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$1000 Micro ATX Gaming Build

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February 7, 2012 1:56:45 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks.

Budget Range: $1000 after rebates, but this is a little flexible.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, and streaming movies.

Parts Not Required: Reusing RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS, mouse, keyboard, and monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Micro ATX

Overclocking: Some

SLI or Crossfire: I would like the possibilty in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Currently playing SWTOR, Skyrim, and Starcraft.

After seeing the Alienware X51 I decided for my next build to be micro atx. I love the idea of a small form factor, but still being powerful enough to handle all of todays games. Here is what I've picked out so far, but I'm open to suggestions. This is replace a 4 year old system, so I'd like this to be somewhat future proof which is why I picked the motherboard I did.

Because I got it for $110 I've already purchased
Patriot Pyro PP120GS25SSDR 2.5" 120GB SATA III $110.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

IN WIN Dragon Slayer - $71.99 w/ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500 - $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Kuhler H2O 620 - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wintec One 8GB - $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 11196-00-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB - $450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm currently around $1100, but like I said the price is somewhat flexible.
February 7, 2012 2:25:04 PM

$70 NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Black Steel / Plastic Gaming mATX Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$85 Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$450 SAPPHIRE 11196-00-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$50 CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$70 ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$230 Intel Core i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$95 CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Grand Total:* $1,129.92
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