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Old 03-14-2010, 01:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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As far as the case goes, I just picked up a xion axp600 and I like it. Needs a couple more fans than it comes with but overall it is a great case for the money. Cable management is great, has 4 hot swappable sata bays, and has no problem with space for big cpu coolers and long video cards.

May not be for everyone but for a budget build i would recommend.
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Here's one option:

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total: $1058.92 + $10.63shipping = $1069.55 - $25MIR = $1044.55

See if you can get an optical drive from somewhere. i7 cpu + 5850 = pretty darn good gaming PC.

edit: here's a combo w/ a different case. Price doesn't change.
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here's one option:

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-AG - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! (OCZ 600W modxstream + 500gb WD Caviar blue)
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! (mobo + 5850)

total: $1058.92 + $10.63shipping = $1069.55 - $25MIR = $1044.55

See if you can get an optical drive from somewhere. i7 cpu + 5850 = pretty darn good gaming PC.

edit: here's a combo w/ a different case. Price doesn't change.
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thanks, seems good but someone earlier in the thread said you need 3x2gb ram for the i7 but this build only has 2x2gb. Would that be a problem?
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triple channel ram is only supported on socket 1366, and the cpu and motherboard i chose are socket 1156 which only support dual channel ram so a 2X2gb kit is appropriate.

Socket 1366 would obviously be better, but it'll take us out of your price range, unless you downgrade the video card to a 5770, then maybe you could fit in a socket 1366 build... but that would obviously decrease gaming performance as the video card is the important component for gaming.
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I think I'm gonna go with the first build that was posted. One other question though... would I be better off going with two smaller (350gig about) hard drives and setting them up in a RAID rather than one big one?
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