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So this is the build I plan on having finished by the end of the summer. I work at Best Buy so I've gotten a lot of my components for free or super cheap from Intel Retail Edge. Here is my build with the prices from where I'll get the parts (in CAD):

Mobo: Asus P8Z68V-Pro $209.99
CPU: i7 - 2600K $99
CPU Cooler: CoolIt Eco A.L.C. $0
HDD: Western Digital Black Caviar 640 GB $74.99
SSD: Intel 320 Series 120 GB $150
GPU: MSI GTX560 Twin Frozr II Gold Edition $292.93
RAM: Two sticks from a Corsair XMS3 6GB kit PC-12800 1600 Mhz Got as a gift at Christmas
Optical Drive: LG H22NS $22.50
Case: NZXT M59 $0

Total: $849.41

I might get two Noctua fans to set up in push/pull config on the rad for the CPU cooler and I might buy more 6GB RAM kit, use one stick from it for a total of 8 GB of RAM and then sell off the remaining two sticks. I still need to get a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers and a desk but so far I'm pumped that this rig will be pretty sick and under a grand.

Comments appreciated!
Edited by FauxDragoon - 5/26/11 at 7:43pm
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Seems like a nice build to me.

Why not a 1TB HDD? They shouldn't be much more expensive. Plus more storage is always good.

And I'm guessing you are going the Intel SSD because you can get it on the cheap?

I would spend the extra 150 and get the new OCZ series, it features SATAIII and 550/500 read write. Incredibly fast.

Other then that. Quite nice Oh and cheap.
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The Normandy
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 930 3.2Ghz, Stock Cooling Gigabyte X38A-UD3R  XFX 5870 900/1300 Corsair 6GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB Corsair Force SSD WD 2 X 2TB  Windows 7 Pro Dell 23" Ultrasharp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Thermaltake 750 Evo Blue Thermaltake V9 Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Exact Mat Logitech Z5500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2700k Asrock Extreme 7 Gen 3 Gigabyte 7970 X 2 Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9 16GB (4x4GB... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Windows 7 x64 
PowerCase
Seasonic XP-1000 Platinum 1000W Power Supply Corsair Obsidian 650D Case 
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Originally Posted by hellboy_101 View Post
Seems like a nice build to me.

Why not a 1TB HDD? They shouldn't be much more expensive. Plus more storage is always good.

And I'm guessing you are going the Intel SSD because you can get it on the cheap?

I would spend the extra 150 and get the new OCZ series, it features SATAIII and 550/500 read write. Incredibly fast.

Other then that. Quite nice Oh and cheap.
I already bought the Intel SSD and I'm thinking of using 64 GB of it for Intel Smart Response set up. I think I will probably go with a 1 TB HDD though. I was thinking of getting a 3TB Caviar Green HDD but they are only 5400 RPM.
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