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I have a bunch of parts on newegg in my cart at the moment and it comes up to about $859. This includes an i7 sandy bridge CPU, 4 gb g skill ram, GTX 460 and some other stuff. I'm computer savy but i'm sure about 60% of the people on here know more about computers than I do. Does anyone have any suggestions that might be better than these?
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What will you be using the computer for? If mostly gaming, then you can drop to an i5-2500k and save a hundred bucks to put elsewhere. Do you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS, etc.? You can assemble a very nice build below $1000 without peripherals.

Main components:

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 Pro - ~$180
CPU: Core i5-2500k - ~$200
PSU: Corsair HX650 - ~100
RAM: 8GB G.Skill/Corsair 1600Mhz - ~$70
GPU: Depends on the performance you want, but HD6950 at ~$300 or GTX570 around the same price
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster 212+ - ~$25
HDD: Samsung F3 1TB - ~$50

That leaves about $100 for a case if you need. You can also go for a HD6870 at around ~$180 to put money elsewhere if you desire. But sinking most of your budget into a GPU is the best route for a gaming rig.
Edited by tcobb51 - 8/11/11 at 1:17pm
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Yeah it was gonna be for gaming. So an i7 is a bit overkill? and i dont need a monitor at the moment im just using a 40 inch HD tv lol.
Edited by jonespwns - 8/11/11 at 1:19pm
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post #4 of 11
I edited my last post to include some components. You could even go with a Biostar TP67XE motherboard for ~$120 if you'd prefer to spend less. It overclocks well and has a nice feature set. The P8P67 Pro is a very solid board though.

And the core i5-2500k is all you need for gaming. It overclocks as well as the i7-2600k and games don't utilize the hyperthreading which is the key feature of the 2600k.
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post #5 of 11
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Yeah it was gonna be for gaming. So an i7 is a bit overkill? and i dont need a monitor at the moment im just using a 40 inch HD tv lol.
Yes. Go with the i5-2500k and save yourself $100. Put the $100 towards an SSD or a better GPU, although a GTX460 1GB is fine (just make sure you don't buy the SE version).

I agree with most of the stuff the other poster said. 2500k + P8P67 Pro (rev 3.0) + 8GB 1600 DDR3 (corsair or Gskill), 650W PSU (corsair is a good brand, get modular) + Cooler Master Hyper 212+

Case is really going to be up to you. MidATX should be fine - I personally like Antec cases. Check out the Antec 900 - it's a bit more expensive than other midi cases (unless you catch it on sale), but it's awesome!
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on new egg everyone seems to having truble with that MOBO you posted. oh i should also add i was looking to use my GTX260 as a Phsyx card.
Edited by jonespwns - 8/11/11 at 1:25pm
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post #7 of 11
It's really a solid mobo. Any heavily reviewed mobo on newegg usually is knocked a few eggs from unlucky people who review negatively when they receive a DOA -- the few with bad experiences are more likely to review than the many with good experiences. The P8P67 Pro will come highly recommended on these forums, but certainly go with any mobo you'd like that has the features you desire.
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post #8 of 11
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750

These two have a combo that saves $30. $300

CPU: Intel 2500k $220
GPU: MSI GTX 560 Ti $240

These two have a combo as well that saves $16. $444

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 $50
Cooler: CM Hyper 212+ $28
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB $80
SSD: Crucial M4 64GB $114

Which would put you at $1016 total. Or $991 after MIR's.

If you don't have a case, this one is pretty decent, and you can always go without an SSD for a bit, and use that cash for the case. Or just go over a tiny bit.

Case: The Coolermaster HAF 922 is pretty decent. $89 After rebate.
    
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post #9 of 11
If this were my build i'd change out the mobo to the ASRock P67 extreme4 gen3 and save yourself $30 or so.
Drop the i7 2600K and grab the i5 2500K for gaming and $100 saved for a corsair c300 64gb ssd for your os and use the sammy for storage.
The psu, you could even get by with a tx750 or 850.

Also, another cooler to keep in mind is the xiggy dark knight.
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post #10 of 11
I agree drop to a 1500K and a 560 ti Twin Frozer
also heatskink CM Hyper 212+ if you dont have much left to spend otherwise Noctua D14,
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