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I'm not going to do hyperlinking, sorry lol. However, you can copy n paste into Newegg search and find the exact product.

LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEM

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K63 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

x2 XFX HD-687X-CNFC Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

HD 6870 1GB benchmarks: http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-crossfirex-review/7

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

(EA Gift - Battlefield 3 Free with purchase!)

CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

$1,437.00 shipped.

As for the monitor.... Hmm...

120Hz wise: PLANAR SA2311W Black 23" 2ms 3D 120HZ Full HD Swivel Height Adjustable WideScreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1

Normal wise: ASUS MT276HE Black 27" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 ASCR 50000:1

The 120Hz will no doubt make games feel smoother @ 120Hz. I loved my CRT @ 150Hz, especially for CS. However, a 27in for $200 after rebate?!?!? Get both biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

You can always downgrade to the i5 2500k, but if you don't have BF3 yet and will buy it, a 2600k for $260 is a good deal.
Edited by pLuhhmm - 11/20/11 at 1:01am
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Fair enough I am trying to peg down a solid hardware base so i cant start searching for deals

for the best deal on GPU's you going to want to nab two Sapphire Toxic 6950's. flip the switch and enjoy two of the most powerfull cards AMD is selling right now. with just one toxic I can max out BF3 and get amazing FPS. I pull 60 FPS solid, with minor dips in the mid to upper 40's for some parts. with an i5 you'll get better performance than I do with a single card. get two of them and you'll rock any game currently out with tons of head room for new games:)
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Ok so you understand I am gonna be gaming in 1080p on a 120hz monitor??
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Case: I personally prefer the cleaner looks of the Fractal R3 over that case. But it is personal preference.

PSU: thats fine, since it provides you with CFX capabilities.

CPU: for gaming and if you are going to remove Hyperthreading- 2500k.
If you wana tell your ignorant frens you have an i7/ do rendering/video encoding, 2600k.

Mobo: It's fine. good choice. Asrock Extreme4 is a good alternative.

Memory: If Ripjaws-X are cheaper, go with those.

CPU Cooler: Where is it? 212 plus if you are really out of budget space.

GPU: 6970 is nice, but if you aint in a hurry, I would get a 2nd hand 5850/6850/GTX 460 and upgrade to the next gen cards when they come out. As they seem to be a substantial upgrade from the current gen from the rumors and reports. A 5850 can max nearly every game with playable FPS, I tried BF3 on it, plus it is very cheap at this point of time 2nd hand.

Monitor: Take note that AMD isnt that active or great in the 3D aspect as Nvidia. So, you are basically paying the premium for the extra 60Hz, up to you whether you think if it's worth it. Personally, I dont, as I can get 2 monitors with comparable/better image quality for 1 120Hz monitor. As I have said, down to personal pref.

HDD: If you have 4 Raptors, keep them. But definitely get an SSD. M4 all the way. Extreme speed and extreme reliability.

Mech keyboard: Filco is definitely a safe brand and you will not be disappointed in terms of quality. I have a Filco Ninja myself, and you can see my review on it (MX Browns) from the link below my non-existant DP on the left. MX Browns are the most adaptable switches, and personally my fav as it provides a balance between gaming and typing and isnt as loud as the MX Blues.
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Ok so you understand I am gonna be gaming in 1080p on a 120hz monitor??

wont make a difference if you have two of them. They will crank out some major FPS. my toxic is faster than a 570 GTX, and its not a golden card or anything. just unlocked and overclocked. get two of them and your set:) check reviews on the toxic:) or you can check the sapphire toxic club.
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toxic 6950 unlock is almost certain ive had 4 of them and all of them unlock into a 6970 and OVerclocked it almost matched the performance of a stock 580
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toxic 6950 unlock is almost certain ive had 4 of them and all of them unlock into a 6970 and OVerclocked it almost matched the performance of a stock 580

mine trade punch's with a 580 aswell:) best $280 I have spent on my PC so far:)
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To bad you cant find any anywhere.....
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To bad you cant find any anywhere.....

One of the toxic club members e-mailed sapphire about the shortage. They said that shipments will be available soon.
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well soon is a highly relative term im trying to buy by next monday.
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