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    Hi guys I am going to be building a new rig by next week and I have $1100 (US) to play around with. Any ideas??
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    Just for gaming, or are you a video editor, do you do lots of photoshop shenanigans, tons of 3D rendering, etc?

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    Just for gaming

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    CPU Intel Core i5-760 intel.com $209
    Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212+ coolermaster.com $30
    RAM 4GB Corsair DDR3/1333 corsair.com $99
    Mobo Asus P7P55D-E Pro asus.com $159
    GPU Asus ENGTX 470 asus.com $289
    Optical Drive Samsung SH-S223F samsungodd.com $23
    Hard Drive 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 seagate.com $74
    Case COOLER MASTER HAF 922 $99
    PSU Corsair TX750 corsair.com $90
    OS Windows Home Premium 64 (OEM) microsoft.com $99
    TOTAL $1171 not including shipping
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    I always forget about optical drives. I need to stop that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draggon View Post
    Hi guys I am going to be building a new rig by next week and I have $1100 (US) to play around with. Any ideas??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakha View Post
    CPU Intel Core i5-760 intel.com $209
    Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212+ coolermaster.com $30
    RAM 4GB Corsair DDR3/1333 corsair.com $99
    Mobo Asus P7P55D-E Pro asus.com $159
    GPU Asus ENGTX 470 asus.com $289
    Optical Drive Samsung SH-S223F samsungodd.com $23
    Hard Drive 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 seagate.com $74
    Case COOLER MASTER HAF 922 $99
    PSU Corsair TX750 corsair.com $90
    OS Windows Home Premium 64 (OEM) microsoft.com $99
    TOTAL $1171 not including shipping

    I recently built a very similar rig, different mobo, case, psu, more ram (not that it's needed) but went with a 460 cyclone which is almost $100 cheaper and bench tests very close to a 470 when OC'd which would put you right around your $1100 mark. I made mine for $900 but I spent a month shopping for various parts on sale and combo deals at Newegg. My system runs Rift well on ultra settings so its safe to say that you could do just fine at your budget with a little work and be quite happy with your gaming experience.
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    What about this:

    ASUS P8P67-DELUXE P67 DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard

    Intel Core i7-2600 1155pin Boxed CPU

    G Kit(4GBx2) 2000 PQI-Turbo

    1536M GTX580 Asus

    Thermaltake ToughPower-XT 875Watt PSU

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    Last edited by Draggon; 02-09-2011 at 11:27 PM.

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    Don't get a first generation I5, sandy bridge is so much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Draggon View Post
    What about this:

    ASUS P8P67-DELUXE P67 DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard

    Intel Core i7-2600 1155pin Boxed CPU

    G Kit(4GBx2) 2000 PQI-Turbo

    1536M GTX580 Asus

    Thermaltake ToughPower-XT 875Watt PSU

    Antec DF-85 Dark Fleet Gaming Case

    LG SATA Black DVD RW
    If this system is in your 1100 budget I would get it. I recommend springing the extra 40 bucks for the 2600k instead for overclocking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum Troll View Post
    Don't get a first generation I5, sandy bridge is so much better.
    Excluding the current chipset issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draggon View Post
    What about this:

    ASUS P8P67-DELUXE P67 DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard

    Intel Core i7-2600 1155pin Boxed CPU

    G Kit(4GBx2) 2000 PQI-Turbo

    1536M GTX580 Asus

    Thermaltake ToughPower-XT 875Watt PSU

    Antec DF-85 Dark Fleet Gaming Case

    LG SATA Black DVD RW
    The Pro and Deluxe versions of that motherboard have a LOT of issues. I suggest researching them online and then deciding if you want to purchase that motherboard. I personally am using the Pro version of the board, and after 2 BIOS updates and a lot of ****ing around in the BIOS I was finally able to get it stable. It was not worth the headache, and Asus is still working on getting out a new BIOS update to resolve current ongoing issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seņor Kalivos View Post
    The Pro and Deluxe versions of that motherboard have a LOT of issues. I suggest researching them online and then deciding if you want to purchase that motherboard. I personally am using the Pro version of the board, and after 2 BIOS updates and a lot of ****ing around in the BIOS I was finally able to get it stable. It was not worth the headache, and Asus is still working on getting out a new BIOS update to resolve current ongoing issues.
    Wow, thanks for the heads up on this, what about the Evo version of the motherboard?

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    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1D156M is a good starting point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draggon View Post
    Wow, thanks for the heads up on this, what about the Evo version of the motherboard?
    I have not seen complaints about the EVO actually aside from posting issues which were usually user error. Just did a quick google search, and seeing much of that. So no big issues that I can see as compared to the pro and deluxe versions

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