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post #31 of 35
Here is a wild idea....

99.99 - NZXT Phantom 410 Case
149.99 - ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3
89.99 - Noctua NH-D14
189.99 - OCZ Vertex 3 Sata III 120GB
161.98 - (Combo Deal) COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS850 + G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
563.98 - (Combo Deal) ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 + Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Grand total of $1,255.92.
Upgrade the mobo to a Fatal1ty if you so wish, but it is not needed. This one already has 4 sata 6gb connections and 2 pcie 3.0 slots - future proof.
The 850W PSU will allow you to stick another 570 in there if you oh so desire, but to game at the resolution he games at, this wall max out anything.
120GB SSD for OS, all the essentials and his favorite games.
NH-D 14 will help him push that 2500K to 4.5 with ease.
You now have 245 bucks to spend on a HDD.

How did I do boss?
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post #32 of 35
i like that build lol to bad im not OP
post #33 of 35
Thread Starter 
here is wut he decided

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.98 @ PC Mall)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 2.5GB Video Card ($402.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($185.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1588.39
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-01-20 02:01 EST-0500)

not final tho
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post #34 of 35
Why does he need a 850 watt PSU? Get a 650watt, save money. Everything else is fine.
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post #35 of 35
If he can reuse his current OS, he can get an SLI build easily....

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It's $61 over budget, but it would destroy any build posted so far. If he doesn't mind buying used, he could easily go with dual 580's instead.
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