Does the $1000 budget include post-rebate total? Also, why do you have no combo deals? I think that you can
fit a GTX 560 Ti in here, and this is what I would go with:
CPU/RAM: Core i5-2500, Patriot Viper Xtreme 4GB DDR3-1600
($272.98 and $10 rebate)
Motherboard/HDD: ASUS P8P67 B3, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti
($244.99 and $20 rebate)
PSU: Antec NeoEco 620W ($69.99 and $20 rebate!!)
Optical: Lite-On DVD Burner
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23"
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
($99.99 and $10 rebate)
Shipped Total: $1,092.89
After Rebates: $1,012.89
Forgot a $5 promo code - EMCKFHD35
That's about as tight as it's going to get. I don't know if you care or not, but note that that board does not
support SLI, just CrossFire. The P8P67 Pro
costs an extra $35. If this is just too much, the easiest place to cut is to swap the case for something cheaper - say a HAF 912
- and save $39.99.
Whether or not you go for the GTX 560 Ti, the CPU/RAM combo and PSU are absolute steals! The Mobo/HDD deal is nice too.
Replacing the HAF 922 with the HAF 912 and the GTX 560 Ti with this GTX 460
makes your total $1,025.23 ($935.23 after rebate).Edited by ayyini - 4/26/11 at 7:25pm