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~$1100 Build (w/ monitor/Win7/Blu-RayWriter)

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February 29, 2012 12:52:30 AM

Looking at a new to replace my current Core2Duo E8400 w/ 4Gig Ram and 6770 on Win XP. I am going to keep the old (current) computer whole and use it as a secondary media PC in a guest room. So this new build will be all new components and peripherals. I will be using it for Lord of the Rings Online at 1050 resolution (which my 6770 handles fairly well in direct x 9), and general computer usage. I also want to use it for playing Blu-Ray discs on our big screen tv (I already play video from my 6770 onto it, just want the added Blu-Ray capability), along with the ability to burn to Blu-Ray in the future. I focused on getting a motherboard that had 4 memory slots, and would be able to crossfire in the future if I wanted. I also wanted the SATA 3 and USB 3.0 capability. The SSD would be nice for quick booting, and should be enough (I'm hoping) for Windows 7 64-bit and LOTRO (10 GB currently). Please let me know if I am missing anything or if something here isn't compatible. Here is what I have...

i5-2400 $190 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Combo deal, -$11) $31 Shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 ATX Intel Motherboard $120 Shipped, $100 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $92 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
*Considering an External Hard Drive, and opening it up and using the disc inside instead, as the price seems to be down on them.

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $160 shipped, $130 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 100315L Video Card with Eyefinity $135 shipped, $120 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04 $85 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W Power Supply $72 shipped, $52 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Rosewill Blackbone Black Computer Case $44 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB Black 21.5" Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers $120 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit $100 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Plus a very basic mouse and key board for ~$20

Grand total approx $1160, $1070 after rebates
February 29, 2012 1:31:41 AM

You can save money by getting an H61/H67 motherboard.

P67 motherboards are for overclocking since you have the i5-2400 then it's pointless to get a P67 motherboard.

Also, A 6850 isn't much of a step up from the 6770, you might want to get a 6870 which is the best bang for buck right now but if you want to crossfire in the future a 6850 would be good.



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