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Old 07-04-2010, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I have gathered enough money for a new build. Let me know your opinion about what will be my gaming rig.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-1153-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

Newegg.com - Saitek PZ30AUR 104 Normal Keys 4 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Eclipse Red Backlit Keyboard

Newegg.com - Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse

I will also be buying a new headset, and I think im going with this:

Newegg.com - Turtle Beach Ear Force Z1 3.5mm Circumaural Noise-Reduction PC Gaming Headset with Stereo Sound

Without the headset the total is about $987, with the headset it's a little over 1k.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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as far as gaming goes, here's a different build that would blow it away (and when i say build, i mean just the internal parts, this isn't including the OS, the keyboard + mouse and headset that you chose because those would remain the same).
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
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GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


EVGA 01G-P3-1465-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV4GK


COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

these parts total about $808, which if i did the math correctly, is actually about $3 cheaper than the parts you listed (not including any shipping costs).

as you see, i've swapped out the i5 750 for a slightly slower amd x4 955 (with an appropriate mobo needed for it), and using the savings from doing that and using some combos, you have room to fit in a much faster gtx 465 gfx card.
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^ youre the king Muffin man.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I like that build, but let's say I get the same build I posted and this video card.

Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX260CXPB GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

I am a Intel/GeForce because of bad experience with AMD/ATI so I would like to stay with the Core i5.
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You said "new build" which I assume means you have an "old build". You should temporarily use your old dvd player, mouse, keyboard and headset if you want to stick with the i7 750 build.

I also try to buy Intel and Nvidia, but not at the expense of performance.

The motherboard you picked is one of the cheapest Asus motherboards they make. I think it is the cheapest (2) (1-16X and 1-4X) pci-e slot motherboard they sell and while it supports Crossfire they make no mention of SLI but you want to buy an Nvidia Video card.

Even the GTX 260 is on the verge of being obsolete. They keep making games and apps that require more and more power. And considering you can't even SLI another GTX 260 into the system later for more power it's a poor choice.

The Corsair memory is over-priced for the performance. This would be a much better choice.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

I like the case, hard drive and power supply.

When it's all said and done the AMD system Muffin Man setup is going to be the better setup for the money you have.
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