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$2,000 budget. I don't care if it is above or below, but be reasonable.

Peripherals needed: Keyboard (G15), Monitor (VW246H), Headset (gaming with minor music, I haven't chosen anything so far), Mouse Pad (Steel Series 4HD), Sound Card (No clue), HS/F (No Clue) and a copy of Win7 (Win7 Home Premium Retail Upgrade). I DO NOT NEED A MOUSE.

I'm going to be (mostly) gaming (pretty much everything i'm going to do with it), sh.t loads of multi-tasking (yah, really), school work
(not really), stuff on the internet (lots), and maybe some editing (very little).

Go FKIV crazy but...

As of now i'd like a 920 and a 5870 or CF 5770s. I don't feel that i'll need a full size tower and I want RAID 0.

Link to Newegg Wish List

$340 left in the budget (see Wish List), and I need...

1) Headset (Gaming with some Music, NEEDS A MIC)
2) Sound Card
3) HS/F for an i7 920
4) Mobo (Needs RAID 0/CF support)
5) Cooling for my CF 5770s
6) Whatever I forgot >.<
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You can fit an i7 and trifire 5970/5870 into that budget.

Do you live near a MicroCenter?

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I built my friend a computer (believe it was 1600-1700 but I do not remember):

http://www.overclock.net/system.php?i=44317

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No I don't live near a MC.

Please, read the OP before posting. That wasn't directed at anyone specific, soz for it sounding that way.

I'd personally not like to go tri-fire or even CF, but i'll go CF 5770s if it is better then a single 5870. Keep in mind that I want a hell of a lot of stuff and the prices add up VERY quickly.
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My friend will have CF 5770s and they perform on par with a 5870.

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Mic: Zalman Clip On Mic

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My friend will have CF 5770s and they perform on par with a 5870.
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No I don't live near a MC.

Please, read the OP before posting.

I'd personally not like to go tri-fire or even CF, but i'll go CF 5770s if it is better then a single 5870. Keep in mind that I want a hell of a lot of stuff and the prices add up VERY quickly.

Umm you didn't say you didn't live near a microcenter.

And prices aren't that high. You can get an i7 for 240 shipped here on OCN. Buy a good mobo open box like a P6T SE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131386R for 140, a nice kit of RAM for 155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-423-_-Product a huge hard drive for less than 100 bucks, a case for a nice 100 bucks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-021-_-Product a Mugen 2 CPU cooler for 35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=mugen%202 a corsair 750TX for 110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9006&Tpk=750TX a nice monitor for 200, just shop around, buy a random DVD drive for cheap. A decent sound card is like 80 bucks, ie an Asus D1 or Xifi card by creative. You can find a nice pair of cans like the HD555 or something of high quality for 70 bucks if you shop around. The saitek eclipse keyboard for 33 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823175103&cm_re=saitek_ecl ipse-_-23-175-103-_-Product
and a random mouse pad for less than 10 bucks.

That's 1300 bucks with shipping included. That leaves you 700 dollars for a GPU setup. Wait for Nvidia's new cards, Fermi
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Umm you didn't say you didn't live near a microcenter.

And prices aren't that high. You can get an i7 for 240 shipped here on OCN. Buy a good mobo open box like a P6T SE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131386R for 140, a nice kit of RAM for 155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-423-_-Product a huge hard drive for less than 100 bucks, a case for a nice 100 bucks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-021-_-Product a Mugen 2 CPU cooler for 35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=mugen%202 a corsair 750TX for 110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9006&Tpk=750TX a nice monitor for 200, just shop around, buy a random DVD drive for cheap. A decent sound card is like 80 bucks, ie an Asus D1 or Xifi card by creative. You can find a nice pair of cans like the HD555 or something of high quality for 70 bucks if you shop around. The saitek eclipse keyboard for 33 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823175103&cm_re=saitek_ecl ipse-_-23-175-103-_-Product
and a random mouse pad for less than 10 bucks.

That's 1300 bucks with shipping included. That leaves you 700 dollars for a GPU setup. Wait for Nvidia's new cards, Fermi
I'm not going Fermi. So far i'm utterly disappointed by Nvidia's actions...

The RAM has some pretty bad timings. This has a better CAS latency and has all the bandwidth that i'll need.
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I did not know that Al plant Corn.

I'm leaning towards a 5870 ATM.

Spoke to soon, now i'm looking towards CF XFX 5770s...

I need a RAID 0 supporting Mobo with which I can CF at the very least. Tri-fire support would be nice though.
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