4x4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820220609
(Free 8GB micro SDHC w/ purchase, limited offer)

Hard Disk Drive: 129.99$
Western Digital Caviar Blue
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136767

Solid Slate Drive: 176.99$
Crucial M4 128GB SSD SATAIII
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148442

Power Supply:
Seasonic x850W 210.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817151102

or

Seasonic x1250W 269.99$ (w/ 15% promo code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817151109

Chassis: 199.99$ > 179.99$ mail-in rebate
Cooler Master Haf X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119225

CPU Cooler: 89.99$
Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835608018

this is the over all total

x850w = 1,621.41$ (after rebate)
x1250w = 1,602.91$ (after rebate and the 15% off from psu)

if you can still get the 15% off promo for the seasonic psu then go grab that one its much cheaper than the 850w, but if you are too late and can't get the promo then stick with the 850w
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February 7, 2012 2:17:32 AM
February 7, 2012 2:46:14 AM

get a 500gb hdd if you can, then since you wont be over clocking any 750w is not really good imo, with that set up the seasonic 520w 80plus bronze is a good go for you it should really loosen up your budget, those 2 i mention should help you out
February 7, 2012 6:44:34 AM

Anyone else wanna chime in on anything?
February 7, 2012 6:59:13 AM

Can get an i5-2500k instead of 2600k, for gaming, no difference cept price. Also get an asrock z68 mobo its 121.99 on newegg. Full featured probably tons cheapers. Get a better vid card. 560 ti is very mid range, get a 7950 or 7970 for future upgrading. Can squeeze it in with the saving from the CPU and mobo.
February 7, 2012 7:03:40 AM

Would the i7 be better for streaming on justin/twitch? I know its very CPU intense.
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