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Ok guys, I spent the last half hour looking around Newegg trying to figure out what I wanted to do for my next build. It's probably a tiny bit more then I wanted to spend, BUT since I'm waiting till around tax time to purchase I'm sure some parts will come down in price.

Note I do not need a monitor, keyboard, mouse or speakers so those were not included.

CPU - Core i5 750 $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115215

MB - Asus P7P55D EVO LGA $194.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131407

Memory - Corsair XMS3 4gig $99.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145260

PSU - Corsair CMPSU 750 watt $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

BDVD drive - $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB - $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136320

Video Card - XFX 5970 - $629.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150453

Case - Thermaltake Armorplus Black - $174.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133056

And there ya go. What do you guys think? Any way I could possibly trim the price down on that some?
 

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I would consider a lesser video card and an SSD
 

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looks great to me although i would have to recommend going for a 1366 platform instead. the 1156 platform (i5 and newer i7's) is great, but I just don't see it lasting very long. the new i9's coming out next year will be compatible with the 1366 socket, and while they will be expensive at first, when they come down in price it might be nice to be able to pick one up without having to upgrade boards also. just a thought.

going with a nice 1366 board and i7 920 would require you to spend about $200 more than what you are, so if you decide to do that i'd recommend going with a 5870 instead of a 5970. thats about $200 difference.
 

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Thanks for the input. To me SSD are completely over priced and when it comes right down to it I don't want to spend 300 bucks to wait 10 less milliseconds for something to load.

However looking at it, I do agree the video card is probably overkill as I will be gaming at 1680x1050. I just wanted it to be more future proof you know? But I guess if all else fails later I could crossfire it.

I might also drop the Bdvd drive and just go standard.
 

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absolutely. you'll see a greater benefit in the future with a 1366 platform. although don't snuff ssd's too much as they do give a greater performance increase within an os than most people give them credit for. they are just expensive and harder to justify is all. only reason i got mine is because i got it on sale with MIR for $135


and yeah a 5970 is definitely beyond overkill for that resolution. a 5870 will allow you to max out and fly through anything (including crysis) you throw at it at that res.

the blu-ray is totally up to you. ive got one and ehh.....its more just a status symbol on the outside of your computer than anything haha. youre better off getting one for your tv or somethin instead some other time.
 

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Ok, I feel alot better now. Dropped the Blur Ray drive and changed the video card to a XFX 5870. Now it's arround 1200 instead of 1600+ lol.

Who knows, by the time tax time rolls arround it may even be arround 1k if I'm lucky


Anyone know just how much better that i5 is compared to my core 2 duo and the 5870 as opposed to my 8800 GTX. Will that be a big performance increase?
 

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the i7 920 would be a noticeable upgrade from a core 2 duo in many instances. a 5870, however, will be a MONUMENTAL improvement over an 8800gtx. in terms of raw performance it tends to be about three times faster. so yeah, to put it lightly....its worth it
 

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So with an i5, 5870 and 4 gigs of memory I should be able to max any game out now or in the near future at 1680/1050 res you think?
 

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i frankly would build a more balanced system.

i would go with a pair of 4890's, and an i7 920 based system...
 

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