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I am an intel noobie, and I have 1500 dolars to spend , not a penny more, i would like you guys to build me a killer intel system mostly for gaming, also, make it as future proof as possible, i dont think ill be updating any time soon, and i would like to be able to play future and intensive games like crysis.
Thanks!

-Falven
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4870x2
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Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Antec 300

You have about 200-250 after shipping, you can add a monitor if you'd like or change the case... That 850W PSU will be good enough for a second 4870x2 for a later update...
Edited by xxicrimsonixx - 2/18/09 at 4:39pm
     
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For $1500 you can easily build a very nice Core i7 system. Hold on, I'll get on that.

Also, are there any parts you will be reusing or already have from a previous system and don't need to buy new?
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all you really need is a new CP, mobo and ram ( if you get i7). your PSU and GPU are perfect for your monitor
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i7 920
evga or xfx x58
g skill ddr3 2x3gig 1800mhz
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Here you go.

Comes to exactly $1500.46 shipped for me (coincidence), with UPS 3-day shipping.

If there are parts you don't need, it can be even cheaper.
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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
Here you go.

Comes to exactly $1500.46 shipped for me (coincidence), with UPS 3-day shipping.

If there are parts you don't need, it can be even cheaper.
This is perfect, if i remove the sound card i can add another hd for a faster raid config? Is the mobos sound any good?
Edit: What if i sli two GTX285's?
Edited by falven - 2/18/09 at 5:23pm
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I would add a monitor into your new setup and take out the sound card. You could get away with less storage as well if you wanted to.
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None of the components in my sig rig are available for this system, i am jealously building this for a friend
Edit: the other 500$ to make 2000 are for a big monitor
edit: he is buying the monitor forget about the monitor
Edited by falven - 2/18/09 at 5:34pm
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None of the components in my sig rig are available for this system, i am jealously building this for a friend
Edit: the other 500$ to make 2000 are for a big monitor
Go for an H-IPS based LCD. Mine is H-IPS but way out of your budget. I know there are cheaper ones though, around your pricerange. Most people on OCN won't know anything about this and will all just recommend the monitor they personally own.

Ask on the [H]ardForum display section, or the Anandtech video/graphics section.

RAID would work and so would SLI or Crossfire (beauty of X58). It will of course increase the price. I can't comment on the onboard sound, probably not the greatest.

Personally, I will only recommend a single GPU system. I used to own 2x 4870X2 CFX. Never again. Trust me. To much to get into right now to explain why.
Edited by 003 - 2/18/09 at 5:33pm
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