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1000$ Portable Gaming Rig

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First of all I would like to say hi and that I am new to the Overclock community.

The last time I built my own computer I was in 9th grade, so I would estimate about years ago. Hence, my knowledge of computer technology is out of date.

I am looking to build a portable gaming rig in a lan box case with a 1000 dollar budget roughly (including the case, excluding the monitor, keyboard, ect.). Portability would be nice but if it is significantly cheaper or more practical (increasing computer specs) to get a tower computer, I would make the switch to a tower. Help ?

Oh yeah I forgot to mention that I do a lot of gaming, so video specs are very important. The monitor size is undecided (resolution and size) so eh. If it helps I was thinking of around a 22 inch monitor. I also do 3d animating and video editing. Thanks !
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Substitute the case for
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=NZXT%20Vulcan

Substitute the Motherboard for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-707-_-Product
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i5-2500k Gigabyte P67-UD4 Asus Direct CU II 6950 Crossfire CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
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64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
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CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
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do u live next to a micro center
    
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intel i7 930 4 ghz MSI X58M 2x gigabyte 470's 6gb patriot 1333 oc 1600 8-8-8-24 
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30gb ocz ssd with a 500gb 7200rpm windows 7 24" lenovo 1920x1200 eclipse 2 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scrotes View Post
do u live next to a micro center
I do! 15 minutes away.
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Why go matx when u could go half the size and keep all the gaming power with a mini itx rig

    
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intel i7 930 4 ghz MSI X58M 2x gigabyte 470's 6gb patriot 1333 oc 1600 8-8-8-24 
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30gb ocz ssd with a 500gb 7200rpm windows 7 24" lenovo 1920x1200 eclipse 2 
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Silverstone 750 watt modular LIAN LI PC-V351R cm storm big ass black one 
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intel i7 930 4 ghz MSI X58M 2x gigabyte 470's 6gb patriot 1333 oc 1600 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
30gb ocz ssd with a 500gb 7200rpm windows 7 24" lenovo 1920x1200 eclipse 2 
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Originally Posted by Crable View Post
I do! 15 minutes away.
in this case u can save a bunch of money by getting the processor there and they got some cheap ram too
    
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intel i7 930 4 ghz MSI X58M 2x gigabyte 470's 6gb patriot 1333 oc 1600 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
30gb ocz ssd with a 500gb 7200rpm windows 7 24" lenovo 1920x1200 eclipse 2 
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Here's what I would highly recommend:

Core i5 2500k

ASUS B3/UEFI BIOS, SATA 6Gb/USB 3.0, Crossfire, M-ATX

8GB DDR3 G.Skill RAM
$15 off w/ promo code EMCKGGJ26, ends 4/6

NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case

OCZ 550w Modular (for the naysayers, it's a trusted PSU on this OCN list)
$10 off w/ promo code EMCKGGJ32, ends 4/6

MSI R6950 2GB
6950 can be unlocked by using a 6970 BIOS

1TB Spinpoint
$10 off w/ promo code EMCKGHA33, ends 4/4

LG DVD burner
Free shipping w/ promo code EMCKFKJ24, ends 4/7

Dark Knight CPU cooler for LGA 1155
Free card reader w/ purchase, limited offer



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Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" LED 1920x1080 [SyncMaster BX2331] Dell SK-8110 Corsair TX-750 V2 HAF 922 [inside painted black] 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Laser G500 Razer Vespula 
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