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Old 02-12-2011, 12:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mother Board: EVGA P55 FTW 200 --------------------249.99
(Newegg.com - EVGA P55 FTW 200 SLI 141-LF-E658-KR LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard)


Graphics Card: EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 570---------349.99
(EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 Video Card - 1280MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11, Free 3DMark 11 Upon Release from Mfr at TigerDirect.com)


Processor: Intel Core i7 870 (2.96 GHz)------------299.99
(Intel Core i7 870 Processor BX80605I7870 - 2.93GHz, LGA 1156, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, Lynnfield, Retail at TigerDirect.com)


RAM: Gskill Ripjaws (8 gig)-----------104.99
(Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL)


Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case--119.99
(Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case at TigerDirect.com)


OS: Windows 7 home premium-------------------------100.00
(Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English at TigerDirect.com)


DVD Drive: Asus 24x internal DVD Burner-------------19.99
(Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner - DVDĪR 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVDĪR (DL) 12X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, 2MB, Black, OEM at TigerDirect.com)


Wifi Card: NetGear Universal WiFi Adapter-----------64.99
(NetGear WNCE2001-100NAS Universal WiFi Internet Adapter - 2.4 Ghz, Ethernet port, USB at TigerDirect.com)


Monitor: ViewSonic Widescreen LED Monitor----------169.99
(Viewsonic VX2250wm-LED 22 Widescreen LED Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 1000:1, 10000000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, DVI, VGA, Integrated Speakers at TigerDirect.com)


keyboard: Razer Lycosa-------------65.12
(Amazon.com: Razer Lycosa Programmable Backlit Gaming Keyboard: Electronics)


PSU (Power Supply Unit): ModXStream 600 watt-----59.99
(OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 600-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus at TigerDirect.com)


Hard Drive: Western digital Caviar Black Hard Drive-54.99
(Western Digital WD5001AALS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G at TigerDirect.com)


Headset:Razer Carcharias------------------------35.72
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1) Wait until Intel sends out their fixed batch of Sandy Bridge processors and get one of those (and different motherboard)

2) If you have the money, i'd get a SSD to put your OS and programs on; it will cut your load times in half...
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I currently have the Razer Lycosa. While it looks great and performs great I do have alot of problems with it as well. Sometimes some of my keys just will not work. I have to unplug and replug it in to get use of the key back.

I also have the Razer Imperator mouse, it works great period.

I sure hope your not planning on using the integrated speakers on the new monitor. I never realized how much more sound there was in my games until I bought a pair of 2.1 speakers, and even those made a world of difference.
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