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$925 Gaming Rig

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July 6, 2012 2:04:42 AM

Hey all,
I think I have managed to squeeze the most bang for the buck out of my money for my final rig from Newegg.com with their recent specials in their email newsletter as well as mail-in rebates. Also included in this price is 3 day shipping, and it comes to the grand total of $920.02 after rebates, and $985.02 without them. Here's my components list with links.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Comes with a junk $10 mouse I suppose you could sell for a quick $5 at a garage sale. $119.99 before rebate, $94.99 after

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 before coupon, $59.99 after coupon code, $39.99 after rebate

MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $219.99 before coupon codes, $205.99 after

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $349.99 and comes with Dirt 3, Dues Ex: REvolution, and something else not worth noting

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $47.99 before coupon, $39.99 after. I know it's a single stick, but I plan to upgrade to 2 later on down the road just to boost speed.

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 before rebate, $79.99 after

This all comes to my grand totals of $985.02 before rebates and $920.02 after rebates (with shipping included in those prices). I have a product key for my Win 7 as well as monitor, mouse, and keyboard, so no worries there. Any and all feedback would be appreciated, but I'm trying to keep this under $925 if possible after rebates.

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July 6, 2012 2:25:48 AM

I heard sometimes on those Gigabyte triple fan cards the plastic can rattle and be quite annoying. I'd go with this MSI Twin Frozr, its $10 cheaper too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So I assume your reusing HDD, optical drive, and operation system? You will need these things to complete your build.
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July 6, 2012 2:36:10 AM

Yes, sorry for the miscommunication. You do not need a HDD to have a working build, but I have another one that I can use for data storage, as well as an OS, Monitor, CD/DvD Drive etc. I didn't want to get the Twin Frozr because in benchmarks it tested to run hotter and be slower even when set to the same clock speed.
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July 6, 2012 2:40:55 AM

Pizzaa said:
Yes, sorry for the miscommunication. You do not need a HDD to have a working build, but I have another one that I can use for data storage, as well as an OS, Monitor, CD/DvD Drive etc. I didn't want to get the Twin Frozr because in benchmarks it tested to run hotter and be slower even when set to the same clock speed.


You dont need a HDD to have a working computer eh? Well good luck. :pt1cable: 
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July 6, 2012 2:41:31 AM

You can use the SSD for your games and operating system as well as drivers etc. So yes, it can work without a HDD.
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July 6, 2012 2:41:55 AM

Remember, SSD's function the same as a HDD to the computer, they just perform the same functions in a different manner.
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July 6, 2012 2:47:17 AM

Pizzaa said:
Remember, SSD's function the same as a HDD to the computer, they just perform the same functions in a different manner.

When did you mention having a ssd?
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July 6, 2012 2:50:09 AM

Ah, that's the one part I forgot :p  Sorry, it looked like my list was a little thin, and that must be why. I'll edit the main post right after this. My bad.
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July 6, 2012 2:54:24 AM

No worries, your motherboard link didn't work. But I like your build from what I've seen. If your cool with the Gigabyte card then go for it. 7950s are great regardless of model. Have you considered an aftermarket cooler for your CPU?
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July 6, 2012 2:58:34 AM

Yeah, I have a few in a crate I have full of old computer parts. I found one almost exactly the same as a Hyper 212 Plus, but it's manufactured by Asus. I'm not looking for serious overclocking, as I don't play hugely demanding games like Crysis or BF3. Hardest game for my system would be SWTOR. The cooler is an Acer HI 2490C
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