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Old 09-22-2010, 05:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. I joined because I've been reading and there's a lot of people with much more extensive knowledge than i, so please help me. It's been 10+ years since i've built a computer and truly am lost. I've compiled a somewhat list, but don't even know if that's everything i need. I would like to keep this rig under $1000, so please if the things i added seem to be excess or overkill please suggest where i can cut the corners. Thank you in advance for those who chimed in. It is much appreciated, you guys have no idea.

* I forgot to add a heatsink, but have no idea where to start =\ *

Hard Drive - - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CPU - - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930

Motherboard - - ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card - - EVGA 768-P3-1362-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply - - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

RAM - - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D

Case - - Antec P193 Gunmetal Gray Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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Old 09-22-2010, 11:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just for sake of convenience I added your build up. It comes to $1247.93 not including shipping.

You could certainly save a lot on the case, but I would go with something in the $100 range, and grab a deal that ships free, shipping on those cases can get expensive. Newegg also frequently sells 1TB HD's in the $50-$60 range. Just check their daily deals there is usually something weekly. You may also be able to find a deal on power supplies, and look at motherboard combos, there are usually quite a few. Here are a couple examples:
This combo saves you $45
This combo save you $30 with no changes to the hardware.

ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe
Intel Core i7 2600k
16GB DDR3 G-Skill Ripjaws
1TB 7200 Segagte Drive
eVGA GeForce 570
Samsung Blu-Ray Drive
Antec 850 Watt PSU
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For a decent i7 build you'll have to spend more than that... for under $1000 you should consider a i5 build or a AMD build.

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I agree with farinha, really an i7 build should be above a grand, anything less and you might as well go i5.

I'd suggest trading your current CPU pick for an i5 750. You're already saving $100 there.
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This memory is cheaper than the Corsair Dominators and they have faster latency timings. - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 998679
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