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Old 08-30-2011, 11:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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CPU + HD: $290 i5 2500k + 1TB WD Caviar Black.
MB: $155 Asus P8P67 (REV 3.0).
RAM: $70 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600 CAS8.
GPU: $225 EVGA GTX 560Ti.
ODD: $21 Asus 24x DVD/CD Burner.
PSU: $110 Corsair TX650M.
OS: $110 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM.
Case: ~$70

Total = $1,051 (before rebates/shipping/other combos)
Overshot by a little bit, will try and clean it up.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Looking pretty good to me, except the mother board, seems like it got alot of bad reviews

Edit. and im not sure about this but dont i need a sound card as well?
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Every motherboard looks to have 4:5 eggs, except one in the $270 range.
Most of the bad reviews are either people who messed something up, or just got a DOA board (happens occasionally), but Asus arguably makes the best motherboards.

All current motherboards come with on-board sound, which is sufficient for gamers and average users.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Oh well i appreciate all this helpful information. how long do you think shipping all this stuff would take? xD

Edit- oh and the i7 thing, isnt that alot better then the i5? or am i just wrong
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You won't need the extra stuff from the i7. The 2500K is enough to make you happy for years.
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Depending on how far away you are from a distribution center, 3-5 days probably.

The difference between the second gen i5 and i7 is the i7 has better integrated graphics and hyper-threading.
Integrated graphics is no benefit since you have a video card.
Hyper-threading is for multi-tasking and certain CPU intensive programs, not useful for gaming.

*Edit - Can cut $15 off the price by getting the G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600 CAS9.
Essentially the same RAM, just slightly slower.

Also, sign up for the Newegg newsletter, they send out e-mails weekly with great promo codes.
And keep an eye on the Shell Shocker deals on the home page.
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Well, yeah, you won't miss anything.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks guys building a computer now couldn't seem easier

Edit- oh and i live in canada so it will probly take awhile to ship i guess
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$150 Asus P8P67 (REV 3.0) on NCIX.
$51 G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600 CAS9 on NCIX.
$60 CM HAF 912 Case on NCIX.
Brings it down to $1,017.
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